Ever wondered that a meme can be a war weapon? Well, a slew of memes are raging and dividing the virtual world between those who support YouTube and those who live by Tiktok supporters. It all started with the video “YouTube vs TikTok: The End” and the reactions from the fans were funny, angry and everything in between!
Why TikTok Ratings Going Down
Soon after CarryMinati posted his video YouTube vs Tiktok, Tiktok ratings started dwindling. It went down from a high of 4.5 stars to 2.6 stars within a few days. The downgrading of Tiktok app rating is also because the YouTube users went ahead to dislike videos of Tiktok stars on YouTube. In adidition, YouTube users are requesting their friends to dislike TikTok videos. Also, several YouTube users uninstalled the Tiktok app from their mobiles, further pushing down TikTok app ratings.
CarryMinati YouTube vs Tiktok Video
The fight between YouTube star CarryMinati and TikTok influencer Amir Siddiqui started when Siddiqui called out YouTubers in an Instagram video and alleged that YouTubers plagiarized content. CarryMinati(Ajey Nagar) responded to Siddiqui’s video on YouTube. CarryMinati’s video, which roasted TikTok stars soon become most liked Indian YouTube video in non-musical category. The video crossed 70 million views but was pulled down because it violated YouTube’s terms of service. The video was laced with expletive content and was reported as dehumanizing to queers.
Faizal Siddiqui Controversial Tiktok Acid Attack Video
Amir Siddiqui’s brother Faizal Siddiqui who is also a social media influencer with 13.5million followers is also under the radar for his controversial TikTok acid attack video. In the video, he pretends to attack a girl with acid for not accepting his proposal. The video is already removed from the platform and Faizal Siddiqui’s account is suspended at the time of writing this blog.
#BanTikToklnlndia #TikTokdown, #TikTokexposed Trending on Twitter India
After Faizal Siddiqui’s acid attack video came to light, there has been a surge in demand for banning the social media platform in India.#banTikTokInIndia. #TikTokdown, #Tiktokexposed handles started trending on Twitter India following the battle that ensued between CarryMinati and Tiktok star Amir Siddiqui.
Music Companies Threaten to Sue TikTok
TikTok has also been in news after a body representing music composers including Universal and thousands more threatened to sue Tiktok for using their songs without licenses. Although Universal Music had been in talks with TikTok for license agreements, no such agreement is in place yet. Songs assume great importance in TikTok videos and in absence of a license agreement, the songwriters do not get any royalty.
The drama will unfold over the next few days, but the initial round surely goes to YouTube and TikTok will have to really come out clean from all the controversies to emerge as the most used video sharing app again.