Must-follow Twitter account of the week: Cursed TikToks
I followed it this morning and am forever unclean.
When you work with someone who’s on Twitter as much as Kevin, you’re bound to stumble upon some weird stuff. I probably wouldn’t have come across Best of Nextdoor or Black Metal Cats if it weren’t for the big boss man, and no, I’m not talking about *the* Big Boss Man.
But Kevin’s Twitter obsession has its downsides, of course. This morning would be a good example, when he sent me the following video:
After waking from my cringe-induced coma, I discovered that this video was only one of the hundreds featured on the account Cursed Tik Toks.
Being a 30-year-old guy who thinks that social media is the plight of humanity, I have only a passing familiarity with TikTok. From what I’ve gathered, it’s like Vine, only sadder, and for lipsynching. But occasionally, it’s used to create the kind of rip-out-your-eyes-to-avoid-the-secondhand-embarrassment content seen above.
And since I’ve been forced to watch these, so will you
I know it’s been said before, but humanity needs a new plague.
Like, what the f*ck happened, guys. Vine was a magical place; a goldmine of comedic material that produced things like the “A knife!” kid and “CHICKEN STRIIIIPS!” guy. TikTok appears to be a place where mouth-breathing dudes and serial killers gather to try to act sexy. Is this a reflection of the downward spiral that social media has been on since its creation, or a result of it?
Anyways, give @ToxicTikToks a follow if you’re into self-harm I guess. I’m going to go lay down.
What do you think? Plan on giving this account a follow? Do you use TikTok? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.
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