The Brief: The "Think you can hurt my feelings?" trend on TikTok is marked by creators pointing out how they came to have tough skin.

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TikTokers are clapping back at their haters by taking part in the “You think you can hurt my feelings?” trend on TikTok. These videos are typically characterized by TikTok’s “Disco” effect. TikTokers usually stare into space or at the camera while on-screen text highlights the obstacles, challenges, and moments that have made them stronger. These TikTok memes are performed to La Roux’s 2009 hit “Bulletproof.” There are over 286,000 videos linked to the sound.

Lyrics:

This time, baby, I’ll be bulletproof
This time, baby, I’ll be bulletproof

The “Think you can hurt my feelings?” TikTok trend began growing in popularity on August 8. It has been performed by celebrities and other popular creators, alike.

Claudio Conway reminded everyone that she is the child of “alternative facts” originator and U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway in her take.

@datjerseygirl

♬ bulletproof – shsldead

Haley Sharpe referred to the May 2020 TikTok controversy surrounding her Yankee With No Brim dance.

@yodelinghaley

very difficult week♥️♥️

♬ bulletproof – shsldead

JoJo Siwa, Nia Sioux, and Mackenzie Ziegler poked fun at their experiences both on and off the reality show Dance Moms.

@itsjojosiwa

Hi, I’m JoJo, and….. I’ve heard it all. 🥱

♬ bulletproof – shsldead

@niasioux

And that’s on being bullied by the biggest bully in America lmao🤪Also gonna credit @mackenzieziegler and @itsjojosiwa

♬ bulletproof – shsldead

@mackenzieziegler

👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

♬ bulletproof – shsldead