The 'eating fingers' meme is taking over TikTok and it’s the weirdest trend of 2019

29 January 2019, 17:19 | Updated: 29 January 2019, 17:23

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

And for some reason, all the videos are set the a Kidz Bop version of Evanescence's 'Bring Me To Life'.

Let's talk about TikTok, shall we? In case you aren't familiar with the huge platform, TikTok is a lip-syncing app. It's a bit like if musical.ly and Vine had a baby, really. Users make short videos, recreate their favourite clips from TV shows or, as we've seen more and more recently, spend their day taking part in viral memes.

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There's been the Pretty Boy Swag meme, where people dress up as fictional characters and pose before cutting to an image of that character in the exact same position. There's the 'Cinderella Joke' parent reaction meme, where people ask their parents a question about Cinderella before replying with a ~filthy~ answer. And there's also the now iconic Adele Gummy Bear meme, where the live version of 'Someone Like You' is played over an entire room filled with a crowd of gummy bears. 

And now there's a new meme which involves people ~eating their own fingers~ to the tune of a Kidz Bop version of Evanescence's Bring Me To Life and it's... amazing??

Tik Tok 'finger eating' memevia TikTok

The meme was clocked by Vox's Rebecca Jennings and shared in a thread on Twitter... 

 

But it turns out that there's LITERALLY LOADS of videos where people... pretend... to eat... their fingers. 

 

 

And I cannot stop watching them.

 

The girl at the front of this video really nailed it. Did you see her eat her finger without even picking it up!!?

 

 

An Oscar-worth performance! The emotion! The drama!