Is someone chopping onions? No, it’s just hay fever. The latest TikTok trend has people blaming tear-jerking moments on the allergy condition.
Hay fever is caused by nasal allergies which can lead to red, watery, itchy eyes. So you can see why people would use it as an excuse to cover up their crying spells. In the funny TikTok meme, people use a sound of a young girl saying, “just hay fever” and a filter that makes their eyes look sore to describe life’s moments of sorrow.
What is the “just hay fever” trend on TikTok?
The viral sound is from the British television series The Story of Tracy Beaker which aired from 2002 to 2006. The titular character is asked, “What’s the matter?” when she is caught crying by a boy. “Just hay fever,” she tells him. Tracy’s character often used the excuse and “just hay fever” was a bit of a catchphrase for her.
The sound has since been used in over 126,000 videos on TikTok.
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