Ticking — User patience is waning.
TikTokers accused the popular video platform of "fatphobia" filters, claiming the grotesque effect (making people's faces large and bumpy) was offensive.
The trend of using filters to match the Rosalia song "1, 2, 3" was first attempted byTikToker @eunisetjoaa. This clip has nearly 30 million views of his and marked the beginning of the filter craze.
Soon, hundreds of users flocked to app to record their own renditions using filters, which were then removed.
User @katiana.kay has surpassed 6 million views on her version. In this version, she was showing off her new puppy, but some claimed the filter "boosted her confidence" after spinning it. off.
"Biggest ever increased self-confidence," wrote one user in avideo showing them usingface effects, which has been viewed nearly800,000 times.
"This filter gives me confidence," writes another TikToker on his clip using filters and sound, which has 1.8 million views Did.
But others were less enthused about filters being used to attack people sharing similar capabilities.
"Why do you keep making filters to make fun of fat people?" Ask a TikToker.
"Thanks to whoever is doing this. One user known as @splotchmaker wrote in a video where he duets with @katiana.kay, It was applauded by 2.3 million viewers.
"PERIOD," wrote one user.
"Why do people think these trends are cute? I'm tired of them," commented.
"Your duet video makes me unbelievably angry," said another.
TikTok's latest body-shaming attack isn't new to the platform. In fact, the app is known for paying particular attention to censoringvideos.
In 2020, a curvaceous influencer on theapp slammed TikTok. Their videos were flagged for violating our community guidelines and removed, but they showed as much skin as their skinnier counterparts. They suspected that the algorithm was severely fatphobic rather than punishing them for a little skin.
In documents obtained by The Intercept that same year, reporters described "abnormal build, chubbyness, obvious beer belly, obesity, or being too thin." 102}
A TikTok spokesperson noted in the report that "most" of the guidelines in The Intercept's report "appear to be no longer in use or, in some cases, never enforced." did.