'Laurel or Yanny' just took a super dark turn thanks to the U.S. Air Force

Nothing lasts forever and no meme goes untarnished.

On Thursday morning, the U.S. Air Force jumped on the never-ending "Laurel or Yanny" meme and took it to a really dark place, proving memes and military action just don't mix.Nothing lasts forever and no meme goes untarnished.

The social media minds behind the U.S. Air Force Twitter account decided to employ the hotly-debated two names in a tweet bragging about fighter jets providing air support to repress a Taliban offensive. 

SEE ALSO: Is there something wrong with me if I only hear Yanny and not Laurel?

The link included in the tweet is a story about Air Force air support efforts to prevent Taliban forces from overtaking Farah city which... is a long way off from the light-hearted debate that ensued over "Laurel or Yanny."

Many on Twitter agreed. 

U.S. Air Force tweets controversial comment on 'Laurel or Yanny' meme
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U.S. Air Force tweets controversial comment on 'Laurel or Yanny' meme
@usairforce Yikes guys...a little much maybe?
@usairforce Haha! It's funny because a bunch of people are dead.
@usairforce https://t.co/d2t29YAyxL
@usairforce well this was fun while it lasted
@usairforce I hope the military didn't spend too much of its missing 21 trillion dollars on its social media campai… https://t.co/E7mMmUmNLC
@usairforce https://t.co/IHJCDTaKAK
@usairforce Read the room.
@usairforce Just to clarify, is this the Air Force glorifying the delivery of deadly force from the air in an intra… https://t.co/YjS6YExeYe
@usairforce Gross

No, not even the social media masters of the armed forces are immune to the backlash of a jokey misfire. 

Then again, maybe our own Chris Taylor was right all along: the memes are just here to divide us. 

What a time to be alive.

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