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Artist behind viral TikTok sound begs users to stop “gross” trend

Published: 16/Jul/2020 23:26

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the net’s most popular mobile applications, TikTok is home to a series of fast-moving trends, spawning such viral dances as the “Renegade” and more — but some of these fads can have seriously harmful side effects.

While many of the dances and trends on the video app are relatively harmless, more than a few have come under fire in the past for targeting vulnerable groups and even causing harm to users, such as the viral “nutmeg” trend from earlier this year.

However, others have far more serious consequences, as one music artist discovered after his sound was used in one such trend in mid-July.

Although we won’t show any of the disturbing TikToks here, a certain trend has been making the rounds on the app, which is filmed from the point of view of a father whose daughter walks in on himself and his “wife” in the act.

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Some TikTokers took part in the “Nutmeg challenge” in April, putting three tablespoons of the spice into a cup of water to achieve hallucinogenic effects.

The trend is being used with the song “Dissolve” by artist “Absofacto,” who has since taken to social media to plead with users to stop using his music for the trend.

“A lot of people are tagging me because a weird, gross trend is happening,” he said in a TikTok responding to the situation. “This song means a lot to me… Please save it from being associated with this daddy play-acting thing.”

@absofactomy song has been taken over by a gross daddy pov trend, somebody good at tiktok please rescue it, use it for something else, anything ffs ##dissolve♬ original sound – sunrisemusic

That’s not all; the artist uploaded another TikTok shortly thereafter, where he tearfully admitted he’d been reading the testimonies of abuse survivors who were triggered by the harmful trend.

“I’ve spent all morning reading messages and emails from childhood [redacted] abuse survivors who have been writing me, telling me how these videos impact them,” he said through tears. “….if you can, just f**king take the videos down. Not just on my song, on any song that uses them. These videos hurt people, for real.”

@absofactoDaddy/daughter pov videos should not be allowed on ANY sound. They naturally lead to grooming and hurt CSA survivors.♬ original sound – absofacto

It seems as though absofacto’s video has taken off, with TikTokers using the sound on videos of themselves performing arbitrary tasks like eating food in an effort to “take over” the trend.

This harmful trend is just the latest in a string of such concerning fads on the application — but users aren’t letting it slide by idly, and are doing their part to fight back against the detrimental videos.

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Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.

SeanBargelski

There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.

JosRiv286

This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.

LegendOfElena

Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.

Cruzader1993

This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.

ObiWanJerrNobi

Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.