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Tiny, small and seemingly unimportant details go unnoticed all the time but this one minuscule detail in a Britney Spears music video has got thousands freaking out.
A TikToker recently uploaded a video where he theorises over the mystery surrounding one of Spears' most recognised and well-known music videos.
The Jumpers Jump Podcast, which now has over 6.7 million followers and more than 186.1 million likes on its TikTok channel alone, captioned the minute-long clip: "Britney Spears Mandela Effect."
"So," the podcaster starts his theory, "Britney Spears had a music video."
He went on to explain the importance of a seemingly innocuous detail that acts as the springboard for his entire conspiracy theory on the 'Britney Spears Mandela Effect'.
"Everybody remembers her wearing that black mic across her mouth," he claims, referring to the American singer's 2000 hit and iconic music video for 'Oops!... I Did It Again'. "She never did in this music video," he continued.
The podcaster goes on to explain the iconography of Spears' red full latex outfit along with the black headset and shows his guest a YouTube clip of the video, "Look at this video, it's not there right?"
The second podcaster replies 'no,' yet is in disbelief when shown the exact same video but played on a Blackberry phone, "But look at the phone. With the Blackberry, it [the headset] shows up."
"Here me out, here me out," the first one explains. "Everybody that dressed up as Britney Spears in that music video for Halloween, they all have that microphone."
He goes on to develop the theory: "Now the Britney Spears doll, the official Barbie doll, has the microphone.The exact same outfit, with the microphone."
Concluding the conspiracy theory, he summarises: "Why, in the music video, does it not show up? But the doll has it, everybody remembers she has it and she's kind of known for that too?"
He finally ends the video on a vague but nonetheless chilling note: "So...I think something happened bro."
The short video has since amassed an impressive 6.7 million views and nearly 900k likes with thousands weighing in on the podcaster's conspiracy theory.
Totally dividing opinion, people rushed to share their views on the Mandela Effect theory.
One TikTok user commented: "These Mandela effects just get crazier every time"
"She 100% wore it in the video. I remember thinking it was silly she was wearing it in video," another claimed.
Others ran to debunk the so-called mysterious findings: "It's because she wore that outfit when she performed that song, but on stage with the mic."
Another simply made a reference to the corny but all-the-while famous dialogue of the song: "Pretty sure the old lady dropped it in the ocean at the end..."
Whether it is truly an example of the Mandela Effect or whether it's just mass memory loss mixed in with some confusion - it's fair to say that this theory has definitely got people talking.
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