Tiffany Haddish But The Parasites In Me Want The Candy meme.

Tiffany Haddish "But The Parasites In Me Want The Candy"

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Tiffany Haddish "But The Parasites In Me Want The Candy" refers to a catchphrase from the American comedian and actress that went viral on TikTok in April 2024. Haddish participated in the press junket for the 2023 film Haunted Mansion, and in an interview with IGN, she joked about how she doesn't want to eat candy, but the parasites in her do. The catchphrase came to be used as a sound on TikTok for people to discuss their impulsive thoughts and habits, becoming the source of memes and lip-dub skits in April 2024.


On July 27th, 2023, IGN's official TikTok[1] account posted a clip from their interview with American actors Tiffany Haddish and Jamie Lee Curtis. The clip showed Haddish jokingly saying, "I don't want candy, but the parasites in me want candy. I don't want liquor, but the parasites in me want liquor." The post gathered over 6 million plays and 900,000 likes in 10 months (seen below).

@ign Going to start using this excuse for everything. (Note: This interview took place before the strike) #movie #film #disney #hauntedmansion #ghost #disneyparks #disneyland #disneyworld #haunted #interview #parasite #candy #food #excuse #tiffanyhaddish #jamieleecurtis #ign ♬ original sound – IGN


On September 9th, 2023, TikToker[2] @moe.donut reposted the aforementioned clip, with subsequent videos using the sound from this reupload. The earliest known videos using the sound clip are from April 3rd, 2024, posts by TikTokers @dimmad0mesflubbernuggets and @ansley..martin. TikToker[3] @dimmad0mesflubbernuggets's post gathered over 6 million plays and 1.3 million likes in a week (seen below, left). TikToker[4] @ansley..martin's post gathered over 1 million plays and 390,000 likes in a week (seen below, right).


this week being a triple whammy for me bc the eclipse and everything like HELPPPP

♬ original sound – moe.donut

@ansley..martin I may in fact just be a sour single #fyp #viral #relateable ♬ original sound – moe.donut

On April 8th, 2024, TikToker[5] @itsyaboysunday22 posted a clip using the sound and gathering over 6 million plays and 1 million likes in two days (seen below, left). Also posted on April 8th, TikToker[6] @daniellevoit's video about wanting to look at the eclipse gathered over 4 million plays and 1 million likes in two days (seen below, right).

@itsyaboysunday22 I told yall i cant help it #missunderstood #fyp ♬ original sound – moe.donut

@daniellevoit My intrusive thoughts are going to take over #solareclipse #solareclipse2024 ♬ original sound – moe.donut

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Smol predicament.

♬ original sound – moe.donut

@ethannku who else ✋ | CALL YOUR REPS FOR 🇵🇸 #ao3 #booktok #books #omegaverse #archiveofourown #fanfiction #reading #fandom ♬ original sound – moe.donut
@laurenreising especially if it’s a particularly cold morning #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #edit #viral #meme #english #indiana #trend #theparasiteinmewantsthecandy ♬ original sound – moe.donut


♬ original sound – moe.donut

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External References

[1] TikTok – IGN

[2] TikTok – moe.donut

[3] TikTok – dimmad0mesflubbernuggets

[4]  TikTok – ansley..martin

[5] TikTok – itsyaboysunday22"

[6] TikTok – daniellevoit

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