So yeah… every part kinda sucks proper now.
Buuut I discovered some TikTok creators that not solely DON’T SUCK, will make you snicker AND – within the occasion the app does get banned (which I nonetheless assume unlikely) – will proceed to succeed inside and outdoors the digital house: Ryan George, Kueppers, and Preston Garcia.
*Data concerning the TikTok ban has been moved to the underside of the article (Spoiler: my nervousness concerning the ban is BACK and STRONGER THAN EVER!! AHHHH!!)
Ryan George • 1M followers (@theryangeorge)
The First Man To Ever Get Ripped
Ryan George’s one-man sketch comedy movies are already loved by his large viewers on YouTube, however when made the soar to TikTok, he shortly grew a following that just about 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.
3 Humorous TikToks from Ryan George:
Kueppers • 22.1K Followers (@twirlyenough)
#POV I’m the mother from that gender reveal celebration 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 remains to be made by straight white males, Kueppers’ inclusive is refreshing, progressive, obligatory, and humorous.
3 Humorous TikToks from Kueppers:
Preston Garcia • 965K followers (@notprestongarcia)
If Gen Z had a sitcom, Preston Garcia can be the top 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 who shortly (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 folks you hate in your each 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.”
3 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 had been the frontrunners to purchase ByteDance (the corporate that owns TikTok). HOWEVER, nobody has made the acquisition, the deadline for the TikTok Ban remains to be set for September twentieth, AND Trump refuses to increase that deadline. GAH!
The explanation the sale hasn’t gone by means of? It may very well be one (or all) of the next:
- ByteDance is valued at $78 billion – that’s a hefty price ticket for any potential purchaser to satisfy (or attempt to come near). Plus, it doesn’t assist Trump made an (doubtlessly unlawful) government order that required the acquisition from ByteDance to a US firm to occur in 90 days. Who needs 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 point out every person. (This implies ByteDance must receive a license to export any restricted applied sciences to a overseas 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 huge as TikTok and a strolling orange toddler out of the blue instructed 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 twentieth. TikTok is presently 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 menace (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 strategy to keep away from having TikTok be completely banned.
So TikTok will nonetheless be round… however its future remains to be not sure.
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