The Brief: The Xue Hua Piao Paio TikTok trend is marked by creators posing a question and then answering it with deep-fried (overly-saturated)visuals. It is performed to a meme known as Xue Hua Piao Piao.

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Teens are posing philosophical questions and riddles while listening to “Xue Hua Piao Piao” on TikTok. The trend typically features the teens first asking a question and then answering it while simultaneouslyΒ  turning the video into a deep fried meme.

Deep fried memes have been used in previous Q&A style TikToks, like the “How’s My Form?” trend. Similar to “How’s My Form?” some videos in this trend can be offensive, specifically toward women. There are nearly 10,000 videos linked to the audio “Xue Hua Piao Piao.” There are also 4 million views under the hashtag #XueHuaPiao.

The trend grew in popularity after TikToker @_Spalding uploaded his video on May 26. In it, he posed the question, “Why are there so many female history teachers?” while “Xue Hua Piao Piao” trap remix played in the background. He then struck a pose while simultaneously deep-frying the video. He wrote the answer across the screen, writing, “B*tches love to bring up the past.” The video garnered over 2.4 million views and 609,000 likes.

@spalding_

🀝🀩πŸ”₯πŸ†πŸ˜βœοΈπŸ˜‹πŸ™ #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #meme #memes #tiktokanimals #ratethings #TheHighNote #xuehuapiao #boys #theboys #pain #truestory #history

♬ xue hua piao trap remix spalding_ – spalding_

Other videos in the trend:

@polo.boyy

Simulation G*ng πŸ₯΅ ig: officialpolo.boy #fyp #simulation #gta6

♬ xue hua piao trap remix spalding_ – spalding_

@raminzee

this song slaps #SpaceForceWalk #gardening101 #maincharacter #humor #comedy #4u #fyp #foryoupage #funny #trend #viral #lilhuddy #meme #relatable #lol

♬ xue hua piao trap remix spalding_ – spalding_

@withered_stalin

oh sh- #russia #2020worstyearever #2012 #fyp

♬ xue hua piao trap remix spalding_ – spalding_

@yoloswagmia

I like mean jokes

♬ xue hua piao trap remix spalding_ – spalding_

The “Xue Hua Piao Piao” audio is from a popular video-turned-meme of an Asian man with a shaved head singing the words “Xue Hua Piao Piao” from the 2010 hit song “Yi Jian Mei” by 2010 by songwriter Fei Yu-ching while in the snow. The lyrics translate to, “snow fluttering.”

According to Know Your Meme, the video went viral in March 2020, with edits popping up all over Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.