In damage-control mode, TikTok was quick to issue a statement and said that it will be meeting government stakeholders to ‘respond and submit clarifications’. As of now, the app has been removed from both Google Play Store and Apple Play Store.
— TikTok India (@TikTok_IN)
Soon after the news of the ban broke, Twitter erupted with hilarious memes and jokes, poking fun at everything ranging from the plight of TikTok creators to Shein users and of course, thebattle that grabbed headlines last month.
Twitter was quick to churn out memes, taking a dig at the overnight popularity of TikTok users that now seems a mirage.
Right now in Bharat#TikTok stars vs non TikTok users
— Vertigo_Warrior (@VertigoWarrior)
#TikTok banned by central govt Le Memers and Youtubers😪😪
— sexysundari👅 (@tweetshivani_)
Others lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the step, and for putting the nation first.
Every Indian to PM rightnow -#TikTok
— Maggi (@JainMaggii)
This netizen used a classic ‘90s song to bid adieu to TikTok.
*#TikTok banned in India*Meanwhile, Tiktok to Popular Creators:
— Ankit Singh Rajput (@AnkitRajput9725)
Several PUBG users breathed a sigh of relief that their favourite gaming app wasn’t included in the ban. Tencent Games’ popular title somehow managed to evade the list of 59 apps banned by the government, and PUBG lovers celebrated the news with memes and plenty of humour.
’59 chinese apps including #TikTok gets banned by India Goverment ‘.* PUBG users rn :
— Faizan Ansari (@Faizzsome13)
Pubg is not banned by government but #TikTok ban ho gya Le Pubg users :
— NAMAN (@Pseudopanditt)
Government banned #TikTok because it’s a Chinese app but not PUBGMeanwhile PUBG live streamers :
— ʍօӀօԵօѵ (@Faltu_username)
Some memes poked fun at the angst of TikTokers, who won’t be able to create content as the app is now banned.
When government ban #TikTok and other Chinese Apps But not PUBGLe Tik-tokers :
— 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒎𝒆𝒓? (@sarcastic_fuck)
1st good thing of 2020 #tiktokbanindia #carryminati @CarryMinati lots of love
— Asutosh Ranjan (@AsutoshRanjan6)
#Carryminati after knowing government has banned #TikTok from #PlayStore :😂😂🤓
— Divya Prakash (@Divya_Mahi77)
‘Tussi jaa rahe ho, tussi na jaao’, read one of the memes.
#tiktokbanned in IndiaLe #TikTok wale*:-
— 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄.𝒂𝒏𝒙𝒉 (@indorewalamemer)
Kangana Ranaut’s ‘itna life kharaab ho gaya’ meme also made a comeback.
Govt. Baned #TikTok. Meanwhile tiktokers 😁…….
— Akash ch. (@GureshC)
Twitterati also revisited the infamousvs TikTok battle and hailed YouTuber, whose roast video was taken down by YouTube, as the ‘winner’ of the battle.
Carryminati had uploaded the video titled ‘YouTube vs TikTok – The End’ where he roasted TikTokers. The video was on its way to become ‘India’s most-liked non-music video’ when it was taken down by YouTube, allegedly due to mass repo
rting by NGOs and LGBT activists who were upset due to the homophobic and transphobic slurs used by the YouTuber in his video.
59 Chinese apps include #TikTok are banned in INDIAHappiest person rn:-
— Jayanti🌈 (@Oyee_sun_Bae)
YouTube creator Ashish Chanchlani also gave his 2 cents on the ban.
Ye 2020 mein saala ek hi aadmi khush hai wo hai carryminati😂@CarryMinati
— Ashish Chanchlani (@ashchanchlani)
Fans of CarryMinati, who boasts of 22.7 mn followers on YouTube and has built a loyal fan following for his roast videos. couldn’t help but feel happy on his behalf.
#TikTok and 59 other apps banned by the Govt.#carryminati be like
— Jaynam Shah (@jaynamshah)
#carryminati Fans to @narendramodi ji :
— Tanish Dwivedi (@tanish_dwivedii)