TikTok ban: How will Addison Rae, Charli D'Amelio make money? Internet says they'll look for job at McDonald's
With Trump announcing the ban on the popular social media platform, the Internet has suggestions of alternative careers for content creators
Unless someone is living under a rock, by now, everyone knows the hot topic of the Internet right now – President Donald Trump is banning the popular social media networking service TikTok across the US. According to USA Today this is due to "escalating tensions with Beijing" and the concern that the platform is tied to China. Trump reportedly told reporters aboard Air Force One, "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States." Countries like India have already banned the social media platform but with its consistently growing popularity in the country, fas were shocked and disappointed.
As we had reported earlier, social media reacted with a range of emotions from anger to humor and sympathy towards content creators who became popular through the micro-video blogging app. Their concerns about content creators have gone on to another level. People are now suggesting what popular TikTok stars like Charli D'Amelio, Addison Rae and others should do.
The most popular suggestion seems to be getting hired at the popular fast-food chain McDonald's. One user wrote along with a video, "Charli Damelio fighting Addison Rae for a job at McDonald's after TikTok gets banned."
charli damelio fighting addison rae for a job at mcdonalds after tiktok gets banned pic.twitter.com/vQPwfiHYYd— wow someone actually (@niicoolaaaassss) August 1, 2020
Another concurred, “Charli damelio & Addison Rae fighting over the last available job at McDonald's now that TikTok is shutting down."
charli damelio & addison rae fighting over the last available job at mcdonald’s now that tiktok is shutting down pic.twitter.com/kDClfKWA66— kyle (@lmaookyle) August 1, 2020
One user even suggested that Rae should go back to college. The user wrote: "Addison Rae tryna explain to the college she dropped out of to let her back in."
Another option suggested for Rae was working at Burger King. "Addison Rae in the car before her first shift at Burger King," captioned a user along with a gif.
One even mocked that now the creators will move to Canada. Along with a gif of a person typing, a user wrote: “TikTok creators booking flights to Canada after finding out TikTok is getting banned."
tiktok creators booking flights to canada after finding out tiktok is gettin banned pic.twitter.com/EgaMlwgpF7— wow someone actually (@niicoolaaaassss) August 1, 2020
One pointed out, “All the TikTok creators coming to youtube to try and stay relevant,” along with a gif.
All the tiktok creators coming to youtube to try and stay relevant: pic.twitter.com/X4VYxD4YRd— . (@cfcmatto) August 1, 2020
But there were sympathizers as well. One wrote: "By banning TikTok, Trump is: silencing the younger generation, cutting off career opportunities for creators and violating the first amendment."
by banning tiktok, trump is:— jared (@JaredOnYT) August 1, 2020
-silencing the younger generation
-cutting off career opportunities for creators
-violating the first amendment
all because it’s a china-based app that gen z used to prank him.
Another said, "To the people making fun of creators for trying to make a career out of TikTok and it getting banned, it’s not about them. it's about the small businesses who gained lots of customers and videos who expose the government, Epstein, and protests around the country..."
To the people making fun of creators for trying to make a career out of TikTok and it getting banned, it’s not about them. it’s about the small businesses who gained lots of customers and videos who expose the government, Epstein, and protests around the country...— luv • blm ♡ (@lovequart) August 1, 2020
In a July 30 report, CNBC had reported that TikTok had announced via a blog post that it will give creators in the US over $1 billion in the next three years, and more than double that globally. According to a Deadline report, The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States had been weighing whether the Trump Administration should force ByteDance to sell TikTok's US operations.
According to the report, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had earlier said that he would have a recommendation soon. TikTok was under pressure for months. On July 29, Mayer publicly defended TikTok in a blog post and said, "We are willing to take all necessary steps to ensure the long-term availability and success of TikTok."