To put things in perspective, when I started writing this article yesterday I had just 3 recent racist Tik Toks to use as examples to show this problem of racism on Tik Tok. I hate Tik Tok to begin with so this article was tough for me to write because I had to download the app for research purposes. After another search this morning I now have 10 examples from this weekend alone, showing how this problem has gotten worse in such a short time.
You might think I'm maybe just a very triggerable liberal who doesn't think "edgy" humor is cool but these videos aren't even like remotely funny, the humor is outdated and the stereotypes have been done before many times. It's tiring to see the same dull joke over and over again, let alone if it's racist.
This first example from Georgia has received the most amount of press so far. Two seniors from Carrolton HS filmed the video below and have since been expelled from high school and had their college offers rescinded. *WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE*
#BLACKTWITTER— good bam (@yahochahun) April 17, 2020
**RACIST WHITE GIRL POST DISGUSTING VIDEO ON TIKTOK WITH BOYFRIEND BEING RACIST TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE**
She is a senior that attends Carrollton High School in Carrollton Georgia. This video came out not too long ago and she deleted it.
This isn't the only form of racist video that's showing up, there's become a trend of "How's My Form" Tik Toks that are revealing people's true colors.
Y’all do the same with this girl. Let’s find her school pic.twitter.com/y9UnQmV66g— Stan Got7 #dye♥?~Manal ?(????) (@Manal_nala) April 19, 2020
Y’all talking about Stephanie Freeman and Jeffery Hume but have y’all seen Kaleb Cram? @/kalebcram on tiktok. These racist kids have to be stopped pic.twitter.com/nmFCI2LT9j— PRINCE$$ (@yourstrulyxem) April 19, 2020
WHY IS THIS THE THIRD TIKTOK IM SEEING OF RACIST ASS PEOPLE SHOWING THEIR COLORS?!? QUARANTINE HAS GIVEN U PEOPLE FALSE CONFIDENCE pic.twitter.com/4d3oQv1fU0— ami (@angrybIackgirI) April 20, 2020
This is Lacey May Jones of the UK.— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) April 19, 2020
She thinks black people should get back to the cotton fields and make her another t-shirt
I say we should make her life so she is picking her own cotton and making her own t-shirts.
School, job... LETS GO. I love this game. pic.twitter.com/d0pUMWuSRL
What is up with being racist on tiktok now!?! The racist are getting brave and they need to be held accountable pic.twitter.com/XwaszNzqSa— official sad boi (@okitsjoshwa) April 20, 2020
These videos seem to be mainly targeting the black community but there are plenty of examples of other racial and religious groups used as the butt of the 'joke'.
289K likes for a racist tiktok which further promotes the “arabs are terrorists” stereotype, this cannot be real pic.twitter.com/dmW63gIBjb— ????????????????? (@eyesongrande) April 20, 2020
Most of these videos are filmed by older teenagers, people who should know better by now, at least you'd think. It's just amazing to me that these people are stuck at home quarantining and they've gotten so bored that they're turning to racist jokes to entertain themselves.