Weird trend that has people telling their families famous people have died goes viral on TikTok
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A bizarre TikTok trend where families are falsely told that their favourite celebrity has died is being dubbed as 'sick' and 'weird' by some, while others are finding it 'hilarious'.
"Damn where did we go wrong with our youth?" one viewer has questioned as youngsters are seemingly using the fake death of a famous person for their own personal 'clout'.
Check out the viral trend below:
The trend sees families give the most hysterical reactions ever and people aren't sure whether to laugh or cringe.
As shown in the clip above, family members are being told that the likes of Oprah, Bon Jovi and even Zac Efron have passed away and the reactions are outrageous, as one would expect.
Commenting on the trend, another viewer simply wrote: "This is so sick."
A third person thought the trend was 'weird and unsettling'.
"I’m not worried about their emotions, I’m worried about putting death in the air over someone’s name for clout. That’s cynical and 'clinical'," a fourth viewer said.
Another questioned: "Is human race this bored??? Smh."
While someone else echoed: "Why are we joking about death anyways? Are we that bored."
"Am I the only one that doesn’t find this funny?" another added.
However, not everyone was so offended by the videos, with one person arguing: "Why do people care if a celebrity dies this much haha I mean well it’s sad but you don’t have to flip out either."
"Me and my momma love calling each other when somebody die," another added.
While someone else gave a more balanced view: "Comedy is subjective, if you don’t find it funny that’s fine.
"If you do, that’s fine. I can understand the hate toward this trend and I can also see the appeal.
"Besides, I’m sure nobody wants any of these beloved stars dead."
Amongst the many bizarre TikTok trends we've seen this year, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are taking to the social video platform to share their reactions following the death of a patient.
The new TikTok trend is supposed to highlight how healthcare workers and those in the medical profession get affected in their day-to-day jobs, however, not everyone is a fan.
One Twitter user said: "I had a lot of people die on my watch during the pandemic - like a LOT; and this type of performative garbage makes me furious on a level I can’t articulate."
A second added: "Gee, a patient died. Let me set up my cell phone, and make a video of how traumatised I am."