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Shauntae Heard Breaking TheAndrewShoe's Piano Controversy

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Updated Sep 26, 2023 at 03:08PM EDT by Zach.

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Shauntae Heard Breaking TheAndrewShoe's Piano Controversy refers to a controversy that was sparked by a viral video posted by street performer and TikToker @theandrewshoe in September 2023 in which a woman in Athens, Georgia knocked over his keyboard while he was performing and then purportedly stole money from his tip jar. After the video went viral, it was reposted to X / Twitter, causing more people to see it and spread the word to the woman in the video. She later revealed herself as Shauntae Heard, also known as Tommanesha or @atl.minit on Instagram, subsequently issuing an apology on her Facebook. She later deleted or deactivated her Instagram and Facebook accounts following backlash.


On September 25th, 2023, TikToker[1] @theandrewshoe posted a video in which he showed "one of the worst things somebody's probably ever done [to him] while street performing." The clip showed a woman harassing him on the streets of Athens, Georgia (the town where the University of Georgia, UGA, is located), hitting keys on his piano before returning later and knocking over his keyboard piano, then appearing to steal money out of his tip jar. In less than a day, the video received roughly 3 million plays and 556,800 likes (shown below).

@theandrewshoe the piano survived #fyp #crazy ♬ original sound – Andrew

Online Reaction

On the day of the video's upload, it received multiple stitches and duets from other users on TikTok. For instance, on September 25th, 2023, TikToker[2] @wolfhatfacts posted a stitch in which he condemned the woman's actions, gaining roughly 349,900 plays and 55,900 likes in less than a day (shown below).

@wolfhatfacts This is sad #greenscreenvideo #fyp #foryou #streetperformer ♬ original sound – ALPHAWOLF😈

Also on September 25th, the video spread to X[3] when the account @ClownWorld_ reposted the video, captioning it, "Not cool wtf," gaining over 4.3 million views and 25,200 likes (shown below). The video was also reposted to X[4] by Ian Miles Cheong, who received roughly 33,800 likes in the same timeframe.


Shauntae Heard's Apology

As soon as the first hour after the original TikTok's[1] upload, people, such as TikToker[5] @uhmthein, were already posting videos that exposed who the woman was in the video, identifying her as Shauntae Heard with an Instagram account called @atl.minit. Soon after, on September 26th, 2023, screenshots of apology posts from Shantae Heard's Instagram and Facebook accounts were reposted to TikTok[6][7] and elsewhere (shown below).

Shauntae Heard 2h Public service announcement. I'm sorry for everyone that has seen the viral video. I have took accountability for my actions. I know it was wrong and ignorant of me but please keep my family out of it. Y'all problem is with me not my family you don't get anything out of texting them or me and I have already apologize to the person we have talk. Everything is good no I didn't steal any money, and I didn't break the piano I'm a human just like you all. Everyone has made mistakes nobody isn't perfect again I'm sorry, For my actions I've seen worse downtown this is nothing compared to what I did and I know it's not right. the person I apologize to accepted my apology and we had a whole good conversation on the phone and thats all that matters you people are nasty the way y'all are texting me and my family and making fake pages y'all don't get nothing out of that y'all stay blessed!! (oh yeah pls stop texting my crazy ass auntie Sabrina Nesbitt- Goddard she is crazy not for fake but for real Shauntae Heard 1h. I don't want y'all to feel bad for me I didn't ask y'all to feel bad for me y'all are pathetic the way y'all commenting under my post y'all can't tell me how I feel or what I did y'all should get a life and leave me alone y'all are grown and have nothing else to do I know what I did and again I know that it was wrong I don't need y'all people in my comments telling me how y'all feel cause it really don't matter about how y'all feel about anything it's up to the person and we already talked and we are good so f--- y'all and y'all can keep doing what y'all doing it's not gone make y'all life better talking crazy y'all people are harassing me and my family like y'all need to get it together again me and the person is good and I can say I took my accountability for what I did cause that wasn't right and it was okay or a good look I'm not a bully or act that way at all I don't need y'all telling me what I have done was wrong obviously I know that. And this is my last post !!!!! 220 170 comments 6 shares

As of September 26th, Shantae Heard has deleted or deactivated both her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Various Reactions

@uhmthein Replying to @Courtney Lawrence #greenscreenvideo #greenscreen im sorry but i was like wait hold up #fyp #criminal #piano #crazy ♬ nintendo wii (mii channel) song – julie on the internet

@crvm0mmy My heart goes out to @theandrewshoe and his awful experience. But the comments made by eagerly r*cist viewers on the video aren’t it… just wanted to speak a little on it, as always I am open to learning more and if I missed something, please let me know. I am tired of the Black and Jewish communities being targetted by these comments that make them feel unsafe. No one deserves that. I wish i had time to go more in depth. #fyp #fypシ #leftist #awareness ♬ original sound – Roro!!
@o5.22.22 #stitch with @Andrew #greenscreen #fyp #shauntaeheard #foryoupage #pianoguy ♬ original sound – TikTok User

@helloimalondraa Replying to @Alondra #theandrewshoe ♬ SpongeBob song – chris talbalz

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External References

[1] TikTok – @theandrewshoe

[2] TikTok – @wolfhatfacts

[3] X – @ClownWorld_

[4] X – @stillgray

[5] TikTok – @uhmthein

[6] TikTok – @uhmthein

[7] TikTok – @helloimalondraa

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On the one hand, yes, people definitely shouldn't be harassing this lady's family for her actions, they are hers alone.

On the other hand, given everything that goes down on the internet these days, I feel like it should be kind of expected to get clowned on from all possible angles when you're a piece of shit in public. It's not right that it happens, but it's still going to happen, so if you don't want it to happen, maybe just… don't be a piece of shit in public?


Misread the entry as "Shantae" and came here expecting cute genie boobs, my dissapointment is unmeasurable and my day is ruined.
And people as petty as this is why I never leave the house or have any real friends.


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