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The Latest Virtue Signaling Gimmick: Trauma Porn


The latest virtue signaling tactic takes the depravity to a whole new level: it's called trauma porn. But this isn't the kind of porn that most of us are used to. Instead, millenials are sharing point-of-view videos where they pretend to be victims of past attrocties such as the Holocaust.


The disturbing social media trend popped up where else but TikTok, the suspected Chinese spyware app that President Trump just recently promised to ban if the developers didn't change the apps data collection methods. So far, the company has responded with a lawsuit to try to stall the ban that would take place on September 20th.


As a way of drawing attention to horrific past events, TikTok'ers are sharing POV videos where they dress up in their idea of concentration camp wear like the Star of David and striped shirts while talking about the Holocaust. To make things even more authentic, they apply Halloween style make up to show cuts, burns, and bruises while talking as if they are dead and speaking from the grave about their torture and death.



One girl says she "died by gas chambers in Auschwitz" and another says that "the Nazi's came and they broke down my door". We are far from the easily offended type, but it all seems pretty tacky to us. Diane Saltzman, the director of survivor affairs at the US Holocaust Museum, agrees. She told Insider: "Imitating Holocaust experiences dishonors the memory of the victims, is offensive to survivors and trivializes the history."


Posters defended themselves by saying that they hope to 'educate and inform'. One 15 year old girl says that her grandmother was a concentration camp survivor and thinks that the video is a way of telling her story. She also says that she has met other survivors of the Holocaust.


The videos have received millions of views and faced a rightful backlash over the virtue signaling. Many called it straight out anti-semtism, while others quickly called the videos out as "trauma porn" that aims to do nothing more than sensualize tragedy for likes and views. Some influencers then began targeting a different tragedy - 9/11.


These kids seem to think that death is some sort of cosplay. They should all be sent to their rooms for a month without their I-Phones.