TikTok might get “banned” however the comedy created on the app will prevail
So yeah… every little thing kinda sucks proper now.
Buuut I discovered some TikTok creators that not solely DON’T SUCK, will make you giggle AND – within the occasion the app does get banned (which I nonetheless suppose unlikely) – will proceed to succeed inside and out of doors the digital house: Ryan George, Kueppers, and Preston Garcia.
*Information in regards to the TikTok ban has been moved to the underside of the article (Spoiler: my nervousness in regards to the ban is BACK and STRONGER THAN EVER!! AHHHH!!)
Ryan George • 1M followers (@theryangeorge)
Ryan George’s one-man sketch comedy movies are already loved by his enormous viewers on YouTube, however when made the bounce to TikTok, he rapidly grew a following that almost DOUBLES his YouTube following (good!). His movies are hilarious, bizarre, and timeless; his movies will stay humorous and influential many years past their preliminary creation.
three Humorous TikToks from Ryan George:
Kueppers • 22.1K Followers (@twirlyenough)
#POV I’m the mother from that gender reveal occasion that began a wildfire
Kueppers is the right lead for a near-future actually inclusive TV present. Their principally one-take skits are hilarious, topical, and seamlessly makes use of humor to level out LGBTQ+ discrimination and underrepresentation. In a world the place the vast majority of content material is nonetheless made by straight white males, Kueppers’ inclusive is refreshing, revolutionary, essential, and humorous.
three Humorous TikToks from Kueppers:
Preston Garcia • 965Okay followers (@notprestongarcia)
If Gen Z had a sitcom, Preston Garcia can be the pinnacle author, and the present would have a number of Emmys. His movies (sometimes) begin off as regular on a regular basis conditions that includes “regular” those that rapidly (and comically) get blown out of proportion. Although his characters are dramatic AF, you’ll discover solace in these emotional performances as a result of his characters so precisely satirize that individuals you hate in your every day life that you just’ll watch these movies and go “HAHA, THIS CHARACTER IS JUST LIKE ______. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAD TO DEAL WITH SOMEONE THIS STUPID, BUT IF PRESTON GARCIA MADE A VIDEO ABOUT IT, IT MEANS MORE PEOPLE LIKE _____ EXIST – WHICH SUCKS – BUT AT LEAST THAT MEANS OTHER PEOPLE UNDERSTAND MY EXPERIENCE.”
three Humorous TikToks from Preston Garcia:
TIKTOK BAN UPDATE
So yeah… I hate to say it, however the TikTok Ban might technically occur. Beforehand, Microsoft + Walmart and Oracle have been the frontrunners to purchase ByteDance (the corporate that owns TikTok). HOWEVER, nobody has made the acquisition, the deadline for the TikTok Ban continues to be set for September 20th, AND Trump refuses to increase that deadline. GAH!
The rationale the sale hasn’t gone by means of? It might be one (or all) of the next:
- ByteDance is valued at $78 billion – that’s a hefty price ticket for any potential purchaser to fulfill (or attempt to come near). Plus, it doesn’t assist Trump made an (probably unlawful) govt order that required the acquisition from ByteDance to a US firm to occur in 90 days. Who desires to be rushed right into a sale!? (particularly when it’s a multi-billion greenback price ticket!?)
- In August, Beijing launched export restrictions on synthetic intelligence expertise, which included the algorithm that TikTok makes use of to find out which movies to indicate every consumer. (This implies ByteDance must acquire a license to export any restricted applied sciences to a international firm – which suggests it’s one other roadblock hindering potential consumers from buying ByteDance)
- ByteDance is now combating to maintain a small quantity of possession within the firm… which I completely get (and agree with – I’d be pissed if I constructed one thing as large as TikTok and a strolling orange toddler out of the blue advised me I needed to promote it and retain no possession). Nonetheless, this issue doesn’t make the potential acquisition any simpler.
HOWEVER – if a sale between ByteDance and a US firm doesn’t occur – that doesn’t imply TikTok will disappear on September 20th. TikTok is at the moment suing the Trump Administration as a result of the ban is probably going unconstitutional since Trump has ZERO evidence that TikTok is definitely a nationwide safety risk (AND it has been PROVEN TikTok takes about the identical quantity of information as every other social media app). So this buys TikTok time extra time to discover a purchaser, rule the ban as unconstitutional, or discover one other approach to keep away from having TikTok be completely banned.
So TikTok will nonetheless be round… however its future continues to be not sure.
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