Ma'Khia Bryant's Tiktok hair tutorial video viewed over a million times since teen was shot dead by police

One TikTok video created by Bryant, which shows the teen adorably teaching the viewers how to tie their hair has went viral after being shared on Twitter


                            Ma'Khia Bryant's Tiktok hair tutorial video viewed over a million times since teen was shot dead by police
Ma'Khia Bryant's TikTok video has gone viral after her death (TikTok)

Following the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant on Tuesday, April 20, one of the teen's TikTok videos where she appeared to be giving her viewers a hair tutorial, was viewed over a million times.

On the same say that ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd, Bryant, a teenage Black girl, was shot and killed by Columbus police in Ohio near her foster home. Since then one particular TikTok video created by Bryant, which shows the teen adorably teaching the viewers how to tie their hair has went viral after being shared on Twitter. The background music for the hair tutorial was set to 'Just Another Interlude' by Bryson Tiller.

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The video wsas first shared on Twitter by user @mercxkurt who said: "#makhiabryant deserved to be alive and happy with her family #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter" At the time of writing, the video on Twitter had been viewed around 1.4 million times. It has been retweeted 20,000 times and liked over 40,000 times. 



 

Here is another of her TikTok videos which is currently circulating on Twitter:



 

'She was a child full of life and possibility'

People who came across her video were drawn to Ma'Khia's teenage innocence and could not help but feel for the tragic loss of her life. "I'm can't stop crying. Ma'Khia Bryant's Tiktok hair video. Thinking of my students who cooked a healing 'wellness day' meal today - how much more can they take?" one of them said, while another wrote, "Watched a few of Ma’Khia Bryant's TikTok videos. She was a child full of life and possibility. She was murdered by the police and it is devastating."

Ma'Khia Bryant (GoFundMe)

A third remarked, "Seeing videos of Ma’Khia Bryant hit home. Same tik tok videos my 17 year of niece makes... enough is enough!!" One more commented, "Ma'Khia Bryant was literally just a baby... im so heartbroken, lrt was a tiktok of her doing her hair and i just feel so much hurt for her and her family." Another noted, "Watching 16 yr old Ma’Khia Bryant's tik tok vids: her joy, her charm, her beauty! Heartbreaking. #DefundThePolice." The next wrote, "ma’khia bryant was a child. idc what kind of student she was. idc what she did in her free time. idc who she hung out with. she was A CHILD. she should be alive. she should be learning how to drive and scrolling through tik tok. she should still BE a child. #SayHerName."

A commenter tweeted, "Ma’Khia Bryant, a gorgeous 15 year old blowin it up on TikTok. Like teenagers should. Tragically killed by cops who are dangerous vigilantes. #MakhiaBryant #SayHerName Blessings on her sweet soul." One more said, "When I think of Ma’Khia Bryant, I will see her smiling in her TikTok. She’ll also always why I realized the worst part of A Brave New World, where they torture the babies? We are shooting our babies in the streets with a public fascist police state. We are infinitely worse."



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

What happened to Ma'Khia Bryant?

Police said the shooting occurred after officers responded to a 911 call about an attempted stabbing. Body camera footage released by police on April 20 showed officers pulling up to a chaotic scene where three girls appeared to be in the midst of a brawl. Within just a few seconds, as one of the girls involved in the fight can be seen wielding a knife as she lunges toward another girl, an officer yells, “Get down! Get down!” and then fires his weapon several times. A man yells, “She’s just a f**king kid, man!”

The teen was transported to a nearby hospital, Mount Carmel East, but died of her injuries. The department has contacted the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to review the officer’s use of deadly force.

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