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‘Heroin chic’ has made its way to TikTok

'People are making her problems explained in the sound into an aesthetic.'

On Nov 23, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

man greenscreen TikTok over deaf mute and blind baking challenge TikTok caption 'Also referred to as the Deaf, Mute, Blind Baking Challenge.' (l) man speaking caption 'We need to stop this harmful ableist trend that's growing on TikTok' (c) man greenscreen TikTok over deaf mute and blind baking challenge TikTok caption 'because the perpetuates a negative stereotype of helplessness for being disabled.' (r)

The ‘deaf, mute, blind’ TikTok trend is ableist

The trend is being called out for being 'harmful' and 'ableist.'

On Nov 16, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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TikToker accuses male influencers of ‘pretending to be gay’ for clout

'You just pretend to be gay and people start speculating and people pay attention again.'

On Nov 9, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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TikTok’s hooked nose filter is disrespectful

Many users have made—and then deleted—TikToks using the filter.

On Nov 2, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

Three screenshots showing a person looking at the camera. The text overlay reads 'I know look like a bitch now but... she was PURE evil.'

‘This trend is vile’: TikTok’s ‘pro-bullying trend’ gets called out for being mean-spirited

'Why are y’all proud of creating that kind of lasting damage on people?'

On Oct 26, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

woman with tiktok filter and captions 'i keep seeing it give fat people McDonald's and Uber Eats so I wanted to test it' and 'Fatphobic'

TikTokers call out a filter on the app for fat-shaming them

It’s evident that there’s unshakable fatphobia on TikTok.

On Oct 19, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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That Bella Hadid sound on TikTok is triggering for those with eating disorders

The sound can be activating for those who have a vulnerability about disordered eating.

On Oct 12, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

woman in car with caption 'is it just me or does that 'black man' feel a lil too racially motivated for all these non-black folk to be using it?' (l&r) woman with hands on head with caption 'My parents thoughts when I'm out with my friends' (c)

Black creator calls out racist TikTok sound about ‘sleeping with Black men’ for weed

The sound has been used in over 1,300 TikToks.

On Oct 5, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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TikToker calls out those ‘fruity’ audios for their veiled homophobia

The audio is the latest TikTok sound that categorizes different behaviors displayed by men as feminine or gay.

On Sep 28, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘Be better’: Transphobic TikTok trend about binders faces a slew of callout videos

TikTokers are coming together to call out a transphobic trend about binders.

On Sep 21, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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TikTokers call out those using Gabbie Hanna TikTok sounds

Some TikTokers have expressed that using the sound is at Hanna’s expense. 

On Sep 14, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

Screenshots from a TikTok showing a woman holding her dress. The text overlays say 'I bet she's fat under all those clothes' and 'yeah I am. y'all are w3;rd for this trend.'

There’s yet another fatphobic trend on TikTok

Fatphobia trends are a mainstay on the app.

On Aug 31, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

woman head in hands caption 'This sounds comes with a MASSSIVE trigger warning for the autistic community' (l) screenshot of TikTok sound 'Status: Violations found' 4 times (c) woman speaking hand pointing left caption 'This sounds comes with a MASSSIVE trigger warning for the autistic community' (r)

An autistic TikToker reported an ableist sound that trivializes sexual assault 4 times. It’s still wildly popular

'Most of us had to turn our comments off from our videos calling out the sound.'

On Aug 24, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘This is explicit ableism’: Autistic TikTokers want you to stop using this disturbing sound

The widespread use of the sound is hurting people.

On Aug 24, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

man on couch with caption 'wait I'm confused this was funny if you used the sound correctly. But now y'all are just calling things gay... I feel like I'm in 6th grade again'

‘I feel like I’m in 6th grade again’: Queer TikTokers react to new homophobic trend

Some straight TikTokers are using the lyrics to perpetuate homophobic stereotypes.

On Aug 17, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins