The Brief: TikTok's "So You Hate Cops" trend sees creators sharing photos of their fathers while poking fun at law enforcement.

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The “So, You Hate Cops” trend on TikTok appears to have started as a trend in which TikTokers shared photos of their fathers who work in law enforcement as a means to try and gain sympathy for them. The trend took on a new life after other creators mocked the trend by sharing photos of their fathers who are not cops.

These videos are performed to a remix of Labrinth’s “Still Don’t Know My Name” by DJ @ianasher. There are over 368,000 videos linked to the audio on the app, many of which are part of this trend.

@pr0ud.snowflake

set yourself up for this one #TikTokGGT #marxism #socialism #antimilk

♬ original sound – .

Creator @lilmfcurb’s video captioned “Never judge a book by its cover” is a humorous spin on the trend.

@lilmfcurb

never judge a book by its cover… @kevdawg1969

♬ IAN ASHER Link in my bio for full remix – Ian Asher

This one is quite amusing, too.

@tateandfamily

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover… #fyp #family #dads #twodads @baby___andy

♬ IAN ASHER Link in my bio for full remix – Ian Asher

Here is my favorite.

@mighenisabigtoe

#greenscreen #greenscreenvideo think before you say #foryou

♬ IAN ASHER Link in my bio for full remix – Ian Asher

Variations of this trend include “So, you still say ACAB?”

@sadieeeepparker

♬ IAN ASHER Link in my bio for full remix – Ian Asher

Creator @kaitlyn.m_h took trend as a time to introduce her adorable pet.

@kaitlyn.m_h

#greenscreenvideo

♬ IAN ASHER Link in my bio for full remix – Ian Asher