According to users, a group of men said the 24 avril “National Holiday” for committing rape and sexual assault It is not known where the trend is coming from or exactly who is responsible for launching it
But these last days, several TikTok users have made videos to educate others about a potential threat
“Therefore, I just watched a video on TikTok, and I had to make a video myself because most of my followers are women”, one TikTok user explained in a video
PLEASE STAY SAFE, THE LADIES AND GOING OUT THE TOYS !! (🔫🔪) #fyp #parati #staysafe # april24 #foryou #pleaseshare #pleaserepost #spreadtheword #womensafety
“And I have to make sure you are aware that there is a video on TikTok of disgusting men – rapists, child molesters, predators, just disgusting human beings – and they literally came up with a date to go around and rape the women and children You literally heard me right: women and children”
She added that the date in question was 24 April and urged people to take precautions on this day and spread the warning to others.
“You guys, stay indoors I know it happens every day, but they literally make this date especially for that Wear what you have to wear cause i think you don't Stay safe, share this », she added
Others have noted that some people have suggested the trend may be a joke, but urged people to beware nonetheless
“Internet trolls declared the 24 avril», said another TikTok user in a clip as the words« National R @ pe Day »appear on the screen after a trigger warning
“And there's a mix of people who seem to pretend it's a joke and a bunch of other people who try to say it's very, very real So, out of prudence, i think everyone should just try to stay home”
Some TikTok users also urge people to block all videos promoting rape and sexual assault
If you come across videos promoting rape, sexual assault or violence of any kind, click on the arrow at the bottom right of the video, just below the comment function
Then click on the flag icon marked “report” and choose the reason that best applies from the list provided.
To get help, the national hotline against sexual assault is available 24 hours / 24 and 7d / 7 at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit the RAINN website to chat online with a trained staff member who can provide confidential crisis assistance.
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