The debate over content on the Chinese app TikTok is getting fiery with each passing day. The alleged acid attack video by Faisal Siddiqui that received a massive backlash, has now led to the fall in the app’s rating. So to so, that #BanTikTokInIndia has been trending on Twitter since morning. Below is what exactly happened and also what netizens have to say.
TikTok has been a root cause for many controversies in the past few years. This time the debate escalated a lot and the app that was rated 4.5 on play store has now reached the lowest with 2.0. in the most recent turn of events, the app grabbed limelight when YouTuber Carry Minati called out Amir Siddiqui. Later YouTube pulled down Carry’s video calling it as online harassment and cyberbullying.
This is when netizens lost their cool and dug down deep into the library of TikTok. They showed the world how abusive, violent misleading and promoting rape, the content there is. This incident brought in light Faizal Siddiqui’s video that shows him manhandling a woman for rejecting him and later throwing a liquid on her face.
This gave rise to trend #BanTikTokInIndia. Many celebs and a huge number of Twitter users have already expressed their anger, and demanded a ban on the app. Today morning, we saw Sona Mohapatra calling out Faizal’s video. Laxmi Agarwal, who is an acid attack survivor and is quite popular for using the app, reacted to the controversy and has a strong stand. Payal Rohatgi also has something to say.
— aman soni (@amansoniji786) May 19, 2020
— PAYAL ROHATGI & Team- Bhagwan Ram Bhakts (@Payal_Rohatgi) May 19, 2020
Below are a few reactions compiled:
Tik tok fully spread propaganda against Hindu.
Tik tok totally spoiling Hindu culture.
We support #BanTikToklnlndia
RT if you Do!
— Pushpendra Kulshreshtha (@iArmySupporter) May 19, 2020
— Ashish Sharma (@ashishsharma710) May 19, 2020
— Prashant Kumar Jha (@prashantkrjha26) May 19, 2020
— MAHESH (@iMaheshMohanty) May 19, 2020
— Arjun⚕️ (@Arjun_sidHeart) May 19, 2020
#BanTikToklnlndia Rating Comes To 2.0 From 4.6 In Just 3-4 Days.
— Vishnu mulashri🐾 (@sarcastic_vish) May 19, 2020
..@NCWIndia Please take Action Immediately 🙏
— Arun Yadav (@beingarun28) May 19, 2020
— Sohail Nadaf (@Dr_Sarcasm_999) May 19, 2020