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The 21-year-old rapper died on Sunday after reportedly having a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport. Since then, TikTok users are freaking out that they may have “predicted” Juice WRLD’s death.
The fake seizure video challenge, or the #luciddreamchallenge, took off in November. Most of the videos show teens dancing and then spitting out water while they have fake seizures.
Most of the videos are just a couple weeks old, prompting TikTok users to question whether they anticipated the up-and-coming rapper’s death.
“You’ve all predicted Juice WRLD’s death … look at the news,” TikTok user @colbyjanex commented on a fake seizure video posted about a month ago.
When the fake seizure videos started to become popular in November, some TikTok users criticized the trend, saying epilepsy wasn’t something to joke about. But since Juice WRLD’s death, people have flooded the comment sections of the videos either asking the teens to take down the videos or sharing their shock that the rapper actually died after a seizure.
“This isn’t a joke anymore,” TikTok user @jozlynanderson20 wrote on a fake seizure video posted over a month ago.
There are nearly 3 million views on the videos participating in the challenge. Officials are still unsure about what caused Juice WRLD’s death.
Sierra Juarez is a freelance journalist and fact-checker based in Mexico. She most enjoys writing about human rights and politics and working in audience engagement. Her work has appeared in the Texas Tribune, the Austin American–Statesman, and the San Antonio Current.