Marcus DiPaola’s TikTok introduces his girlfriend who spawned a wave of duets that made a movie … [+]
Marcus DiPaola on TikTok
The biggest feature of TikTok could be the community of creative, fun people. No other social platform allows anyone to take someone else’s video and create their own unique story similar to TikTok’s. As we saw with the Ratatouille musical last year, people love making fun videos on an internet collective where the funniest and most creative ideas can start a whole new trend from the original video.
Marcus DiPaola is a journalist who tells his 2.5 million followers on TikTok trendy headlines in the style of a TV reporter. On May 4th, 2021, Star Wars Day, Marcus released a new TikTok in which he introduced his girlfriend to his large audience. It’s a pretty standard video, but TikTok has its own thoughts.
Marcus, who is known on TikTok for his sparkling eyes, said: “Today is my birthday too. And because it’s my birthday, I can introduce you to my girlfriend. Who is amazing! “Brittany seemed a little nervous. A top commenter on the original video said Brittany looked so scared, almost if she was held hostage. That comment sparked a new duet trend where people added their own posts that made it look like they were being held hostage. that there was indeed a hostage situation in Marcus’ room. It’s exciting to be able to create real-time lore in a community format where the funniest and craziest videos prevail.
The first video that really succeeded with the hostage situation idea was when a Dueter took a Nerf gun and pointed it at Brittany’s head.
This video was the beginning of something even bigger than just this one duet. It quickly started moving to more random but fun duet contributions, such as adding limbs that aren’t shown in the frame.
The trend has spread to multiple timelines, but each revolves around the same idea that there is a hostage situation and that Brittany is in trouble. From SWAT teams to people who saw other people’s TikToks on their TVs and pretended what they were seeing was real, as much lore and offshoots quickly developed as a Star Wars itself.