Most youngsters nowadays have been developing an immense interest in various social media sites especially TikTok that help them redefine their creativity and explore their potential. There is no denying the app’s popularity as one of its most engaging nature is the app’s potential that could turn someone into an overnight sensation.
However, the utilisation of technology especially social media among teenagers today is indeed a bit alarming when they opt to use it for the wrong purpose, i.e, the fame-hungry attention seekers. One of the examples of this circumstance is the video that went viral recently, when a male teenager uploaded a video comparing menstrual pain to the pain that men experience while being circumcised.
— A. (@darlyya_) August 29, 2021
The teenager known as Adib uploaded a video on his TikTok account @adibcomell where he made a comparison of the pain of a male being circumcised with women who experience period pain on a monthly basis. The now deleted clip displayed how he was mocking and criticising the pain experienced by women during menstruation.
“To girls who complain about period pain, claiming that you can’t stand the pain, then do you think that us men don’t feel pain while being circumcised?” his TikTok caption read. As the saying goes, a word once spoken is past recalling and his unreasonable statement has drawn criticism from netizens who have expressed their disagreement with his remarks.
Other social media influencers including Azfar Heri and Ceddy also commented on the issue. The statement was considered by many as idiotic and attention seeking as the matter of pain between the two is unparalleled, where women experience the pain every month, while men only experience it once in a lifetime, that is, if they choose to be circumcised.
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— N (@zamdotmy) August 29, 2021
The teenager has apparently apologised for his mistake in issuing his view. In his apology that was uploaded in his new TikTok page @dibcomell2, he said that he realises that every human being is imperfect and forgives anyone who had condemned and criticised him.