If you have been on TikTok lately you have probably seen hundreds of videos mocking someone called “Couch Guy” and his girlfriend.

“Couch Guy” is a college student who was surprised by his girlfriend last week and has faced the wrath of the entire app for his reaction to her showing up.

Here’s everything you need to know about the situation and what Couch Guy himself has said about the video…

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It all began when TikTok user Lauren Zarras posted a video surprising her boyfriend at college.

The camera follows her as she arrives at his college and walks into the room where he is sitting on a couch… hence the nickname “Couch Guy.”

While viewers expected him to jump for joy at his girlfriend who had surprised him with a visit, he instead stands up slowly to hug her, with some people claiming that he looked less than impressed at her arrival.

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The video has already gathered over 51 million views and the comments are flooded with people warning Lauren that her boyfriend’s reaction is a “red flag.”

She took to the comments to defend her boyfriend, writing:

“Breaks my heart that people can watch a special moment and bring so much negativity. Please think before you assume anything about my relationship.”

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Couch Guy parodies take over TikTok

Couch Guy responded to the hate and accusations of gaslighting on his own TikTok account, asking viewers: “Do you know what gaslighting means?”

He said that he was the one being gaslit by “thousands of strangers” online who were claiming to know more about his relationship than he does.

Now parodies videos are popping up all over the app as people have been recreating the original Couch Guy video. The hashtag “Couch Guy” has over 393 million views and people have been getting their friends, animals, and even children involved in the trend.

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