A disturbing TikTok trend has gone viral this week that shows women in their late teens and early twenties demonstrating just how controlling their parents are...
And people have been left seriously unsettled as a result.
via: ShutterstockHere's the full story...
Now, these worrisome TikTok trends sadly aren't anything out of the ordinary.As a result of the streaming app, the internet is simply teeming with homemade videos - some innocent and entertaining, but some with slightly more sinister undertones.
The app was originally designed for users to create and share short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.But, in the last couple of years, TikTok's popularity has boomed, with millions of users now making original content through the app.
Of course, the majority of these videos are light-hearted and humorous...But there's always going to be some pretty strange stuff to slip through the cracks.
Because, if there's one thing that TikTok has become known for in the last year...It's that some of its content can be downright disturbing.
And the latest trend is a sad example of this.
via: ShutterstockA series of young women in their late teens and early twenties have appeared in a TikTok video outlining the things they can and can't do while living at home with their parents.
Now, for most of us, our parents' home rules are pretty basic...
via: ShutterstockNo dirty dishes in the bedrooms, no shoes on the couch - you get the gist.
However, these girls have a very different and somewhat heartbreaking story to tell...
via: ShutterstockAnd people have been left completely horrified by what they had to say.
The allegations are eye-opening.
via: TikTokIn the video, the unnamed girls, all from the U.S, claim to have very strict parents who monitor what they wear, what they listen to, who their friends are, and the messages they send and receive.
One young woman, who says she is a college freshman, claimed:
via: TikTok"I'm not allowed to have my phone or my laptop up in my room past 9 o'clock. They have to be downstairs unless I'm doing homework." She went on to say she's not allowed to have social media, and that her father fully controls a Facebook account she had created to find a college roommate - not letting her post anything on there.
According to the student, even her fashion choices aren't her own.She said: "I have clothes I can and cannot wear, and my mom refuses to buy any kind of fancy lingerie or anything like that." She finished by adding that her father regularly looks through her phone, which includes the messages she sends and the pictures she takes.
A different girl, aged seventeen, fired off a huge list of requirements she lives under...
via: TikTok"I have to hand my phone in at 9 pm every night. I have to do chores in order to get my phone back... My mom has passwords to everything so she can go through my phone." She also claimed that her parents always track her location, and will never allow her to go to the mall unattended.