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Younger generations may think they own social media – but the recent TikTok trend of parents roasting their kids says otherwise. Here's why.

New TikTok trend: Parents are roasting their kids and we’re living for it

Younger generations may think they own social media – but the recent TikTok trend of parents roasting their kids says otherwise. No longer will parents blindly dote on spoiled kiddos. It’s time for a reckoning. 

For too long young people have used social media to rant about their parents. This time, the children are in the hot seat. Set to the track of the word “no” repeated to the beat, parents are recording videos of themselves looking disgruntled at their children captioned with scathing comments. 

Make no mistake, these videos aren’t a meager slap on the wrist – they get real. Have these videos gone overboard, or is it this poetic justice? Here’s a look into the vengeful TikTok trend. 


#fyp #ugly

♬ no no no no no no no no – #fypsounds

Sick burns

While these parents seem to be having fun with it, their cold & dark humor is making people gawk. Usually, these TikToks feature parents capturing their pent-up expression next to their kid in the background who’s usually being lazy or getting food. But the harsh captions are what’s really grabbing attention. 

Some of these parents wonder how they even produced their kids and others full-on express their regret for having their children or calling them a “mistake”. The TikToks often label their child a “mf” while staring into the camera with intolerance. 


hacked his tik tok now hacking his fingers off and gluing them to a keyboard #fyp #indian #parent #computerscience #desi #college #notmychild

♬ no no no no no no no no – #fypsounds

In some instances, the captions even slap the word “abort” on there. One mom asks “how can someone be this stupid and ugly adopt him from me please.” What kind of stuff did the kid do to trigger such a savage blow? Disappointment, frustration, homework, ungratefulness – you name it!


and he has bad style😐 #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #FootlongShuffle #ItBeLikeThat #xyzbca #sad

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Other parents have been going a different route – poking fun at their kid’s disabilities or identities. One parent asks how his son can be both gay and colorblind, wondering “what rainbow are you seeing”. Posts like these have led people to ask if it’s really all in good fun. 


Zoo wee mama 🙄 #jeffkinney #rowley #greg #gregheffley #diaryofawimpykid #rodrick #manny #lodeddiper #zooweemama

♬ no no no no no no no no – #fypsounds

Celebrities down to roast

This raging TikTok trend has spread to all kinds of parents – including famous ones. Somehow it’s almost more delightful to know how celebrity parents are done with their kid’s bs too. 

Our top pick for celebrity parent roast is Jeff Kinney, the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The celebrated author “hacked” into his son’s TikTok to join the bandwagon, quipping, “I didn’t write all these books just for this kid to use them for his little videos and eat snacks.”


Does someone w an athletic child want to trade?

♬ no no no no no no no no – #fypsounds

Another well-known celebrity, Mark Cuban from Shark Tank, invaded his daughter’s TikTok to throw some shade. Cuban’s caption reads, “I own a basketball team and this mf can’t even make a free throw.” That “you’re a disappointment” look is written all over that fake smiling face of his. 

Is it all a hoax?

While we’d all like to believe that these parents mustered up this comedy gold trend themselves, some are saying that the kids are the real instigators. In fact, according to the Daily Dot, the kids are directly asking their parents to record the videos so they can upload them for the laughs.

TikTok user Justin Lee explained how the roasts aren’t actually malicious because the parents aren’t actually incepting the TikToks. “It’s nothing harmful, really,” Lee said. “In reality, it’s just the creator themselves making fun of themselves. It’s not actually parents talking to their children like that.” 

It’s also possible that the parents were oblivious to the whole thing – simply tricked into recording their child so they could make a meme and go viral. These videos are widely appealing to younger generations, so it could be likely the trend is a product of their social media schemes. Does that make the videos lose their sparkle or will the trend live on?


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