Tik tok is arguably one of the most used social media apps in today’s society as there are millions of users throughout the world. Lately, I’ve been on the side of tiktok where I get nothing but crime case videos and cancel culture. When it comes to crimes on tiktok, there are so many so-called “influencers” who make it their content to discuss crimes and to educate their followers on old serial killers or to warn them to be on the lookout if they reside in a specific area and something is currently happening there. Sometimes, the community of tiktok can help find new clues and actually contribute to an investigation. They provide so many hard facts, pieces of information, and evidence that law enforcement didn’t catch. It’s honestly crazy how fast the tik tok community can get answers or find and gather information.
In a way, the tiktok community helps protect so many individuals because I’ve seen many videos where girls record themselves talking about an encounter they just had with a man or a woman about sex trafficking. They say where this took place in hopes to warn other women or individuals to be safe and always be aware of your surroundings.
In regards to cancel culture, there’s this viral video going around right now where one girl was taking pictures at an Astros game and 2 girls in the background were “being bullies.” The girls in the back flipped off the girl behind the camera, making faces, side-eyeing, and saying “LAMEEE” while recording the girl taking pictures. This behavior was very unnecessary and could’ve been avoided. Cardi B even got involved and basically stood up to the mean girls and this whole scene caused the hashtag #cancelmeangirls. Once again, the tiktok community does not tolerate mean girls so what did people do? They found out one of the mean girls names, saw where she worked, and on the reviews of the Real Estate Agency, left a bunch of negative comments about this one girl in aims to get her fired and some may say, ruin her career. I do think they took this part too far but it amazes me how a whole social media community came together so quickly and brought this girl down for being a bully. These girls got canceled so extremely fast it’s crazy.
I honestly feel like the community supporting and standing up for the victims of bullying and cruel behavior is an art form. Everyone on their own decided to take it upon themselves to find the bullies, bash their name, and ruin their lives. As dramatic as that sounds, I know that was the main goal for hundreds of people. They got so creative in the comments of the Real Estate Agency one of the bullies worked for and said things like “she ran over my dog,” “she’s a mean girl,” “You shouldn’t tolerate bullies.” It was their form of expression and resulted in the mean girls getting caught.