All posts tagged in TikTok

  • December 15, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    Black culture is so heavily ingrained in pop culture that people unfamiliar with aspects of Black culture have reimagined Black culture to be the gateway to popularity. So many of the popular things we see on the daily like music, fashion and comedy are led by Black people, to the point where Black is sort … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/op-ed-why-its-problematic-to-label-aave-as-stan-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 3, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Do you remember reading your mother’s magazines and finding tips on losing weight? Maybe you’ve stumbled upon an infomercial at one a.m. that was advertising fat-shedding pills and products. Or perhaps your friend suggested a new diet plan like paleo, veganism or simply not ingesting food so you can both get your beach bodies ready. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tiktok-tumblr-and-emma-chamberlain-the-internet-and-eating-disorder-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 21, 2020By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Amassing 1,400,000 followers on Tiktok and 102,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Emily Vu is a social media icon for teens. After posting spectacular covers on the platform, Vu finally released her new single “WEEKEND” on May 19. Multi-platinum producer Sir Nolan, who is known for working with Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Khalid, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tiktok-star-emily-vu-releases-new-single-weekend/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 23, 2020By Mary Dodys

    If you’ve gone on TikTok in the past year, you’ve undoubtedly heard Mahogany LOX, if you somehow haven’t heard of her. She’s been a major influence behind some of the app’s boldest choreography, with her confidence anthem “Take Your Man” being used over 1.7 million times. Mahogany has been in the game much longer than TikTok, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/pop-princess-mahogany-lox-talks-new-music-and-inspiring-confidence/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 11, 2020By Derek Deng

    Coming out as queer is a deeply stigmatized process of understanding, accepting and celebrating one’s identity. Each coming out story tells a uniquely personal tale of self-acceptance and community, but it’s also something some may never get to tell— in some countries, anti-gay laws lead to criminalization, social exclusion and death. The fight for LGBTQ+ … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/queerbaiting-on-tiktok-invalidates-lgbtq-stories/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 14, 2020By Helen Ehrlich

    UPSAHL is a talented indie-pop artist who is responsible for “Drugs,” a song that has blown up on TikTok, earning thousands of uses in various videos. She has now returned with Two Feet, an artist known for his hit “Go F*** Yourself,” which also became TikTok famous. The pair teamed up to release a new … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/upsahl-serves-up-a-new-version-of-her-hit-drugs-now-featuring-two-feet/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 30, 2019By Lauren Faulkner

    What begins as a seemingly normal beauty tutorial becomes a three-part video sequence that reprimands the Chinese government for its poor treatment of Uyghur Muslims in what can be considered as a modern-day Holocaust. 17-year old Feroza Aziz—amongst other teens—have used the insanely popular Chinese owned app, TikTok, as a platform in order to spread … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tiktok-banned-this-teen-for-criticizing-the-chinese-government/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read