TikTokers are dreading waking up on Jan. 9 — here’s why they’re hoping to hit the snooze button.
Jan. 9 was a big deal on the platform last year. It coincided with the second season premiere of HBO’s Euphoria. So, as expected, there was a lot of fan chatter about the big day. However, this year it means something entirely different — although it affects high schoolers just the same.
What does Jan. 9 mean on TikTok?
The trend began when people started posting clips of themselves and characters reacting to the date with anxiety.
The footage showed Venom from Spider-Man having a breakdown with the sound of an alarm clock overlayed.
The real reason Gen Z doesn’t want Jan. 9 to come is that it’s the day most of them return to school after break. Many people can relate to the feeling.
“How it’s gonna feel Jan 9th after having a sleep schedule of 5am-2pm for two weeks straight,” @daltonstihl said.
In the video, he takes his backpack off and slams into his bed to sleep. Then, he immediately springs back up and puts his backpack on.
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