April 24th has a very disturbing meaning for TikTok and you should report any videos related to it immediately.
The video sharing app is full of amazing trends that contribute to positive vibes, but sadly, there are some nasty and shocking ones as well.
April 24 falls into the second category, and the nefarious trend that started two years ago has been resurrected outrageously in 2023.
Many TikTok users are trying to warn against the unfavorable trend and shut it down for good as April approaches again.
WARNING: Sexual content ahead.
April 24 meaning
April 24 is declared “National Rape Day” when people are supposedly encouraged to commit acts of sexual violence.
The trend began in 2021, with USA Today reporting that on April 24, six men allegedly created a video in which they encouraged others to commit sexual assault.
It blew up the internet and videos of the disgusting “trend” went viral on the platform. The same thing is happening now, three years later.
At the time, a TikTok spokesperson told Newsweek that they “did not find evidence of any videos related to this topic on our platform.”
However, they stated that the platform’s security team “remains vigilant and will remove content that violates our policies.”
“Keeping our community safe is our priority and we do not accept content that promotes or glorifies non-consensual sexual acts, including rape and sexual harassment,” they added.
Vice called the whole thing “a hoax,” but many people on social media are warning others of the worrying trend nonetheless.
“To all women: be vigilant and take care of yourself on April 24”, one person wrote on Twitter. “Apparently there is a ‘trend’ of men sexually assaulting women ‘just for fun’ on this day.
“This has been going on since 2021 but I only found out about it now so I felt the need to warn you guys. take care of yourself!!!!” the Twitter user continued.
Another said: “April 24, 2023, many men are plotting to increase the number of victims of sexual violence. Please be extra careful on this day and keep yourself safe from these terrible people.”
How to report a TikTok video from April 24th
If you see any videos promoting April 24th, it’s important to report them immediately so TikTok can remove them.
To report on TikTok:
- Hold video.
- Click “Report”.
- Choose a reason.
Where to go for help
If you are affected by this story or need support, you can contact the Rape Crisis team. Call 0808 802 9999 for confidential emotional support, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm every day of the year. You can also contact Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111.
You can also contact the national hotline RAINN (National Rape, Abuse and Incest Network). Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1 (800) 656-4673. You can also contact the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Security Helpline at 1 (877) 955-5247.
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