Like every year, 2021 too, had a lot of social media trends. While some were actually good, the rest we could have done without. Reels being the new fad among people was the highlight of social media trends this year.
From the milk crate challenge on Twitter to the Urban Dictionary challenge on Instagram, we had a lot to look (cringe) at. Today, we talk about the social media trends we didn’t need or rather should have not existed.
1. When the milk crate challenge trended on Twitter. However, it was dangerous and caused injuries.
A man by the name of White Mike has set a new world record, being the 1st person to complete the Milk Crate Challenge while rolling a blunt🤯🥇 pic.twitter.com/V4RdzAWRhd— Sir Veillance Studios ⓒ (@SirVstudios) August 21, 2021
2. Ruining Maggi throughout the year by making Maggi milkshakes, Maggi laddoos, Oreo Maggi. Ugh, can we please stop?
Maggie milkshake with cheese pic.twitter.com/RwsVKCW4li— C̶h̶i̶k̶o̶o̶ ➐ (@tweeterrant) November 9, 2021
Isn’t the world suffering enough that someone had to go make Maggi ladooos?— Zenia Irani (@ZeniaIrani) April 14, 2021
(Source: Facebook) pic.twitter.com/f6irL87Lhc
3. The Sabyasachi X H&M collection was straight out of your grandma’s collection but very expensive. Not just this, H&M is also selling kurtas as ‘plus-sized shirt dress’.
I’m pretty sure my grandmother had a very similar saree in 1970s which didn’t cost her a kidney pic.twitter.com/RWphJoNHGw— ily peri🍓🧚(he/him)🧣🧣 (@currdfriedrice) August 10, 2021
Why is it hip for H&M to sell kurta payjama as loungewear but when Desis wear kurta payjama it is “omg I love your ethnic costume” 🤨 pic.twitter.com/26sp9JAKLk— Sadia (@Sadiahrk) November 4, 2021
4. When people made transition reels from this problematic Instagram filter.
There’s an actual blackface filter that ends up showing you differently towards the end when you shoot a reel on Instagram and Indian people are doing this like some Fair and lovely ad shit and glorifying it what is wrong with people! pic.twitter.com/Wn0Y1FOSRx— Valia Babycats 🏳️🌈 (@Vaishnavioffl) July 24, 2021
5. The iPhone lock screen challenge. I know reels are the new hype but we didn’t need this.
6. The Urban dictionary challenge on Instagram. Mark yourself safe if you haven’t tried it yet.
7. When this influencer decided to dance at a traffic signal in Indore to follow a stupid social media trend.
8. When Jayne Rivera, a Florida-based influencer was called out for doing a photo shoot at her dad’s funeral. Not everything is content!
this Instagram model’s father passed away,,,, and she did a photo shoot with the open casket…. pic.twitter.com/u1EVNxaajz— Mac McCann (@MacMcCannTX) October 26, 2021
9. Yet another influencer who decided to do a trend in a public place. Nope. A flyover is not the right place to do trends.
10. The internet was enraged when this Pakistani influencer used lioness as a ‘party prop’. Anything for likes!
Do you agree with us?