A parody of a classic mean girl has evolved into a massive TikTok trend

Mean Girls-inspired sketch has inspired a new meme on TikTok

If you’ve seen enough teen movies, you’re probably familiar with this scene: a new kid arrives at school, only to instantly be rejected by the popular kids. TikTokers are having a field day playing with the hilarious trope to roast all of the misfits in their lives. 

“Are you new here?” sound origins on TikTok

On Sept. 3, 2021, TikToker @angelacooley5 uploaded a viral skit where she pretended to be a character from Mean Girls. 

Are you new here?” Cooley asked a friend. 

“Yeah,” the friend replied.

Then Cooley made an over-the-top grimacing face and folded her arms as she exited the room in disgust. Cooley’s sketch spawned a meme where people reenact her clip to make others feel like outsiders. The sound has been used in over 60,000 videos. 

“When it’s your brother’s girlfriend’s first Christmas at your house and she’s not dressed festive enough,” @rachelspicer_ wrote wearing a Christmas tree costume. 

Her brother’s girlfriend was dressed perfectly normal, but @rachelspicer_ gave her attitude anyway.


@laraadkins how’d I do? 🍟 @niamhadkins #america #british

♬ original sound – 💞Love y’all 💞

“When your girlfriend comes back from England and calls fries ‘chips,'” @joeando said, comedically abandoning his girlfriend at a restaurant.

“When she’s from a warmer climate,” @laneandkristin said of his wife as he stood outside in the snow wearing shorts and flip-flops. 

“When your husband still thinks he comes first when his mom is in town,” @fluellenfam said, creating an alliance with her mother-in-law.

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