If you’re thinking about participating in a
TikTok trend that involves putting fire anywhere near your face or hair, I’d give that a second thought — especially with the month we’ve had so far.
The new “
Burning Pile” challenge is a twist on so many TikTok trends that have come before it. You start lip-syncing in casual clothes, then with a dramatic flourish, you appear magically dressed up.
This challenge’s unique feature, though, is that said “flourish” is not just a musical transition or a boot coming down from above — you have to
brandish an open flame in front of your face with one of those pocket-sized lighters.
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TikTok star Madi Monroe accidentally caught her hair on fire while attempting that grand flourish.
“I’M OKAY but this is actually so funny HAHA,” she wrote in her caption.
Commenters were still concerned.
“That’s why I’m not even trying to do this trend,”
“My jaw dropped,”
“This is my biggest fear,”
a third commented.
Duke Depp, also known as
TikTok’s Willy Wonka, burned his finger while recording his take on the trend.
If you’d still like to stay up on the trends, consider
using a safer lighter like @roastedpotatoredhead here.
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