People are pretending to get arrested as part of a cringeworthy TikTok trend

Guys on TikTok are posting cringe thirst traps in the “you’re getting arrested” trend. 

The viral meme has male users pretend to get arrested to prove they are charming bad boys. Guys act as though someone has got them against the wall, then turn to look into the camera and smirk. The trend became popular in August with many participating in it and others mocking it. 

What is the ‘you’re getting arrested’ TikTok trend? 

Actor Gage Bills, who plays JJ on Outer Banksposted a TikTok of himself in character. The caption read, “JJ turns himself in,” and showed Bills crying in front of staged flashing police car lights. He then earnestly looked into the camera with a faint smile. 

Bills posted a follow-up video where someone slammed him against the wall, he turned his head and tearfully looked into the camera. The caption said, “POV: JJ gets arrested.” 


#POV seu namorado foi preso… (leia o primeiro comentário)

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TikTokers like @alencarblz began making their own videos like Bills’, where they pretended to get arrested just to pose for the camera. 


pov baefy gets arrested.. 😣🔞

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But others like @willuzi made fun of the trend. Instead of showing off his bravado, @willuzi transformed into a pole-dancing werewolf. 


These are basically how they all go lmao #fypシ #foryou #foryoupage

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The user @hellolangie poked fun at creators’ melodramatic performances in the meme. 

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