In the latest stream of arguments against TikTok, rapper Kanye West provided his own solution to TikTok’s reign on social media — Jesus Tok. The proposed app would be a “Christian-monitored version” of TikTok that is safe for young users.
On Monday, West introduced the idea on Twitter. The 43-year-old musician wrote, “A vision just came to me…Jesus Tok.”
West claimed to be inspired after he was watching TikTok with his daughter and became “disturbed by a lot of the content.” He noted that despite his concerns, he “completely loved the technology.”
Five minutes later, he posted another tweet calling for direct collaboration with TikTok to create Jesus Tok. West wrote, “We pray we can collaborate with TikTok to make a Christian-monitored version that feels safe for young children and the world.”
Is Jesus Tok Realistic?
Even before President Trump proposed a TikTok ban, the platform was constantly slammed for the controversial, often dangerous, challenges that circulate on the app. Despite the controversy, users of all ages still flock to the platform for viral challenges, “Alt” humor, cult-like groups, and more.
Jesus Tok wouldn’t be West’s first venture in religious media. Last year, West began his “Sunday Service Choir” where he leads an American gospel group to perform gospel iterations of his discography. He also opened his first public Sunday Service performance at Coachella in April, marking the first of multiple public performances.
Later that year, he released his Christian hip hop album, Jesus Is King, which earned three Gospel award nominations.
West hasn’t commented on his Jesus Tok idea after the initial tweets, leaving many to believe it was just a spur-of-the-moment suggestion. Not to mention, TikTok already has its sights set on fighting the Trump administration’s continued attacks. For now, Jesus Tok will likely be nothing more than a viral tweet on West’s part.