For months I would not download the new application everyone is raving about. I didn't think I would enjoy it, but one day I decided to download it. In the beginning, I had a super fun time on the application. I also realized that Tik Tok isn't a social media platform that you share your life on, but Tik Tok is more about gaining the most hype. Obviously people do share their lives, but it is very much fame driven. I wouldn't read comments but rather just scroll on the for you page.
When I began to understand who the main influencers on the app were is when things started going downhill. The people on Tik Tok are some of the most brutal critics you can meet on social media. They criticize people about everything from their weight to even their personality. I think this really comes down to the comfortability and loss of respect people have picked up over the years.
Why do we feel like we can comment on these things? I am no angel either, I have caught myself filled with anger from a Tik Tok and wanted to comment on my thoughts as well. Can we comment on these? Of course, we can because we have freedom of speech. But should we be so critical? Absolutely not. There is no excuse at this point. Our generation always prides ourselves on the fact that we are so open and accepting of everyone, but that obviously isn't the case. Tik Tok is one of the greatest and worst social media platforms. It's great because the content is relatable and hilarious, but also the dark cloud of judgement and criticism ruins some people's fun and can have lasting effects on people's mental health and self-esteem.