I, like many out there, am a Tiktok junkie. Like legit. Hours a day. It’s sad really, but I honestly love it. I think it’s one of the few places left without constant negativity. And even when you’re marketed to you can just scroll passed it. It’s funny, sweet, wholesome, edgy and, in my case, really weird at times. #AltTiktok
Jason Derulo is a constant presence on the app. I’m not real down with celebs being on it (I find the regular people are SO much more interesting) but Jason really blends in well. And he’s got 30 million followers, so that’s like… pretty damn good.
Page Six asked him about the possibility of Trump banning the app and here’s his take.
“I don’t believe that will be the case, honestly, but that would be a sad day for a lot of people, including myself. I just have a lot of fun on the app, so it would be pretty sad, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
On Thursday, Trump, 74, signed an executive order to ban transactions starting in 45 days between US companies and TikTok’s Chinese parent company — unless TikTok finds an American company to purchase its US business.
Trump said the US “must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security,” and the app may have been used for disinformation campaigns benefitting the Chinese Communist Party.
“I think a lot of people tap our phones, so you’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t,” Derulo, 30, said in response, adding that he’s noticed he will get ad notifications for topics he talks about randomly.
“I’ll say, ‘Man, I should really shave,’ and it’ll be like, ‘Here’s our new shaver,’” the “Savage Love” singer joked.
In the meantime, the entertainer is enjoying rolling out a lot of fun content on the app, including a video that went viral of him chipping his tooth for the corncob drill challenge.
When asked whether he actually broke his tooth completing the challenge, he teased, “The world may never know. I got my smile, so I’m lit right now.”
@jasonderuloWhere the love at?!? ##icederulo ##ghostderulo