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.


James Charles teases huge Among Us game with Corpse, Dream, Pokimane & more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 20:29

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and beauty guru James Charles may have just teased one of the biggest games of Among Us we’ve seen yet, tagging massively popular personalities like Corpse Husband, Dream, and many more.

InnerSloth’s whodunnit-style game took over the entire internet last year — two years after its initial release — due to its group-based gameplay and hilarious moments that can arise at any time as players attempt to determine the impostor in their midst.

In that timeframe, quite a few content creators also rose to prominence in part because of their hilarious Among Us playthroughs, with the likes of Corpse Husband and more gaining millions of subscribers.

Since then, internet personalities from the “mainstream” have even jumped in on the trend, as seen when TikTok star Addison Rae tried her hand at the game with Dream and Quackity.

James Charles teases among us lobby
Innersloth’s viral video game has become a viral internet sensation two years after its initial release.

Now, makeup mogul James Charles is getting in on the hype, and he’s bringing some of the game’s most popular players along with him for a huge lobby that will undoubtedly score an impressive amount of viewers.

On February 25, James Charles sent out a surprising tweet that tagged some of Among Us’s biggest names: Dream, Corpse Husband, GeorgeNotFound, Valkyrae, Pokimane, Disguised Toast, Sykkuno, TommyInnit, Quackity, and Karl Jacobs, to be exact.

“Y’all ready for tomorrow?” he asked — and while it’s not 100% certain that an Among Us lobby is exactly what he’s got in mind for February 26, it certainly seems to be that way, considering the sheer number of players he tagged who have quite a history with the game.

At the time of writing, Charles’ tweet has certainly amped up the hype, garnering over 32k likes and counting as more and more of the tagged players chime in.

Charles himself has a fairly decent Among Us track record of sorts, having played an “IRL” version of the game with fellow YouTube stars before. That being said, these players could be grouping up for something similar, although considering the current health crisis, a virtual Among Us lobby seems more probable.

There’s no set time for their broadcast just yet, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on for those interested in seeing what sort of antics this star-studded squad will get into in just 24 hours’ time.