People are calling for 'adult-only' suburbs for people who are 'evil and hate kids'
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A TikToker has sparked controversy after joking that there should be a suburb where only adults are allowed to live so they can avoid noisy and annoying kids.
Soja starts the video by saying: "I would like to know when somebody is planning on opening an adults-only suburb."
The clip, which has been viewed over 319,000 times, shows Soja sat in her car describing how she was 'so sick of going places and kids are just everywhere screaming and I just have to put up with it'.
She then explains that she had just come from a swimming pool where children had been 'jumping in and screaming,' adding that there should be a suburb 'for people like me that are evil and hate kids' who can 'just be quiet and undisturbed'.
Almost 33,000 people have liked the video, undeniably dreaming of the day there's an adults-only suburb too. However, with over 3,600 comments and counting, not all of them share the same views.
Out of those in agreement, a viewer who confirms they are a parent themselves even said they were in support of the idea, commenting: "As a parent of two small children, I completely understand what you're saying and respect that childfree people need space too."
Another user added: "I get this because I want more adult only spaces that aren't centered around alcohol or just for the night time."
Others decided that the suburbs should be taken a step further and also have kid-free restaurants, hotels and cafes.
One user even joked: "I want a kids free Disney World day, is that too much to ask?" which over 400 other users backed with a like.
But not everyone has been as on board with the concept, with one user commenting: "Go live in Antartica," while another wrote: "You used to be a kid mate..ya know. So get over getting older."
Soja posted a follow-up video on 31 January, showcasing the comment above and explained how she had been covered by an Australian news outlet for the video going viral and sparking controversy even thought it was what she described as an 'off the cuff joke video I made in the carpark of the gym'.
The TikTok caption explained how 'so many people' had been 'pressed' about her previous video. She also clarified that she wasn't trying to say that kids shouldn't be allowed to have fun in the pool, but that it would be 'nice if there were more places that were JUST for adults', adding that that includes spaces for 'parents wanting a break from their kids too'.
UNILAD has approached Soja for comment.