A person using a wheelchair has sparked controversy and faced intense backlash after expressing excitement about being the target of a “hate crime” in a now-deleted video.
The ‘Perfect Hate Crime’
In the video, loony.living and their friend, Alice, who also uses a wheelchair, laughingly recounted an incident where someone yelled “cripple” at them.
The TikToker enthusiastically responded to the derogatory term, deeming it a momentous occurrence and referring to it as the “perfect hate crime.”
Critics Say This Is Insensitive
The video quickly garnered outrage from TikTok users, who criticized loony.living for their insensitivity and lack of understanding about the gravity of hate crimes.
A Traumatizing Incident
Many pointed out that such incidents are traumatizing and often involve physical assault, leaving victims fearing for their safety.
Commenters condemned the TikToker’s reaction, expressing disbelief and dismay that they would treat a hate crime as a source of excitement or amusement.
The User Promptly Deleted the Videos
In response to the backlash, loony.living deleted both the controversial video and their entire TikTok account.
However, other users re-uploaded the video, ensuring its continued circulation, sparking further discussion.
The Need for Empathy and Respect
Numerous viewers took to the comment section to call out the content creator, highlighting the violent nature of hate crimes and emphasizing the need for empathy and respect.
Time to Address the Issue
Some TikTok users, particularly those from marginalized communities, created response videos to address the issue raised by loony.living’s clip.
They Recognize Privilege and Intersectionality
They pointed out the importance of recognizing and acknowledging privilege, noting that while the TikToker may identify as BIPOC, their appearance as a white individual affords them certain privileges and shields them from certain experiences faced by others from marginalized backgrounds.
A Hate Crime Is Not Something to Be Excited About
“The audacity that they’re excited about getting hate crimed,” another said, adding a facepalm emoji.
“I can understand not wanting to let it ruin your day, but to not only be fine with it but to be excited?” someone else commented.
A Good Reminder for Everyone
The controversy surrounding this TikTok video serves as a reminder of the ongoing discussions surrounding privilege, cultural sensitivity, and the impact of social media.
It underscores the need for individuals to be mindful of the weight and consequences of their words and actions, particularly when discussing topics as serious as hate crimes and discrimination.
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