The talk is hot on TikTok this week, as these seemingly innocuous videos on the street face backlash from viewers who argue that not everything, and everyone, is contained.
Meanwhile, a new phone flip trend has already sparked major celebrity drama through JoJo Siwa, and filters are the new fanfic. And if you want to know what that means, you need to check out this week’s TikTok trends.
Speech of the week
In October 2021, “what are you listening to” videos made a comeback on TikTok. The genre has since expanded to incorporate a wide variety of questions, from “what do you do for a living?” to “what is the biggest red flag in a partner?” Many creators have built their entire brand around these street interviews, but as these types of videos gain momentum on the app, bigger questions of consent and what we owe strangers have begun. to prepare. It’s starting to feel more and more like you could be logged in at any time and end up on someone else’s account with hundreds of thousands of views. These concerns came to a head in response to a video posted by @thebingbuzz on Wednesday (July 27).
The video is a compilation of the creator asking strangers what their favorite place to eat in Brooklyn Heights is, but the problem is that each person refuses to answer the question. The video has racked up over 6.6 million likes. And the comments section is split. Half of the viewers are surprised by the reluctance of strangers to participate in the video, while the other part pleads on their behalf. Comments include “wow what a friendly zone”, “they took longer to give an apology” and “not all of them passed the vibe test”. While others say, “yeah, how dare people say no to a stranger who puts a camera in their face” and “no way you’re all offended, these people don’t want to stop for a woman who puts a camera in their face”.
We’re moments away from the TikTok cultural analysis explaining the ethics of mining foreigners for content, and I’m going to eat it.
TikTok proves no one will ask you what you’re listening to
Celebrities and normies are flashing their phones to a sped-up version of Migos’ “Stir Fry.”
The latest game to play on TikTok is to ask your viewers a juicy question and then quickly display the answer on your phone. There are two ways to play the game: the celebrity way and the regular way. Celebrities like Meghan Coach flash their phones on the camera, a very bold move given that you can download TikToks and watch them frame by frame, while regular people record themselves flashing their replies to their friends. The normal method is a lot less fun, and I would argue that it doesn’t need to be turned into TikTok. Just talk shit with your friends, guys! You don’t need to save it.
On the celebrity side, the trend has given us some juicy little nuggets. JoJo Siwa revealed that Miley Cyrus is the most beautiful celebrity she’s ever met…and sparked internet drama with More complete house star Candace Cameron Bure, who she says is the rudest star she’s ever met. If you’re going to return the phone, you have to commit!
Credit: TikTok / licked
Let a filter decide your life
Earlier this year, when Euphoria was running TikTok, the creators inserted themselves into the drama by leaving the “who Euphoria character are you?” filter decide who they are dating and who they are friends with in the messy and fictional universe. The latest iteration of the trend has TikTokkers pretending to meet someone from their hometown and letting a filter dictate their lives. The creator continues to play along, no matter how absurd his life ends up being. Think of it like letting TikTok turn your life into a fanfic.
Alexa Rowe, the actress behind @pooty_yipyip, is the star of the trend. She made videos using a stranger things filter where she meets someone from hawkins – and others where she meets another Hogwarts alumnus from Harry Potter universe. I don’t know about you, but that sounds way more fun than shift.
No one wants Vecna in their life.