Tik Tok is experiencing a tidal wave that for once does not affect those who can still show their La Caixa youth card and get a discount. Incomprehensibly, and surely in an exceptional way (let people grow old in peace!), the protagonists are those who walk through middle age towards the sunset of life. Those who are no longer so strong, nor so handsome, nor so healthy in the face of a shorter and less exciting future.
Some appreciate the present and enjoy turning their backs to time, going out to a party any Tuesday and taking advantage of the youth of others. The disaster is not aimed at them. He goes against those who commit the imprudence of having Tik Tok, dedicating that idle hour to it before going to bed at ten at night and on top of that they try the teen filter. The disastrous consequences can be seen in the magnificent @memotv Twitter thread: weather-beaten people crying their eyes out after remembering what they looked like a lot of years ago. “Youth, divine treasure, you’re leaving to never return!”, said the poet that only old enough know.
The least funny part of the matter is the most repeated reproach when recognizing the adolescent they were: the suffering of youth that now, with everything they have lived through, they would be spared. “They did to me bullying for being ugly, now I know that I was not”; “we were pretty and we didn’t realize it”; “There are many things I would say to that person”; “I have many things to say to this young woman, you are beautiful just the way you are”… More women than men are moved by remembering the complexes and harassment they suffered, and the emotional torture of not feeling accepted.
A reality that unfortunately continues today. A good part of Twitter lives between indignation and impotence since Tuesday two children under 12 years old jumped from the balcony of the apartment where they lived in Sallent (Barcelona). Social networks point to possible culprits for an alleged case of bullying and criticize that the media do not name the fatal victim as a male, as he had stated in some environments. The reader’s defender from EL PAÍS addresses her delicate and complex issue in her column about a case with all possible edges: suicide, minors, migration and identity. “It is naturalized that the ‘true’ gender until proven otherwise is the one assigned at birth, in the same way that everyone is straight until proven otherwise,” says @belolid in a thread On twitter.
Without having anything to do, but without ceasing to be related, Shakira and Karol G have released their new collaboration the same week. Under the title TQG —I’m too big for you, according to them, I love you Gerard, according to malicious people— the two artists turn against their ex-boyfriends, and sing to them that they are over it and that they were not up to it. In the video you can see two spectacular women waddling. At the same time, an interview with Karol G has gone viral on Tik Tok, giving an account of his physique: “I have seasons where I see myself super fit and others that where not because I love to eat, I am super happy ”. The appearance, once again, as a nuclear issue.
Youth is the longed-for treasure of a future to be built, where everything is possible. But something is wrong when suicide is the leading cause of death among young people, after tumors. All those crying adults remembering who they were should serve us and give us clues. Use with caution, dear reader, the teen filter.
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