On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed why Alabama rush week is blowing up on TikTok. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!
BuzzFeed Daily: What do you think it is that's drawing people in [to #RushTok]?
BuzzFeed Daily: What's so interesting is that people aren't just following the hashtag, you know, overall, but they're also following specific girls who are rushing. They're following their entire journey from start to finish. What is that like? Who are we looking at?
PS: Well, I think kind of the face of it was this young woman named Makayla, whose handle is @whatwouldjimmybuffettdo. And she kind of started the whole thing. And I think people were really invested in what house she was going to, and she ended up getting dropped from all of the houses. And so people were obviously devastated, and it felt kind of like a twist in the story, but it just happened to be this young woman's real life. And so I think that just made it all the more compelling. And it is like a reality show. But we're seeing it in real time, which we don't often get to see with reality shows. And it's young people — it's young women going off to college, and it's all a little bit devastating and exciting and kind of entertaining.
BuzzFeed Daily: Have you seen conversations happening on social media about diversity and the pledge system?