A snippet from a ’90s television show in Singapore has prompted a meme where people share the times life left them speechless. Everything from embarrassing moments, shocking family discoveries and awkward confrontations have been covered in the trend. Here’s how it got started on TikTok.
Origins of “the woman was too stunned to speak” TikTok
The popular clip is from a 1998 episode of the Singapore series Crimewatch. The episode features a reenactment of a woman who has her necklace stolen while walking down the street. Melodramatic music and acting ensued after the robbery as a voice-over said, “The woman was too stunned to speak.”
People have started to use the audio to illustrate the moments in life that left them completely speechless.
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