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What is Witchtok? Why TikTok users want to “hex the moon”

Published: 20/Jul/2020 16:01

by Alice Hearing

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If you’re on TikTok, you’ll know there are lots of different sides to the app; there are several different strands even within alt or straight TikTok. Witchtok is one of them, and its no joke.

You’ll know you’re on the witch side of TikTok if you see lots of dark academia or cottagecore aesthetics, wax melting and seals, rocks, and bookbinding video. These are also signs you might be on Lesbian or Craft TikTok which also dabble in similar aesthetics.

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The “Witchtok” tag has more than 2 billion views, “WitchesofTikTok” has almost 700 million views and “babywitch” has more than 400 million views.

The witch community is certainly not confined to TikTok, though. Witches gather in discord servers, on Facebook groups, subreddits and on Instagram — #witchesofinstagram has 4 million posts on Instagram alone.

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What happened to the moon?

In recent days, there has been drama within the witch community. A group of inexperienced witches gathered together to put a hex (a negative/harmful spell) on the Fae (inhuman creatures of folklore), and also the moon. The moon is an extremely powerful magical symbol and represents deities as well as being a source of power for many witches. Some say the coven will target the sun next.

More experienced witches on Twitter and Reddit and beyond are extremely upset that a coven of baby witches have targeted not only the fae, who are a dangerous species that have the ability to curse you, but also the moon due to its power and meaning.

Some witches have theorized that any hex will backfire on the young witches and that they should be worried, rather than witches themselves. Some Twitter users have even claimed a member of the baby coven has died since the spell.

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The stunt has gained attention from more than just the outraged veteran witches. Twitter threads explaining the situation have gone viral, and it has even become a meme.

What are the different layers of witchtok?

Content created by the witches of TikTok can come under many different banners. Often, they are baby witches; those who have only just begun their foray into magic. They are inexperienced and normally do research or protection spells only.

Some creators specialize in rocks and crystals, often using audio such as Roxanne by the Police or Rocks by Primal Scream. They often make videos on the meaning or use them in grounding in spells.

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Other witches prefer to use wax. Different colors of wax denote different protections and spell bases. For example, the love spell, protection spell, and healing spell all have different colors of wax.

A selection of witches use deity patrons and will light candles to call upon their patrons. If the flame dances or goes out, it means that you have pleased or displeased your deity, or that they approve or disapprove of the path you want to take. The deities often take the form of Greco/Roman gods, but Norse gods also make an appearance.

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Who should I follow?

For some spellbinding videos, some accounts to follow include “@Yokysd”, who has 312k followers, @chaoticwitchaunt with 385k followers, and @okaries with 315k followers.

You can also find more magical content by following popular hashtags including #witchtok, #witchesoftiktok #babywitches #witchcraft, or #pagan.

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Bryce Hall reveals why he uploaded viral street fight video

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:23

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and TikTok star Bryce Hall came under fire after uploading a video that showed himself attempting to break up a fight between the Sway House boys and a bystander — and now, he’s revealed his side of the story.

The video, originally taken on September 23, sparked outrage among Hall’s fanbase after being posted on October 4, with many critics calling out the influencer for what appeared to be bad behavior.

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However, Sway House member Nick Bean clarified what took place in an Instagram Live stream, stating that the altercation had been his fault and that things ultimately ended on a happy note, while also claiming the incident was “misrepresented” by media outlets.

This didn’t stop some commenters from still finding fault with the situation — especially since a few choice homophobic slurs had been thrown out during the video.

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Bryce Hall later told his side of the story during an episode of his “Capital University” podcast on October 7, seeming to confirm Bean’s version of events: A drunk Bean had tossed a traffic cone onto a nearby car, causing the owner to come out of a restaurant to assess the situation.

Bryce claimed that the car’s owner punched Bean in the face twice, leading to the all-out brawl seen in the video. Just like Bean’s statement, he claimed that the group made up in the end; but that wasn’t all he revealed.

The TikToker also explained why he’d even uploaded the video in the first place, stating that he wanted to get ahead of the media outlets to prevent any misinterpreting of the situation.

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“We didn’t actually know that there was a video,” Hall admitted, referring to the now-viral clip originally taken from a paparazzi outlet. “I actually tweeted out the video, because I knew it was going to come out. I didn’t want the press articles to switch up the story at all. So I tweeted it out.”

At long last, Hall has finally cleared up the events leading up to the viral video; and while some fans are understanding, it doesn’t look like internet critics are willing to let this one go, regardless of his and Bean’s explanation.

What’s your take on the fight? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending!

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