TikTok is now a popular go-to source for all things trendy and viral. Not to mention, the platform is also filled with numerous trends that puzzle us. You would’ve probably heard of strange trends such as the “Unboxing By Husband” hype, which drew the ire of the public after it went viral last month.
In a more recent case, a group of young girls believed to be siblings have found themselves facing backlash from the public for posting a video of them beside their deceased father on TikTok. As reported by mStar, they were doing the viral “Before & After” trend. Indonesian singer Jemima’s famous cover of the song “Cinta Dalam Hati” can also be heard playing in the background.
In the first half of the 18-second video (which was taken in October 2021), the three girls were spotted dancing while seated, while a man (allegedly their dad) standing behind them. The video then switches to the present time (February 2021), where the trio were seen standing beside their deceased parent, with his body being covered in a piece of kain kafan (shroud).
“It feels like the time spent with Papa was very short. Papa left us all on Friday, after 33 days of battling in the ICU. May you be placed among the righteous in the highest place in paradise,” one of the girls shared in their caption, without disclosing any specific details including the location. “Appreciate your parents while they are still around. It’s very painful and sad. Thank you God for giving us the best dad. We will follow you suit.”
As aforementioned, this cloud-chasing stunt did not sit well with local netizens. Many have taken to the comments section to viciously criticise the girls for their insensitive action. One commentator remarked, “How could they even think of the video, while they were supposed to be mourning over the death of their family member?” Another user chimed in, “I just can’t fathom this, they still can update their TikTok beside their father’s dead body?”
The video, however, has since been removed by the TikToker at the time of writing (Tuesday, 15th February), but you still can watch it here:
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