TikTok's current rating on the Google Play store stands at 2.0, and at 4.2 on the Apple app store, at the time of writing this story. That video accumulated millions of views and likes, but was taken down by YouTube on May 14 - supposedly Siddiqui's fans reported it for cyberbullying. These demands began when Faizal Siddiqui's video was caught for encouraging acid attacks on women.
In addition to having more than 13 million followers on Instagram, he has above the 600 million like mark on TikTok.
On Tuesday, Sharma tweeted that her office had been informed by TikTok India that Siddiqui's account had been "suspended". "As a social media influencer, I realise my responsibility and apologise to anyone who was offended by the video". The video was later taken down by YouTube as it violated the platform's policy. #BanTikTokInIndia, #TikTokdown, #TikTokexposed were also trending on the micro-blogging platform. However, he has landed himself in trouble due to one of his videos. "As for the woman in the video - do you realise what enormous harm you are causing by participating in this?" she wrote.
Moreover, he alleged that only a part of the video was shared over Twitter, adding that he was drinking the liquid in the first part of the video. "It's WATER! Who drinks acid?" he added.
He also questioned why the fuss was being made now over the video he had uploaded a month ago.
Faizal's unexpected reaction in a video wherein he supports acid attack on girls has literally hit him badly when it comes to the popularity front. "Such videos/actions should be strictly debarred which are against society". He is the most popular member among his other team members of "Team Nawab".
Will TikTok Clean Up Its Act?
Indian netizens, specifically want the short, video-making app banned after a video glorifying acid attack started doing the rounds on the Internet. However, the controversy is surrounding its creators.