TikTok may be entertaining, with a lot of nonsense on videos, but it is also becoming a horrible world where animal torture is widespread.
At least, that’s what The Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom uncovered on what it now refers to as SickTok.
A brief video of a woman caressing a cat to the music of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody devolved from touching to blatant animal cruelty.
The user, who the tabloid has chosen not to name, smacked the cat across the face and body.
The terrified animal bared its teeth and cowered in agony.
Below is a TikTok video from YouTube showing apparent animal abuse:
The video has 105,000 likes and comments such as, “l laughed so much” and “LMFAO snot flew, help!”.
A lady throttled her cat in another video that earned 20,000 likes.
Millions of people throughout the U.K. were furious after The Sun published video of West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma, 27, kicking his pet.
According to some sources, after the event, copycat recordings of individuals kicking their dogs, similar to what Zouma is suspected of doing, were discovered.
Nonetheless, there are a plethora of comparable videos available online, and the number is growing by the day.
The Sun says it discovered other recordings, including one of a terrified animal yelping after losing stability as a result of having pieces of cheese placed on its paws, which earned six million likes.
TikTok has a very strict ‘community guideline’, just like other social media platforms. But one can wonder how do they allow such abuse videos to run rampant on their platform?
Besides animal abuse, TikTok had to deal with student abuse videos not long ago. It also had to deal with student violence videos.
In the U.S. schools and police warned of TikTok’s trend of videos containing rumors of violence.
In response, TikTok said it takes all reports of hate speech or bullying and harassment “extremely seriously”.
On Twitter, TikTok wrote it “handle(s) even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok.”