Who will be crowned the National Thanksgiving Turkey? The White House’s official website for the presidential turkey pardon Wednesday has turned the annual tradition into an epic social media face-off.
It asks Americans to share their support for #TeamCaramel or #TeamPopcorn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — invoking the epic battle among tweens between Team Edward and Team Jacob, the Twilight characters. Born on the 8th of July, the birds are both male and both divas — Caramel’s favorite song is “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, while Popcorn’s is “Halo” by Beyoncé. Caramel digs soybean meals, while Popcorn likes corn, staying true to his name.
The turkeys’ gobbles have been embedded via SoundCloud, which makes you feel slightly guilty about participating in the competition.
May the gobbles be ever in your favor. (We’re #TeamPopcorn.)
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the losing turkey will be sent to the chopping block, but we’re happy to report both turkeys get to live. Yay!
According to the White House, the turkeys drive to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens after the ceremony and will be on display through Jan. 6. Then they head to their permanent home at the historic turkey farm Morven Park’s Turkey Hill in Leesburg, Virginia, which is at the home of the state’s former Governor Westmoreland Davis.