Why everyone from Netflix to Pepsi are tweeting red flag emojis

If you’re asking: Is this a red flag? Twitter’s got you covered.

This week, the social media platform’s feed exploded with red flag emojis in a now-viral internet meme.

Users are tweeting their red flags — and examples of warning-sign-worthy behavior or statements.

If you’re not sure what red flags are, you’re probably not on the dating market, but red flags don’t just pop up when you are looking for Mr. Right or accidentally bump into Mrs. Wrong.

Why everyone from Netflix to Pepsi are tweeting red flag emojis
Red flag emojis started popping up on Twitter this week as users tweeted their dating turnoffs.
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A red flag is something you notice about someone that makes you go, “Uh-oh.” It’s as if an alarm has sounded that this person might be a little off, a total turnoff.

While red flags can be more serious things — like personality traits that may send you running for the hills — Twitter, of course, has added a humorous spin.

Why everyone from Netflix to Pepsi are tweeting red flag emojis
“Red flags” are dating warning signs, things that make you say, “Oh no.”
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” ‘I don’t like Frank Ocean,’ ” a fan of the singer-songwriter tweeted, followed by dozens of red flag emojis.

” ‘Me and my ex are still friends,’ ” tweeted someone else, again, with red flags.

Celebrities even joined in on the fun, with musician Tai Verdes tweeting, ” ‘That guitar doesn’t sound so good,’ ” followed by red flags.

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— Kehlani (@Kehlani) October 13, 2021

Fan accounts even got in on the joke, like the Office Memes Twitter account posting, ” ‘I don’t like The Office.’ “

The official Pepsi account also tweeted, ” ‘I’ve never had a Pepsi in my life.’ “

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— Twitter (@Twitter) October 12, 2021

Some people weren’t too keen on the phenomena, annoyed with the excessive amounts of red flag emojis on their feeds.

One Twitter user made fun of the trend, stating people who use red flags are, in fact, red flags.

“When they tweet the red flag,” they wrote.

Netflix got in on the fun, while reminding us that beauty is only skin deep.

Protagonist who notices the girl only when she takes off her glasses and gets a makeover 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) October 14, 2021

Others put their own spin on the emoji, pointing out their “favorite” red flags, like the “spicy” flag atop a mountain of fried chicken.

Users also made fun of themselves, tweeting they’re their own red flags — or, indicating they might be a little toxic — and making jokes that their favorite color is red, so they ignore the red flags.

Instead of focusing on the negativity of what they don’t like, other people focused on their green flags — or, the things people say that they love.

“Can we start naming some green flags?” tweeted one person. “I’ll start, ‘Let me pay for your hair appointment.’ “

If you still haven’t gotten onboard this viral trend, you may not be spending enough time on Twitter — which might just be a red flag.