Audio from an 8-year-old Kardashian-inspired YouTube video is trending on TikTok. Here's the backstory of the app's popularity.
Kardashian fans once again turned the famous family into a viral TikTok trend. Momager Kris Jenner became a TikTok sensation earlier this year when fans took old clips of her from her family's "Lady Marmalade" music video and turned them into viral pranks. Fans would use clickbait captions and images to claim jaw-dropping things had happened to celebrities, and then the screen would switch to a video of Kris singing and dancing, telling viewers they had just been "Krissed." The trend is similar to an early Internet meme called Rick Roll, which capitalized on Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up."
TikTok users are flooding people's pages with Kardashian content again. Originally released more than three years ago, the pop sound spread throughout the year. However, Kourtney Kardashian's children Penelope and Reign Disick recently wore it, boosting its popularity yet again. The sound is from a 2014 YouTube video shared by SimgmProductions. The account is known for making celebrity parody videos using the popular video game The Sims. The 2014 Kardashian video poked fun at Kim Kardashian's overly dramatic and sensitive personality, which she often displays on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
TikTok Users Are Appreciating The Kardashian Video Eight Years Later
The Sim's version of Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian go to lunch, with Kim encouraging her sisters to order an orange soda. Her sisters agreed, but when the waitress came to take their order, Courtney and Khloe ordered strawberry soda instead. "I'm absolutely devastated and betrayed right now," King said, before running to the bathroom stall and crying. Conversations between the Sim Kardashians have become more than 52,300 TikToks, and celebrities like Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart and singer Sabrina Carpenter are using it.
Even though the YouTube video is 8 years old and originally shared the sound on the app in 2019, it's no surprise that it's all the rage this year. After all, the Kris video is 10 years old, but it's inevitable in early 2022. TikTok is the perfect place to bring the forgotten to the surface. Even old songs that haven't been played in years have had throwback moments on the app. With the Kardashians premiere and many memorable scandals this year, it's understandable that family is everyone's top concern. All the ways Kim has pissed people off this year may also be why TikTok Users love to make fun of her spoof videos.
Nice to see Penelope and Reign on board too. The Kardashians have been open about supervising their kids on the app, even shutting down their comment section. Courtney, who briefly appeared on TikTok, had to give her children permission to do it before they were allowed to record the video. There's nothing fans love more than when a celebrity can poke fun at herself, and it's no surprise that Courtney finds it hilarious since she has one of the best senses of humor in the family. The orange soda trend will die eventually, but for now, fans still love copycat Kardashian stars.
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