Teenage Boys Are Hitting Girls In The Face And Posting It As The #SmackCam Meme On Vine

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1. #SmackCam is a meme on Vine that has escalated to an alarming level.

2. The concept is to slap an unsuspecting person in the face and upload it tagged #Smackcam.

3. But as Jezebel points out, teenage boys have been using it as an excuse to hurt teenage girls.

(UPDATE: The above video was apparently staged.)

5. In the Vine below, two boys slap a girl repeatedly until she starts to cry.

6. In this one, a boy lights another boy’s face on fire.

#SmackCam WTF?

— einalem__ (@einalem ɣc)

7. And this guy decided to use a power drill with a plastic hand attached.

Got Wahlid Mohammad back!!! #MAXJRSMACKCAM lmfao

— Aviator_Jay (@Bruce Wayne)

8. The tag, according to Twitter, has thousands of videos already uploaded to it.

#howto smack cam a black guy gettin out the shower 😂😂 lmaoooo

— Fameous_ (@C$V)

9. Most of them not particularly alarming.

#SmackCam

— DHuddy23 (@&beDrew Hɰc)

10. In this one a little girl slaps her brother with baby powder.

#SmackCam #KiaraToJuni #LMAO

— ShawnMykal (@Pap�ed Chul�f3)

11. Still, most people have agreed that the joke has spiraled out of control.

Lmao smack cam gone wrong

— thatguymayberry (@Alexander X)

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