Is there an end to viral TikTok challenges? Apparently not. Even TikTok challenges born out of parody have the ability to become a viral challenge, which is exactly how the “pee your pants” TikTok challenge began.
Sadly, the challenge involves exactly what its name suggests — peeing your pants. In videos, people record themselves peeing their pants. There’s not much to the challenge: say “pee your pants challenge” in front of a mirror and proceed to pee your pants on camera.
Liam Weyer began the challenge with a single post on April 21 ,2021. Yes, more than a year ago. And for some reason, it’s making a comeback.
In the original video, Weyer stands in front of his mirror and states, “Pee your pants challenge.” Silence follows until what is assumed to be urine hits the floor and his pants become visibly wet. The TikTok video gained hundreds of thousands of views, but Weyer has since removed it from TikTok. However, thanks to the power of the internet, it’s still alive on YouTube.
EDITOR’S WARNING: If this sort of thing freaks you out, don’t watch the video.
The “#peeyourpantschallenge” hashtag has more than 2.1 million views and countless videos of people taking on the challenge themselves. Although, some of the videos in the tag have people reacting to the challenge rather than participating in it.
Weyer is a 19-year-old filmmaker and comedian from Kansas and was quite surprised to see his video begin another viral TikTok challenge. His “challenge,” while gross, lacks the possible risks associated with other viral challenges.
“I am definitely surprised that the challenge actually became a trend. I created the challenge as a parody of the other challenges that have gone viral on the internet in an attempt to show how pointless they are,” Weyer told Insider in an email. “I am surprised to see that people on the internet will pee themselves if you call it a challenge and add a hashtag.”
And here’s another compilation, courtesy of YouTube.