TikTok is home to all kinds of challenges, from the fun to the spooky. A new task on TikTok known as the “Umbrella Challenge” has appeared, leaving many users bewildered.
In order to learn more about this very worrying development, please keep reading.
A definition of the “Umbrella Challenge” please.
I should probably tell you that the term’s literal meaning includes some rather horrific sexual actions before you read any further. According to the Urban Dictionary, this is a sexual act that consists of entering one’s entire forearm into a woman’s vagina.
It can also be “a type of uneasy joy,” which is another possible interpretation. The girl in the popular video who fans herself with both hands while seated appears to be doing just that. She’s wearing yoga pants and a crop top that shows off her breasts.
Aside from the caption “when he does the umbrella thing,” which undoubtedly alludes to the sexual nature of the video, this clip provides no additional context.
TikTok users are divided over whether the trend as a whole is about stealing an umbrella or whether it is inspired by Tom Holland’s dance to Rihanna’s popular song Umbrella.
Obviously, the caption gives away the meaning. That’s where Urban Dictionary really shines, and it’s deeply unsettling. There are moments when social media platforms go too far. This is an example of such a case. Many viewers have been traumatised by the video.
As the video surpassed a million views, many TikTok users began leaving comments. I’m not sure how I feel about this, one user said after reading the definition. Another contributor mused, “I looked about and saw a wet umbrella and a little umbrella, still perplexed and rather unsettled.”
One supporter just expressed sorrow for using the Urban Dictionary to learn the definition. In other words, he asked, “Girl, are you all right? One TikTok user said in awe, “I can’t believe City Dictionary actually exists.”
Strangely, this mysterious film was created by a female, at a time when activists all over the world are speaking out against toxic sex. The prevalence of Sexual Masochism Disorder is increasing. In this context, “severe” means “involving agony and suffering” in a sexual context.
It appears the video is related to an extreme sexual act, as defined by the Urban Dictionary. Even if it’s only a harmless video of a girl fanning herself, it’s awful that TikTok has become a platform for spreading such behaviour. And we know it has nothing to do with the season.