TikTokers were outraged when a user claiming to “hunt” people who identify as non-binary was not banned from the platform after their video was taken down.
TikTok is known to cause bizarre videos to go viral from time to time.
This time, though, a video gained traction over a user’s supposed plan to “hunt” people, disturbing many on the video-sharing platform.
TikTok users outraged
User ‘steelewalker421live’ had a video taken down by TikTok, in which they planned to “snipe hunt” non-binary people.
In the strange video, Steele walks around a Motel 6 and says, “We’re gonna get all the non-binaries picked up in the back of my truck and we’re going to take them to a hospital.”
He then harasses a number of workers and explains to one: “If you have any non-binaries here, I’m shutting this motherf**ker down.”
A man wearing a F*ck Joe Biden hoodie attempted to round up “non-binaries” at a Motel 6 and put them in the back of his vehicle to take to the hospital.
The man, “steelewalker42live,” claimed he is doing “the Lord’s work” by “hunting” them. pic.twitter.com/8stUcSMPVR
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) April 3, 2022
Steele has explained in a follow-up video that a “snipe hunt” is a practical joke, and that his stunt wasn’t supposed to be taken seriously.
Clearly, whatever joke he was attempting didn’t land, as tons of people on social media were shocked by his bizarre behavior.
One user said, “You don’t go ‘HUNTING’ for other human beings.”
You don’t go “HUNTING” for other human beings
— Tomasa (@tomasajames20) April 3, 2022
Another user genuinely couldn’t believe the video was real and said, “Is this satire?
Despite the outrage and the removed post, Steele hasn’t been banned entirely from the platform and continues to post videos to his account.