TikTok ranking is all the way down to 1.2 stars on Google Play Retailer after getting hammered by the supporters of YouTuber CarryMinati and the controversy surrounding a video from the platform’s widespread creator Faizal Siddiqui. Each CarryMinati followers and other people miffed with the Siddiqui TikTok video accused of glorifying acid assaults on ladies are leaving 1-star opinions for TikTok on Android in addition to on the Apple App Retailer. Different 1-star feedback additionally known as out TikTok as a Chinese language app, and blamed China for COVID-19. The typical TikTok ranking on Apple App Retailer is down to three.5 stars from 4.5 stars earlier.
TikTok’s ranking on the app shops is prone to slide even additional over the approaching days as hashtags like #IndiansAgainstTikTok are presently trending. Apple App Retailer that originally appeared unaffected by 1-star opinions as there are considerably decrease variety of iPhone customers within the nation than Android, is lastly exhibiting some impression. After days of 1-star scores, the typical ranking on iOS went down to three.5 stars.
Similar because the Apple App Retailer, TikTok’s Google Play Retailer itemizing is flooded with 1-star opinions. As talked about, this drop in TikTok ranking could be attributed to followers of YouTuber CarryMinati, after the creator launched a video titled YouTube vs TikTok – The Finish, a part of an ongoing feud between TikTok creators and YouTubers. On this video, the CarryMinati roasted TikTok creators, particularly Amir Siddiqui. CarryMinati’s video went viral, hogging over 75 million views earlier than being taken down for violating YouTube’s phrases of service. The video additionally helped the YouTuber achieve round eight million new subscribers. Greater than new subscribers for CarryMinati, this video led a whole bunch if not hundreds of the YouTuber’s followers to TikTok’s app listings to go away 1-star opinions to indicate their dislike for the platform and assist show that someway YouTube was higher than TikTok. These followers additionally shared YouTube vs TikTok memes and different content material on social media, rallying much more folks to do the identical.
Whereas YouTube vs TikTok fever was nonetheless in its prime, a video from TikTok creator Faizal Siddiqui surfaced on social media and it was accused of glorifying acid assaults on ladies. The video garnered criticism from throughout, together with celebrities, politicians, and Nationwide Fee for Ladies, forcing Tiktok to droop the creator’s account and take away the copies of the video from its platform. Siddiqui himself had eliminated the video after the uproar and apologised for it. This video has additional pushed folks to search out option to present their dislike of the short-video app and they’re doing the identical by voicing their opinions on social media and by ranking the app 1-star on Google Play Retailer and Apple App Retailer.
The not-so-great picture of China amongst a part of Indian inhabitants due to numerous causes is one other driver behind these 1-star opinions. TikTok father or mother Bytedance is headquartered in Beijing.
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