TikTokers are trying to figure out if their facial expressions are noticeable — and want to show off just how much of a side-eye they can give in the process.
At first, the trend started with users asking the question — in some form — “Is my side-eye noticeable?” TikTokers would then turn their heads away from the camera and turn one of their eyes back to it.
“BOMBASTIC AGGRESSIVE SIDE EYE,” said @ulansuki.
“THAT. Was the best side eye I’ve ever seen,” said @soujagirlanon.
As more users began showing off their side-eye for fun, the trend evolved to show it as a reactionary move.
There are two kinds of side-eyes prominent in this trend. First, there is the smooth way, in which the eye slowly moves to the side.
“HOW IS UR SIDE EYE SO SMOOTH..” asked @whosj3nii.
Then, there’s an abrupt side-eye in which the TikToker jerks their eye toward the camera.
The original video and sound for this trend had nothing to do with side-eyes. In fact, it was an edit of Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II catching and finishing an alley-oop. In the background, @warriorscentral2 used a slowed-down version of Yeat’s “Gët Busy.” The sound now has over 20,000 videos attached to it, even though a majority aren’t related to the Golden State Warriors.
This trend is simply the physical version of the side-eye trend started by @user6934054176375, where TikTokers used a sound that simply said “side-eye” to questionable statements they heard.
TikTokers have shown their affection for giving side-eyes, and this trend is another way of fulfilling that desire.
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