I’m still not sure how TikTok has managed to become one of the biggest apps in the world as it seems like it’s literal purpose is to have people upload themselves being their most moronic, but this is just what the world is like in 2020 I suppose.
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The latest idiot to go viral and be completely called out for sharing his rich naive white kid energy with the rest of the world is the guy you can see below who decided to upload a TikTok about his wonderful educational experience at NYU and to say that it reeks of white privilege would be an understatement.
I know this twink is serious but for my smooth brain this is performance art pic.twitter.com/xSUg33dtRT
— nolan (@auntanxiety) May 28, 2020
Of course, people weren’t happy that he managed to travel all over the world for his university course, study seemingly useless subjects, receive all his dream internships AND walk into the job of his dreams in the city after his time at university, so were quick to call him out on the fact that all of this had probably only happened because he had rich, connected parents. Here are a few highlights:
Me trying to figure out what career he landed in after studying music, Korean skincare, and indigenous art history pic.twitter.com/bB5wWXGdjj
— lauren 🌈🖖🏻 (@laurenjcoates) May 28, 2020
don’t worry, all of my exes went to NYU and all they learned was how to pretend to be poor and get comfortable with body odor.
— Selina (literally) (@LiterallySelina) May 28, 2020
“How did I do it? My parents are rich!”
— Jeff Larson (@AllThingsChange) May 28, 2020
Well we know he wasn’t applying for pell grants, so let’s no ask dumb questions like that
— Jordan (@TVTalkWithJWalk) May 28, 2020
went to seoul to ‘study the skin care market’ 💀💀💀
— jokerfied bill mitchell (@jarsilver) May 28, 2020
I’m alumni too. Made me naseous too.
— BW (@supastanyc) May 28, 2020
Thanks for making this video dude, I’m also thinking about being upper class!! It’s definitely challenging but I highly recommend HAVING LOTS OF MONEY
— madison (she/her) (@mdsnmchllmrtn) May 28, 2020
I literally ate cereal with water to save money while I was at NYU
— ian kumamoto (@IanKumamoto) May 28, 2020
I went to NYU and in 15-20 years I will be able to afford to watch this
— Devin M (@Devin_McNulty) May 28, 2020
I don’t think we would have needed to study climate change so much if he and his “cohort” weren’t taking 100 international flights a year…
— Fine Gael & Fianna Fail Delenda Est (@Lamhfada) May 28, 2020
Not really sure how to react to this. On the one hand, I’m not sure we should be belittling this guy for having a wonderful university experience and wanting to do a TikTok about it, but on the other he’s so out of touch with how unaffordable and out of reach his opportunities have been for the majority of the population that he probably needs to be brought down to Earth.
Think he probably deserves the hounding, maybe he’ll quit his job in the city and go work for a charity or something after seeing it, instead of blissfully telling people about how great is life is with absolutely no idea why this is the case. Yeah, right.
For more of the same, check out the TikTok Pee Your Pants Challenge. Why are people getting involved with these?