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What is the Bulletproof Challenge on TikTok?

Published: 16/Aug/2020 17:36

by Georgina Smith

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A new trend on TikTok has seen some of social media’s most popular influencers referencing their biggest controversies, garnering millions of likes – but what exactly is the Bulletproof challenge?

There have been countless trends and challenges that have swept the viral video sharing app TikTok. This includes the dangerous Nutmeg Challenge and the freaky August 27 phenomenon that emerged in July.

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But no trend has received quite so much all-star attention as the Bulletproof challenge, to the tune of La Roux’s 2010 hit Bulletproof.

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TikTok has over 800 million users worldwide.

How does it work?

The text included in videos participating in the trend always begins with “you think you can hurt my feelings?” before going on to explain a difficult time in their lives that has subsequently made them “bulletproof.”

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Influencers such as the likes of James Charles were quick to hop on the trend. In his video, he said “you think you can hurt my feelings? I lost 3 million subscribers in one day & cancelled over something I didn’t do.”

@jamescharles2019 was a… dark place ?♬ Bulletproof – La Roux

This of course references the Dramageddon fiasco of 2019, in which beauty 40 year old beauty guru Tati Westbrook launched a campaign to cancel James Charles over alleged egotism and sexual harassment.

While she has since retracted her comments made in the original “Bye Sister” video, James still clearly maintains feelings of resentment due to the enormous impact that situation has had on his career, and mental health.

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@tanamongeaulolhahahahahahah MY DIRTY FEET AT THE END♬ Bulletproof – La Roux

In another video, YouTuber Tana Mongeau says “you think you can hurt my feelings? I was a Paul for 8 months,” referring to her short-lived marriage with controversial influencer Jake Paul that many allege was just a stunt for her reality TV show.

Additionally several cast members of the hit reality show Dance Moms, now all grown up and influencers in their own right, have jumped onto TikTok to reference the seemingly toxic environment they endured on the show.

@niasiouxAnd that’s on being bullied by the biggest bully in America lmao?Also gonna credit @mackenzieziegler and @itsjojosiwa♬ Bulletproof – La Roux

In a video that now has almost 3 million likes, Nia Frazier said “you think you can hurt my feelings? I was the only black girl on Dance Moms.” Dance teacher Abby Lee Miller has previously been called out for her racist behavior towards kids on the show.

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Jojo Siwa in a video that gained 2.5 million likes, references that she gets “made fun of 24/7 for her hairline” and that people call her a “giant toddler” every other day in reference to her bright and glittery aesthetic.

@itsjojosiwaHi, I’m JoJo, and….. I’ve heard it all. ?♬ Bulletproof – La Roux

This star-studded trend has been a catharsis for influencers and TikTok users alike, and it’ll be interesting to see if anyone else takes to the stage to shade their past controversies.

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xQc calls out Forsen after setting his record Minecraft speedrun time

Published: 14/Oct/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel lost it after achieving an incredible Minecraft speedrun time. The former Overwatch pro hilariously called out fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors, and challenged him to beat his record.

For many, xQc has become the face of Twitch over the last two years. The former Overwatch pro is one of the most followed channels on the platform, and consistently pulls in 30-40k viewers each time he goes live.

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During his October 13 broadcast, the Canadian exploded in excitement after setting a new personal record when beating Minecraft. Celebrating, the 24-year-old called out Forsen and dared him to pass his speedrun time.

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The Twitch streamer celebrated beating Minecraft in a record time.

xQc challenges Forsen to beat his Minecraft speedrun time

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular games on Twitch. In 2020, streamers like xQc have been trying to beat the game in record time in front of viewers.

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After months of previous attempts – some that ended in disaster – the stars finally aligned for Lengyel on October 13 when he managed to complete the title incredibly fast.

Using the Nether bed trick to slay the Ender Dragon quickly, the former Overwatch pro was able to take down the final boss and achieve a speedrun record of just 33 minutes. “Holy s**t!” he screamed as beast died.

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Elated, the star exploded in celebration over his new time. “33! Beat that s**t!” He then hilariously called out Forsen who has also been speedrunning Minecraft. “Beat it, Forsen! Beat it! 33:49! Nearly sub-30!” he said, slamming his fists on the desk.

xQc challenged the fellow Twitch personality to attempt to beat his record. “Beat that, baby! Forget it. Forget variety, Forsen. It will take months to beat that s**t!  Forget the variety streams, dude.”

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According to Lengyel, everything seemed to just click and fall into place during his latest Minecraft run. He was even able to achieve a “perfect” kill of the Ender Dragon using his strategy, which he had been practicing in the past month.

On October 14, Forsen responded to the challenge simply stating, “Alright. Alright. Let’s do it!” Only time will tell if the Swede will be able to match or beat xQc’s incredible 33-minute time, but the rivalry has been entertaining to say the least.

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