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Breaking down the 'pink sister vs. purple sister' theory that is going viral on the internet

The new trend has seen many sisters online identifying as the pink or purple sisters depending on how they were brought up.

Breaking down the 'pink sister vs. purple sister' theory that is going viral on the internet
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @anyadoestoks, @felicity.carlson, @heytherewilders

Just like how Elsa and Anna from the movie 'Frozen' were polar opposites in their personalities, it's a universal truth that if there are two sisters in a family, their traits tend to be so different. In most cases, there's always a well-behaved sibling and an unruly one. In fact, the popular TikTok trend called 'pink sister vs. the purple sister' depicts this difference in an interesting way. As the trend peaked on social media last year, many didn't understand the true meaning behind it. So, podcaster and comedian Lucinda Price (@frooomes) unraveled the meaning of this trend in one of the "Flex & Froomes" podcast episodes with Lillian Ahenkan (@flex.mami).

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Josh Willink
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Josh Willink

In the since-deleted video podcast, Ahenkan had no idea about the 'pink and purple sisters' trend and Price explained, "One sister chose everything that was pink and one sister chose everything that was purple." But that was not it. Price further explained that it was an 'unspoken rule' that the pink sister was the 'better' sister. "If you’re the purple sister, it’s like a type of consolation prize," she added. With video evidence of her sister's purple-studded room, Price explained why she was the pink sister.

Image Source: TikTok | @anyadoestoks
Image Source: TikTok | @anyadoestoks

One of the earliest videos that became popular during this trend was posted by @anyadoestoks where she and her sister can be seen grooving to peppy music. Anya was seen in a pink silk dress, whereas her sister was wearing a purple pantsuit. By simply showcasing the duo's obvious difference in personal style, Anya emphasized that the 'pink vs. purple sister' topic "was not really up for debate." The purple sister from the video, Lily (@iamnotlilygvero), pointed out, "Even our toothbrushes while growing up." One user, @collosusjevi, wrote, "No but this is actually the best example."

Image Source: TikTok | @felicity.carlson
Image Source: TikTok | @felicity.carlson

 

Image Source: TikTok | @dotty_doot
Image Source: TikTok | @dotty_doot

 

Image Source: TikTok | @rhiannonplease
Image Source: TikTok | @rhiannonplease

Felicity Carlson (@felicity.carlsson) made a video that was a much more realistic representation of what it was like to be a pink sister and a purple sister. The text overlay read, "You're a pink sister in a purple sister's car." Carlson, who was the pink sister, showed how messy and chaotic her purple sister's car was, with piles of clothes and trash lying around everywhere. "Got to love her for it though," she captioned the video. With over 3.3 million views, this video went viral for how relevant it was. "My favorite color is purple and I didn’t know we were all the same," commented @funsizerox11. "This made me clean my car. I’m definitely a purple sister," wrote @mariahmariahmariah19.

Image Source: TikTok | @heytherewilders
Image Source: TikTok | @heytherewilders

Yet another video on the 'pink sister vs. purple sister' trend went viral with over 1 million views and it was shared by the Wilders family (@heytherewilders). In the video, as the pink sister stood there with a smile on her face, the purple sister appeared from behind lip-syncing the line "I told you we needed more glitter," from the Trolls short movie "Dress Up." The caption read, "Once I learned about the pink vs. purple sister theory and I can't stop thinking about it! All I know is, I would want a purple sister to have my back in a brawl."

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