There is a war going on between TikTok users and YouTube watchers in India. For now, the result is that TikTok rating has fallen steeply in the last one week and it is now a 2-star app.
Popular video making app ranking TikTok on Google Playstore has gone down to two stars following a video ‘glorifying’ acid attack that has led to demands for its ban.
The video by famous TikTok founder Faizal Siddiqui shows him throwing water on a girl who has a makeup similar to acid burn marks that transfers to her.
Siddiqui, who has close to 13 million followers on TikTok, had made the video earlier but it has gone viral only recently. The National Commission of Women (NCW) has also taken cognizance of the matter and filed a complaint against the TikToker to the DGP Maharashtra.
Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal also took to Instagram and thanked the NCW for taking action against Siddiqui.
“Thanks to the National Commission for Women for taking cognizance of the viral video by TikTok ‘influencer’ Faizal Siddiqui promoting acid attack. Such videos/actions should be strictly debarred which are against the society,” she wrote.
#BanTikTok trends on Twitter
The demand to ban TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, and block Siddiqui from the platform gained momentum on Twitter Monday, as the hashtag #BanTikTok started trending.
Soon after, the app’s rating went down from four to two stars in the Google Playstore.
Siddiqui, meanwhile, released a statement on his Instagram account saying that he was only drinking water and the woman shown in the video is a make-up artist.