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‘This is disgusting, controlling behavior’: TikToker’s ‘joke’ about drugging her boyfriend so that he can’t hang out with friends sparks debate

Many are claiming that if the roles were reversed, a lot more people would be upset.

 

Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Published Mar 11, 2021   Updated Mar 12, 2021, 10:01 am CST

A TikToker’s “joke” about drugging her boyfriend with NyQuil so that he can’t hang out with friends is sparking a conversation online, with many claiming that if the roles were reversed, a lot more people would be upset.

The video was posted to the couple’s joint account, @migoandjay, and eventually reposted to Twitter, where the conversation continued.

In the video, which has been viewed over 2.6 million times since being posted on Monday, Jay dances as she pours a mixture of NyQuil and juice into a glass, under the caption: “Attention ladies: when he says he going out with the boys later!!”

She then brings the drink to Migo, who’s sitting at the table. She dances away, lip-synching to the track.

The next set of shots shows Migo “sleeping” while stretched out on a recliner. Jay then puts a blanket over Migo as he sleeps before doing a victory dance.

https://www.tiktok.com/@migoandjay/video/6937057577457044741

Many viewers are expressing outrage over the video and are pointing out that non-consensually drugging a significant other is domestic abuse and has the potential to be fatal.

https://twitter.com/ThunderSenju/status/1369629670937927683
She’s beautiful but & this was entertainingbut on a serious note. She drugged him, recorded it, and posted. Now other crazy ppl will do the same & have potential to kill their lovers. If you got to do this, be single
This is drugging someone all because she insecure. This isn't ok
Considering my Dr. said you are absolutly forbidden to take any over the counter cold remedies, particularly NyQuil because the interaction with your medication will be fatal.   You can guess how I feel about a stunt like this.

While it is obvious to some that the video is a joke due to the use of the #justjoking hashtag and how the video was filmed, it isn’t clear to everyone. And even others who know it’s a joke don’t find the video very funny. “Y’all this is not funny. She’s depicting drugging her bf to keep him from going out… y’all this is deplorable,” one said.

she literally drugged him and y’all found this funny??
https://twitter.com/Renny_Jayden/status/1369508751674327044
Wtf y’all this is not funny. She’s depicting drugging her bf to keep him from going out... y’all this is deplorable idgaf
"We just watched her teach females how to drug us`' A Black man had his hands on the back of his head looking despairing
@MalikTarin/Twitter
Cause people talking bout how this isn’t real and everybody knows it’s a joke gonna be the the same ones sitting around thinking it would be funny to put NyQuil in that drink like it’s not actually drugging.

Some believe the video exposes a double standard. “If the roles were reversed we would be up in arms. This is disgusting controlling behavior. It isn’t funny,” one said.

Ok, let's say that the next time the girl wants to have a "girl's night out", he does the same thing to her, meanwhile he goes out with his homies. I ask you, will that be ok? #DoubleStandards
(A lot of ppl are gon hate)she drugged him. If the roles were reversed we would be up in arms. This is disgusting controlling behavior. It isn’t funny. This takes away from the validity of when we try to bring awareness to men abusing us. Grow up
That’s what I’m saying. As soon as it happen to women it’s “what about men” but y’all laugh at men!?

The skit drew many comparisons to Cardi B, who sparked outrage in the past over comments about drugging men before robbing them, and Bill Cosby, who was convicted of drugging and assaulting numerous women.

https://twitter.com/AliBStackn/status/1369352258060771328

Following the backlash, Jay and Migo posted another video clarifying the whole thing was a joke that Migo was in on. He did not drink any of the spiked juice, they said.

They also apologized to anyone who found the video “insensitive,” saying their intentions were to make a funny skit and that they aren’t encouraging people to do it.

https://www.tiktok.com/@migoandjay/video/6938142515480562950?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v2
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*First Published: Mar 11, 2021, 6:13 pm CST