The TikTok trend had caused riots in cinemas in several German and French cities during the screening of the film Symbol 3.
During the last weekend, the appearance of young people causing chaos in the cinemas of several French and German states during the screening of the film Symbol 3, which was released last Friday, began to work on TikTok. And behind these similar riots would be the protected trend of TikTok which would be directly linked to another “provocation” that went viral last year on the most famous social network.
At the movies, tagged with the hashtag #Creed3, mostly young viewers scream, jump in the movie theater and throw snacks on the ground.
Such are seen in the films of at least three German states, Bremen, Hamburg and Essen, and similar riots would have taken place in neighboring France.
@uncasadepapel #bremen #creed3 #kino #schlägere #hb #fy #fyp? #creed #escalation #cinespace #28 #hamburg ? Original sound – Erwin.brmn
In Essen, for example, 40 people at the cinema reportedly refused to leave until several police cars arrived at the scene. Those who managed this movie theater had no choice but to cancel the screening of the iconic movie 3.
The police in Essen suspect that the wave of hooliganism that has occurred in recent days is not at all coincidental and seems to be related to the TikTok trend.
Hamburg what can you say #fyp #viral #fyfy #foryou #creed3 #fetze #hamburg ? Do It Again (feat. 2Rare) – NLE Choppa
“It is not excluded that these types of activities will take root in the TikTok trend. The object is to make noise so that the projection of the film is finally deleted, which logically creates confusion for those who simply go to the film to see Symbol 3 without the intention of being released in videos later added to TikTok. We ask the public not to follow this ditch,” the Essen police said in a statement issued today.
The people involved in the accident in Essen do not face criminal charges, but they could cover damages of a material nature. After all, whoever made the commotion threw the movie theater into chaos and filled it with dirt.
It is certainly not the first time that a riot (prompted by TikTok) has occurred in theaters in the wake of a film. Similar events took place in Germany and the UK last year in the theatrical debut of the film: The Rise of Gru. On this occasion, young people dressed in suits posted images to TikTok tagged hashtag #gentleminiones in which they shouted and caused disturbances in the film.
@thetraffordcentre Have the judges arrived at Traf? ? :@m77zyz #gentleminions #minions #suit #kingbob #fyp ? original sound – The Trafford Centre
Universal Pictures, producers of Minions: The Origins of Gru, have echoed (paradoxically in a positive way) the #gentleminions trend. “To all those who were watching in theaters to see Satellites: The Rise of Gru: We’ll be watching you and we love you.”
Much less positive, on the other hand, are the reactions to videos born in the heat of the #Creed3 trend on TikTok. Some lament that the trend is further driving people out of theaters, whose box offices are bleeding to death due to the pandemic and the growing boom in streaming video services.