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

TikTok’s viral “Two pretty best friends” meme explained

Published: 4/Nov/2020 16:09

by Alice Hearing


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.


Jordan Scott instagram two pretty best friends meme
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.