I really do hope the Chinese Communist Party is enjoying their “sophisticated surveillance tool” TikTok. Obviously, the software is meant to spy on information entered into the phone because the only thing being uploaded to the thing is insanity. The agents assigned to monitor the app must be looking at some of the videos and thinking to themselves, “We’re worried about these people?” I’m thinking that right now.
Why? Because a large portion of the people posting to TikTok are like this poor individual, who has either convinced herself (?)–who knows any more?–that she has multiple personalities or feels the need to say such things to get attention. I’m leaning toward the latter explanation. But that’s not enough, I guess. Nope. Her personalities also identify as different birds… Because that’s a thing now… And also–wait for it… Because birds don’t have genders… Bet you didn’t expect that one. Enjoy. (h/t LibsofTikTok)
This person identifies as a bird and uses ey/em/eir pronouns because birds don’t inherently have a gender pic.twitter.com/6jFj5O0WrN
I actually feel really bad for this person. She obviously has no friends, no close family, and no one who makes her feel loved or valued, so she runs to TikTok to weave this fanciful tale in a desperate attempt to get her enough likes to make it through the night without, well, I won’t say it.
But isn’t that sad? In a culture that purports to value sympathy and empathy, this poor thing’s life is so devoid of anything and everything that would make her feel like she’s a worthy person. She needs to be more special. The specialest. Someone give this poor girl (?) a hug and sign her up for some therapy.
However, the pathetic nature of this girl notwithstanding, this stuff is getting very old very fast. And I would really like the FCC to act quickly to ensure TikToks like this cannot be posted, maybe–just maybe–forcing people like this to go out into public and make a few friends.