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    Here's Everything You Need To Know About Mark Gaetano, The "Rude Teacher" You Keep Seeing On TikTok

    "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN..."

    If you've been on TikTok AT ALL recently, chances are you've seen seen Mark Gaetano, aka @snarkymarky, pop up on your feed.

    @snarkymarky / Via tiktok.com

    Mark, a 17-year-old student from Toronto, has already gained 1.4 million followers and nearly 60 million likes for posting relatable videos that send you straight back to elementary school. Like when your teacher got mad at you for leaving too much trash in the cafeteria...

    @snarkymarky

    ##POV: the cafeteria monitor is yelling at everyone because there’s too much litter inside the cafeteria

    ♬ original sound - snarkymarky

    ...or horsing around too much on a field trip...

    @snarkymarky

    ##POV - you’re on the school bus after a field trip and the teacher is yelling at you for your class’ terrible behaviour

    ♬ original sound - snarkymarky

    ...or leaving your assignment 'til the last minute.

    @snarkymarky

    POV: you tell your teacher that your printer broke the day that the essay is due

    ♬ original sound - snarkymarky

    I felt this one a little too hard.

    Mark told BuzzFeed that the inspiration for his Rude Teacher TikToks comes from his own personal experiences in school.

    And it doesn't stop there: Mark also has another persona, aka Karen, someone who will hit a little too close to home if you've ever worked in the service industry or retail. Exhibit A:

    @snarkymarky

    POV - you’re a cashier at bath and body works ##foryoupage

    ♬ original sound - snarkymarky

    The inspiration for Karen came from the time Mark spent working at a grocery store, where he explained that dealing with "Karens" was an "everyday occurrence."

    "Some of my videos are re-creations of my experiences. It’s been good for me to use TikTok videos as a way to alleviate stress from those extremely rude and blunt customers. Also, it’s worth noting that my own mother is kind of a Karen, a subtle one."

    @snarkymarky

    ##POV - you’re a host at a restaurant and karen asks for six extra seats at her table ##foryoupage

    ♬ original sound - snarkymarky

    In terms of the reaction he's recieved, Mark is so glad there are other people out there who can relate to his TikToks, and he plans to continue making content to "help people laugh and escape from their bad days."

    @snarkymarky / Via tiktok.com

    "I've received tons of messages from students and teachers who have told me that my videos make them laugh. A lot of them have told me that they attend strict schools and they use my videos as an escape from that stress and discipline. It makes me so happy!"

    NGL, as someone who definitely worked retail and DEFINITELY got yelled at in elementary school, I can't stop watching these. You can follow Mark on TikTok and Instagram to keep up with Rude Teacher and Karen's antics.

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