The Brief: TikTokers are predicting major milestones in their lives by adding captions over TikTok's "Bad Luck Predictions" feature.

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TikTokers are creating their own twisted fate by writing their own captions over TikTok‘s “Bad Luck Predictions.” The original feature reveals when a user will be cursed with bad luck, but creators are adding on-screen text to predict other major milestones, like death. The technology features a tombstone with the caption, “This Friday the 13th you will receive a [X amount] of bad luck.” The “Bad Luck Predictions” feature has been around since at least May 2020, but this trend began growing in popularity around mid-July 2020. Some of these videos are also performed to Sza & Kendrick Lamar’s “All The Stars.”

@Hope_schwing’s modified the feature to predict when she will die. It determined 30 seconds later. She then got a bloody nose and proceeded to pray. This video received over 6.7 million likes and 30.2 million views.

@hope_schwing

WHAT IN THR ACTUAL WHAT NO

♬ original sound – hope_schwing

@Taylinss’ video revealed when he would lose his virginity — in 30 seconds, as determined by the app. At the same time, a much older gentleman walked into the room. His video received over 2.1 million likes and was watched over 7.8 million times.

@taylinss

terrible timing

♬ original sound – 813sebastian

@Nicemichael’s video revealed he had 5 seconds left to live. He’s then seen swinging his fists at no one. the video received over 233,000 likes and 734,000 views.

@nicemichael

not a chance, you’ll never catch me lackin

♬ original sound – 813sebastian

Other takes:

@deoz.dezo

final Face Reveal I guess

♬ Famous (I’m the One) – Mozzy & IAMSU!

@victoriaavelar8

#fyp accept your fate

♬ bored by billie – zariwiththebaris

@jawhnnn

I think it’s trying to tell me something

♬ original sound – 813sebastian