After the war between Tiktok and YouTube users, the recent controversy that broke out on social media earlier this week over the video uploaded a month ago by TikTok influencer Faizal Siddiqui, TikTok banned Siddiqui’s account.
TikTok app owners were also informed about this situation so that’s why they have taken down this video and banned Faizal Siddiqui’s TikTok account.
Faizal, who had more than 13 million followers in the video-sharing app, had posted a clip that saw him throw a liquid into a girl’s face for cheating on her.
The girl can later be seen in the video clip with grotesque make-up, which indicates a disfigured face.
Before the liquid is poured over the girl’s face, the dialogue says: “Tumhe usne chhorr diya jiske liye tumne mujhe chhorra tha (the guy you left me for has left you)?
The video was widely criticized for glorifying the acid attack on women, and the Tuesday before the acid attack survivor, Laxmi Aggarwal, went to Instagram, where she shared the video and attacked Faizal. She also thanked the National Commission for Women for sharing the video.
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Thanks to National Commission for Women for taking cognizane of the viral video by TikTok ‘influencer’ Faizal Siddiqui promoting acid attack.Such videos/actions should be strictly debarred which are against the society. We are working day and night to stop the acid attacks , violence against women. This cringe activity is not called influencing but promoting crime. Such persons are curse to our society. So it is important to ban such videos and accounts from the social media. Come forward-we urge you to stop acid violence-Stop Sale Acid @ncwindia
NCW has also taken action against this video and also written a letter to DGP Maharashtra to block this person on TikTok for promoting an acid attack on women. See Ms. Rekha Sharma’s tweet:
Written to @DGPMaharashtra DGP to take action against #FaizalSiddiqui. Also wrote to @TikTok_IN to block this person from the platform, though they have deleted the video from it after a call from @NCWIndia https://t.co/drBqy9ykji pic.twitter.com/X1CpM8soBt
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) May 18, 2020
On Monday 18th May, the TikToker Faizal Siddiqui defended his actions, saying that his video had been misrepresented and that he was actually drinking the liquid that he practically saw splashing on a girl. “Who drinks acid?” Faizal said on Instagram in his defense.
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