The Brief: Creators are poking fun at the experiences they have not lived as part of the "Talking 'Bout" trend on TikTok.

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Creators are poking fun at experiences they have never felt themselves as part of the “Talking ‘Bout” TikTok trend. These videos hinge on baiting viewers in the first half. TikTokers suggest they’ll detail problems or perks associated with a specific experience. Creators usually perform choreo when revealing the twist. They typically cross their arms over their chest, flip the bird, and bang their hands on their knees. These videos began growing in popularity around Oct. 28 and are performed to “Facts” by BG Lil Pat & Bando HotHead. There are currently over 420,000 videos linked to the audio.

@Graceamauraa’s video is a popular take on the trend. The on-screen text reads, “Problems with having every guy at your school simp over you.” It garnered over 1.6 million likes and  5.5 million views.

@graceamauraa

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@Summergalletta11’s TikTok was about problems experienced by those with a big butt. She received over 1.3 million likes and 4.7 million views.

@summergalletta11

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@Victoria.llima’s video promised to detail the perks of being the favorite child. The TikTok amassed over 623,000 likes and 2.4 million views.

@victoria.llima

basically #fyp

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Other takes:

@l.u.c.a.s.h

Okay okay imma admit it #fyp #trending #simp #imy

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@frickoffkatie

tough love

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@abbyekeler

@camerynekeler the people wanna know #ShowUpShowOff #Animation #exprESSIEyourself #fyp

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