Ari Fletcher takes pride in being a mother to Yosohn, whom she shares with rapper G Herbo. Over the years, she’s expressed her love for her only child and son on her social platforms. This year on his birthday Ari thanked Yosohn for teaching and showing her “every single day what love truly is.” With this same love for her kid in mind, the mega influencer shared her thoughts on a trending ghost filter people are using to scare kids on video.
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The Tik Tok filter features a bright blue ghost with red eyes and a red mouth. Along with the frightening look, the filter floats back and forth on the screen with a creepy, echoed laugh. People on TikTok are leading children to rooms, like bathrooms or bedrooms, setting up the camera in front-facing view, applying the filter, and sneaking out of the room.
Eventually, the ghost filter pops into the screen as the children look on. Some kids appeared unphased by the filter–even opting to throw hands in defense.
@glambycandy El fantasma le hace los mandados a la Angelique 🤣 #theaguilars #ghostfilter #babiestiktok ♬ suara kuntilanak – solehudin1294
However, an overwhelming reaction in the videos includes kids crying, screaming, and clawing at closed doors.
@breezyboy_marcus Tiktok blow this up😂😂#fyp #viral #trending #repost #PlutoTVIsFree #ghostfilter ♬ suara kuntilanak – solehudin1294
Well, unlike the folks posting the videos, Ari doesn’t see the humor in participating in the viral challenge.
“I don’t think it’s funny when people scare kids,” Ari tweeted. “The whole lil ghost filter and leaving y’all kids in the room is pissing me off so bad. Idk, I just don’t think it’s funny at all. Maybe I’m too soft but I ain’t playing with mine like that.”
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Here’s What Folks On Twitter Are Saying About The Filter
And Ari isn’t the only person unmoved by what people perceive to be funny about the filter. In fact, the blue ghost has stirred up a conversation about traumatizing kids for online views. Meanwhile, some users are sticking to the dark humor of the filter. Keep scrolling to see what folks are saying.
You can call me sensitive for what I’m about to say next, but it needs to be said:
Stop traumatizing the kids with this ghost filter challenge, because you think it’s “funny”. Nothing is funny about whatsoever.
— Lex 👑 (@AlexJ_Live) August 11, 2022
I did the ghost filter to my daughter … this girl laughed and said “ mommy put the scary filter on again it’s funny “ 😒😑
— Amarie Burgos (@iam_amarie) August 12, 2022
Can y’all like stop doing that trend where you lock a child in a room with that one filter that does the creepy cackle and the ghost? I’ll never understand why y’all think it’s so funny to pick on and scare little kids, they are terrified in all those videos tf is wrong with yall
— capitalism hate acc (@martini_c_) August 12, 2022
Why do y’all torture y’all kids for social media??? It’s honestly NOT fuckin funny.
First, the fight challenge.
Now, the ghost filter.
But, then got the nerve to be hollering/whining about YOUR childhood trauma.
Leave kids TF alone.
Idc how “bad” they are. It’s not funny
— Ryder’s Mommy 🎀 (@jcnamasteshit) August 12, 2022
People are now locking their kids in rooms and scaring them with a ghost filter. Once again, for strangers to lol. I just hate this world.
— Bonita (@BonitaRochelle) August 10, 2022