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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.

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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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Tana Mongeau responds to Teala Dunn kissing her ex Bella Thorne

Published: 7/Oct/2020 15:27

by Alice Hearing

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Tana Mongeau has responded to a video of her ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne who was filmed kissing another influencer in a TikTok that’s had millions of views.

Bella Thorne was at Clubhouse BH this week, the creator collective founded by Daisy Keech. The “Shake it Up” actress collaborated with influencer Teala Dunn in TikTok videos.

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But in one video she was seen kissing her directly on the lips. The clip has already racked up more than 8 million views and 1.5 million likes.

It’s unsurprising that the pair are hanging out, as Teala and Bella have known each other for several years after both appearing on Shake It Up together. Bella makes regular appearances in influencers’ social media posts and even music videos.

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Teala Dunn & Bella Thorne Shake It Up
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Bella Thorne and Teala Dunn both starred in Disney Channel’s Shake It Up

Teala recently joined Clubhouse BH and has come under fire in recent weeks for repeatedly posting TikToks that use the same joke, over and over. Her video with Bella Thorne even plays into the same joke where she begins the video saying: “Fun fact, actually really really sad fact.”

Bella is also the ex-girlfriend of popular YouTuber Tana Mongeau. They dated for over a year but broke up in February 2019, and have thrown shade at each other over social media since.

Tana responded to the kiss by duetting the TikTok from her own account, adding: “People really pretend to be my friend,” and then commented “It’s a joke…kinda? Like?”

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@tanamongeaulol##duet with @ttlyteala♬ original sound – TTLYTEALA

TikTokers and other influencers weighed in with their opinions too. Harry Jowsey commented: “What happened last time someone hung out with your ex?” referring to drama between the two and Francesca Farago in September.

Francesca and Tana were rumored to be dating, but they got into a fight after Tana posted a video with Harry, Francesca’s ex-boyfriend.

Another user got over 10,000 likes on one comment under Tana’s TikTok that said: “Teala hasn’t even done anything to me, yet she triggers me so much and idek why.”

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Teala herself commented: “Girl what???” Despite claiming her response is a joke. But the pair appeared to have resolved any issues that may have come up after Teala tweeted: “Ummm I freaking love @tanamongeau everything’s fine y’all there’s no drama,” and Tana responded with love heart emojis.

Whether a romance is blossoming between Teala and Bella is yet to be determined.

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