The Latest NSW Police TikTok Is The Worst One Yet
POV: You're getting stomped, basically.
I regret to inform you that NSW Police are, yet again, back on their TikTok bullshit.
For reasons that remain unclear, NSW Police continue to blatantly waste taxpayer money on making weird copaganda videos for TikTok. Not even videos that could pass as ‘educational’ content like teaching kids about the dangers of drugs or internet safety or anything remotely helpful. No. They keep participating in TikTok challenges, and their latest is the worst one yet.
The official NSW Police TikTok account joined in on the ‘Icon’ challenge, which involves stomping on your phone to create a transition during Jaden Smith’s song of the same name.
What the police seemingly didn’t realise is that a video of a police officer stomping on you is, uhh… not a good look for them.
Uh why on earth would the NSW Police make a “fun” Tik Tok that features the POV of someone getting stomped on by a policeman in boots?
(Video not mine but from @/nswpolice on Tik tok) pic.twitter.com/dJGJoSrtfe
— Paige Burton (@Paige_Burton) June 5, 2022
In 2020, NSW Police were forced to investigate an officer who was filmed kicking and pinning down an Indigenous teenager during an arrest.
Last year, NSW Police allegedly threw an Indigenous woman to the ground while she was trying to calm her partner, who was having a panic attack.
Not to mention, just a few months ago bodycam footage showed two NSW police officers kneeing and punching two men at a petrol station for allegedly not wearing masks.
These are just a handful of examples from the laundry list of violent allegations against NSW Police officers in recent years. By no means is it an exhaustive list, but it begs the question of why the NSW Police would think their most recent TikTok would be a smart PR move.
The video has quickly been slammed on social media, with users wondering whether they connected the dots before posting the clip.
Do you think NSW Police connected any dots when they were making this or… pic.twitter.com/fnzsU32rRS
— Alex Sol Watts (@solwat) June 4, 2022
NSW Police saying the quiet part out loud on TikTok https://t.co/JhTa9aTA2m
— Amplify Magazine (@MagazineAmplify) June 5, 2022
NSW Police has just made a TikTok, POV video of being stomped on by a policman in boots https://t.co/790sv7oxLl
— baldry (@baldry) June 5, 2022
Defund the NSW Police TikTok account
— Julian Rizzo-Smith (@GayWeebDisaster) June 5, 2022
— mediocremoose (@moosa_raza110) June 5, 2022
If we’re not going to defund the police, can we at least defund their social media accounts?