So yeah… all the pieces kinda sucks proper now.
Buuut I discovered some TikTok creators that not solely DON’T SUCK, will make you snigger AND – within the occasion the app does get banned (which I nonetheless suppose unlikely) – will proceed to succeed inside and outdoors the digital house: Ryan George, Kueppers, and Preston Garcia.
*Data in regards to the TikTok ban has been moved to the underside of the article (Spoiler: my nervousness in regards to the ban is BACK and STRONGER THAN EVER!! AHHHH!!)
Ryan George • 1M followers (@theryangeorge)
The First Man To Ever Get Ripped
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Ryan George’s one-man sketch comedy movies are already loved by his big viewers on YouTube, however when made the leap to TikTok, he shortly grew a following that almost DOUBLES his YouTube following (good!). His movies are hilarious, bizarre, and timeless; his movies will stay humorous and influential many years past their preliminary creation.
3 Humorous TikToks from Ryan George:
The First Man To Ever Swim
The First Man To Ever Have A Residence
The First Man To Ever Play Tag
Kueppers • 22.1K Followers (@twirlyenough)
#POV I’m the mother from that gender reveal occasion that began a wildfire
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Kueppers is the right lead for a near-future actually inclusive TV present. Their largely one-take skits are hilarious, topical, and seamlessly makes use of humor to level out LGBTQ+ discrimination and underrepresentation. In a world the place the vast majority of content material continues to be made by straight white males, Kueppers’ inclusive is refreshing, revolutionary, mandatory, and humorous.
3 Humorous TikToks from Kueppers:
Queer film pitch
my haircut turns me right into a frat boy who performed hockey in highschool however realized to be weak in school
I’m a confused voice actor
Preston Garcia • 965K followers (@notprestongarcia)
Stylish-Fil-A Managers if you don’t say “My Pleasure” #comedy #comedyskit
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If Gen Z had a sitcom, Preston Garcia could be the pinnacle author, and the present would have a number of Emmys. His movies (sometimes) begin off as regular on a regular basis conditions that includes “regular” those that shortly (and comically) get blown out of proportion. Although his characters are dramatic AF, you’ll discover solace in these emotional performances as a result of his characters so precisely satirize that folks you hate in your day by day life that you simply’ll watch these movies and go “HAHA, THIS CHARACTER IS JUST LIKE ______. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAD TO DEAL WITH SOMEONE THIS STUPID, BUT IF PRESTON GARCIA MADE A VIDEO ABOUT IT, IT MEANS MORE PEOPLE LIKE _____ EXIST – WHICH SUCKS – BUT AT LEAST THAT MEANS OTHER PEOPLE UNDERSTAND MY EXPERIENCE.”
3 Humorous TikToks from Preston Garcia:
Children studying Math
Managers when Prospects ask to speak to them…
Why Karen ACTUALLY asks for the Supervisor…
TIKTOK BAN UPDATE
So yeah… I hate to say it, however the TikTok Ban could technically occur. Beforehand, Microsoft + Walmart and Oracle have been the frontrunners to purchase ByteDance (the corporate that owns TikTok). HOWEVER, nobody has made the acquisition, the deadline for the TikTok Ban continues to be set for September twentieth, AND Trump refuses to increase that deadline. GAH!
The rationale the sale hasn’t gone by? It might be one (or all) of the next:
- ByteDance is valued at $78 billion – that’s a hefty price ticket for any potential purchaser to satisfy (or attempt to come near). Plus, it doesn’t assist Trump made an (doubtlessly unlawful) govt order that required the acquisition from ByteDance to a US firm to occur in 90 days. Who needs to be rushed right into a sale!? (particularly when it’s a multi-billion greenback price ticket!?)
- In August, Beijing launched export restrictions on synthetic intelligence expertise, which included the algorithm that TikTok makes use of to find out which movies to indicate every person. (This implies ByteDance must acquire a license to export any restricted applied sciences to a international firm – which implies it’s one other roadblock hindering potential consumers from buying ByteDance)
- ByteDance is now combating to maintain a small quantity of possession within the firm… which I completely get (and agree with – I’d be pissed if I constructed one thing as massive as TikTok and a strolling orange toddler instantly advised me I needed to promote it and retain no possession). Nonetheless, this issue doesn’t make the potential acquisition any simpler.
HOWEVER – if a sale between ByteDance and a US firm doesn’t occur – that doesn’t imply TikTok will disappear on September twentieth. TikTok is at the moment suing the Trump Administration as a result of the ban is probably going unconstitutional since Trump has ZERO proof that TikTok is definitely a nationwide safety risk (AND it has been PROVEN TikTok takes about the identical quantity of information as some other social media app). So this buys TikTok time extra time to discover a purchaser, rule the ban as unconstitutional, or discover one other option to keep away from having TikTok be completely banned.
So TikTok will nonetheless be round… however its future continues to be not sure.
ARTICLES REGARDING THE TIKTOK BAN
There may be nonetheless no proof TikTok is spying on you for China (Enterprise Insider)
TikTok sale to American firm could not occur in time to keep away from US ban (New York Submit)
TikTok Sues U.S. Authorities Over Trump Ban
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