The most downloaded app of 2019 in Pakistan, TikTok is a craze that has truly engulfed the youth of our country. While there are people who use it as a source of infotainment, there are some who are spreading obscenity with their vulgar content.
One such user is posting cringe-worthy content that brings us to the question, Where is the youth of this country headed?
In the video 2 guys presumably in their teens, are dancing along romantically to a song, and while one could decipher such an act as one being funny, the projection of sexual intimacies is truly mortifying.
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TikTok – A social curse?
Is this what the youth of our nation is headed towards? Does content creation know no bound as long as it makes you famous on social media?
TikTok users might defend their content as a source of making people laugh. But their lies a major difference between laughing with someone and laughing at someone.
While we are so quick to start moral policing strangers over petty things, where has our sense of self-worth gone?
Is this the future of Pakistan?
In today’s age becoming a celebrity is based on the number of followers, content (in some cases), and internet popularity. Hence, we have titles like Instagram models, YouTube celebrities, and many more. TikTok celebrity is another thing in the fame-game and Pakistan isn’t behind.
Areeka Haq took the application by storm and became a famous TikTok celebrity. However, TikTok led to several scandals and controversies as well; like that of PTI’s Fayyaz Ul Hassan and of PIA Air-Hostesses, respectively.
The controversies, scandals, fame, recognition, business and so much more, are all part of the grand social-media scheme. The argument still stands, who is going to judge what is appropriate, and what is not?
Should Tiktok be banned for the sake of young developing minds or should it be left on the individual to decide what’s best?
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