some customers at waffle house arguing (l) the tiktok user looking surprised (m) waffle house waiter heading over to the area to calm people down (r)

@babybackmoe/Tiktok Remix by Max Fleishman

’33 talking to an 18-year-old like that’: Man harasses group at Waffle House, tries to fight in viral TikTok (updated)

'Owns a business but can't mind his own.'

 

Moises Mendez II

IRL

Published Jan 10, 2022   Updated Jan 11, 2022, 12:57 pm CST

Waffle House is a notorious backdrop for chaotic viral videos including the infamous “Can I Please Get a Waffle” Vine and a fight video from this past summer.

In a recent viral video, which received over 684,000 views, this sentiment is no different. A TikTok creator recorded his interaction with a 33-year-old man after he made his friend uncomfortable. The video starts with the creator, @babybackmoe, asking the man how old he is and why he was criticizing an 18-year-old woman. The incident was allegedly incited after the older man made a comment about the size of the teen’s bite while eating her meal.

https://www.tiktok.com/@babybackmoe/video/7050347485042167087?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

The second part of the saga went even more viral, racking up over 1 million views, and it shows the 33-year-old man and his group getting into an argument with a different neighboring table. Toward the end of the video, the Waffle House server can be seen coming up to the two parties and breaking up the argument.

https://www.tiktok.com/@babybackmoe/video/7050578175268539695?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

The man later blocked the door to the restaurant, refusing to allow the TikTok creator to leave. In another follow-up video, the man tried to take the creator’s phone and allegedly threatened to fight him.

“I’m not tryna fight,” the TikToker said.

https://www.tiktok.com/@babybackmoe/video/7050649957635968303?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

The creator then records himself getting into a car and driving off. Many commenters pointed out that the older man was in the wrong.

“Owns a business but can’t mind his own,” one person wrote in the comments section.

Another said, “Bro insecure so he has to call out someone.”

Update 12:57pm CT Jan. 11: When reached for comment, @babybackmoe told the Daily Dot that he doesn’t know what happened to the man after the altercation because he immediately left the Waffle House.

“He’s saying weird things to 18-year-old girls and the dude’s 30. It just it isn’t right,” he said. “Didn’t want to be in the mix with all that, but I know I got good content.”

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*First Published: Jan 10, 2022, 6:02 pm CST