This is the perfect TikTok challenge for those of you who don’t want to walk on crates, eat something spicy or slap a teacher. This trend is safe, fun, easy, but a little bit deceitful. Wanna give the towel drop challenge a try? All you need is your towel wrapped around your body and the desire to waste people’s time. That’s IT!
You may be familiar with the “naked challenge,” which first started making rounds on TikTok in March 2020. This trend is more geared toward couples and/or maybe some very chill friends. The idea was for one partner to get naked and surprise their significant other. What makes these videos entertaining to watch is the surprised partner’s reaction. Some creators would surprise their partners when they were on a Zoom call or watching movies. To get an epic reaction from your partner, you need to surprise them when they are least expecting it.
@robbijan I think I gave him a heart attack… @alexcosta 😏 #couples #prankwars #sasswars #imbad #prank #toweldrop ♬ Bad (2012 Remaster) – Michael Jackson
The creator of the video usually wrapped a towel around themselves as they started filming. Then, as they finally approached their partner and dropped it to reveal nothing or everything at once (no real flashing occurred), the viewers were left in suspense. TikTok has introduced a new towel drop challenge, which is very similar to this one. It looks like the creators just got out of a shower and have nothing on underneath. But get this? They’re not really naked! They drop the towel and surprise! The reveal is that they’re fully clothed.
The creator of this trend is only trying to fool you, which we should have already expected. The social media platform has a strict policy against nudity and sexually explicit content, so you won’t find any of that on TikTok. That’s right, videos that are slightly revealing can still get rejected for nudity. This is why you might have seen some videos with the hashtag #fakebody. The naked challenge is still around, but it’s not searchable. Some people try to get around this by using words like “n4k3d” or “nakid”.
Bottom line: Don’t be fooled by the towel drop challenge. It only exists to fool you!
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