An argument over the cost of a ceramic 'sippy cup' is spilling over on TikTok with users being asked to take a side.
The drama is dominating For You Pages, with young women proclaiming they’ve never been so invested in the world of pottery until now. Every minute detail is being dissected in the pursuit of finding a villain.
Dubbed 'mug gate', the latest online controversy involves Gen Z 'It girl' Sophia Begg and small business owner, Shelby Sherritt.
Sophia Begg, who's better known as 'Sophadophaa' online, has cultivated a dedicated audience of more than 1.2 million followers by sharing outfit inspiration and shopping hauls on TikTok.
It was a Christmas present haul Sophia filmed back in December that sparked the drama.
During the eight-minute video, she showed off a ceramic mug with hand-painted strawberries she’d purchased from Shelby Sherritt’s pottery stall at the Finders Keepers Market in Sydney.
Speaking to her 1.2 million followers, she said:
"How cute is this mug right? I actually think it’s like a kid sippy cup which is silly cause it’s ceramic."