#BanTikTokIndia started trending after social media asked for the popular Chinese app to be removed from Indian app stores. The move comes after a widely circulated video that people claimed promoted acid attacks was shared on the highly popular social media site TikTok.
In order to promote his new song, Faizal Siddiqui, who has more than 13 million followers on TikTok, showed how he throws water in a woman’s face after a break-up.
“Did he leave you? The one you left me for?” he asks, before throwing liquid in her face.
The woman is then seen wearing make-up mimicking acid burns.
China versus India
Of course, the demand in India for a highly popular Chinese app to be banned also turns political as the two major powers in Asia are vying for support from surrounding countries in the aftermath of the Coronavirus crisis. As such, the tweet by National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma calling for a full ban in India comes as no surprise.
She stated that: ‘TikTok India must be banned and she would write to the Government with this demand.’
In just two days, the rating of TikTok in Google’s Play Store in India has dropped from 4.5 to 3.9, a huge difference for the very popular app.