Two images of people reacting to searching "Degloved Face"

What Is A 'Degloved Face' And Why Are TikTokers Looking It Up?

Two of the most popular recurring trends on TikTok are don't Google and record yourself before and after trends like salty ice cream and rainbow kiss. The latest version of these trends has users Googling "degloved face" and recording their reactions of shock and horror as they're essentially forced into learning about face avulsions and a horrific injury known as "degloving." Here's why people are looking up "degloved face" right now.

What Is The 'Degloved Face' Meme On TikTok And What Is A 'Degloved Face?'

On October 28th, 2022, TikTokers started posting videos where they record their reactions just before and right after Googling the term "degloved face." Just like in previous "don't Google" trends, like the recent why chainsaws were invented trend, the TikToker is calm and collected in the before-reaction and shocked and horrified in the after-reaction. So what exactly did they see?

When you Google "degloved face," the top Google Image result is a gore image of someone suffering from a face avulsion injury, also known as degloving. The top articles under the term describe the injuries. Healthline describes degloving as "a type of severe injury that happens when the top layers of your skin and tissue are ripped from the underlying muscle, connective tissue, or bone." Degloving is often fatal, but not always, requiring facial reconstructive surgery to fix.

How Is 'Degloved Face' Used In Memes On TikTok?

Since the first video encouraging TikTokers to Google "degloved face" went viral, other TikTokers have been posting similar videos to comparable viral success. Users are recording their own reactions to Googling the term and encouraging others to do the same, setting a trend on the platform that's quickly gaining steam. Just like when TikTokers were telling each other to Google Tubgirl, the shock factor is greatly helping keep the trend alive.

Others are actively discouraging users from Googling the term, although reverse psychology suggests that this is basically the same thing as encouraging users to Google it.

For the full details on the degloved face meme, be sure to check out our entry on the meme here for even more inform`ation.

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