I just did a quick news search for TikTok and it’s entire banishment/sell-off debacle and there are so many conflicting headlines that at the time of writing I honestly don’t even know how to summarize where things sit.
Also, I’m a millennial who doesn’t particularly care what happens to this weird app, so there’s no way I’m sorting my way through nine long-form pieces of journalism to ascertain the most probable future of the Benadryl challenge or whatever. I’d much rather just laugh at some jokes about it.
In that spirit, here are twelve tweets from people who, like me, are just kind over it.
Is there even a place in this weary world for a soul such as I?
too young to retire too old to learn tiktok
— Chelsea Davison (@chelsea_davison) May 15, 2020
11. Here we go again
vine creators after seeing tiktok is got banned pic.twitter.com/cYa3r7Eo7T
— . (@romanspositions) August 1, 2020
10. Empty threats
We’re running out of weapons here.
If Trump bans TikTok, what will I threaten to join when my kids don’t do their homework?
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 4, 2020
9. Taking things for granite
My thought is almost always “Dang how rich are these kids’ parents?”
I know I’m too old for TikTok not because of all the teens on it but because every time I see a kitchen I’m like gorrrrgeous granite…..
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) April 28, 2020
8. Gather ’round
You see, back in my day of a few years ago…
Me explaining to Gen Z that their TikTok videos don’t have shit on the old Vines pic.twitter.com/8cFosPqYWw
— Janet Forklift (@janetforklift) May 11, 2020
7. Let it burn
Seeing things like this…it changes a person.
former viners watching the tiktok kingdom crumble pic.twitter.com/xtIfv8fcuY
— Lizzie Logan (@lizzzzzielogan) August 1, 2020
6. Strong words
If Gen Z kids had any earthly idea who Zack Morris was they’d probably be very offended.
Zack Morris would’ve loved TikTok.
— Kelly (@kelly__le) July 21, 2020
5. Caught on tape
The difference is there’s no permanent, globally public record of it.
The closest thing we had to TikTok when I was 12 was my friends and I stealing my parents old tape recorder to film our own Jackass stunts to try and get on @MTV
— 30andTired (@30andTired) May 13, 2020
4. Sneaking suspicion
Just you wait for what’s coming next.
Me watching TikTok "influencers" lately…
feels like vine all over again lol pic.twitter.com/FGRQTcNyXL
— SoCloseToToast (@SoCloseToToast) August 4, 2020
3. Here’s a nice piece of s**t
Speaking of references Gen Z will definitely not understand…
when I call a tiktok a vine pic.twitter.com/uj9D4ZvrI4
— mackie (@macklinu) August 3, 2020
2. Unfiltered opinions
How the time ticks by…
There are TikTok celebs younger than my Brita filter.
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) July 16, 2020
1. Reverse psychology
What they don’t know can’t hurt you.
“Have you guys heard of TikToks?”
-how I keep my kids from finding me on TikTok
— Sara Buckley (@nottheworstmom) July 16, 2020
What’s gonna happen next? Who knows. TikTok could be a bank by the time this gets published. I think the important thing to remember is that, no matter what, the internet will always have a place for jokes.
Do you have strong opinions on all this?
Share them with us in the comments.