The Brief: The "Are You Part Of The LGBTQ?" TikTok dance trend consists of creators answering the question with a "No!" while dancing to Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up."
TikTokers are performing a routine with crossing arm motions and high kicks to Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up” as a show of support for the LGBTQIA+ community. There are over 35,000 videos linked to the audio on the app.
At first watch one might find the videos to be offensive as dancers typically indicate they are not part of the community, but consider themselves an ally. This is typically followed by more contradictory and/or controversial statements. The trend is rooted in sarcasm.
The trend appears to have started when creator @livinlikelexiiiiiiii was asked if she’s part of the community. She responded by performing @jamjam_cea’s routine to “When I Grow Up.”
Not me doing this in ONE take lol #fyp #MAKEYOURMOVE #SipIntoSummer #dance
@Livinlikelexiiiiiiii also answerd the question with on-screen text that read “No!’ followed by “But I am a supporter/ally.” Many commenters found the video amusing.
Answer to @drew_smith_42021 are you apart of the lgbtq+ community? 🌈 #fyp #foryou #dance #HoldMyMilk #dancer #lgbt #whenigrowup #lgbtq #fun #summer
Others then began performing the dance when asked if they were a part of the community.
Proud bisexual @Zozoroe performed the routine with text that said “No!” she is not part of the community, but thinks “Women are hot, like really hot, and amazing lovers!”
Answer to @emilybeee2 Please tell me you all saw that video?😂 HAPPY PRIDE!!! Proud to be bi💖💜💙🏳️🌈 #fyp #lgbtq #pride #foryourpride #bi
TikToker @georgegaraway’s video takes this trend to a whole new level. He swaps out his “confirmation” of being an ally to indicate he’s homophobic.
Reply to @notfunnygingerperson12 i love this dance 🥰✨✨😍
Pls tell me you saw the original 😅 #lgbtq #pan #gay #bi #wlw
My coworker doesn’t approve #server #serverlife #fyp #lgbtq