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The Silhouette Challenge has become the newest TikTok trend to break the internet — but women are issuing warnings to beware as Youtubers have found a way to potentially ruin the challenge for participants.
The original trend shows women dancing sensually with a red filter over a — as if their shadow is dancing seductively. Thanks to the red filter, the women, who are usually scantily clad, are modestly covered by the shadows… but Youtubers have figured out how to remove the filter from the videos — potentially exposing the woman’s semi-nude bodies.
According to Buzzfeed, several Youtube users have uploaded tutorials on how to remove the filters, a clear violation of their privacy.
“When reminded that this is gross, creepy, and non-consenting, men respond that women are always finding ways to make themselves victims and they shouldn’t have been naked on the internet,” one Facebook user wrote, later adding, “This is when rape culture, misogyny, and patriarchal malarkey combine. This tweet and its attachment have been up for 16 hours with thousands of engagement markers. Meanwhile, I’m writing this post with through proverbially clinched teeth because one wrong phrase and I’ll be jailed for 30 days for gender-based hate speech. Because men 🥴”
In a separate social media post, a woman warns challenge participants to be “cognizant of what you’re wearing before you do all the editing for the final product.”
Twitter has already removed several accounts that were editing the TikTok posts and disgracing the participants. Now people are calling on Youtube to do the same. Google is yet to publicly address the controversy.