Published Jan 07, 2021If viral hit-making social platform TikTok is good for one thing — besides keeping millions of people comfortable in quarantine — it's the app's ability to encourage the growth of hyper-niche communities away from the prying eyes of those who don't care to get it. You need not look further than Frog TikTok and Cottagecore TikTok as primes example of the flourishing subcultures on the app, but the cyber mysticism doesn't end there.
Today, we're taking a look at TikTok's darker subculture: the one populated by true-crime and cult fanatics. From the NXIVM sex trafficking MLM scandal to Heaven's Gate (both popularized by expository HBO docuseries, no less) and the My Favorite Murder podcast "Fan Cult," TikTokers have taken it upon themselves to explore, expose and educate others on the dangers — and dark comedic value — of cults.
Here are TikTok's Takes on Cults:
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