Walking Into Strangers House Is The New Viral TikTok Challenge
The latest TikTok challenge has caused quite a stir as a group of individuals seeking online fame have filmed themselves breaking into a private property in London.
Although the video was removed by TikTok for violating their community guidelines, it continues to circulate on platforms like Reddit and Twitter. In the video, the group opens a gate and walks into the front yard of a house where a woman is seen sweeping. They then proceed to enter the slightly open front door and are confronted by the alarmed woman who demands to speak with the owner named James.
The trespassers echo the owner's name and request to speak with him, causing the bewildered man to hastily climb up the staircase towards them. The videographer pretends to be confused and asks if they've arrived at the location for their study group. James informs them that they have not and endeavors to lead them to the front door. However, the rascals are undeterred and brazenly make their way into the living room, settling down on the couch as if they belong there.
James, fed up with the flagrant violation of his rules, sternly demands that they leave his premises as he has children to care for.
As they make their way out of the house, the cameraman appears puzzled and remarks, "I thought we were just here to study."
While TikTok's policies do not explicitly mention trespassing, they do prohibit the promotion of criminal behavior that could cause harm to individuals, animals, or property.
See the video here.
The trespassing challenge sparked widespread shock and disgust on social media, with one Redditor expressing disbelief, “Omg and they had their children there. These guys are absolute bastards.”
Another person on the internet expressed their concern, saying, "They're playing with fire. I hope someone teaches these kids a lesson they'll never forget."
Their audacious act has been met with backlash on social media with many challenging them to try the same stunt in the United States, a country with a strong culture of gun ownership.
“In Florida that gets you killed …” declared one viewer, while another challenged them to try the same game in “the American South.”
“Try that in Texas,” invited another critic on a Twitter repost of the same clip.
“Didn’t even have to listen to the video to know this isn’t in America … boys would’ve been dead before they crossed the lawn,” observed another Redditor.