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TikTok E-Boy


Added 5 years ago by Sophie • Updated about a year ago by andcallmeshirley
Added 5 years ago by Sophie • Updated about a year ago by andcallmeshirley

TikTok E-Boy
TikTok E-Boy

Category: Meme Status: confirmed Year: 2018 Origin: TikTok Region:
Type: Parody Slang Viral Video Visual Effect
Tags: style character internet vans nails beanie

About

TikTok E-Boy is a series of TikTok parody videos in which users either transform themselves into an "e-boy" or display themselves as one. Many use Canadian singer-songwriter Mac Demarco's "Chamber of Reflection" as a backing track.

Origin

On March 10th, 2014, YouTuber NewJerseyJustin uploaded a music video entitled "Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection" the video gained over 24 million views in five years (shown below).



In Late December 2018, TikTok user @eating.christians posted a video using the "Chamber of Reflection" sound clip (shown below). The caption reads, "do you guys like my music? #foryou #groovy and #billieeilish because I look like her apparently?"The video gained 6121 likes and 298 comments in six weeks. The sound clip has been used in 28,600 videos.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6642472301902171398

Precursor

E-Girl Factory is a is a series of TikTok parody videos in which users typically become captured in a makeshift factory and become transformed into an stereo-typical e-girl (an internet flirt) performed in sync with a clip from a bass boosted remix of the song "ME!ME!ME!" by Japanese DJ and producer Teddyloid. TikTok user antinightcore uploaded a clip of the remix which has been used in 40,200 e-girl factory videos on TikTok. The earliest TikTok parody video is unknown. On January 27th, 2019, Daring Compilation uploaded the first "E-Girl Factory Tik Tok Meme Compilation" to YouTube (shown below). The video gained 8,860 views and 166 likes in two days.



Spread

On February 5th, 2019, Urban Dictionary[1] user Russ Is Annoying posted a definition of "eboy" which has received over 100 upvotes in a few weeks. This user defines an "eboy" as "A boy that probably skates, has his nails painted w rings, wears beanies, maybe has a cute egirl girlfriend, always wearing vans and long sleeves or hoodies under tshirts, their hair is sometimes parted down the middle. They basically only exist on the internet unfortunately but we can still appreciate them on instagram:(."

On February 6th, 2019, YouTuber Byron uploaded a video called "transforming myself into a tiktok e-boy 24 hours" (shown below, left). The video gained 21,140 views and 1,800 likes in a week. On February 10th, cjades uploaded a similar video entitled "i turned myself into a tiktok eboy" to YouTube (shown below, right).The video accumulated 13,377 views and 1,300 likes in a week.



In late January, TikTok users began to use @eating.christians sound clip to transform into an eboy. @laurajeanjacket shared one of the more popular videos with 60,500 likes and 2215 shares as of February 20th (shown below, left). @rhinoceros333 also shared a popular variation of the e-boy transformation with 18,300 likes and 1,307 shares as of February 20th (shown below, right).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6655776170576973062
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6654670225520200966

Soft Boy / #Softszn

On April 3rd, TikTok user @bingbongshowtime posted a video with an original sound similar to the "Chamber of Reaction" sound clip. The video declares that e-boy season is over and now it's time for a softer aesthetic (shown below). The video gained 2,828 likes in a week.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6675712612769991941

The sound clip entitled "soft boy szn- luffy with a bun" was used in 20,100 videos in the first week. On April 4th, @noeneubanks posted their own rendition transitioning into bright spring clothes (shown below, left). The video accumulated 171,200 likes and 9,680 shares in a week. On April 7th, @lindseywheeler1 posted a #softszn video garnering 194,700 likes and 4,107 shares in four days (shown below, center). The next day, @KevboyPerry posted one which gained 180,800 likes and 3,756 shares in three days (shown below, right).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6676068367687748869
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6677175040200412421
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6677670331257195782

Various Examples


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6656930265534827781
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6657276847354547462
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6654963439439449349

Search Interest

External References

[1] Urban Dictionary- eboy


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