The other day I posted a video on TikTok (which I have since changed it so that only I can see it) and here's why:
The video was a TikTok trend using a song that sounds like "it's the remix and I'm coming with the bomp bomp bomp" and it has gun loading and shooting sounds over it and the dance is to pretend you're loading and shooting a gun.
I used the sound in a classroom with the captions explaining how my students will never know that I hate saying good morning to 300 people every morning because it doesn't matter what I like, they deserve to come to school and be greeted with a smile.
When I posted the video that's all I thought of was getting the message across using a current trend. I also posted it on my teacher IG account and a teacher that follows me (not someone I know or work with) messaged me saying the video was inappropriate and I should take it down because I shouldn't be using a song with lyrics about shooting while thinking about my students.
To me that didn't make sense esp cause the song doesn't really have any lyrics so I wrote her off as a Karen and just kinda moved on. Then later someone on TikTok commented and said the video was inappropriate because I shouldn't be referencing shooting my students.
I was literally shocked because I was not intending to imply that AT ALL and I again initially wrote it off as a TikTok Karen that was misconstruing the trend. I still feel like that about both comments BUT now my brain is putting together using a shooting trend in a school may not have been the best idea. Not because I was "shooting students" (which I'd like to reiterate was NOT the intention, there were no students anywhere in the video or even in the room) but because it may have been in poor taste to reference shooting inside of a school even if it was just for a TikTok trend, not actually talking about shooting kids or... Shooting anyone actually.