“When I’m listening to the politics of it,” Gagliese discussed, “there’s almost a slight ignorance toward the size of that market. For a lot of people who aren’t familiar with this generation, they still might have the connotation of, ‘Well, it’s just kids making stuff on social, they’ll figure it out and move on,’ or ‘Ah, it’s silly anyway, what’s an influencer?’ And that’s not productive when you think about the magnitude of what’s going on here.”
A TikTok Chew published a day after the hearing collected 5.3 million likes and more than 193,000 remarks. Kat Clark, a ruling TikTok Creator of the Year, left heart emojis, while Ophelia, aka “Shoe Lover 99” (114 million fans), said, “They treated you terribly and I’m so sorry.”
“You’re the best and tiktok is the only reason I get to travel the world so much,” composed Jorden Tually, who has 3.3 million users following his globetrotting exploits. “Parenting Unexpert” Momma Cusses, who shares her life with 3.3 million fans, composed, “Thank [sic] for enduring the inefficient and inane concerns. You managed yourself so well.”
“We love our vibrant creator community, and have been overwhelmed and humbled by their support for TikTok and for Shou,” TikTok spokesperson Brooke Oberwetter informed NBC News about the feedback. But, they have not precisely required to the streets yet to speak their peace.
Gagliese presumed to E! that the whole neighborhood– the developers and those who work with them– is “in a weird place.”
On the one hand, he discussed, individuals have their own individual love and usage for TikTok, and on the other … there’s the minefield of politics. Which is why, from what he’s seen up until now, “creators are turtling a little bit.”