TikTok has become home to a new ‘violent’ trend that sees users role play committing a “murder.”
With Halloween fast approaching, people have popularised the song “chop chop slide” which urges people to “get their hatchets out”.
Despite acting out such extreme levels of violence, the song quickly turned into a trend with 1.1 million videos posted with the sound.
One of the most viewed videos that is part of the trend is from TikTok user @mar.tinaz who has racked up 13.4 million on her vicious “chop chop slide” rendition.
Screeching, the sound demands “now murder” which then urges the user to “get their hatchets out”.
Spurred on by the horrific sound, users “swing” and “chop” a prop along to the orders of the song.
With an angry looking face, the user delves deep into the slasher type role play.
The scary song ends with “oh no here comes the po-po” suggesting that the police are on their way.
Even make-up artist and influencer Abby Roberts has jumped onto the horror inducing trend with having posted a video to her 16.9 million TikTok followers.
Dressing up in Squid Game themed attire, the make-up guru along with influencer Benji Krol, take part in the slaughter style trend.
They even take the theatrics one step further with having blood squirted on their face as they “chop” and “swing” to the beat of the song.
Another TikTok user, @jessielefteri has taken to the trend where she dons a full face of glam while “swinging” and “chopping” along to the music.
The obsession with murder is not new as many people often become intrigued with true-crime stories which are popular on Netflix.
So Daily Star spoke with Psycologist and founder of Psychreg, Dennis Relojo-Howell, to find out just why people are so obsessed with murder.
Dennis said: “Part of it is rooted from our innate curiosity to find out what drives people to commit the unthinkable; it’s a desire to dig deeper into what is unusual.
‘We’re also driven by the rush of adrenaline out of fear. Some evidence indicates that when thrill seekers’ brains are stimulated – like they might be during a ‘rush’ – parts of the brain known to be associated with the addiction cycle are in fact more active compared to people who were not thrill seekers.”
Speaking about the “chop chop slide” trend, Dennis said that there is a danger that this could be glamorising violence as he added: “Not only does the trend glamorise violence, but it could also be potentially damaging because there are rarely trigger warnings.”
However, the psychologist added this is not just an issue on the website: “All of this being said, this problem isn’t unique to TikTok: other platforms also have issues with problematic contents.”
Daily Star approached TikTok for comment regarding the “chop chop slide” videos.
TikTok responded by removing the “chop chop slide” videos from the accounts.
A spokesperson from TikTok said: “The safety and well-being of our community is our utmost priority, and we prohibit content that promotes or glorifies dangerous behaviour or challenges.
“These videos violate our Community Guidelines and have been removed from our platform.”