Eating tide pods, super gluing lips, and so much more, how did the age of teens come to this?
According to Junkee, teens all around the world have been following crazy trends, even ones that could kill you, all because of TikTok. “CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVE TO SAY THIS, BUT: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. WE DON’T KNOW HOW THIS STARTED, AND WE APPRECIATE THE LOVE, BUT BOY AND GIRL HAVE JUST ONE WISH FOR 2019 AND IT IS THAT YOU NOT END UP IN THE HOSPITAL DUE TO MEMES.” -Netflix US claimed.There are many other trends on tiktok including, e-girls/boys, soft girls/boys, VSCO girls/boys. These stereotypes include the infamous “Eye roll” which is super popular.
Lots of people have TikTok downloaded, and have become addicted over the year and a half it has been released.
Q: What is the most popular trend?
A: There are lots, but at the moment I would say the “Spooky Season” which includes snuggling down and watching a good scary movie such as Nightmare Before Christmas, Monster House, or Corpse Bride, and documenting it.
Q: What is the most dangerous trend?
A: The two most dangerous ones so far have been getting out of a moving car and dancing to Kiki Do You Love Me. And the tide pod challenge, which is where kids pop tide pods in their mouths and try not to swallow it which ends up happening a lot. Some other popular trends are TikTok dances. TikTok dances are people just making up dances for the fun of it and filming them doing it. Some of the old dances are, the Hey Julie dance, the Git Up, and many more.
Another trend is cosplaying, every 1 in 5 videos is a cosplay. If you don't know what cosplay is, its basically people making very elaborate costumes and dressing up as different characters from shows like anime or just your favorite kids show.
In conclusion, TikTok is a way to express your weirdness through second long videos. If you do download it, just be careful not to get sucked into the void of the “For you” page or find yourself not doing homework or staying up till one. In real life if anyone asks you to catch the Woah, you'll know what to do!
DO NOT TRY ANY OF THESE TRENDS!!!!!!!!!! You could get seriously injured and possibly hospitalized.
Story by Ciella Steury