Benevolent TikTok challenges often involve users doing cute, coordinated dance moves to a popular song. A new TikTok challenge has people doing just that—but instead of just throwing shapes, they’re throwing their babies.
Parents are partaking in the new challenge inspired by Los Angeles rapper’s song “Baby,” Daily Mail first reported. The videos show people dancing and lip-syncing to the song while holding their baby. Once Blueface raps the lyrics ‘”No baby, we can’t have the baby. If you don’t take this Plan B, bitch, it’s plan C,” the parents toss their children to the side and continue dancing or twerking.
The parents are (hopefully) tossing their children onto mattresses or soft surfaces to cushion the child’s fall, but social media users are still calling out parents for putting their babies at risk. One Twitter user said the challenge proves people will do “anything for a crumb of clout.”
“Blueface got y’all looking as stupid as he sounds for all some [TikTok] clout,” another Twitter user wrote. “Absolute trash, someone call CPS.”
While many are questioning this challenge, the rapper behind the song seems to endorse it. He reposted multiple TikToks to his personal social media accounts and even posted an Instagram video showing him partaking in the challenge himself.
“Grab da nearest baby,” the rapper stated in an Instagram caption of a reposted video.
The trend seems to be the newest addition to a list of questionable challenges that involve risking children’s safety or comfort for views. A similar challenge involves parents throwing water on their babies, which often resulted in the child crying.
While Blueface seems to view the challenge in a fun and playful light, many on social media think otherwise as the trends continue to garner mixed reactions.
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