Does anyone else feel like the last few weeks have been some of the bleakest so far? Nearly a year into the pandemic, the combination of terrible winter weather, vaccine frustration, and just general life stuff have created a perfect storm of bad vibes, and it seems like a lot of us have been feeling it. But you know who hasn’t let the less-than-ideal mood get in their way? The celebrities on TikTok. To them, February 2021 seems like any other month, and that means they’re still cranking out the content that just makes you go “…why?” From Gen-Z to Boomers, some of our favorite famous TikTokers have been doing their worst lately, and here’s your latest batch of cringe.
@heidimontagCan you pull down your mask if you see papperazzi? ##fyp ##foryoupage ##beverlyhills♬ original sound – heidimontag
Heidi, Heidi, Heidi… I’ve grown accustomed to Heidi’s weird TikToks around the house—the terrible lip-syncing and random product placement of Spencer’s crystals throughout the videos, but this is a new level of cringe for her. She and Spencer are walking down the street, and she asks if she can take her masks off for the paparazzi. Obviously, the answer is no, but seeing her get so excited to have her picture taken just makes me kind of sad. Idk, maybe I’m still in my feels about Framing Britney Spears, but I have a hard time not getting angry at the thought of invasive celeb photographers. Heidi’s also been ramping up her content about #filming, so it seems like the new season of The Hills should be coming soon.
@brycehallroots @joshrichards @imgriffinjohnson♬ original sound – Bryce Hall
If you’ve read my articles in the past, you’ll know that Bryce Hall is my least favorite of the Gen-Z hot guy cohort on TikTok. Aside from practicing terrible COVID behavior, he also just seems like a f*ckboy, and this video of him and two of his Sway House buddies shotgunning energy drinks isn’t doing anything to dispel that notion. At least they’re wearing shirts in this video, because I was actually starting to wonder if they owned any clothes other than t0o-tight sweatpants.
@drphilThis new grand baby better hurry up!
Dr. Phil has always been one of my least favorite people on TikTok, and this video of him looking longingly out the window as he waits for his grandchild to arrive is so staged it hurts. Why does this old man have a BIB on his shirt? And how much did he have to force his wife to play along for the video? Also, he clearly hasn’t been able to get his botox during the pandemic, because homeboy is looking way older than I remember. Anyway, his son Jordan McGraw had his baby with Morgan Stewart, a girl named Row Renggli, so hopefully his weird videos will be replaced with cute baby content soon.
@jamescharlessurprise… 🤰🏻💕 what should I name her♬ Still Into You by Paramore – Ariam
Last week, James Charles pulled two different social media stunts in the time it takes me to get out of bed n the morning. On the same day he tried to trick us into thinking he was bald, he also posted… a fake pregnancy announcement? We all say that bizarre recreation of Beyoncé’s nude pregnancy photos on Instagram, but you may have missed this TikTok where he shows off his “transformation.” I still don’t understand why this was ever a thing, but I hope James got the attention he was craving.
@charlidameliolink to sign up for @step in my bio💗 ##steppartner♬ original sound – charli d’amelio
I’m all for TikTok creators like Charli hustling and making money from their platforms, but taking financial advice from someone who was born in 2004 just doesn’t sit right with me. She’s advertising for Step, a banking and debit card service aimed at teens, which is supposed to help them build credit and learn about money management. Sounds like a smart idea, but I feel like they should be aiming their marketing at parents of teens, not kids who are scrolling on TikTok. We’ve seen people like Billy McFarland and the Kardashians market some questionable cards before, so I’m not trusting any famous person when it comes to financial advice.
Images: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com; TikTok
If 2020 is remembered for one thing, it will be how TikTok truly blew up and finally became impossible to ignore (trust me, I tried). Okay, obviously some other important stuff happened this year, but for today’s purposes, let’s just focus on TikTok. While a lot of Gen-Z kids and ~content creators~ were already on the app before this year, the pandemic activated something inside the rest of us, and normal people and celebrities alike flooded onto TikTok like never before.
Some celebs are unexpectedly good at TikTok (Jason Derulo’s special effects are continually impressive), but many others have struggled to master the format. Each week for several months, I’ve been cataloging some of the most cringeworthy celebrity TikToks, and now that this bizarre year is drawing to a close, it’s time to look back on some of my (least) favorites of 2020.
@drphil##YouHaveTo stop calling me “daddy.” I ain’t ya daddy.♬ A Moment Apart – ODESZA – Hannah Stater (she/her)
I don’t want to be too negative here, so I’ll start by saying that at least Dr. Phil’s TikTok account isn’t boring. He’s out here doing the most, giving psychology tips, chugging cranberry juice, and dancing in a Grandpa Joe costume. I don’t particularly like any of it, but at least he’s trying. But this video of him imploring his followers to stop calling him “daddy” is straight-up bone chilling. Never has it EVER occurred to me to call him that, and it concerns me that enough people have for him to address the issue. Guys, PLEASE don’t.
@tyrabanks##Boo 🎃♬ original sound – Tyra Banks
Tyra had kind of a random resurgence in popularity this year, as people spent their quarantine reliving all the wild old seasons of America’s Next Top Model, and she landed a new gig hosting Dancing With The Stars. Her hosting work on TV has always had a slight unhinged energy to it, and her presence on TikTok is really no different. This TikTok—one of several she filmed in a row, judging from the repeated outfit—features her acting like she’s in some kind of horror movie, and screaming random words in her sentences. Okay, now I actually think a Tyra Banks horror movie could be kind of amazing.
@foodgod♬ original sound – foodgod
If you follow my weekly list, you’ll know that Foodgod brought a lot of cringe this year, but most of his videos are of him shoveling nasty food into his mouth like a hungry animal. Those are upsetting, but in the spirit of keeping things interesting, I’m highlighting this truly bizarre video of him riding off into the sky on a stationary bike. As he calls into the distance “FG phone home,” I can’t help but ask myself, what the f*ck is happening here? Where did this concept come from? Did he pay someone to edit this? I need ANSWERS.
@hannahg11just always thought about this, I know it sometimes takes a while to show but STILL that’s a lot of ppl ##keepingactive ##healthheroes ##thoughts♬ Confusion – Tik Toker
Many of the videos on this list have more of a visual cringe factor, but this one just makes me sad, and a little concerned. Bachelor alum Hannah Godwin has a question: if every single person in the world comes from a pregnant woman, why don’t we see more pregnant women walking around? She’s right that there are seven billion people on the earth, but she seems to miss the concept that those people have been born over the past like, 100 years. I know time isn’t real or whatever, but it’s not that complicated.
@kjapacFollow @adamisgreat14 💥 for a follow back ! ❤️Quick now ! ##fy ##riverdale♬ original sound – KJ Apa
I’ve never watched Riverdale, so I honestly have no real opinion of KJ Apa, but his content on TikTok gives off very strange vibes. For much of the year, he’s been quarantined up in Vancouver with his cast and crew, and things have gotten a little weird. In this video that I think about way too much, he dips his hair into a cup of tea, and then lets the tea drip onto his tongue. I don’t need to explain why this is gross, but it’s also just… not something that people do. Idk, I’m uncomfortable.
@barbara.corcoran@mcuban 👀 ##WIP♬ Lonely – Justin Bieber & benny blanco
Barbara Corcoran is easily my favorite investor on Shark Tank (I met her once, and she was lovely), but when it comes to her TikTok, I’m out. In this video, which is inexplicably set to Justin Bieber’s “Lonely”, she actually looks like a middle school boy wearing a too-big backpack. Something is off from the beginning, but when the imaginary POV in her Shark Tank scenario says they’re going with Mark’s offer, she makes a choking motion as if she’s being yanked off the screen, and the look in her eyes is low-key terrifying. Like, Barbara, are you okay?? Blink twice if you’re okay.
Congratulations, you’ve reached the “WAP” dance part of the list. This trend was fun at first, and some of the videos are super impressive, but unsurprisingly, famous people had to go and ruin it for everyone else. Addison Rae was one of the breakout TikTok stars of this year, and her rendition of the dance is like, flawless, but her mom Sheri really missed the mark. The original TikTok was deleted after Addison got mad about it, but thankfully it’s been preserved on YouTube.
@jackblackChallenge accepted♬ WAP（feat. Megan Thee Stallion） – Cardi B
I couldn’t limit myself to just one “WAP” video, and my other winner is Jack Black’s attempt. I hadn’t really thought about Jack Black in a while, but boy, is his TikTok a trip. I respect Jack Black’s right to do whatever he wants with his Speedo and garden hose, but maybe we don’t need to see the footage. And besides, the choreography clearly needs some more work.
@pilot_peteBarb the Savage♬ original sound – Byjamiemcintyre
Isn’t it wild that Peter’s season of The Bachelor was less than a year ago? His season ended on a low note, with back-to-back breakups with Hannah Ann and Madison, but ultimately he ended with his fourth runner-up, Kelley. I could have included one of Pilot Pete’s sappy videos dedicated to his and Kelley’s relationship, but if I’m honest with myself, the video of his that made me cringe the most was his thirsty AF mom Barb doing this twist on the “Savage” trend. I don’t like that this sound implies moms and wives *can’t* be savages, and Pete’s dad saying this to Barb feels icky. Barb, stick to what you do best: crying about how much you love Hannah Ann.
Images: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com; drphil, tyrabanks, foodgod, hannahg11, kjapac, barbara.corcoran, jackblack, pilot_pete / TikTok; TOP5 / YouTube
After taking a month off of cataloging the worst TikToks our famous people have to offer, it’s safe to say not much has changed. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, social distancing isn’t going anywhere, and yes, celebrities are still acting very cringey on TikTok. While some of our faves have gotten bored and mostly abandoned their awful TikToks (Vanessa Hudgens, please come back), there are still more than enough celebs who just can’t put their phones down. Whether you’re into sh*tty dancing, rough attempts at comedy, or half-hearted activism, there’s something here for everyone this week.
@meghantrainorWhen everyone thinks you announced your pregnancy on TikTok ##31weekspregnant
♬ original sound – devin levell
I would love to let Meghan Trainor enjoy her pregnancy journey in peace without dragging her, but wtf is this video, honestly. Daryl Sabara’s energy really stresses me out, and him yelling at me and trying to get crunk with a stroller while “Thotiana” plays in the background is not my preferred holiday vibe, to say the least.
@mrs.wahlbergHave you tried the Sugarplum Macchiato from @dunkin yet, ##Chicago? Tell me what you think using ##DunkinSugarplum. ##ad♬ How You Like That – BLACKPINK
I have no problem with celebs doing ads on TikTok, but I appreciate when they at least show a little commitment to the assignment. Jenny McCarthy has done two videos for Dunkin’ promoting their season sugarplum macchiato, and in both, it’s very obvious that she isn’t actually taking a sip. I’ve tried it, and it’s gross, but the least she could do is drink it with a smile on her face!
@brycehall♬ original sound – 𝓳𝓪𝓷𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓮
In a year full of lows, learning about Bryce Hall was definitely one of my lowest points. This video of him dancing in a Santa suit 10/1o ruined my day, and also, we shouldn’t be doing fat suits anymore, come on.
@bhadbhabieshe can never take a joke😂😂😂♬ original sound – bhadbhabie
In this video, 17-year-old Bhad Bhabie (aka “cash me outside” girl) plays a prank on her mom by giving her a box with a positive pregnancy test inside. These kind of pranks aren’t really funny in any context, but there’s something extra cringe about this one. First of all, her mom clearly doesn’t want to be on camera, and then her reaction to the test is to repeatedly say “I will f*cking stab you.” Yikes! Idk about their family dynamic, but this isn’t cute to me.
@tyrabanksScience degree not needed ##tiktokpartner ##learnontiktok ##share ##needtoknow♬ original sound – Tyra Banks
There’s nothing Tyra loves more than sharing a little wisdom, and in this ‘Tok, she talks about the difference between inventing and innovating. I don’t really think these words are that confusing, but I also don’t think Tyra did a very good job of explaining herself. Like, I’m not confident she could use both of these words correctly in a sentence. So let’s discuss: was the smize an invention or an innovation?
@perezhilton♬ Follow PerezHilton on TikTok – Perez Hilton
Most of Perez Hilton’s videos are just D-list celebrity news no one cares about, but this one is bad in a totally different way. I’m 100% sure Perez with this devil filter is my new sleep paralysis demon, so I guess I just won’t be sleeping for the next few days. I hate it here.
@tanamongeaulola lot happened in between those two things but go peep the video♬ original sound – Tana Mongeau
There is… a lot going on in Tana’s life right now. Apparently her ex made a mean song about her, and then her best friend hooked up with her new man IN HER HOUSE? I’m cringing at this whole situation because I feel bad for Tana, but also, why is she making TikToks about it?? Girl, figure this sh*t out! Also, stop having friends over, it’s a pandemic!
November 28-December 4:
@foodgod♬ Oh No – Kreepa
I thought Jonathan’s videos of him shoveling food into his mouth were upsetting, but this is way worse. He’s puckering up his gross lips and smothering them with hand soap, and then trying to blow bubbles. Sorry, is he five years old? Sir, please get a grip.
@jackblackmy spidey senses are TINGLING – new ep link in bio!! 📹 @taylor♬ Out the Frame – Marv Allen
As a followup to his deeply cringeworthy WAP video, Jack Black is back with another TikTok of him dancing, this time in a Spider-Man costume. Again, something I really did not need to see. Just gonna throw this out there as a note to many of the celebs who cannot dance, but seem determined to make dancing TikToks: no one is making you do that! Stop it!
@wizkhalifaCOVID test BABY ##covid19 ##gettested♬ original sound – Wiz Khalifa
In this video, Wiz Khalifa rolls up to a drive-thru COVID testing site, with a joint clearly lit in the car, and we see the full swabbing process from start to finish. First of all, I’m really not a fan of seeing people get these swabs stuck up their noses on camera, but it also feels super inconsiderate to have smoke blowing in the face of this poor woman administering the COVID test. These people are going above and beyond to keep us safe, so please be considerate to them!
@heidimontagAudrina left 😂♬ WAP（feat. Megan Thee Stallion） – Cardi B
I really thought I was done roasting celebrity “WAP” videos like, a month ago, but Heidi and Audrina just had to go and post this three months too late. Obviously, the dancing is not good—as you know by now, Heidi’s dancing is never good. But more than anything, it’s so half-assed! Audrina just walks off halfway through the video, leaving Heidi to fend for herself, and she really doesn’t know what she’s doing. This makes me sad.
@officialhowiemandel##inventions ##safety ##amazing♬ original sound – Howie Mandel
In this video, Howie shows off his new face mask, which is perhaps the most unsettling thing I’ve ever seen. I really hope he never wears this in public, because people will be traumatized.
@itsjojosiwa“Where Are You Christmas” The Official Music Video!!!❄️🖤 Coming out on Thanksgiving (11/26)!! LINK IN MY BIO!♬ original sound – JoJo Siwa
This is a clip from a music video and not like, an actual TikTok, but we still need to discuss whatever the f*ck JoJo is wearing. It looks like she skinned a polar bear, and then bedazzled its entire body and turned it into a coat. The amount of glitter on her face is actually making me physically uncomfortable, and her hair bow has never been bigger. Someone stop her!
@lilmiquela⚠️ My new SNAP show GET REAL, MIQUELA is out now ⚠️ I’m finally getting REAL…♬ original sound – MIQUELA
We’ve discussed CGI influencer Lil Miquela before, but before this week, I’ve never dared to look at her TikTok. Little did I know, she actually has a reality show on Snapchat now! I have so many questions. What does a reality show about a fake person entail? Why is this happening now? And did anyone know Snapchat had shows?? I can’t let myself think about this too much, because it’ll just make me angry.
@charlidameliomy drink the charli is still on the dunkin’ app!! give it a try and let me know what you think!! ##ad♬ original sound – charli d’amelio
Charli has been getting roasted over a recent YouTube video, but today I’m focusing on one of her TikToks from this week, an ad for Dunkin. As part of her partnership with the brand, they created a drink called “The Charli,” which is cold brew with caramel and whole milk. I’ve had it, and it took me like, three days to digest all that dairy. In this video, she reminds her followers that the drink is still available, but she doesn’t seem all that committed to selling it. Twice, she says it’s “pretty good”, which is how I describe something when I don’t like it but I don’t want to be rude. Come on girl, earn those coins!
@drphilWhen the ##onhold music slaps.♬ original sound – Friday
Dr. Phil continues his streak of making everyone uncomfy on TikTok with this video of him vibing to some hold music. Really, Dr. Phil dancing is something I never need to see, and as he gets more animated throughout the video (and gets his wife involved), it just gets worse.
@heidimontag♬ Candy Shop – R n B Allstars
Heidi hasn’t made an appearance on this list in a while, but she’s been busy making TikToks this week, and most of them are bad. Notably, she has been hanging out with Audrina Patridge, so the reboot of The Hills might finally be getting a second season. But in this video, Heidi just kind of dances around to the beginning “Candy Shop” while her mask gradually slips under her nose. The caption says something about going on the boat that’s in the background, but she never actually shows us whether she got to go on the boat! That’s just bad writing.
@derekhoughCandid authentic moment of me doing Laundry outside. Didn’t even know there were cameras there. @people♬ Pony – Ginuwine
I make a point of not looking at Derek Hough’s TikTok too often because it makes me mad, but I really hate when he tries to be hot. I’m pretty sure this whole backyard laundry setup is for a photo shoot, so I can’t fault him for being extra, but thrusting to “Pony” on a laundry basket? That’s where I draw the line. Someone stop this man!!
@brycehallupdate on no shave november @joshrichards♬ original sound – Rudy
Bryce Hall is one of TikTok’s most notorious f*ckboys, and hating his content is one of my favorite pastimes. Currently, he and his fellow Hype House member Josh Richards are taking part in No Shave November, and their results after nearly two weeks are kind of hilariously underwhelming. I always regret taking the dive into Bryce’s videos, but at least today he gave me something to laugh at.
@barbara.corcoran@mcuban 👀 ##WIP♬ Lonely – Justin Bieber & benny blanco
Big congrats to Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran, who makes her first appearance on the list this week. In this TikTok, she acts out a POV scenario where she’s listening to a pitch on Shark Tank, and then the person chooses Mark Cuban’s offer. Her face as she chokes herself off camera is truly horrifying, but also, can we talk about her outfit? She’s dressed like a middle schooler, and I truly don’t understand it. Why is she wearing a backpack!!! I have so many questions.
@thenewclassicATTENTION!!!♬ original sound – Matt Beckoff
I’m always wary of anything Iggy Azalea does, but for the most part, she’s actually pretty funny on TikTok. But this video of her twerking to an edited sound of Biden calling himself “daddy”… I hate it here. Honestly, I would hate this sound no matter what the video was, but there’s something about the front view of someone twerking that’s particularly unsettling. Luckily, Iggy has already gone back to making videos about eating pizza in bed, so I don’t need to unfollow her.
@itsjojosiwaGet Ready with Me ❤️🎀 @BangEnergy @BangEnergy.CEO ##BangEnergy ##CaffeineFree ##ad♬ original sound – JoJo Siwa
I know this is an ad, but the thought of JoJo Siwa consuming an energy drink is actually terrifying to me. Like, I needed an energy drink in college when I had a paper due the next day that I hadn’t started. JoJo Siwa does not need an energy drink, and I’m concerned that she might literally explode if she drank a full one of these.
October 31-November 6:
@drphilI’ve got those Grandpa Joe moves. ##mycostume♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold
I only put one Halloween TikTok on this list because, to be honest, Halloween already feels like it was seven months ago. But I couldn’t just skip over Dr. Phil’s jarring Halloween costume—Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka. I have no desire to see Dr. Phil in a nightgown, and his weak attempt at dancing just makes it worse. Some people just don’t need to do Halloween.
@itsjojosiwaMy night routine!!!✨🎀♬ Boomerang – Jojo Siwa
I know that this nighttime routine video from JoJo Siwa is a joke, but I still found myself cringing. I’m used to seeing the cars with her face plastered all over them, but her house still gives me a headache. I love eating cake for dinner as much as the next person, but this is just too much. And watching her cover her entire face in glitter made my skin itch. Also, why is she in the shower with clothes on? This is not for me.
Candace Cameron Bure
@candacecameronb##JesusSaves ##momsoftiktok ##Christian♬ original sound – The CrunchBros
We all know Candace Cameron Bure loves the Bible, and of course there’s nothing wrong with that. But she keeps doing these cutesy Bible videos where she lip-syncs to a baby voice, and I find them deeply unsettling. Also, Candace posted this video amid major uncertainty about the outcome of the Presidential election, and I don’t love the sentiment that we should just stop being worried about real world sh*t because of the Bible. That’s not how the world works!
@officialhowiemandelCan’t bear it♬ Where Is The Love? – The Black Eyed Peas
Y’all know by know that I’m not the biggest fan of Howie Mandel’s TikToks, but whatever, some people like them. But my nerves are already shot, and I definitely didn’t need to see this humongous teddy bear barreling toward me today. The “Where Is The Love” sound is majorly trending on TikTok right now, and I have to say, this is one of my least favorite takes on it.
@bobsaget##WAP ##chores♬ WAP（feat. Megan Thee Stallion） – Cardi B
The 60+ male celebs continue to crank out the content on TikTok, and I continue to hate it. I really thought we were done with “WAP” content a few weeks ago, but Bob Saget didn’t get a chance to post his take until this week. Well, it’s here, and it’s awful. The bucket and mop bit is pretty run of the mill, but the clip of him with water pouring out of his mouth? It’ll take me weeks to get over that. WEEKS! Note to any and all middle-aged celebs out there who have yet to post a “WAP” video: skip it, please!
@tyrabanks##Boo 🎃♬ original sound – Tyra Banks
First of all, Tyra has posted four different videos in the past week that she clearly filmed at the same time, so props to her for planning out her content! But this video made me die a little inside. She really thought she was doing something here! This feels like an over the top bit she would’ve done to introduce an acting challenge on America’s Next Top Model, but when she’s alone in her house doing it on TikTok, the whole thing just feels bizarre. Maybe if she had Miss J in the video it would’ve been better.
@foodgodName one fruit you can’t live without♬ Astronomia – Chiky Dee Jay
Every time I include a Foodgod TikTok on this list, I tell myself it’s going to be the last one, but he really outdid himself this week. He’s bugging out (as per usual) about some guava ice cream, and then he does a slurping noise/motion toward the camera that is so foul, I honestly think he belongs in prison. I can’t even describe how uncomfortable I am right now, but if you watch the video, you’ll understand where I’m coming from. Jonathan, PLEASE!
@meghantrainorWash your hands for 20 SECONDS to Safeguard your family💦Challenging @ryan.trainor to come clean w/ @safeguardsoap ##SafeguardSplash ##ad ##WashAwayGerms♬ original sound – Meghan Trainor
As part of this ad she did for a soap brand, Meghan Trainor was supposed to “come clean” about something, and the big secret she chose was that she likes eating chips with ketchup, and drinks milk with ice cubes in it. Okay, so first of all, what a lame confession. But als0—EW! Potato chips with ketchup is not something I want to try, but whatever, I guess I low-key get it. But this adult woman is drinking whole glasses of milk with ICE CUBES??? I knew I didn’t like her for a reason.
@jamescharlesbless u♬ original sound – James Charles
Personally, I always cringe when James Charles tries to remind us he can sing, but this one is especially bad because the video starts with him sneezing INTO HIS HAND. In this time of widespread germophobia, could James not at least show proper sneezing protocol on camera?? And then, without washing his hands or anything, he touches his face!!! James, what are you doing!!!
@brycehallgolf day w the boy @imgriffinjohnson♬ original sound – timothée chalamet edits!
Earlier this week, the tabloids were all over the story of how TikTok star Bryce Hall got into a brawl with staff at a restaurant in LA after they told him he wasn’t allowed to vape at his table. For reference, this is the same asshole who got his electricity shut off by the city after he refused to stop having parties during the pandemic. In this TikTok, we see him at the golf course in the same outfit that he was wearing during the fight, and it’s so cringe to watch him just do like, anything. I don’t understand why all these random hot guys are so famous, but can we please cancel Bryce Hall?
@realwoahvicky♬ original sound – Vicky
If you’re unfamiliar with Woah Vicky, welcome to a very specific corner of the internet. She’s a 20-year-old social media star and sometimes rapper who’s probably best known for two things: falsely claiming to be Black, and getting in a full-on fist fight with Bhad Bhabie. She also has arguably one of the most annoying voices of anyone on the planet, and this video of her belting out “A Thousand Miles” in the back of a car is the vocal equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. Okay, sorry for doing that to you, you may now go back to pretending you don’t know who she is.
@meghantrainorWE VOTED!!!!!!!! 🎉🇺🇸♬ Register and GO VOTE – Meghan Trainor
Is it a good thing that Meghan Trainor is using her platform to encourage everyone to vote? Absolutely! But I did not need to come on TikTok today and be assaulted by the visual of Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara twerking for the camera. Absolutely not, no way. This is too much! The voting song is cute; she should’ve just posted a video of herself and kept it moving.
Candace Cameron Bure
@candacecameronbThe Bible. Another blessing.♬ original sound – Prince Tai
Candace Cameron Bure being religious is nothing new, and I’m certainly not going to roast her for that. But I have no issue roasting her for this bizarre choreographed dance where she uses her Bible as a prop. This feels like one of the less impressive routines from Dance Moms, but performed by a 50-year-old woman with a not-great sense of rhythm. I expected there to at least be a Bible verse in the caption or something, but it appears that Candace just felt compelled to dance.
@melissagorgaBack off the closet 💅🏼 ##envybymg ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ original sound – Melissagorga
This TikTok is pretty standard stuff from Melissa, except for the fact that there are two random men sitting in the background, both wearing masks and looking very confused. Melissa, who are these dudes? Neither of them are her husband (ily Joey), and they certainly don’t look like they’re interested in being in a TikTok. This is why I don’t make TikToks in public.
@foodgodPick a color ##sugarfactory♬ Freak by Doja Cat. On soundcloud – coen💗
My nemesis was back at it this week, attending one of those godforsaken Sugar Factory events that Kardashian-adjacent celebs thrive on. This time, rather than going for some diabetes fishbowl cocktail, Jonathan tried some sliders with rainbow buns, and I’ve never wanted to throw up more than I do right now. Sorry, but a GREEN hamburger bun belongs nowhere near a human digestive system. Every day we stray further from god’s light.
@jessicaalbapumpkin 🎃 cookies @foodstirs inspired by @honest limited edition Fall diaper 🍁🍪🍂🍎 🎃☕️ ##fallvibes ##fallaesthetic ##honestfallchallenge♬ original sound – Yo Mama
I respect Jessica Alba’s business woman hustle, and she’s undoubtedly more successful than I will ever be. But you know what I don’t want to see? Recipe ideas that are inspired by DIAPERS. Yes, I swear to god, this cookie recipe is inspired by Jessica’s new line of fall-themed diapers. The cookies look yummy, but now I’m literally going to be thinking of a baby’s sh*t the entire time I’m eating them. No thank you!
MJ🤍⚡️ I learned my first MJ dance today!!! This is the real choreo from his “This Is It” tour!!!🤟🏼
♬ original sound – JoJo Siwa
Soooo… who’s gonna tell JoJo Siwa about Michael Jackson? She didn’t do anything wrong here—we all love MJ’s music, and the dancing is great, but I feel like someone on her team should maybe steer her away from doing more of these videos in the future. She’s 17, she can handle the truth. Learn some of Janet’s choreography instead!
Afternoon vibe. @420doggface208
♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac
Dr. Phil is quickly becoming one of the TikTokers I love to hate the most, and this video of him trying to be seductive while driving a golf cart and chugging cranberry juice will most likely give me nightmares. The “daddy” video was funny and all, but we cannot let Dr. Phil think he is some kind of sex symbol. 2020 is already bad enough, and I cannot handle this.
It happened. ##realityripple 👻
♬ original sound – Jenny McCarthy
Does Jenny McCarthy actually have ghosts in her house? She sure thinks so! This video feels like a bootleg version of Paranormal Activity, except nothing interesting happens, and the protagonist is an anti-vaxxer. No thanks! This week, Jenny also posted a TikTok of her trying on one of the heads of the Masked Singer costumes (she’s a judge), and I can only imagine how many germs are in those things. Ew!
@loganpaulmy first mistake was trying to be cool ##fyp ##foryou
♬ original sound – Logan Paul
Logan’s brother Jake has barely posted on TikTok since his house got raided by the FBI over the summer, but the elder Paul brother is still up to his old, annoying ways. This week, he posted a video of himself walking off of a private jet, and accidentally spilling a briefcase full of cash. I’m 95% sure this was a staged video and he did it on purpose, because that’s kind of his whole thing, but either way, this video is obnoxious. Idk if Logan is aware of what’s happening in the world rn (probs not), but most people don’t have private jets and boxes of money lying around.
September 26-October 2:
@officialhowiemandel##duet with @officialhowiemandel♬ original sound – Howie Mandel
I’m not sure I really get the point of Howie’s original video, and the duet he did with himself is even more lame. Howie’s dad humor has proved really popular on TikTok, but as I’ve said before, it just does nothing for me.
@tanamongeauloluse protection @noahcyrus♬ original sound – Tana Mongeau
At this point, I’ve really discarded any expectations about Tana Mongeau following COVID protocols, but this is just flat-out dumb, and the video isn’t even funny! She’s kissing Noah Cyrus (Miley’s little sister) with masks on, and I really can’t with the whole mask kissing thing. If it’s your actual partner, fine, it’s just a little weird, but you shouldn’t be doing this with randos.
@jasonderuloMy Imagination when Mom says “Money doesn’t grow on trees”♬ Funny Thing – Thundercat
Jason Derulo has made a second career out of doing the most on TikTok, and this money tree video is no exception. Truly, I feel bad for whatever assistant had to spend an hour taping fake dollar bills to the leaves of this tree, and then another hour sweeping them all up off the ground afterward. The video isn’t even funny, so like, is this worth it?
@addisonretalking to the canyon @sherinicolee♬ original sound – Josh<3
Welcome back, Addison and Sheri! First off, I still don’t understand how these TikTok famous kids with millions of followers getting away with posting such lazy, uninteresting videos. For the men, it’s the sh*tty shirtless dancing, and for people like Addison and Charli, it’s the sh*tty dancing, but with shirts on. Also, I still don’t want to see thirsty Mama Sheri dancing on my For You Page. Sorry, not sorry. At least the background is scenic?
@heidimontag@prattdaddy Sale today! Use code flash20 for 20% off aquamarines and druzy agate!!!!!♬ Whole Lotta Choppas – Sada Baby
After a few weeks of leaving her followers high and dry, my cringe queen Heidi finally returned to TikTok this week. Apparently she didn’t use her time way working on new video concepts, because this week she delivered another video of her making googly eyes at the camera while waving around some of Spencer’s crystals. At least she was smart to use a trending song, but she didn’t actually really do the trend. Heidi, please never stop.
@tanamongeaulolhahahaahahahahahahaha this might be my favorite sound♬ As An Accountant – Rocky Paterra
It’s definitely not breaking news that Tana Mongeau gets fillers, and I really don’t care one way or the other, but oh my god, why is no one at the med spa wearing a f*cking mask??? The only time anyone in this situation should be mask-free is if they’re literally having something injected into the lower half of their face, so it’s disappointing to see supposed medical professionals being so care-free. We know Tana isn’t being that careful when it comes to social distancing, but you’d expect better from someone who sees patients for a living.
@heidimontag@prattdaddy Sale today! Use code flash20 for 20% off aquamarines and druzy agate!!!!!♬ Whole Lotta Choppas – Sada Baby
Usually, Jonathan Cheban makes this list for disgusting videos of him shoving way too much food in his mouth at once, but he switched things up this week by trying to do comedy. He’s on a stationary bike located on a rooftop, which then blasts off into the moon. Cool effect honestly, but it’s totally ruined by him calling out “FG phone home” over and over again. To be fair, he does look like an alien, but honestly I’d prefer he sticks to the nasty food videos in the future.
@addisonre@sherinicolee♬ THICK – DJ Chose & Beatking
Addison isn’t really doing anything wrong here, but her mother Sheri (whose “WAP” dance made this list previously) continues to give me a great deal of bad vibes. The thirst just radiates from every pore of her being, and to be honest, I don’t know why she insists on doing these stupid dances with her daughter. I really hope rumors about this family getting a reality show aren’t real, because this woman does not need any more attention.
@kjapacFollow @adamisgreat14 💥 for a follow back ! ❤️Quick now ! ##fy ##riverdale♬ original sound – KJ Apa
Pardon me if I missed something here, but why on earth is KJ Apa dipping his hair in his tea? And why is he then letting the tea drip off of his hair and into his mouth? This is a bizarre thing to do in the first place, and given that his hair looks greasy AF, this cannot be remotely sanitary. The one plus here is that I guess the orange hair means that Riverdale really is happening again, so congrats if you’re one of the 10 people still watching.
@drphilSharing some fun psychological facts with @onlyjayus ! ##LearnOnTikTok ##DidYouKnow ##Psychology♬ original sound – Dr. Phil
In this video, Dr. Phil shares some “fun psychological facts”, which are mostly oversimplified life hacks that I’m not have any real basis in psychology. The facts are pretty lame overall, but I take personal offense to Dr. Phil’s suggestion that we should all be getting ready for work like normal even if we’re all still working from home. Dr. Phil, why do you care if I’m wearing sweatpants for the 200th day in a row? Mind your own business!
@kourtneykardashian♬ L’appuntamento – Alessandro Alessandroni
Kourtney hadn’t posted a TikTok in like, three months, but she made her big return to the ‘Tok with this bizarre photo slideshow of her walking through the hall of her house. The music is weird, the angle is weird, and the photos look like they were taken on an iPhone from 2011. Kourt, are you okay? I guess Addison wasn’t around to help her make this one, because the quality is seriously lacking.
@officialhowiemandel##nothing♬ original sound – Howie Mandel
Like I’ve said before, Howie Mandel is huge on TikTok, and I’ve never quite gotten the appeal. Whatever, people like dad humor I guess. But there is something so wrong about seeing Howie Mandel—one of the most famous bald people—wearing a wig, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s this specific wig, but this video is making my physically uncomfortable. Howie, please go back to being bald, it’s for the greater good.
@addisonre♬ American Boy but Shibuya is there too – goalsounds
I have no issue being a little embarrassing in public in the name of getting ~content~, but doing a TikTok dance in the middle of a crowded restaurant, in the middle of a pandemic, while randos are everywhere around you? It’s a little much for me. Addison has a big empty house to half-ass these dances in! Or she could go to Kourtney’s house! Of course, because TikTok is wild, this video still got over two million likes. Why do I even try?
@drphil##YouHaveTo stop calling me “daddy.” I ain’t ya daddy.♬ you have to stop supporting trump – hannah_harpist
Dr. Phil’s video pleading with people to stop calling him daddy went totally viral over the weekend, and I have to admit, it’s grown on me. The first time I saw it, I was horrified—both with what I was seeing, and the idea that anyone would call him daddy in the first place. But now that I’ve seen it a few (dozen) more times, I’ve come to appreciate this as the comedy gold that it is. Dr. Phil, I might be cringing, but please make more of these videos.
@tanamongeaulolok and this is why i shouldn’t do the trends hahahahahahh @boasteakhouse♬ original sound – routinesbymills
Just like Addison, Tana also made a TikTok at a restaurant this week, but hers is cringe for an entirely different reason. While she giggles into her phone camera, we see a waiter bringing her food in full mask, gloves, glasses, and face shield. I’m not trying to shame anyone for supporting restaurants right now, but something about making a stupid video while your waiter looks like a f*cking stormtrooper feels… dystopian. I hope she at least asked the waiter if he was okay with her posting this.
@derekhoughGym Fight ##fitness ##health ##fight ##gym♬ original sound – jena
Derek Hough’s videos always make me feel mildly uncomfortable, and this one where he’s shirtless and keeps punching the camera reeks of toxic masculinity. I’m not saying Derek himself is toxic, but I just don’t love this vibe. Also, are these fitness facilities in his home? Private? He’s not wearing a mask at all, so I certainly hope this isn’t a public gym. The thought of stepping foot into a gym right now makes me shiver, so it’s kind of wild that other people are just hanging out making TikToks by the weight machines.
August 29-September 4:
@heidimontag♬ Disney Pictures Intro – Disney Pictures
Heidi, Heidi, Heidi. I am continually impressed with Heidi Montag’s ability to pump out the unintentionally disturbing content on TikTok, and this drag makeup filter is some of her worst work yet. The Disney theme music has never been more chilling. If you’re reading this and you know Heidi personally, please ask her to stop.
@foodgodWho likes banana pudding??♬ original sound – foodgod
I mean, do I need to explain why I cringed at this video of FoodGod shoveling banana pudding into his mouth with the world’s largest spoon? Everything this clown does is over the top, and this ridiculous dessert tower is no different. Honestly, this stuff is probably delicious, but now it’s been ruined for me. Thanks, Jonathan!
@perezhiltonIs this the end of the ##FreeBritney movement? Probably not. But, I don’t think ##BritneySpears’ lawyer would lie to the court. Do u?♬ Follow PerezHilton on TikTok – perezhilton
If you’re still getting your celeb news from Perez Hilton in 2020, I have questions, but his TikTok videos are A LOT. If you actually want to know what’s going on with Britney Spears and her conservatorship, read this article instead. It’s more coherent, and you don’t have to stare into Perez’s creepy eyes.
@officialhowiemandel##duet with @ramanaborba she just needs practice♬ WAP（feat. Megan Thee Stallion） – Cardi B
If you’re one of the three remaining famous people on TikTok who hasn’t already done the “WAP” dance, I have a message for you: YOU DON’T HAVE TO! Please, for the love of god, just leave it alone! There are a lot of things I need right now, but seeing Howie Mandel twerk is absolutely not on that list. I really wish I could unsee this.
@meghantrainorHow I FaceTime family and besties♬ original sound – meghantrainor
Ring ring—it’s your sleep paralysis demon calling! Meghan Trainor’s TikTok presence is all over the map, and while I don’t love when she tries to do cute videos with her husband Daryl Sabara, I certainly don’t love this either. Idk what she was trying to accomplish here, but now her close-up face is permanently seared into my brain.
@bobsaget##LoveStory♬ Love Story Discolines – ethanishung
It’s always a bumpy ride with boomers on TikTok, and personally, I never needed to see Danny Tanner dancing to a remix of “Love Story.” When he pulled out the ring box, I was expecting something funny to happen, but instead, he reveals a wire ring and then just kind of stands around, and then starts hip thrusting. Ew. Bob, you have to have a clear concept if you don’t want the video to fall flat!
@sherinicoleei warned u @addisonre hope this teaches you to be nice to your mama ❤️ ##foryou ##ChoresInThisHouse ##foryoupage ##ChemicalHearts♬ WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B
The name Sheri Easterling probably doesn’t ring a bell, but she’s Addison Rae‘s mom, and she has over 10 million followers, because TikTok is wild. Everything about Sheri’s online presence is cringe, but she really outdid herself with her take on the viral “WAP” dance. Last week, I came for Lisa Rinna for her “WAP” video, but this is much, much worse. The thirst is REAL, and I’m upset.
@kevinbaconGood morning TikTok! Do you love mango? This is how I like to eat it. ##EasyMeal ##TikTokRecipe ##SummerDIY ##Mango♬ Memories (In the Style of Maroon 5) – Instrumental King
Back to the boomer men! Kevin Bacon is on TikTok for some reason, and this week he shared a groundbreaking recipe for how to eat a mango. The whole thing is uncomfortable, because Kevin has to whisper because his wife is sleeping. And then, at the end, he bites into the mango like a literal animal, and it’s just too much for me. Someone get this man a napkin.
@foodgod♬ Tounge Tied – Grouplove
You know what I didn’t need to see at 10am today? Foodgod shoveling piping hot pizza into his mouth, and then letting it drop back onto the plate. I realize that I’m now making all of you suffer through the same video, but sorry, we’re in this together. Every time I watch Jonathan Cheban’s videos they make me upset, which means I should probably just stop looking, but it’s like a car crash at this point.
@justinbieber♬ original sound – justinbieber
Justin Bieber only posts on TikTok sporadically, but when he does, it’s almost never good. In this one, he just sings a few seconds of his song “Intentions,” with a filter on his face that’s honestly disturbing to look at. By now, most celebrities as famous as Justin have either stopped using TikTok or invested money in being really good at TikTok (Jason Derulo, Will Smith), so Justin’s uncomfortable, poorly-lit videos feels like they’re from a different era (aka March 2020).
@heidimontag♬ Bulletproof – La Roux
God bless sweet Heidi Montag, who completely missed the point of this TikTok trend. You’re supposed to list some specific trauma you went through, and other top-tier examples include numerous people saying “I was on Dance Moms” and Claudia Conway saying “my mom is Kellyanne Conway.” Heidi has PLENTY of good material for this trend, like being married to Spencer Pratt, or her mom telling her she didn’t look pretty on TV after having 10 cosmetic surgeries, but she just went with “you can’t.” Heidi, I was rooting for you!!
@kelleyflanaganthat’s not what it’s suppose to look like 😭 ☺️♬ original sound – _madi.nicole
You’ll need your sound on for the full cringe effect of this one—it’s a real audiovisual experience. Kelley starts by failing miserably at a TikTok dance that she wasn’t equipped to try in the first place, and then we hear Pilot Pete behind the camera telling Kelley that she looks like a hot bunny. Pardon me while I throw up in my mouth. The gushy posts from these two have always rubbed me the wrong way, and this isn’t helping.
@lisarinnaofficial##wap ##challange @bradgoreski ##fyp♬ original sound – lisarinnaofficial
Lisa Rinna’s signature dancing videos have recently become a source of conflict on RHOBH, and while I wouldn’t love it if my mom was posting stuff like this, Lisa can do whatever she wants. But with this “WAP” video, Lisa has really outdone herself. She’s flashing her crotch, she’s on the floor, she is truly doing the most. Whether you’re team Rinna or not, I really feel like this one could’ve stayed in the drafts.
@hannahg11HE DID NOT JUST GO THERE @therealdbcoop♬ original sound – hannahg11
This video of Hannah and Dylan doing the “It’s the (fill in the blank) for me” trend is actually really cute! Rather than cringing AT this one, I’m cringing on behalf of Hannah, who gets thoroughly clowned by Dylan when he brings up all the other guys she made out with while stringing him along on Bachelor in Paradise. Honestly, good for him for being able to joke about this, because it was pretty rough to watch. Ugh, I miss 2019.
@hannahkbrownwill the real hannah brown please stand up. ##ootd ##pjsallday ##stepintolove ##moodflip ##fyp ##fashion ##style ##streetstyle♬ for when ur indecisive – coolviv69
This video of Hannah trying on a bunch of different outfits exudes strong “I’m not like other girls” energy. Like, good for you, sometimes you wear dresses and sometimes you don’t—is that special? Also, we’re all at home 24/7, so wearing pajamas during the day is basically the norm at this point.
@kelleyflanaganI tried! ##Romeoandjulietchallenge♬ Love Story Discolines – ethanishung
The Bachelor ladies really had a strong showing this week, and this drone footage of Kelley’s awkward dancing on a rock just added to the overall cringe factor. Also… is she trying to say she and Pilot Pete are engaged?? Like, I don’t think she is, but also, is she? If not, the the part about pulling out a ring makes absolutely no sense. I guess I won’t waste too much brain power trying to figure it out.
@perezhiltonIt’s ##GriffinJohnson vs ##CharliDamelio’s parents! Whose side are U on? 🤭 Get my new memoir! Link in bio or at PerezHiltonBook.com♬ Shook – Tkay Maidza
Perez Hilton has always weirded me out, and watching him yell about 15-year-old Charli D’Amelio’s maybe-cheating scandal feels skeezy as f*ck. Perez has made numerous TikToks about Charli’s relationship status, and it’s… bizarre. Get a hobby! Also, this format of his head just popping into the screen from various angles is giving me a headache.
@kelleyflanaganHappy birthday @pilot_pete ❤️❤️♬ Up Beat (Married Life) – Kenyi
This week was Pilot Pete’s 29th birthday, and Kelley celebrated her man with a montage of all their experiences as a couple. Well, all their experiences minus the time he dumped her on a TV show. But the actual cringe part of this is that their entire relationship has taken place during a pandemic, yet this video makes it clear they’ve been doing an awful lot of traveling in the last few months. I get that Peter is a pilot, but like, this is a lot.
@itsjojosiwaMeet Mark:) @mark.bontempo♬ Famous (I’m the One) – Mozzy & IAMSU!
JoJo Siwa has a boyfriend! In case you don’t pay much attention to her, she’s actually not nine years old—she’s 17, and she’s dating a guy named Mark. She introduced him to her followers in this video where he’s wearing one of her signature ridiculous outfits, and you can just see the fear in his eyes, because he knows he’s about to be used for content for as long as this relationship lasts. Good luck, Mark, hope you like finding glitter everywhere!
@gabi_butler1617Having fun with these cuties today 💕 ##cheer ##fyp@ca_bobcat @helenandkennedy @addie.iix @tigerliv♬ Deuces – jordanaudiozz
Gabi Butler was one of the breakout stars of Netflix’s Cheer, which shockingly premiered in 2020, even though it feels like three years ago. This week, Gabi was apparently teaching a cheer session in Texas, where the coronavirus situation is… not great. It’s good that the kids are wearing masks, I guess, but they’re also all literally touching each other. With schools in many states reopening, this is about to be the norm, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
@djpaulydSuper Busy ##Quarantine￼Life ##quarantine ##fyp ##foryoupage ##paulyd ##djpaulyd ￼♬ RICKY DESKTOP THE DICE BEAT – rickydesktop
Pauly D’s TikTok content is mostly fine, though I don’t love his Versace robe. But mainly, I need to bring up his brown leather couch, that looks like those mediocre ice cream sandwiches they handed out at elementary school events. You know, the ones that were wrapped in paper, and mostly just got on your hands? And on top of being ugly, I cannot imagine that is a comfortable couch. Pauly D, please get some better furniture!
Candace Cameron Bure
@candacecameronbHe-Hoo! ##soundofmusic ##LoveOverAll ##Dayspring ##CCBCollection♬ The Lonely Goatherd (From “The Sound of Music”) – Liz Robertson
Now that Fuller House is over, I guess Candace Cameron Bure has a lot of time on her hands, and she’s spending it… learning TikTok dances. Except, I’m not sure this is a TikTok dance so much as choreography from a middle school production of The Sound of Music. Bless her heart, Candace really is trying so hard here, and it shows! I would rather see her attempting the “Savage” dance, honestly, because at least it would be funny.
July 25-August 1:
@addisonre@ondreazlopez♬ hatchback – kekeclipz
Ah yes, Addison, our favorite new Kardashian! Here’s the thing. Addison is so popular on TikTok that she doesn’t even have to care about the quality of her videos anymore. Like, if two people walk in front of the camera while you’re recording, DO ANOTHER TAKE! If my friend is taking pics of me, I’m not gonna post the one with her thumb in front of the lens. This still got five million likes (I’m sick), but come on.
@meghantrainorThat’s my husband @darylsabara 🤣😍💖 ##greysanatomy♬ Grey’s Anatomy – Merrick Lowell
Remember how Meghan Trainor is married to the buy who played Juni in Spy Kids? Well, if you forgot, there you go. Apparently they’ve been watching Grey’s Anatomy recently, and Daryl (the husband) bought some scrubs so he can join in. The thing is, I think they’re joking, but getting cast on Grey’s would be the biggest thing to happen to his career in a very long time. He wishes he could hang with Meredith! Also, I have an inherent distrust of people who are just now discovering Grey’s Anatomy for the first time.
@tanamongeaulolhahahahaha us literally before grocery shopping @abbyrao @saydenseay♬ PICK UP – DaBaby, Quavo
Is it any surprise that Tana Mongeau isn’t following proper social distancing protocols? I already would’ve said no, and then she was seen at that massive influencer party a couple weeks ago. But this time, she’s dancing with her friends in the parking lot before going grocery shopping (why), and though they’re wearing masks, she and her friend “kiss” each other. No, please no. Wearing a mask is great, but it’s not just a cute little costume piece for your funny TikTok.
@derekhoughCan’t help my face ##face ##expression ##dance @nbcworldofdance♬ Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
It’s always a little cringe when celebs upload promo videos on TikTok, but I get it. But this—a montage of Derek Hough making faces on World of Dance, set to Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar”—is beyond. The song choice has nothing to do with anything, and the faces are… a lot. It’s no secret that the Hough family is not my favorite, and this isn’t doing anything to help.
@francescafaragoI have absolutely no idea what’s going on here 😂 @colecarrigan1 @caseyboonstra @haleycureton @raiane.macedo♬ suono originale – lamaryrose
Last week, Too Hot To Handle’s Francesca was randomly hanging out with Tana, and this week she’s found a new crew of friends to not quarantine with. Honestly, seeing any video of a group of friends who obviously aren’t social distancing is a little triggering right now, and the LA influencer community seems to be following absolutely no rules. But aside from that, WTF is this video? Are they playing ring around the rosy? Grow up, lol.
@nikitadragun♬ Cousin Stizz – Perfect Ft. City Girls – jgonz860
We already came for YouTube star Nikita Dragun for having a giant mask-free party this week, but the poor pandemic decisions don’t end there. In this video, she’s surrounded by a posse of young men that all look exactly alike, and again, there are no masks here. Nikita, honey, I can send you a mask if you can’t find one!
@foodgodEverything’s BIGGER in Texas! 🍨##foodgod ##icecream ##fypシ♬ original sound – foodgod
Jonathan Cheban, AKA Foodgod, has me blocked on Instagram, so honestly I forget that he exists sometimes. But I’m not safe from seeing his content on TikTok, and it’s just as annoying as you would expect. He posts A LOT, and right now I’m particularly upset by his horrible acting in this obviously staged video. A ginormous ice cream sandwich is pretty much par for the course for Foodgod, but still, ew. Also, I hope this is an old video, because no one is wearing a mask.
@officialhowiemandel♬ Laugh Pause – crispinion
Despite being decades older than the main TikTok demographic, Howie Mandel is actually super successful on the platform. Apparently a lot of Zoomers didn’t even realize he was famous before TikTok, which like, smh. A lot of his videos are cute and/or funny, but this? This is straight-up nightmare fuel. I feel like I’m watching a haunted jack-in-the-box, and I’d like it to stop.
@tanamongeaulolhahahahahahaha francesca is always like what is this SOUND @francescafarago♬ ppcocaine unreleased song – sugarllme
Please welcome back to the stage, Tana Mongeau! After partying with Nikita Dragun this week, Tana also hung out with Francesca from Too Hot To Handle. I swear, these people are seeing more friends in a week during a pandemic than I ever did before corona. Aside from the cringe aspect of hanging out in a state where social gatherings are currently prohibited, this video is also just a complete mess. Truly, what is going on here?
@heidimontag##WhatsUpDocChallenge @prattdaddy ##crystals ##positivity ##goodenergyonly♬ Merrily We Roll – Looney Tunes Cartoons
Someday I will stop paying attention to Heidi’s tragic TikToks, but that day is not today. As usual, she’s shilling for Spencer’s crystal company by holding the crystals up and looking at them like she’s confused. This time, she’s got Looney Toons as her backing track, and her faces and fake running are too much for me to handle. Heidi, please.
@tanamongeaulolit’s ok me 2 @jakepaul 😫❤️♬ Theres more to me than an ostrich video – jujuflowervibes
I think I speak for all of us when I say “TANA NOOOOOOO.” That’s right, Tana is hanging out with Jake Paul again (that’s her ex-fake husband, if you can’t be bothered to remember anything about these people). She says they’re just friends, but 1) why is he cuddling with her during a pandemic and 2) why would she even want to be friends with him? Idk, I just have a bad feeling about this.
@officialreesetiktokWhen your kid has his first single out! @deaconmusic @🎶💫 ##longrun @ninanesbitt♬ Long Run (feat. Nina Nesbitt) – Deacon & Nina Nesbitt
For this one, I’m cringing in solidarity with Reese’s 16-year-old son, Deacon. He just released his first single last week, and of course, Reese wants to turn it into a TikTok dance. The song is catchy AF, btw. I’m sure Deacon appreciates his mom’s support, and it’s cute that she’s so excited for him, but that doesn’t mean the cringe level isn’t off the charts.
@jason_tartick3 cups of coffee + Hamilton Week + Only 3 hours of sleep = THIS♬ You’ll Be Back – Jonathan Groff & Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton
Since Hamilton came to Disney+ earlier this month, it’s been a big trending topic, but a TikTok of Jason Tartick lip-syncing to King George’s song is one piece of content I would’ve been fine without. I can just imagine Kaitlyn coaching him through this, and he probably did 100 takes to get it right. I guess it’s kind of cute, but still, I’ll just watch the real thing.
@heidimontag@prattdaddy♬ GOOBA – 6ix9ine
Look, I almost feel bad including Heidi again, but how does she not know that you if you want the bottle to “explode”, you have to shake the champagne before popping the cork? I refuse to believe Heidi Montag has never popped a bottle in her life. Also, what is this photo shoot for? She’s wearing a yellow dress with sneakers, and in another video, she’s posing with a cowboy hat (not wearing it, posing with it). Whaat is going on?
@perezhiltonThis makes no sense to me!!! Seems… gross? Crazy!!! 🤔 Get my new autobiography! Click the link in my bio or on Amazon or at PerezHiltonBook.com♬ This Magic Moment – Ben E. King
This emoji filter that Perez Hilton is using is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. You thought The Shining was scary? Try Perez talking about dates through a giant lip emoji. Nope, no thank you, I’d like my money back. Can’t wait to have nightmares about this tonight!
June 26-July 3:
@heidimontag@prattdaddy♬ Follow me if you see this – autumnaudioz
Has Heidi been possessed by aliens? In this video, she’s trying the famous TikTok “slow walk” (which she’s not very good at), but she’s also holding two of Spencer’s crystal necklaces. She says that the crystals have her energy moving, but there is absolutely no energy happening in this video. Her dead-eyed stare into the camera might give me nightmares, not gonna lie.
@jakepaulthis wasn’t a smart idea @kingrygarcia♬ original sound – jakepaul
Around here, Jake Paul is mostly known for his fake marriage to Tana Mongeau, and for generally being an ass, but did you know he’s a professional boxer now? He apparently won his first pro fight in January, but he’s not looking too good in this clip. I know this list is about cringing, but watching him get punched repeatedly is… kind of satisfying.
@kelleyflanagan@pilot_pete my buddy through it all ❤️♬ original sound – ashlaward
I’m sure you weren’t wondering, but just in case you were, Kelley and Pilot Pete are still going strong. Kelley posted this sappy montage of their times together, set to a TikTok sound of some girl talking about how life’s small moments are beautiful. Ew. Conveniently, Kelley left out any clips of her time on The Bachelor, because I guess those don’t really fit with the narrative.
@ritaoraLove is love ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜!!! Happy ##PRIDE!!♬ How To Be Lonely – Rita Ora
We’ve talked a lot about performative allyship in the last month or so, and while I love Rita Ora, this Pride TikTok is a damn mess. She’s been quarantining at a rented cottage in the Cotswolds (very The Holiday vibes), which she filled with about 1,000 balloons, just so she can bust through them and shout “Happy Pride!” Lol, thanks Rita! Also, her new single is playing in the background, because she has to get her product placement in there somewhere. I really hope she donated to some LGBTQ organizations or something, because this video is not it.
@jamescharlestag yourself I’m the chip clip holding my pants together♬ Then Leave – BeatKing
As tempting as it is, I am not here to clown James Charles for his dancing. I could, trust me, but that’s not truly the issue here. Instead, I’m choosing to focus on the moment when he turns sideways, and we see that the waist of his jeans is being held in with a literal clamp. This is a classic move on Say Yes To The Dress, but those women are trying on sample-size dresses that don’t actually fit them. James, please get some jeans that fit. I know you can afford them!
Check back next week for what TikTok messes the celebs have in store for us—can’t wait to see how they continue to ruin this platform!
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If anyone has had a good month, it has to be the people behind TikTok. Through this time of immense boredom, their app has gone from a much-ridiculed teenage playground to a platform that more and more celebrities are flocking to every day. Sure, there’s good content on TikTok, but we’re still focused on ridiculing all the bad content on TikTok. It’s called having priorities.
We’ve been over some of the most *yikes* celebrities that have joined TikTok, but now that the quarantine period has been extended, we need to highlight some more cringeworthy videos that we just can’t unsee. Each week we’ll be adding some of the most cringe-inducing TikToks of the week, from reality stars to bored A-listers with too much time on their hands.
Tracee Ellis Ross
@traceeellisrossHow my experience with ##TheHighNote challenge is going 😂🤦🏾♀️ @thehighnotefilm♬ original sound – traceeellisross
Tracee Ellis Ross has a new movie coming out today, and judging from her caption, it looks like someone told her she needed to be promoting it on TikTok. Tracee is hilarious, but this video’s try-hard, *how do you do fellow kids* energy is painful to watch. At this point, we’ve all established that we’re too old/not coordinated enough to be on TikTok, so making jokes about that is a little tired. Tracee has made a handful of TikToks, and she really doesn’t seem to know what to do with herself, so maybe she should just stick to Instagram.
@katharinefosterliterally emerging from this quarantine 45 lbs heavier ##comedy ##fyp ##snacks ##food♬ original sound – claude_damnit
Speaking of try-hard energy, Katharine McPhee! She loves to do the most on social media, but this video is actually pretty simple. But aside from the fact that I don’t think the joke is that funny, it also makes me uncomfortable to watch Katharine lip-sync to Beyoncé’s monologue from Lemonade about Jay-Z cheating on her. Like, please find literally any other TikTok sound to use for your mediocre joke about pizza. Also, are we really still making jokes about pizza in 2020?
@bethennyfrankel♬ Who’s That Girl – Madonna
Bethenny has been spending a lot of time on TikTok lately, and some of her videos are actually pretty funny. But, I’m sorry, this one creeped me out. The camera does a slow pan up her body, revealing her weird, plastered-on smile, then zooms out so we see her looking skinny AF in her high-waisted jeans. Like… truly what is the point here? At first I assumed it was to promote her denim brand, but there’s no mention of it in the caption. Bethenny, what are you doing?
@officialreesetiktokThe secret ingredient is DANCING! 💃🏼 Sharing my morning green smoothie with y’all. Delicious and healthy! 🥒🍋🍌 🍎 (Inspired by Kimberly Snyder)♬ original sound – officialreesetiktok
Reese returned to TikTok this week after taking a while off, and I have some questions about this smoothie recipe video. Mostly, who is doing her editing? It’s actually pretty intricate, which makes me think she definitely didn’t do it herself. Is she paying someone to make her TikToks? And the actual recipe part is fun, but her dancing to Dua Lipa is… less fun. Is Reese losing her mind in quarantine like the rest of us??
@jasonderuloShould I do a giveaway?
♬ Money – Cardi B
Okay, so this video is what it is, some dumb magic trick with a bunch of money. Cool. But I have questions about Mr. Derulo’s TEETH. We all remember last week, when we watched his front teeth get knocked out by an ear of corn, but was it all just an illusion??? I feel bamboozled, hoodwinked, and led astray. I suspected that video may have been fake in the first place, but I still feel like we’re owed an explanation.
@jasonderuloDon’t try this 😭😭😭♬ original sound – jasonderulo
As much as I complain about it, TikTok is supposed to be fun. You know what’s not fun to me? Watching a grown man break his two front teeth making a TikTok. I’ve heard differing opinions on whether this is real or not, but either way, I don’t want to see it. And if Jason hadn’t broken his teeth, this video would hardly have been any better. Like, cool, you ate some corn. Idk, I’m over it.
@jamescharlessunday morning thoughts♬ original sound – jamescharles
James Charles is obviously very good at YouTube, but I can’t with the TikToks. In this one, he wonders why he’s still single when he’s got “a big heart, a big ass, and an even bigger bank account.” I mean, it’s kind of a mood, but he still rubs me the wrong way. I can’t decide if this is more or less cringeworthy than his TikTok dance attempts, but I feel like we have enough of those on this list.
@pilot_pete*Disclaimer* Don’t duet this @kelleyflanagan♬ original sound – pilot_pete
I’ve given Pilot Pete a pass for the last two weeks, but he deserves to be back on the list. Peter has been hard at work shoving his relationship with Kelley in our faces, and in this reverse motion video, he leaps up onto a diving platform and kisses her. Weird and annoying to begin with, but there’s also a full-on lightning storm happening around them. Not to be a narc, but I’m pretty sure that being A) in a pool or B) at the top of a diving platform during a storm is a bad idea.
@mykennaCheers to the local singles 💗🍷 Pour a double and all my fellow single ladies tag me! ##localsingleschallenge! @sykamore this song is a mood 👏🏻🙌🏻♬ Local Singles – Sykamore
Another Bachelor Nation entry comes from Mykenna, who is truly doing the least. As she halfheartedly sways around with two glasses of wine, sort of lip syncing to the song, I had to wonder: is this really what we’ve come to? It’s one thing for dumb high school boys to just stare at the camera and look hot, but Mykenna, give us something, anything! Drinking wine isn’t a personality.
@willsmithI think they misunderstood the need for Face Masks.♬ original sound – willsmith
I respect Will Smith’s effort to clown his wife and kids for wearing face masks while baking a cake, but I’m gonna need him to hold the camera further away from his face. This is a brutal reminder that Will Smith is not young and cool anymore. His creepy whisper vibe, along with the fact that I can practically count the pores on his nose, is really turning me off. I’m glad he’s having a good quarantine with the fam, though.
@thepapajohnschnatterTour of the Papa Castle Part 1 ##mycrib ##finalsathome ##fyp ##boredinthehouse♬ original sound – thepapajohnschnatter
Who knew Papa John was on TikTok? Well I do now, and I’m not happy about it. This week, he took us on a tour of his absurd mansion, which looks like Teresa Giudice’s house ate Teresa Giudice’s house. Seriously, I’ve never seen something so gaudy in my life. The foyer is dominated by a gigantic eagle sculpture which is also a clock, and this is just proof that money can’t buy you class.
@haileybieber@justinbieber♬ original sound – darylboylan19
The Biebers never pass up a chance to make us feel uncomfortable on TikTok, and this week, they did so by doing a video where Hailey is Justin’s mom. Honestly, I don’t think anything they do is funny—they’re just not funny people—but this feels like an especially *yikes* choice. If you’re considering making a TikTok where your significant other has to act like your child, maybe just don’t.
@heidimontagMe as a ##bratdoll … ##tiktokgraduation♬ u was at the club – killinggf
Aside from the fact that Heidi thinks they’re called “Brat” dolls, I need to know where her self-awareness level is at. For someone who spent years being ridiculed for her numerous plastic surgeries, posting a video where the only point is that your lips look humongous seems like a weird move. And as I’ve said before, these pointless videos where celebs are just making faces at the camera are like, the least interesting content on TikTok.
@itsthesituationIt do be like that Sometimes ##fyp ##fy ##xyzcba♬ original sound – _joupa_
Okay, first of all, Mike with this filter is absolutely horrifying. He looks like an angry platypus that’s about to jump out of the screen and attack me, and I’d like to never see it again. But also, do we think he got a stimulus check? I don’t know how that whole situation works after you get out of prison for tax evasion, but I feel like the IRS might be a little hesitant about just giving you money.
@babybella777This ones for you @devdogmoney my idol, my teacher , my hero ☺️💕⭐️🥰🥳🐱🤩💕✌🏽✌🏽✌🏽♬ original sound – babybella777
Okay. Here’s the thing about TikTok dances. Not everyone wants to do them, and that’s okay. Personally, nothing sounds worse to me than spending an hour recording myself looking like a fool for a video that’s going to flop anyway, so I just don’t do it! I truly cannot with Bella Hadid’s half-ass attempt at the “Captain Hook” dance. SHE DOESN’T EVEN GET OUT OF BED!!! Some people just aren’t meant to be TikTok dancers, and Bella is one of those people.
@justinbieberMy no no square♬ オリジナル楽曲 – user64427403853
Every week, there’s usually one of these TikToks that genuinely makes my day worse, and today, I have Justin Bieber to thank for that. From the deranged smile, to the awful dancing, to the v uncomfy song choice, I just hate everything about this. Combine that with the fact that I forced myself to watch the first episode of his new Facebook Watch show The Biebers, and Justin has really worked hard to ruin my week.
@jakepaultik tok got us doing too much♬ original sound – jakepaul
Jake Paul is clearly bored in the house like the rest of us, but instead of shopping for the best deals online, he’s just throwing money out the window. In this video, he tries this effect where you attach your phone to a power drill, so then it’s supposed to rotate and look cool. Too bad the phone flies off the drill and shatters. Honestly, I can’t imagine a worse time to have a shattered phone than right now. Good thing Jake probably has a whole drawer of extra phones for doing dumb pranks.
@tanamongeaulolthis sound KILLS ME♬ A True Love Story – larrayeeee
Speaking of Jake Paul, remember when he was married to Tana Mongeau? What a fun fever dream that was! Well, the marriage was never actually legal, but still. Tana referenced Jake in one of her own TikToks this week, implying that all he had to do to get her to marry him was compliment her ass. Romance is alive and well, people! Believe it or not, it’s still been less than a year since their wedding, if you needed more proof that time isn’t real.
@hannahg11just always thought about this, I know it sometimes takes a while to show but STILL that’s a lot of ppl ##keepingactive ##healthheroes ##thoughts♬ Confusion – quaintcraig
From her infamous pronunciation of gnocchi (“nosh”, in case you forgot), we already know that Hannah G is one of the foremost minds of our generation. This week on TikTok, she pondered a question that, for some reason, has never occurred to me. If everyone on the planet comes from a pregnant woman, why don’t we see more pregnant women? I feel like this is the start of a conspiracy theory. Like, can the CDC stop working on COVID-19 and find where the billions of pregnant women are hiding? I’d like a full report by Monday.
@itsjojosiwa✨🔮♬ My Humps Mashup by Joe Gualtieri on YouTube – conradrocha
If I had to describe JoJo Siwa’s whole persona in one word, it would probably be “jarring.” Everything about her look, her attitude, and her voice is too much for me to handle, and it’s even worse on TikTok. Suddenly, it seems very clear that JoJo is a six-foot-tall teenage pretending to be a child, and watching her dance to a mashup of “My Humps” is like, viscerally upsetting. I hope JoJo can break free from this persona soon, because I’m starting to get worried.
April 25-May 1:
@vanessahudgensGotta love kids♬ Can you say Monamatoe – 350snake
Vanessa Hudgens trying too hard to lip sync to a TikTok sound of a little kid trying to say “tomato”? I’m good, thanks. “Trying too hard” is pretty much Vanessa’s personal brand, and TikTok really brings that out of her. Still, doing the kid voice just feels a little creepy. Maybe I’m overreacting, but I really hate it.
@selenagomezI’ll stay vulnerable. 💖 ##vulnerable ##jamsession ##djathome♬ Vulnerable – Selena Gomez
Does Selena Gomez not know the lyrics to her own song? Or does she just not care? Either way, I’m not sure why she posted this five-second clip of her poorly lip-syncing to her song “Vulnerable”. She’s not dancing or anything, and it randomly cuts off in the middle of a line. Like, I know Selena is famous enough that she doesn’t have to put effort into her social media content, but this is just lame.
@pilot_peteThe Audacity @jettinjack♬ original sound – julianhagins
Welcome back Peter; we love a return customer! This TikTok sound is hilarious and great, but no part of me wants to see Pilot Pete make a video to it. Besides, his attempt is low-energy, and he doesn’t really know it well enough for the lip sync to be precise. Miss me with this sh*t! Peter is quickly becoming my least favorite person on TikTok, so I’m sure he’ll be making more appearances on this list in the future.
@shaymitchellGet ready with me 😜♬ eat.my.dirt made this audio – eat.my.dirt
If Shay Mitchell is going to go on TikTok and remind us that she’s literally flawless, could she at least hit her sound cues properly? Out of the four transitions in this video, she only really gets one of them right, and this is like, the first rule of being good at TikTok. I might just be mad that she’s so pretty, but her TikTok skills could definitely use some work.
@heidimontagMy favorite type of dances… simple ##lol ##stayhomestaystrong ##distancedance ##foryou♬ Laxed Siren Beat Loop – Jawsh 685
Welcome back, Heidi! This week, she tried her hand at a popular TikTok dance, which she chose because it’s “simple.” Apparently not simple enough, because this attempt is weak AF. Also, it’s so low-energy! There’s nothing more annoying than celebrities making TikToks who don’t even bother to look like they’re trying. On a m0re positive note, at least she ditched those ridiculous booty shorts from a couple weeks ago. Growth!
@jessicaalbaI torture my husband ##happyathome ##yay ##dancechallenge 👍🏽😜😝 ##dancinginpajamas ##what !♬ Jawsh 685 | Laxed – emmapearson033
Jessica Alba’s life is weird. On the one hand, she’s a super famous actress and successful businesswoman. But she has the social media persona of every woman who got married, had kids, and moved to a nice house in the suburbs. I like her solo TikToks, but this one of her dancing with her husband is low-key painful. General PSA: if your husband/boyfriend/S.O. doesn’t want to do the TikTok, please don’t force him! We really don’t care that much in the first place, and it makes you look crazy.
@tyrabanks♬ original sound – tyrabanks
Welcome back to the list, Tyra! Now that I’m aware of Tyra Banks’ presence on TikTok, I have a feeling she’s going to be making me roll my eyes week after week. You can tell Tyra is the kind of celebrity that thinks her TikToks are comedic genius, when literally anyone could make silly faces while saying “I’m hungry” over and over again. Like, it’s a mood, but that doesn’t make the video any good.
@perezhiltonImpressed by the speed at which the haters were able to mobilize and get me banned from commenting, even though I’ve broken NO RULES today! ##MMMDrop♬ Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
Perez Hilton has been one of the internet’s biggest trolls for a long time, and lucky for us, we get to watch the good people of TikTok troll him right back. This week, he got reported and banned from commenting, then was unbanned, and then was banned AGAIN just hours later. In this video, he’s basically spiraling about this ~censorship~, and it kind of makes my heart happy. We have bigger free speech issues in this country that Perez Hilton’s TikTok commenting privileges, but he can feel free to keep whining.
@pilot_peteBarb the Savage♬ original sound – byjamiemcintyre
Unsurprisingly, Pilot Pete is still bringing us non-premium content on TikTok. This week, we got a break from his face and instead got a video of his parents. Is anyone surprised that Barb Weber wants to be TikTok famous. Nope, didn’t think so. Props to them for using a trending sound, but I don’t love their setup that’s basically just Mr. Weber talking down to his wife. Better luck next time, Barb, maybe try learning one of the dances!
@jakepauldon’t let this flop my roommates are trying to evict me from my own house… ##fyp ##foryoupage ##stayhomestaystrong ##keepingbusy ##omg♬ original sound – jakepaul
Okay, this is from last week, but once I saw it, I couldn’t not include it. Why the f*ck is Jake Paul riding a giant BMX bike in the middle of his house? Does he have a death wish? He rides the bike down the stairs!! And why is that house so massive? Who are all the random dudes there? I have so many questions about this quarantine situation, but what I do know is that I hate everything that’s happening in this video.
@tyrabanksYou wish @mariahcarey ##highnotechallenge♬ original sound – tyrabanks
Oh sweet Tyra Banks. Tyra is obviously a legend, but I’ll be honest, everything about her 2020 persona makes me cringe. Her version of Mariah Carey’s classic as “Vision of Smize” combined with her hat that says “Smize4Me” is just a little too much for me to process right now. I need to go watch an old season of ANTM to detox.
@heidimontagFirst try! ##fyp♬ WTF by Young Spool but not really – goalsounds
Bless her heart, Heidi Montag is really trying on TikTok. Some of her videos are better than others, but this one is like a car crash that I can’t look away from. She’s really channeling the energy of Britney Spears’ manic dancing videos, but she’s just not there yet. The booty shorts aren’t tiny enough, the camera angle is painful, and the dance feels forced. 5/10!
@spencerprattCleansing vibes ##selenite ##sage ##prattdaddy♬ original sound – spencerpratt
I couldn’t roast a Heidi TikTok without equally roasting a Spencer TikTok. Equality! Sorry if you find this soothing, but Spencer Pratt waving sage and a crystal at me while Enya is playing is a complete nightmare for me. I find Spencer’s crystal obsession/business really funny, but that doesn’t mean I want to be bombarded with it on TikTok!
@codysimpson🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨♬ original sound – codysimpson
Okay, I know this is a really popular trend, and that’s fine. But there’s something about a shirtless Cody Simpson with a bobblehead filter pretending to shoot me that just feels very uncomfortable. I can’t really put it into words, but I feel like you get the point. I’m not into it.
@madiprewQuarantine Easter ready ##happyeaster ##siblingcheck ##blessed ##fyp♬ original sound – goalsounds
During quarantine, Madiprew has fully reverted to the life of a high school girl living in Auburn. I mean, she was barely ever past that point, but this TikTok of her and her sisters on Easter is just like… painfully basic. I’m glad she’s staying home and staying safe, but there is simply too much self-tanner here for one family.
@blacchynaBruh !♬ original sound – jesssoweird
After posting a video of her kids on Easter with a filter that made it look like their faces were melting, Blac Chyna returned to more normal TikTok content. Honestly, the lip-sync here is pretty good, but does she not realize that videos like this need a concept? It’s just her lip-syncing to random words, and it doesn’t tell a story. Also, that sweatsuit is tragic.
@dojacat♬ Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
Doja Cat has recently seen a major career boost due to her song “Say So” going viral on TikTok, but I don’t think she’s mastered the platform yet. I’ll admit I laughed at this ridiculous video of her dancing in a wig to “Cry Me A River”, but I think I was laughing at her more than with her. I did follow her though, because she’s hilarious in general, and I feel like she has a fair amount of potential on TikTok.
@justinbieber♬ Toosie Slide – Drake
Apparently the boredom finally really hit Justin Bieber this week, because he’s posted wayyyyyy too many TikToks in the past few days. I mean, one TikTok would be one too many from him, but it’s a lot. He posted like, four videos to Drake’s new song, and each one is worse than the last. Does anyone know what’s happening here? No, no one could possibly know. It’s a disaster, and not even one that’s fun to watch.
@derekhoughI take this incredibly seriously. ##dance ##happyathome ##blindinglights ##solo♬ Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
Okay, so Derek Hough is a professional dancer. He should be great at doing TikTok dances, right? Well, the thing about TikTok dances is that they’re meant for uncomfortably attractive 16-year-old girls, not classically trained ballroom dancers. Derek is trying soooooo hard to do this dance perfectly, and he looks stiff as a board. Let loose buddy! This is TikTok, not Dancing With The Stars!
@tanamongeaulolquarantine has me like @imaristuart♬ original sound – aphrxdite._
As you probably could’ve guessed, Tana is loving TikTok during these dark times, and she’s the exact kind of person that should be all over it. In general, good for her. But you know what I don’t need to see? A closeup video of her trying to kiss her new man (sorry, Jake Paul). Tana! Please don’t remind me of how single I am at a time like this, when I am helpless to do anything about it!
@thepilot_pete♬ The Box – Roddy Ricch
Week 2, and we already have a repeat offender! Pilot Pete has only posted a few videos so far, but this one is dreadful. He’s waiting like he’s going to do the dance to “The Box,” which was big like, three months ago, btw, but then he just doesn’t. Peter. I don’t really want to see you do TikTok dances, but I certainly don’t want to see you pretend you’re going to do a TikTok dance, and then just not do it. At least if he f*cked up the dance, I’d have something to laugh at.
March 28-April 3:
@arod13I’m a savage😎 ##foryoupage♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
A-Rod and J.Lo are quarantining with both of their kids at his
house estate in Miami, which looks exactly like the house from Parasite, including the grass that’s too green to possibly be real. They’ve both been loving TikTok lately, but Alex’s videos make me low-key uncomfortable. In this one, he awkwardly dances to “Savage” while one of his kids waves her arms through his, and there’s just really nothing appealing happening here. Also, is this song really appropriate for a child?
@thepilot_peteI just flipped the switch♬ Nonstop – Drake
Pilot Pete is finally on TikTok, not that anyone was holding their breath. He’s currently quarantining (sort of) in Chicago with Kelley and Dustin, and his first TikToks have not been inspiring. In this one, he awkwardly tries out the popular “Flip the Switch” challenge, and just changes into a pilot uniform. Guys, did you know that Peter is a pilot? I would’ve liked this a lot more if he switched outfits with Kelley, but I guess they’re not ready to commit to couples content yet.
@hannahannslussWhen you’re done with your at home workout… 🥳 @brookekcampbelll makes the best workout buddy 😘 ##quarantine ##stayathome ##workout ##fyp♬ original sound – paradiisedd
Honestly, I could’ve done this entire roundup just on people from Bachelor Nation, but I’ll save that for another time. However, I do want to call out Hannah Ann, who is not only posting workout TikToks with her friend Brooke (rude), but is also doing lame dances after the workouts. I need her to do a whole lot less. Just half-ass the workout, eat some Oreos, and (maybe) take a shower like the rest of us!
@vanessahudgensMama g y’all♬ chachaslide – Ssica
Vanessa Hudgens has apparently moved past her PR nightmare of shrugging off mass suffering, and is now just making TikToks with her mom. Some of them are pretty good, but I’m sorry, I don’t want to see anyone doing the Cha Cha Slide in 2020. Also, why is she wearing a cute outfit and wedges? Put on some sweatpants, Vanessa! Celebrities—they’re NOT just like us.
@emrata##tiktokchallenge♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
In a huge surprise to no one, EmRata’s TikToks are obnoxious, mainly because they seem tailor-made to show off her insane body. Like, there’s nothing I want less right now than to have perfect abs shoved in my face. I get it, I’m lazy! This video isn’t technically from the last week, but I couldn’t resist highlighting her weak attempt at dancing, just to show off her crop top. Should I Amazon Prime her a full shirt?
@babybella777talented, one of a kind, before their time, never before seen, amazing , show stopping♬ original sound – babybella777
Bella Hadid shared some throwback videos of her friends “wine drunk at 5 pm.” I haven’t heard this song in years, and watching Bella and her statuesque friends drunkenly meandering around a living room and dropping it low is not the content I needed today. I never thought Bella Hadid would be particularly good at TikTok, but this is troubling. Maybe Bella should stick to modeling.
If there’s anyone you’re loving to hate on TikTok these days, let us know in the comments. We all need something to roll our eyes at right now, and what better that celebs making fools of themselves?
Images: DFree / Shutterstock.com; arod13, thepilot_pete, hannahannsluss, vanessahudgens, emrata, babybella777 / TikTok