Listen: ‘Traditional Wife’ TikTok Is Going Viral — But Is It For Real?
“At first I think it was somewhat sincere, and then it just kept getting more and more bizarre and out of control. And that’s when people started to realize perhaps this is satire.”
Welcome to another episode of BuzzFeed Daily!
On today's episode:
1. Recently, videos of wives showing how they take care of their husbands have gone super viral on TikTok. Take this video from TikTok user @madfitmaddison, for example. This got 3.5 million views in just one week:
As “Traditional Wife” TikTok continues to become a viral sensation, people are starting to wonder if these videos are the real deal. It’s no secret influencers are battling for our attention, and that they’ve had to come up with a few tricks along the way. As a result, the line between “genuine” and “satirical” has become a bit blurred. BuzzFeed’s Tanya Chen recently wrote the piece “Are Some of These 'Traditional Wife' TikToks Trolling Us?” and joins us to break it all down.
2. James Corden’s ‘Spill Your Guts’ segment is facing harsh backlash.