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18.05.2024 Featured With Laughing Emojis, TikTok Users ‘Celebrate’ Video of Minor Narrating Sexual Abuse

Published 18th May, 2024

By Opeyemi Lawal

The 39-second video of a yet-to-be-identified minor narrating how he was sexually abused has been celebrated with the laughing emoji and shared multiple times by TikTok users.

This video, which was published by @money.1123, a TikTok user, on Thursday, has garnered over 5,900 likes and about 1000 comments and has been shared over 500 times as of Saturday afternoon.

In the video, the young boy was seen amid a group of boys whose faces did not appear on camera.They laughed as the minor was made to recount the abuse.

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Narrating what happened in Pidgin English, the boy said his abuser, one Victor, lured him into his room, locked his doors and windows and then stripped both of them of their shorts before carrying out the act.

“Who abused you?” one of the voices in the video asked.

Victor,” the boy responded.

“Explain. Tell us what happened last night. Start from the beginning,” they said.

The boy said, “Victor carried me into this room, he locked the door, his kitchen door, closed his windows and removed my shorts. He also removed his before penetrating my body.”

Some of the reactions generated by the post on TikTok.
Some of the reactions generated by the post on TikTok.
Some of the reactions generated by the post on TikTok.

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REACTIONS TRAIL THE VIDEO

While the video is being celebrated on TikTok with the laughing emoji, dozens of reactions have now trailed the video, which was first posted on May 16, the International Day of the Boy Child, on X (previously Twitter).

Ezeani wrote, “Why are people who can’t protect kids having children???? I just stumbled on this video on TikTok and I pray this too will get to the right authorities. This is a baby boy who was raped by an older boy, a teenager. He’s definitely not more than 10 years but the people around him found out and the best they could do is make jest of it and create a “new sound”. I’m tired because going through the comment section, this apparently is funny to people. And they’re laughing!”

Blaqboi Victor said, “Sometimes men! Instead of taking that child to the hospital and reporting the case you are finding amusement in the child’s ordeal?”

Temi Ajao said, “I can’t even comprehend the reason why they were laughing and clapping! The poor boy! The PTSD!”

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Published 18th May, 2024

By Opeyemi Lawal

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