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@BarbieDollToo wrote:

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They do stuff like this because they are kids with kids brains and do not have the capability of estimating consequences. It's a stupid stunt like tide pods.


Kids with kids brains?  I don't know about you, but at 16 I knew better.  My kids knew better.  Stupid is as stupid does.


Sorry, children's brains are not developed until their twenties. It's a scientific fact. Be grateful you and your children were advanced beyond their brain development. My kids did plenty of stupid and so did I.


Well, hopefully common sense comes into play before you have to reach your twenties.  Not to mention, in my state anyway, you only have to be 19 to become a police officer so hopefully your brain is developed enough to be armed and sharp enough to make split second decisions and think on your feet.  Only have to be 16 to drive on your own, 18 to make voting choices and on and on.  

 

In regard to your last sentence, I wouldn't brag about it.

 


@BarbieDollToo How incredibly rude. I guess you still haven't mastered manners and common courtesy. BTW you still have to be 21 to drink in most states, so what's your highly-developed point?

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@Love to Run wrote:

@BarbieDollToo wrote:

@Stelladorable wrote:

@BarbieDollToo wrote:

@Stelladorable wrote:

They do stuff like this because they are kids with kids brains and do not have the capability of estimating consequences. It's a stupid stunt like tide pods.


Kids with kids brains?  I don't know about you, but at 16 I knew better.  My kids knew better.  Stupid is as stupid does.


Sorry, children's brains are not developed until their twenties. It's a scientific fact. Be grateful you and your children were advanced beyond their brain development. My kids did plenty of stupid and so did I.


Well, hopefully common sense comes into play before you have to reach your twenties.  Not to mention, in my state anyway, you only have to be 19 to become a police officer so hopefully your brain is developed enough to be armed and sharp enough to make split second decisions and think on your feet.  Only have to be 16 to drive on your own, 18 to make voting choices and on and on.  

 

In regard to your last sentence, I wouldn't brag about it.

 


@BarbieDollToo How incredibly rude. I guess you still haven't mastered manners and common courtesy. BTW you still have to be 21 to drink in most states, so what's your highly-developed point?


Sorry, I just respond in kind.  And as far as how rude,  she was the one who put it out there that both she and her kids did "plenty of stupid." I see you're no slouch in the rude department yourself.

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T May disagree, but they should just pull the plug on TikTok. Don't know of anything positive it contributes, especially to young people. When I see some of the things that are posted and how eagerly teens and others are willing to do it, it is sad and also scary. 

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@Love to Run wrote:

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This social media platform must have some kind of special way to make normal people lose their minds for the "look at me factor".

 

I feel so bad for Angela Bassett.  One of her twins, got involved in one of those Tik Tok challenges where you tell someone you love (like your mother) that someone they admire in the public has died and sit back and watch their reaction to the news.

 

Angela's 16-year-old son Slater Vance has apologized for falsely telling his mom that Michael B. Jordan had died, and then posting the footage on TikTok. “I apologize to Michael B. Jordan’s entire family, his extended family, and him directly as he is an idol of mine,” Vance said in a 53-second video posted on New Year’s Eve, the same day that he posted his since-deleted prank. “Taking part in a trend like this is completely disrespectful. I don’t wish any bad ramifications upon his family nor my parents as they deserve none of the backlash.” On TikTok, several videos of children filming their parents’ reactions to being told that their favorite celebrity has died have recently gone viral. But Vance, a self-described pop and indie artist, may have been the first one to break fake news about someone his parents actually know personally.

 

Bassett and Jordan are both members of the Black Panther cast, which has already had to mourn the unexpected death of co-star Chadwick Boseman.

 

In Vance’s since-deleted video, he pretended to announce Jordan’s death at age 35. Bassett was seen placing her hand over her heart and rushing towards the camera in disbelief, repeating, “Uh-huh, uh-huh.” Before the clip abruptly ends, Vance’s father, actor Courtney P. Vance, is also heard telling his son, “Stop it. You’re playing.” Clearly, his parents weren’t pleased; Vance quickly deleted the footage from his TikTok account. “I own this was a mistake,” he said in his apology, appearing to hold back tears. “I hope this can be a teaching lesson to anyone who uses social media as a tool and a source of entertainment to truly understand that your actions can have consequences that extend beyond you.” Watch the full video below.

 

 

I don't understand how he can pull the prank, then want to preach to the choir.  Do the damage, then just apologize.  Shameful.  This mess is not funny.  


@gertrudecloset Well he's sixteen, kids make mistakes. His apology seemed heartfelt and sincere. Other than apologize I'm not sure what you would have him do.


@Love to RunWell, let's see....how about not trying to preach about a wrong after you've done it yourself.  I find it nauseating.  Yes he apologized and got all humble....some things require more than just "sorry."  The gravity of pretending someone is dead when they are someone that is close to a family member ain't cute.  Run off with that....  It ain't cute to pretend people are dead.





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@Trailrun23 wrote:

T May disagree, but they should just pull the plug on TikTok. Don't know of anything positive it contributes, especially to young people. When I see some of the things that are posted and how eagerly teens and others are willing to do it, it is sad and also scary. 


I agree wholeheartedly.  Just stupid challenges for the attention craving sector of society.





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@Jaspertimes wrote:

TikTok is China propaganda and a platform to beware.


I haven't been on it much, but was once and heard people talking though I had closed it. The voices were speaking in Chinese and it was not coming from anything I had open on my computer. After this experience I have never used it again.

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@gertrudecloset wrote:

@Love to Run wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

This social media platform must have some kind of special way to make normal people lose their minds for the "look at me factor".

 

I feel so bad for Angela Bassett.  One of her twins, got involved in one of those Tik Tok challenges where you tell someone you love (like your mother) that someone they admire in the public has died and sit back and watch their reaction to the news.

 

Angela's 16-year-old son Slater Vance has apologized for falsely telling his mom that Michael B. Jordan had died, and then posting the footage on TikTok. “I apologize to Michael B. Jordan’s entire family, his extended family, and him directly as he is an idol of mine,” Vance said in a 53-second video posted on New Year’s Eve, the same day that he posted his since-deleted prank. “Taking part in a trend like this is completely disrespectful. I don’t wish any bad ramifications upon his family nor my parents as they deserve none of the backlash.” On TikTok, several videos of children filming their parents’ reactions to being told that their favorite celebrity has died have recently gone viral. But Vance, a self-described pop and indie artist, may have been the first one to break fake news about someone his parents actually know personally.

 

Bassett and Jordan are both members of the Black Panther cast, which has already had to mourn the unexpected death of co-star Chadwick Boseman.

 

In Vance’s since-deleted video, he pretended to announce Jordan’s death at age 35. Bassett was seen placing her hand over her heart and rushing towards the camera in disbelief, repeating, “Uh-huh, uh-huh.” Before the clip abruptly ends, Vance’s father, actor Courtney P. Vance, is also heard telling his son, “Stop it. You’re playing.” Clearly, his parents weren’t pleased; Vance quickly deleted the footage from his TikTok account. “I own this was a mistake,” he said in his apology, appearing to hold back tears. “I hope this can be a teaching lesson to anyone who uses social media as a tool and a source of entertainment to truly understand that your actions can have consequences that extend beyond you.” Watch the full video below.

 

 

I don't understand how he can pull the prank, then want to preach to the choir.  Do the damage, then just apologize.  Shameful.  This mess is not funny.  


@gertrudecloset Well he's sixteen, kids make mistakes. His apology seemed heartfelt and sincere. Other than apologize I'm not sure what you would have him do.


@Love to RunWell, let's see....how about not trying to preach about a wrong after you've done it yourself.  I find it nauseating.  Yes he apologized and got all humble....some things require more than just "sorry."  The gravity of pretending someone is dead when they are someone that is close to a family member ain't cute.  Run off with that....  It ain't cute to pretend people are dead.


@gertrudeclosetI asked a legitimate question because he obviously can't undo what was done. You chose not to answer, but give a snarky reply. So unnecessary. Children aren't the only ones in need of a lesson or two on kindness.

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@Love to Run wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

@Love to Run wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

This social media platform must have some kind of special way to make normal people lose their minds for the "look at me factor".

 

I feel so bad for Angela Bassett.  One of her twins, got involved in one of those Tik Tok challenges where you tell someone you love (like your mother) that someone they admire in the public has died and sit back and watch their reaction to the news.

 

Angela's 16-year-old son Slater Vance has apologized for falsely telling his mom that Michael B. Jordan had died, and then posting the footage on TikTok. “I apologize to Michael B. Jordan’s entire family, his extended family, and him directly as he is an idol of mine,” Vance said in a 53-second video posted on New Year’s Eve, the same day that he posted his since-deleted prank. “Taking part in a trend like this is completely disrespectful. I don’t wish any bad ramifications upon his family nor my parents as they deserve none of the backlash.” On TikTok, several videos of children filming their parents’ reactions to being told that their favorite celebrity has died have recently gone viral. But Vance, a self-described pop and indie artist, may have been the first one to break fake news about someone his parents actually know personally.

 

Bassett and Jordan are both members of the Black Panther cast, which has already had to mourn the unexpected death of co-star Chadwick Boseman.

 

In Vance’s since-deleted video, he pretended to announce Jordan’s death at age 35. Bassett was seen placing her hand over her heart and rushing towards the camera in disbelief, repeating, “Uh-huh, uh-huh.” Before the clip abruptly ends, Vance’s father, actor Courtney P. Vance, is also heard telling his son, “Stop it. You’re playing.” Clearly, his parents weren’t pleased; Vance quickly deleted the footage from his TikTok account. “I own this was a mistake,” he said in his apology, appearing to hold back tears. “I hope this can be a teaching lesson to anyone who uses social media as a tool and a source of entertainment to truly understand that your actions can have consequences that extend beyond you.” Watch the full video below.

 

 

I don't understand how he can pull the prank, then want to preach to the choir.  Do the damage, then just apologize.  Shameful.  This mess is not funny.  


@gertrudecloset Well he's sixteen, kids make mistakes. His apology seemed heartfelt and sincere. Other than apologize I'm not sure what you would have him do.


@Love to RunWell, let's see....how about not trying to preach about a wrong after you've done it yourself.  I find it nauseating.  Yes he apologized and got all humble....some things require more than just "sorry."  The gravity of pretending someone is dead when they are someone that is close to a family member ain't cute.  Run off with that....  It ain't cute to pretend people are dead.


@gertrudeclosetI asked a legitimate question because he obviously can't undo what was done. You chose not to answer, but give a snarky reply. So unnecessary. Children aren't the only ones in need of a lesson or two on kindness.


Well, I don't know you "read" that I want him to do something.  Where do you see that I want him to do something?  I made "commentary @Love to Run . I know you are not going to be the arbitor of what kindness looks like.  It was my opinion.  I'm sticking to it too @Love to Run .

It doesn't matter what "I" want.  So why you asked me what I wanted from him was nonsense.





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