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Man in blackface mocking ‘The Little Mermaid’ identified as Indonesian star’s sibling

  • Jossi Marchelli, the brother of popular Indonesian actor Acha Septriasa, has been banned from TikTok for posting a video in blackface mocking Halle Bailey, the star of the upcoming live-action adaptation of  “The Little Mermaid.”
  • The now-deleted video shows Marchelli sitting in front of a TV with his back to the camera. When the film’s trailer shows Bailey onscreen, the man turns around with his darkened face to talk to the camera.
  • “Mommy, she looks just like me,” he says in a mocking tone.
  • Marchelli’s video gained attention after popular TikToker Aunt Karen, who is known for calling out users of the social media platform, criticized his actions. She also discovered that he used to study at Chicago’s Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
  • Aunt Karen's most recent TikTok video about Marchelli has garnered over 2.2 million views and 383,000 likes so far.

The man in blackface who posted a TikTok video mocking “The Little Mermaid” star Halle Bailey has been identified as a former law student and the sibling of an Indonesian star with over 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

Jossi Marchelli, the brother of Indonesian actor Acha Septriasa, stirred controversy on TikTok after popular TikToker Aunt Karen shared his video earlier this week.

Relatable video of boy struggling to eat with chopsticks has gone viral on TikTok

  • A video showcasing a young boy’s frustrations over having to use chopsticks has gone viral.
  • The clip depicts a little boy dual-wielding a pair of chopsticks and bursting into tears upon tearing apart a piece of sushi with them.
  • The comments section of the video was flooded with users sympathizing with the boy’s struggles.
  • Since being posted in April of 2021, the clip has accumulated 12.5 million views, almost 600,000 likes and has been shared over 66,000 times.

A video showcasing a young boy’s frustrations over having to use chopsticks has gone viral.

Shared by the user @sarahultmann on TikTok, the clip depicts a little boy dual-wielding a pair of chopsticks and bursting into tears upon accidentally tearing apart a piece of sushi with the very eating utensils meant to help him eat it.  

GOT7’s Jackson Wang cuts off livestream after learning fans are giving him money

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  • Jackson Wang abruptly stopped his livestream after learning that his fans were giving him virtual gift stickers paid for with real cash.
  • The 29-year-old GOT7 member was promoting his “MAGIC MAN” album on TikTok Live on Sept. 6 when he noticed the stickers kept popping up on his screen.
  • After fans viewing the stream explained what they were, the Hong Kong-born K-pop star immediately ended his livestream.
  • The “Blue” singer went live again shortly after that, but with the gift-giving feature turned off.
  • He also went live on Weibo, where he interacted with his fans while signing posters.

GOT7 member Jackson Wang quickly cut off his livestream after learning that his fans kept giving him virtual gifts paid with real money.

The 29-year-old Hong Kong-born K-pop star was promoting his new album “MAGIC MAN” on TikTok Live on Sept. 6 when his fans suddenly started flooding his livestream with virtual gifts in the form of stickers.

Japanese tourist in Wisconsin captivated by lakes, cheese and monster trucks in viral TikTok video

  • A Japanese tourist traveling across the U.S. has gone viral on TikTok for his video explaining why Wisconsin is an underrated destination.
  • The tourist is George Japan, a popular Japanese YouTuber who rose to fame for his videos explaining Japanese culture and reacting to poorly translated Kanji tattoos.
  • In his video, George raves about the ButterBurger and fried cheese curds at the fast-food restaurant Culvers, the donuts and apple cider at Edwards Apple Orchard and the monster trucks at Walworth County Fair.
  • According to a video posted on his YouTube channel, George is currently on a two-year “world tour,” meeting his subscribers in person and staying in their homes.
  • He previously visited the Philippines and Canada, and is due to leave the U.S. and travel to Mexico in October.

A Japanese tourist traveling across the United States has gone viral on TikTok for his video explaining why Wisconsin is an underrated destination.

George Japan, a popular Japanese YouTuber who rose to fame for his videos explaining Japanese culture and reacting to poorly translated Kanji tattoos, has been touring the U.S since August, having previously visited New York City and Chicago. However, it seems Wisconsin has found a special place in his heart.

AB6IX shine under the ‘Moonlight’ with TikTok singer-songwriter Reiley

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  • K-pop boy quartet AB6IX released their new collaboration single, “Moonlight,” on Thursday with TikTok singer Reiley.
  • This is the first collaboration between the two musical acts.
  • The song is AB6IX’s most recent follow up to their first English language single “Chance” in August.
  • Reiley blew up on TikTok in 2020 and has amassed over 10 million followers. His most recent release was April’s “blah blah blah.”

K-pop boy group AB6IX teamed up with TikTok singer-songwriter Reiley for a new collaboration single, “Moonlight.”

The project pair has been teasing the collaboration on TikTok. On Aug. 10, Reiley posted a cover of AB6IX’s debut song “BREATHE.” A few days later, AB6IX responded with a cover of Reiley’s own debut number, “Let It Ring.” Reiley then dropped a collaboration teaser on Aug. 20, and AB6IX responded a week later with their reaction. One final teaser came from Reiley, who sang a snippet of the song and captioned it with “AB6IX, duet this.” 

Freddie Wong explains why he only eats at Chinese restaurants with 3.5 stars on Yelp

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  • A TikTok video by Freddie Wong where he explains why he only eats at Chinese restaurants with three and a half stars on Yelp has gone viral.
  • “The easiest way to find authentic Chinese food, assuming you're living in a major metropolitan area, is to go on Yelp and look for restaurants with three and a half stars,” Wong says. “Exactly three and a half — not three, not four — three and a half stars is the sweet spot for authentic Chinese food.”
  • The filmmaker and VFX artist argues that while the service may be worse in such restaurants than higher rated establishments, the food is often better.
  • Wong theorizes that because Asian cultural expectations for service are different, American reviewers criticize authentic Chinese restaurant staff for not being attentive but credit them for their food, which “balances it out.”
  • His video has gone viral on multiple platforms, garnering 6.7 million views on TikTok and 5.2 million on Twitter.

Filmmaker and VFX artist Freddie Wong only eats at Chinese restaurants with three and a half stars on Yelp.

In a viral TikTok video posted to his page, @rocketjump, Wong explains that the best way to find authentic Chinese food is to look for what he calls “the sweet spot” of Yelp ratings.

Thai former OnlyFans creator claims monk sexually harassed him, wanted to film porn

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  • A former OnlyFans creator claimed that he was sexually harassed by a monk at his clothing store in a shopping mall located in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
  • The monk allegedly approached the former actor, who goes by Graf, and declared that he was the man’s biggest fan on Tuesday at around 7 p.m.
  • Graf claimed that the monk asked to touch his hands and body as well and stated that he brought a camera to create pornographic content.
  • The former actor uploaded a video of the monk on TikTok and asked viewers for help in tracking him down.

According to a former OnlyFans creator, a monk in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, allegedly came into his clothing store and sexually harassed him.

The man, who goes by Graf, uploaded a video of the monk on TikTok with the caption: “If you know this monk or this man, please contact me. I’m looking for him because he tried to harass me.”

Singaporean man goes full ‘Super Saiyan 3’ for free McDonald’s ice cream in viral video

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  • A TikTok video of a Singaporean man who screamed his heart out in exchange for free Hershey’s chocolate ice cream from McDonald’s has gone viral.
  • McDonald’s Singapore ran a campaign from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 that involved screaming at a digital board.
  • Participants who screamed loud enough to fill up the screen were given free ice cream vouchers.
  • The viral video, which was uploaded by TikTok user @yukianggia on Friday, has already garnered over 21 million views and 1.4 million likes.

A TikTok video of a Singaporean man letting out a powerful scream for free McDonald’s ice cream has gone viral.

From Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, McDonald’s Singapore ran a campaign that involved giving participants free Hershey’s chocolate ice cream vouchers if they screamed loud enough at a digital board to fill up its screen 

‘Collab of the century’: TikTok video of Indian and Scottish fusion wedding goes viral

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  • The wedding of an Indian and Scottish couple went viral on TikTok for their unique musical medley of both cultural backgrounds.
  • Two men wearing traditional Indian clothing play two-headed hand drums that appear to be dholaks, while a man wearing a kilt and a Glengarry bonnet plays the bagpipe.
  • The tune that is played as the newlyweds enter the room combines both traditional Indian and Scottish music, resulting in a special rendition of “Scotland the Brave.”
  • Viewers of the video applauded the combination of two traditions to form a wedding song.

The wedding of an Indian man and a Scottish woman went viral on TikTok for its unique musical medley of both cultural backgrounds.

In a video posted to TikTok on Aug. 25, the couple can be seen entering their wedding reception venue with a band of men playing traditional Indian drums and a Scottish bagpipe.

K-pop fans outraged after TikToker posts video of himself asking out NMIXX member Sullyoon

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  • Tiktok user @jermbarrett sparked controversy online with K-pop fans for his video where he attempts to ask out NMIXX member Sullyoon.
  • In the video, Barrett introduces himself in Korean and says to Sullyoon, “Yeah, if you’re in L.A. for a long time, I’d like to take you out to dinner,” to which the idol then turns to bow with her group and say farewell without responding to Barrett.
  • Barrett was attending a private business party function where NMIXX was in attendance off the heels of their KCON LA 2022 headlining performance in August.
  • He has limited the comments on his videos and set his Instagram to private.
  • Other comments highlight that he does not appear to be a K-pop fan and was given priority by KCON over press and journalists.

K-pop fans are outraged after a TikTok user posted a video of himself attempting to ask out Sullyoon from the girl group NMIXX.

In a now-deleted video by TikTok user @jermbarrett that has since been reposted on Twitter, Barrett is seen at a party where the JYP Entertainment girl group was also in attendance. In the video, he says, “Alright, this is NMIXX. I’m going to ask her out to dinner in Korean.” He then walks over to Sullyoon and introduces himself in Korean. She politely bows and shakes his hand. 

Minnesota pawn shop owner claims to have discovered lost photos from the Nanjing Massacre

A pawn shop owner in Minnesota claims to have discovered long-lost photos taken during the Nanjing Massacre.

In a video posted to TikTok with over 9.5 million views, Evan Kail says that a customer sent him an old album of photos from World War II with the intention of selling it. When he opened the album and inspected its contents, he found disturbing photos labeled as if they were taken during the December 1937 massacre, which lasted for six weeks and saw at least 200,000 Chinese civilians killed by the Imperial Japanese Army.

‘You will be my miracle’: Singaporean woman with stage 4 cancer delays urgent treatment in order to save her unborn daughter

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  • TikTok user Missquraishani, 29, shared in a post on Sunday that she was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer and advised to terminate her pregnancy so that treatment could begin.
  • She shared that they were surprised to learn about her pregnancy in January as she had been on birth control for the past two years.
  • Doctors reportedly told her that "the prognosis is not good" and she would have "months to one year" left to live.
  • "I cried so hard I question so many why [sic], but eventually I told myself it's meant to happen, you were meant to happen, so why should I terminate you," she added. "No — I was meant to have you. Because of you, I found out I have cancer. You were meant to survive, you will be my miracle."
  • One TikTok commenter revealed that she had gone through a similar experience, but was forced to terminate her pregnancy so she could undergo chemotherapy for her lymphoma.

A woman in Singapore has chosen to delay her urgent cancer treatment in order to save a surprise third pregnancy.

TikTok user @Missquraishani, 29, shared in a post on Sunday that learning about her pregnancy in January came unexpectedly as she had been on birth control for the past two years.