Not all TikTok challenges end in pain and suffering, but some do end in annoyance. The “Influencer Challenge” is the latest to hit the platform as users pretend to be big social media influencers in order to get a viral-worthy reaction from those around them.
In the challenge, TikTok users get physically close to someone, typically their significant other. Then, they pretend they’re filming a live stream or video for their social media followers.
For some, this means showing off their newest clothes. For others, it’s offering their “followers” advice on beauty or fitness. However, everything they say is ridiculous. For example, some will say they are advertising ordinary hand sanitizers while others share their “favorite” expensive, luxury products.
The twist? Instead of pointing the camera at themselves, they have actually been filming the other person to get their real-time reaction. It’s that reaction the person actually posts onto TikTok as the joke.
Moms Crack at the Influencer Challenge
In one video, user @abboo42 pretends to respond to followers asking about her household’s cleaning routines. She announces that she’ll list off her top cleaning tips in the live stream — starting with the fact that they clean their house every day.
Her partner quickly looks up at her in a state of disbelief as he looks around their house; toys can be seen scattered on the floor behind him.
Another user (@ortizfamily275) shows off tops she recently purchased as her husband sits behind her. She states that the tops were originally priced at $150 each, but she bought them on “super sale” at $80. This, as one can imagine, catches the husband’s concern.
He quickly begins questioning her purchase and if she’s being serious. She defends herself and says they’re still cute. As he goes to check what viewers assume is their banking history, he yells, “Not cute enough!”
Dads Join the Jokes
It’s not just moms teasing their families in the challenge, but dads are joining in as well. Naved Ahmed, another TikTok user, told his “audience” he was going to show them how to cut a mango.
His announcement catches the attention of his wife, who sits behind him feeding their child. She immediately breaks down into hysterics.
Watch more TikTok users offering their very best influencer-style advice, from quarantine fitness to how to do the simplest of braids.