Controversies have become a very integral part of many TikTok user’s lives these days. Many content creators have been landing in a predicament due to some sensitive material in their posts.
The latest TikToker to get into trouble is Faisal Siddiqui, his profile link is – https://www.tiktok.com/@faizalsiddiqui. Faisal who is immensely popular on the TikTok app, posted a video recently. In that video, we can see him speaking – ‘Usne tumhe chhor dia? Jiske liye tumne mujhe chhora tha’ and throws a liquid on a girl, who is wearing heavy makeup that supposedly looks like burn marks. The loose translation of the above mentioned Hindi words in English – Did he leave you, because of whom you left me?
This looks like some kind of attack on a girl by her jealous ex-boyfriend. Even the makeup of the girl in this video looks like her face burned. So this resulted in widespread rage and protest from various women welfare committees and other social activists. They have voiced their concerns that the video released by Faisal promotes Acid attacks on women. So the complaints were registered and the National Commission for Women (NCW) made sure that the video is taken down by TikTok.
The NCW chairman, Rekha Sharma then sent a written complaint to DGP of Maharashtra to take suitable action against Faisal Siddiqui for making such disturbing videos on a public medium which might have drastic after-effects on the general population.
Here’s the Faizal’s reaction on this controversy and the original video of this depicted acid attack is on the second slide:
For starters, Faisal Siddiqui is a TikTok superstar who has 13.4 million followers and mind-boggling 622.4 million likes on his content. He is clearly a very influential figure on the TikTok medium so it is expected that he should post sensible content in his handle. But contrary to that he has landed himself in the middle of a huge controversy by making a video that promotes harassment of Women.
After all the complaints, Faisal Siddiqui tried to defend himself by saying that the women in his video, has already performed with him in multiple videos. He further stated that she used some heavy makeup and no harm was done while shooting this video. But everything he said has not cooled down anyone in the country yet. FIR has been filed against his name. People across the country have been bringing pressure on TikTok developers to ban the account of Faisal on the platform. This situation has again reignited the demands to ban TikTok on whole in India as such incidents have become a regular in the recent past.