Lip-syncing moms go viral on TikTok and nobody is sure why - Dexerto

Lip-syncing moms go viral on TikTok and nobody is sure why

Published: 5/Nov/2020 17:55

by Georgina Smith


Five moms went insanely viral with their wholesome lip-syncing TikTok, racking up views in the tens of millions. Their sequel is approaching similar numbers to the first instalment, but why have these women become so iconic overnight?

TikTok is the home of the weird and the wonderful, hosting an enormous user base that spans just about every online community there is. While some stars like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae scoop up millions of likes for each video, it’s more difficult for the average user to see such high numbers.

However, TikTok user Mia Gillespie managed to go unprecedentedly viral – though the video didn’t actually feature Mia herself.

Instead, the mega viral video features her mom, along with four of her friends’ mothers, lip-syncing to the song Potential Breakup Song by Aly & AJ. Each mom has their own segment of the song under direction of their daughters, but each one comes in slightly late, bopping their heads in a way that had people in the comments falling in love.

@miagillespieemoms weekend gone wild🤪🤪 ##moms ##besties ##ItBeLikeThat♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

One commenter said “I always find my way back here” and another saying “Spice Girls have been real quiet since this video went up.” The video went explosively viral, currently with 9.7 million likes and an enormous 69 million views.

After the overwhelming response from TikTok users, the daughters even recreated the video by imitating their own mother’s hilarious dancing. That video alone racked up nearly 60 million likes.

@miagillespiee##duet with @miagillespiee what you all have been waiting for!! who did it better? ##momsordaughters♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

Clearly the moms were not a one hit wonder, as they’ve broken the internet yet again with their new lip-sync to Dua Lipa’s Blow Your Mind, featuring some equally as passionate mom dancing.

@miagillespiee….. here we go again!! @abbymclaughlin6 @meganwagner24 @megcoogan @_samkelly_♬ Blow Your Mind (Mwahchallenge) – Dua Lipa

The third mother in the lineup up has clearly become a fan favorite, the TikTok flooded with comments like “Team third mom,” “mom #3 will always be my favorite ,” and “mom 3 popped off.”

The videos have even inspired people to imagine what each mom would be as varying different objects like shoes, kitchens, and even underwear. Many of these videos have racked up millions of likes in their own right.

@sophia.meid##duet with @miagillespiee yess ##fyp ##moms ##besties ##foryou ##itbelikethat♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

@sewphy##duet with @miagillespiee legends tho ##moms ##weekend♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

It seems people have become addicted to each moms’ funny quirks – they way they are frozen still before they start singing, the classic mom head bob, and their distinct personalities contributing to the insane virality.

It’s still not totally clear why the lip-syncing moms went viral in the first place, but it’s safe to say that TikTok have embraced the loveable women and their iconic dance skills.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.