Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’ soundtracks TikTok ‘Full 180’ meme

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Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” has inspired a TikTok meme that’s all about avoidance.

According to Know Your Meme, the “Full 180” trend originated in late January, with user @isaac_tuazon inserting himself into a relatable situation: You’re at the mall and see someone from your school you don’t want to talk to. The video has more than 500,000 views.

It also inspired a wave of other relatable situations, like when you’re a grandmother who doesn’t want to interact with her “blue haired granddaughter” at a family function.

And the classic person-tells-you-not-to-look-so-you-immediately-look situation.

And it lead to people having realizations (about Paul Rudd’s son).

Dua Lipa has not publicly addressed the meme yet, but the song also went viral in a separate “Don’t Stop Now” dance trend. The singer posted her first TikTok on Jan. 31, promoting new single “Physical.”


Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.