The Brief: The #LaughingDuet video on TikTok is being used to prank parents and gandparents on the app.

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Creators are pranking their parents by using a popular video on TikTok. The viral video by @hi_bre features two young women staring in silence before they burst into laughter. When used with TikTok’s duet feature, the video appears as a reaction to something happening in another video making for a humorous result.

These are trending on the app. The associated hashtag #LaughingDuet has accrued over 341 million views.

@hi_bre

when you realize you didn’t click the sound🥴

♬ bre n mia laughing – bre

A trend emerging withing this trend sees creators telling their parents their friends (the women in the pre-recorded TikTok) want to meet them and/or see what they look like. Most parents are open to meeting them, but their mood changes drastically when the young women begin laughing hysterically.

Many parents and grandparents were disgruntled:

@otakoyakisoba

#duet with @hi_bre #prank

♬ bre n mia laughing – bre

@lance210

#duet with @hi_bre she actually got heated 🤣

♬ bre n mia laughing – bre

https://www.tiktok.com/@poodiem116/video/6934502673832021253?is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6925834961185490438

https://www.tiktok.com/@jessidadoesntexist/video/6934495954586340614?is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6925834961185490438

This guy wasn’t impressed.

https://www.tiktok.com/@kaibrynlol/video/6934012401675242758

Some TikTokers are taking the joke to another level and pranking their significant others.

https://www.tiktok.com/@katie_lalinde/video/6934035468568857861?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6925834961185490438&is_from_webapp=v1&is_copy_url=0