The Brief: The "You Are Not The Only Exception" trend on TikTok calls for creators to troll the people they consider exceptions in their lives by lip-syncing only some of the lyrics to Paramore's "Only Exception."

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TikTokers are trolling the individuals they deem to be the “only exceptions” to things they hate in their lives by lip-syncing to the song “Only Exception” by Paramore. The catch is, they never quite sing the lyrics indicating the said individual is in fact the “only exception.” These videos are intended to be humorous. Though, some might take offense. These TikTok videos began growing in popularity in late June 2020. There are over 16,000 videos linked to the audio.

Lyrics:

With loneliness
Because none of it was ever worth the risk
But, you are, the only exception
You are, the only exception
You are,…
TikToker @Stelluhb speaks openly about her being a transgender teen. She made a video poking fun at disdain for straight people, including her straight best friend. The video received over 1.2 million views and 505,000 views.
@stelluhbtake a hint, take a hint😹❀️😴😍 ##fyp♬ there is no exception – emeelywood

Couple account @Matt_and_omar shared a TikTok video where Omar said, he didn’t like any white men to his white boyfriend, who then asked “What about me?” The audio intentionally skips the lyrics indicating Matt is the only exception. The video received over 96,000 likes and 552,000 views.
@matt_and_omar

and i oop #fyp #foryou #youaretheonlyexception

♬ there is no exception – emeelywood

Creator @antivaxbeef targeted her father, a Trump supporter. Her video received over 342,000 likes and 727,000 views.

@antivaxbeef

#fyp

♬ there is no exception – emeelywood

Other takes:

@hoodiegorl

my content has turned into me complaining about my pancakes #CheckMeOutChallenge #foryou #foryoupage #bruhgirl #crush

♬ there is no exception – emeelywood

@themermaidscale

Lmao πŸ₯ #foryou #funny #featureme

♬ there is no exception – emeelywood