Tik Tok celebs freak out after Trump says he’ll ban the Chinese commie spy app
This morning el Presidente followed upon my previous advice and indicated that he would seek to ban the social media app Tik Tok, which is also a communist Chinese spy app that steals all your data.
So there are a lot of Tik Tok celebs who are freaking out because the app was so popular and they are going to lose their followers:
Late Friday night, a social platform best known for coordinated dance routines and funny videos turned somber. TikTok users across the US began livestreaming and posting videos in tribute to what they feared was the end of TikTok, the short-form video app they’ve come to love and depend on.
“Everyone is live right now,” said Ehi Omigie, who has about 25,000 followers on TikTok, in a livestream on the app Friday night after news broke of a possible US ban. “Everyone is going cray cray … If it does happen, follow me on Instagram.”
Others were strategizing ways to get around a ban, including by trying to trick servers to make it look like they’re browsing from a different country where TikTok is allowed to operate. “Do not panic, do not panic,” one user repeated several times in a video. “Do not panic yet. Do not panic right now.”
Look a this idiot:
ʍɐןʇǝɹ ɯɐsʇǝɹsou (@waltermasterson) August 1, 2020
Yeah no, that’s not it, and you’re a dumbass if you believe that. There are many many many reasons to ban Tik Tok, not the least of which is that it’s aiding a government that is literally running concentration camps for religious and political persecution. Here are some other reasons to ban it.
Now, some of this is definitely funny since I, like the rest of you, bear some resentment of those who make their income based on some vapid popularity contest on Tik Tok. BUT, on the other hand, I have some sympathy as well. They built up an audience, worked on their branding, and now it’s all gone through no fault of their own. I think we should probably not take too much Schadenfreude pleasure of their pain.
ON THE OTHER HAND… there are some pretty hilarious Twitter jokes about it.
— KØDEX (@MoreKODEX) August 1, 2020
If #tiKtoK had an extra K, they’d be protected.
— Grey DeLisle-Griffin (@GreyDeLisle) August 1, 2020
TikTok is mainly dancing.
Trump wants to ban TikTok, so Trump wants to ban dancing.
So we're living out Footloose.
Please @kevinbacon, you're our only hope.
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) August 1, 2020
delicate (@byebyeloverr) August 1, 2020
— Flex Luthor (@SirRantAndRave) August 1, 2020
— um….chile anyways (@dailyeditztea) August 1, 2020
Calling it now: Within one week we’re going to have a movement called Tok the Vote and millions of 18-21 year olds will be registered for November.
— Evie Nagy (@EvieN) August 1, 2020
And of course, there are always conspiracy theories whenever something slightly inconveniences people.
— Thatonebruhgirl (@thatonebruhgirl) August 1, 2020
No, it’s not fishy, it’s the free market. Now go forth and stupefy.
Donald Trump says he wants to ban TikTok because of national security concerns. But is the real reason that he wants to silence @sarahcpr, who has become an Internet sensation with her mocking videos of his speeches? From @voguemagazine https://t.co/HlxLMgqKOI
— stuart emmrich (@StuartEmmrich) August 1, 2020
Unbelievably stupid, unless you’re serving a gullible idiotic audience. Anyway, I’m glad he’s banning Tik Tok, it’s a threat to freedom everywhere, and it can easily be replaced. David French sums up the main points in a tweet:
1. Americans should be concerned about TikTok's access to our info and its relationship with the PRC;
2. Any action against TikTok should be in compliance with applicable law; and
3. I have confidence Silicon Valley has the talent to fill any "TikTok void" in American lives.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 1, 2020
Yup. Don’t console your angry teens, tell them to shut the hell up, do the dishes, and move on with their lives.