In the “previous owners” trend, TikTokers list themselves as used cars.
The viral meme has mostly women and girls sharing their dating history as stats like “mileage” and “condition.” It’s TikTok’s humorous take on a dating app profile. However, not everyone is loving the trend. Some feel that it objectifies women and isn’t very sex-positive.
The “previous owners” trend
In the trend “previous owners” represents someone’s number of exes, “miles” is the number of sexual encounters, “year” is the date of birth and “make and model” is the person’s heritage, nationality or personality type. Meanwhile, “stickers” refer to tattoos and “condition” to the person’s mental state. Most of the videos use the “Let’s Groove” disco sound.
Not everyone is happy about the “previous owners” trend
“There’s a TikTok trend going around with girls describing themselves with stats as if they were cars with one being their amount of exes described as ‘previous owners.’ I get it’s just a trend format but I’m sorry, our partners don’t own us and it shouldn’t even be implied,” the user @charliclement_ wrote in a tweet.
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