The Yassification of TikTok— a queer review of 2021
This wasn’t the best year for the community. The Panda Express (how TikTokers snarkily refer to the pandemic in the comment section) still hit hard and some reactionary governements made life extremly difficult for queer folx when conservatives passed more repressive laws. While we can have a proper discussion on the shortcomings of protecting vulnerable groups on TikTok from harassment, there’s also room to acknowledge the user support within the comment sections on the app. This is a review which will show you an affirmative side of TikTok with an often ironic take on issues that plague us. Rejoice in the power of strutting crows, brave allies, rebuttals to rainbow capitalism, or creative ways on handling censorship. It’s over for you [REDACTED] once we’re done with our yassifications.
Part One — Stunt Queens, Drama Mawmas and Possessed Bedsheets
Miss Thing is showing you how it’s done
Queer people innovate and titillate
Consent is key, darling!
They closed the dancefloors but not the gyms!
It’s me, your possessed bedsheet with the spirit of Kate Bush
I have to leave as well?
This is the only acceptable presentation of advertising from here on out
The impersonification of an emoji
Love that for her!
That’s proven science, no?
Part 2 — Allies we love and problematic faves
Supportive moms who don’t do discreet
Adore a supportive gran who knows her pronouns!
Double-check with your partner if it’s cool but it’s cool..
Verdict is still out on Pepperoni’s allyship
Give him time to process!
Jonathan the Tortoise on the other hand.. #canceljonathanthetortoise
Part 3 — “Happy” Pride & Rainbow Capitalism
A teen with good intentions @taylorxsings made a hilarious song that’s catchy and so wrong it’s right. Needless to say the “LGBTQ+ community” jumped on this sound in no time.
A warm shoutout to white gay cis men
Reclaiming Pride merch from big corps
With such a sweet Pride invitation — what are you waiting for?
Part 4 — Visionaries and teachers
The sweetest soul out there with some perspective for young trans people
These are the reality formats, queer people are craving to watch
Censorship works in wonderful ways. Here’s to all LE DOLLAR BEANS!
The most “Christian” thing I’ve ever witnessed
Insightful lesson on African queer history
Do you want to know how.. NO!!!
Epilogue — Brit Brit
Learning French with Britney
Unleash your domestic goddess
The cover like no other
Sometimes I’m scared of you
Stay tuned for more 2021 TikTok reviews and send Scott some books to read, okay?