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Girl flamed for seemingly slapping her boyfriend for a TikTok video

'Domestic abuse isn't cute or funny.'

Sep 5, 2020, 1:32 pm*

Internet Culture

A TikToker thought it was funny to slap—or pretend to slap—her boyfriend for a prank video. People online aren’t having it and are calling her out for domestic abuse.

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The video was posted by Beth Herndon, whose bio reads, "The girl who didn’t actually slap her boyfriend," even though the TikTok shows an apparent thicc slap.

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"Hey guys, today we're going to be playing Slap Jack," she says smiling. "This is my boyfriend Jack."

Jack is just chilling in the background arranging a deck of cards in preparation for the game. He looks up from what he's doing at the mention of his name and smiles happily—seemingly unaware of what's about to happen.

His girlfriend then lays a whopping—didn't-hold-back-at-all—apparent slap on his cheek that made a loud popping noise on impact.

She immediately laughs evilly into the camera. Jack does not seem at all amused and stares at her, dumbfounded by what just happen. Jack was seemingly under the impression that they were going to be playing a card game.

"My boyfriend left me for this please make this go viral...," she captioned the video, though subsequent posts make it clear the couple is still very much together.

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The comments on the TikTok are turned off, viewers found another way to criticize her for slapping—or joking about slapping—her boyfriend. People have flooded her older videos with comments calling her a domestic abuser and saying abuse isn't funny.

"Domestic abuse isn't cute or funny," wrote @bigmanrigs.

People are also duetting the video to criticize her. "Chris Brown looks so different here," one user wrote in their duet of the video.

Since the video went viral—it now has more than 3.3 million views on the platform—she's posted three additional videos that all relate to the viral "Slap Jack" post.

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"It's not real. I love my boyfriend so much," Jack's smiling face then appears next to hers and she gives him a small slap, still making light of the controversy.

"Oh my gosh," he says moving away and laughing. "Just kidding, come here," she says right before they kiss.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse or want more information on domestic violence and resources for victims, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline online or at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

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*First Published: Sep 5, 2020, 1:25 pm