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‘WAP’ and #SaveTheUSPS collide on TikTok

Young people are using 'WAP' to advocate for the postal service.

Jan 27, 2021, 3:38 am*

Internet Culture

 

Audra Schroeder

It’s happened: The collision of the United States Postal Service and “WAP.” 

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These two institutions are currently under siege: the USPS by President Trump in an attempt to disrupt mail service before the election, and Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” by pundits with no grasp of sexuality. But on TikTok—another entity Trump’s going after—creators have found a way to honor both.

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Inspired by a tweet that read "We must sexualize the USPS in order to save it,” user sietesays used “WAP” and a mailbox to support that theory.

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@sietesays

Gen Z, Millenials, & woke Gen X: Time to show up. It only takes 30 seconds to make a difference. #SaveUSPS #ForYou #FYP #2020election #activism

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The song, which just hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, was used by others to drive people’s attention to the issue.

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The USPS did attempt to sexualize back in July with a busty Bugs Bunny stamp, but would it ever be bold enough to take this person’s advice and start an OnlyFans?

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More recently, the USPS received the fancam treatment on Twitter and TikTok as a show of support. The Lincoln Project, a Never-Trumper tweet-tank with dubious political ties, recently lifted a viral USPS fancam tweet, a sentence that only makes sense at this exact moment. While the Lincoln Project has been smug about its appropriation of content, the creator of the viral tweet—an 18-year-old artist—was serious about her message.

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On TikTok, young people have found other creative ways to support the USPS, whether it’s addressing subcultures like FrogTok and urging them to buy stamps, or advocating for small-business owners. Others have suggested more direct action.

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The kids in America love the USPS, and a song by two women about wet-ass pussy is currently at the top of the charts. This can be a moment of change. Just be careful out there. 

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*First Published: Aug 19, 2020, 12:33 pm