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Player Tip: Kill Yourself

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Updated Mar 25, 2023 at 08:58PM EDT by Owen.

Added Mar 23, 2023 at 04:29PM EDT by Owen.

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Player Tip: Kill Yourself refers to a catchphrase about suicide coined in a viral video posted by TikToker @tjharris_p in early 2023. The video was stitched and dueted by multiple users, subsequently leading to emotional corecore edits about depression. In March 2023, the video, along with others, was presented by Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R) during the House Commerce Committee's hearing for TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew in regard to the potential U.S. TikTok ban.


On January 1st, 2023, TikToker[1] @tjharris_p posted a video in which he had slang replacement text reading, "Player Tip: K!ll Yourself." Under the guise of a video game in-game tip, @tjharris_p stated that a person should commit suicide, essentially inferring it as a life hack. Over the course of two months, the video received roughly 2.1 million plays and 327,800 likes (shown below).

@tjharris_p Harsh but fair, sad but true, you can be a lot of things, but you can’t be two people at once. You must be be fueled by hate. You have to love the new version of yourself so much, that you hate the old one. Matthew 5:29 says, if your right hand causes you to sin (fall short of an achievement), cut it off. Problems are persistent. If you don’t kill them, they’re going to keep coming back. You have to remove the life from them, or they’re going to remove the life from you. They won’t stop until they cost you everything. You have to love the new version of yourself so much, that you hate anything that stops you from achieving that. Even if it’s the old you. #HowToBeAPlayer #Player #TheBetterKind #SelfHelp #Motivation #Psychology #FYP #ForYou #SelfLove #NewYear ♬ original sound – TjharrisP

There go another player tip; you gotta kill yourself. I know that may sound sacrilegious or impious, but with my hand on the Bible, that's what you gotta do.


On January 2nd, 2023, TikToker[2] @david2long posted a comment in the video's comment section, reading, "dude finna be in a core core edit," receiving roughly 43,800 likes in two months (shown below).

abdul dude finna be in a core core edit 1-2 43.8K Reply View more replies (103) ►

Soon after, the video's intro was used in corecore content on the app. For instance, on January 11th, 2023, TikToker[3] @trippie_edd posted a corecore video that started with the intro and used an Aphex Twin song, earning roughly 296,100 plays and 56,200 likes in two months (shown below). On February 13th, 2023, TikToker[4] @amanm9 stitched the original video, showing himself crying and saying, "Oh word? Like right now?" Over the course of one month, the video gained roughly 8.3 million plays and 1.9 million likes (since deleted).


♬ #3 – Aphex Twin

Usage In U.S. Congress Hearing On TikTok Ban

On March 23rd, 2023, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before the U.S. Congress House Commerce Committee to defend the app against being banned in the U.S. At one point during the hearing, Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis presented a series of depressing, corecore TikTok videos, starting the compilation with TikToker[4] @amanm9's stitch.

On the same day, the clip from the hearing was uploaded to Twitter[5] by the account @RNCResearch, which ultimately echoed Bilirakis' sentiment that the videos glorified suicide. In less than an hour, the video gained roughly 11,800 views (shown below).

Others on Twitter labeled the clip as humorous, reiterating that the presentation of them before Congress was strange. For instance, Twitter[6] user @penbbles reposted @RNCResearch's video and tweet on March 23rd, writing, "BRO NO FUCKING WAY THEY USED THE PLAYER TIP VIDEO 😭😭," and gained over 290 likes in one hour (shown below).

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[1] TikTok – @tjharris_p

[2] TikTok – @david2long

[3] TikTok – @trippie_edd

[4] TikTok – @amanm9

[5] Twitter – @RNCResearch

[6] Twitter – @penbbles

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