TikTok's viral "Two pretty best friends" meme explained - Dexerto
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TikTok’s viral “Two pretty best friends” meme explained

Published: 4/Nov/2020 16:09

by Alice Hearing

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Halloween might be over, but TikTok is still being spooked by one TikToker with extremely piercing eyes, and he has become a viral meme.

It originates from user @jayrscottyy who sparked a ton of backlash after he posted a video saying “I ain’t ever see two pretty best friends, it’s always one of them gotta be ugly.”

The video blew up and has been seen more than 28 million times at the time of writing alone, let alone the sheer number of duets, use of the sound, and references in comments or videos.

Some viewers were angry about the concept and hit back, with one person writing “So who’s your pretty friend.” Others duetted the sound with their best friend to disprove his point.

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Instagram: Jordan Scott
Jordan’s TikTok account has grown by more than 300k followers since November 1

Many were left astounded by his persona, and his striking light-colored eyes, to the extent that some even theorized that he could be a robot. One person said, “I’m genuinely so afraid of this man,” while another said that he “looks like an android.”

Someone else said, “He’s made by Apple, he’s actually a new Apple product.” Others have also expressed concern that he doesn’t appear to even blink in his videos.

@jayrscottyywhy y’all never choose another equal to be y’all best friend?? I hate when the ugly one call the pretty 1 “twin” if ur best friend bad as u tag her rn♬ original sound – 🦋

One person went so far as to duet him pointing out his slightly bizarre and confusing replies to some of the comments. He said, “Something is going on behind the scenes I’m certain of it.”

@yomickiisomething is going on behind the scenes I’m certain of it ##fyp♬ original sound – 🦋

Since the meme blew up, several people, including some of the app’s biggest creators like Tana Mongeau and Threedotcorey, have found the original videos days after the meme started to reach every corner of TikTok. One comment with more than 134,000 likes read “POV: you finally found the original.”

In the last few days, Jordan Scott’s TikTok account has earned more than 300k followers since the beginning of November, taking him up to 837,000. The rest of his content has comfortably hit more than 1 million views per video.

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Fedmyster allegedly accuses Pokimane of “twisting the truth” to hurt him

Published: 25/Nov/2020 19:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 20:33

by Brent Koepp

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A document allegedly featuring texts between former-Offline TV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys leaked online that accuses the Twitch star of taking their relationship out of context to hurt him.

In June, popular OfflineTV personality Fedmyster was accused of harassment and misconduct from several members of the content group. The shocking news rocked their community as the 25-year-old was removed from both the company and their house.

After months of silence, a document leaked online that claims Gaytan is accusing Pokimane of not telling the truth about their relationship. The file contains an essay allegedly written by him, as well as supposed text conversations between him and the Twitch star.

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Twitch: Pokimane
In June, Pokimane explained Fed’s behavior was a big reason she moved out of the OfflineTV house.

Fedmyster allegedly speaks out about Pokimane

On June 29, Pokimane addressed the Fedmyster allegations on stream, and explained that his behavior was a “big reason” she had moved out of the OfflineTV house. The star stated that 25-year-old had been sabotaging her relationship with other men, and had even kept her alienated from friends.

On November 25, a document appeared online that reportedly shows Gaytan accusing Pokimane of not giving proper context to their relationship. “Watching Poki talk about all the things I’ve done with little to zero context to the nature of our relationship hurt me pretty bad,” the leaked letter reads.

It also accuses the Twitch star of being untruthful. “I definitely did some unquestionable things and broke her trust, but there are some claims she makes about me, and herself that are either false, twisting the truth, or misconstrued,” it read. Streamers such as Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell reviewed the controversial file during their live broadcast for viewers.

While Pokimane has not fully responded to any of the claims, the Moroccan-Canadian personality told fans on her second Twitter account that she would be addressing the allegations during a Twitch stream on November 26.

pokimane tweet

The Google Doc also appears to contain multiple leaked private texts between the streamer and Pokimane. The content of the conversations are extremely personal. In the essay supposedly written by Gaytan, he defended posting the messages to “show specific context that was never given.”

At the time of writing, it’s not clear whether Fedmyster actually wrote the document, or if any of the content contained inside of is real. However, the file quickly went viral on social media, and kicked off a new firestorm surrounding the June situation.