Most TikTok trends are harmless. They usually involve learning a dance routine, doing a lighthearted challenge or even baking something. But unfortunately, sometimes some inappropriate videos get posted too.
The latest trend to go viral on TikTok is the Break Your Wrist Challenge, which has gained huge criticism online as it sees people mocking those with disabilities.
What is the Break Your Wrist Challenge?
According to Dexerto, the new trend: “Instructs people to ‘break your wrist’, which is then imitated by contorting the hand as though they have had a spasm”.
The Challenge has received a lot of criticism
The Break Your Wrist Challenge has gained a lot of criticism online as people argue it acts negatively towards people with disabilities.
One Twitter user @Alexis__LeAnne brands the challenge as: “Disgusting, as a disabled person myself and who has been the target of the word ‘retarded’.”
Charli D’Amelio tries to shut down the Break Your Wrist Challenge
Charli is one of the biggest TikTok stars right now, with a huge 57 million followers on the video sharing app.
And it seems that she has taken to Twitter to use her large audience to speak about the Break Your Wrist Challenge.
On May 16th, she tweeted saying: “There is a sound going around on tiktok making fun of disabilities.” She then continues to say that it is “completely unacceptable, wrong, and the fact that people think that the ‘trend’ is not disrespectful and disgusting is not okay!”