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TikTok’s Play Store rating drops to 2 after app carries video ‘glorifying’ acid attack

The hashtag #BanTikTok started trending after popular TikToker Faizal Siddiqui's video on 'acid attack' went viral on social media.

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New Delhi: Popular video making app TikTok’s rating on Google Playstore has gone down to two stars after a video ‘glorifying’ acid attack led to calls for its ban.

The video by popular TikTok creator Faizal Siddiqui shows him throwing water on a girl that transitions to her having makeup similar to acid burn marks.


Siddiqui, who has close to 13 million followers on TikTok, had made the video earlier but it has gone viral only recently. The National Commission of Women (NCW) has also taken cognizance of the matter and filed a complaint against the TikToker to the DGP Maharashtra.

Acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal also took to Instagram and thanked the NCW for taking action against Siddiqui.

“Thanks to the National Commission for Women for taking cognizance of the viral video by TikTok ‘influencer’ Faizal Siddiqui promoting acid attack. Such videos/actions should be strictly debarred which are against the society,” she wrote.

#BanTikTok trends on Twitter

The demand to ban TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, and block Siddiqui from the platform gained momentum on Twitter Monday, as the hashtag #BanTikTok started trending.

Soon after, the app’s rating went down from four to two stars in the Google Playstore.

Siddiqui, meanwhile, released a statement on his Instagram account saying that he was only drinking water and the woman shown in the video is a make-up artist.

In April, a roast had begun between the creators of YouTube and TikTok in which YouTuber Carry Minati had made a video on another TikToker. YouTube later took the video down, which had over 70 million views in two days. Since then, Minati’s fans have also been demanding a ban on the Chinese app too.

Also read: TikTok vs YouTube is the new class war on internet. It all began with a roast


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