The Brief: "World War Tea" is a nickname given to the relationship and friendship drama that occurred between members of the TikTok Hype House and Sway House.
#WorldWarTea started on July 6, 2020, when news came out that TikTokers Lil Huddy (Chase Hudson) and Nessa Barrett kissed soon after Lil Huddy and Charli D’Amelio broke up. This sparked major drama between various members of the Hype House and Sway House. As devoted fans followed the events closely, some people, including the YouTuber Keemstar, started calling it “World War Tea.” Another fan name for the drama is TikTokalypse.
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) July 7, 2020
"World war tea" has to be the cringiest hashtag I've ever seen. Goodbye world, I'm deleting myself
— Aliza Noria (@AlizaNoria) July 7, 2020
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) July 7, 2020