In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Indian government has banned TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese apps, in an effort to boycott goods that are produced by the country. This move was met with equal amounts of praise and criticism.
However, irrespective of whether one supports the ban, it is impossible to ignore the platform’s decentralised, inclusive, and democratic nature.
Moreover, it was also a space where queer identities thrived!
Some Twitter users also pointed out how TikTok shaming was basically a reflection of our own elitist beliefs and attitudes.
Ban or no ban, in the end, it is the spirit of creativity that matters.
RIP TikTok. Your empowering nature will certainly be missed.
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