Chapstick Challenge on TikTok
TikTok is a social media app where users create short video clips and share them on the platform. One of the challenges that has been gaining popularity lately on the app is called “The Chapstick Challenge”. It’s really easy to become caught up in the latest TikTok challenge that is sweeping social media. The only problem? It can be extremely dangerous and even lead you into an unhealthy lifestyle, so make sure not do anything risky or extreme!
As there appear to be numerous challenges out there that include the usage of the name brand lip balm Chapstick or similar items, the definition of this one is a little ambiguous.
But the one that people are warning against includes hurting oneself with Chapstick. Although to be completely honest, nobody should attempt any of these Chapstick Challenges. Please be aware that the content below may contain suicide-related comments that could be upsetting to some readers.
One Variation of the TikTok Chapstick Challenge is Extremely Risky
One of the most extreme versions of the Chapstick Challenge involves individuals applying the entire tube of Chapstick to their lips, according to comments on TikTok. They are then meant to commit suicide when the tube is empty. Once more, nobody should attempt this challenge or even make an off-camera attempt on the app.
The other way it has been described on TikTok is that someone should hurt oneself, use Chapstick or another type of lip balm to conceal the wound, and then inflict more damage on themselves. The user in question could potentially suffer harm in each round of this challenge, hence nobody should attempt them.
This Other Chapstick Challenge is Also a Bad Idea
The other popular variation of the Chapstick Challenge on TikTok is about a friend or partner kissing you while you have different flavors of ChapStick lip balm on your lips. They then have to guess what flavor/scent it is, but because this involves them willingly tasting the lip balm – it’s not really worth doing as an actual trend!
Lip balms like Chapstick, according to the Illinois Poison Center, can be dangerous if used in high quantities. The balm is harmless in tiny doses, but when swallowed, it can cause nausea, vomiting, and loose stools. This Chapstick Challenge may not be as hazardous as some of the others because of that, but it still has the potential to be dangerous.
On TikTok, How Do you Report Videos?
Like other dangerous trends that go around, especially on apps like TikTok, if you see someone talking about doing the Chapstick Challenge or even attempting it on-camera then please report their video right away. To do this press white arrow share button and from there select ‘Report’.
Then you can choose a reason. Although there is no assurance that TikTok would immediately remove the video, it is essential to report these uploads because this challenge is so risky.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What happens if you do the Chapstick challenge?
Commenters on TikTok claim that one of the most extreme iterations of the ChapStick Challenge involves participants applying the whole contents of the tube on their lips. Then, when the tube is empty, they are meant to commit suicide. Again, no one should attempt this challenge or even make an off-camera or on-camera pretense on the app.
Q. What was the lipstick challenge?
The singer and actress Chen Shu created the challenge, in which women try to balance a lipstick on their collarbone, which Shu calls to as a “talent.”
Q. Why do people do the Chapstick trend?
Users are apparently instructed to use Chapstick when they’re feeling depressed and then, when the tube runs out, to unalive yourself. However, people don’t commit suicide because of this Chapstick challenge. They attempt suicide because they are in pain. Resources may be prioritized, and mental health problems could be de-stigmatized.
Q. What is the Chapstick Challenge on TikTok mean?
TikTokers are recording videos of recently purchased Chapstick tubes or counting down the days since they started using them with the hashtag #chapstickchallenge. Users claim that they will use Chapstick to keep track of the time till their suicide.