If you’re looking for mean fairy comments on TikTok, there’s one dead giveaway: the fairy emoji (you probably could have guessed that one). However, merely including a fairy emoji in a TikTok comment does not make it a mean fairy comment.
Essentially, mean fairy comments are comments with a twist ending that makes them extra funny. The comments are split into two parts, where the second part is unexpected and makes the whole comment funnier. For instance, if you saw someone’s comment begin with “You made my day,” you might expect the rest of the comment to be lighthearted and filled with compliments. But if the second part of the comment simply says, “worse,” it changes everything.
On TikTok, the two parts of these mean fairy comments are split up by fairy emojis (along with other lighthearted emojis like hearts, butterflies, and rainbows). According to self-described Gen Z whisperer Tiffany Zhong, the first mean fairy comment can be traced back to April 10, 2020, when someone commented: “Hey idk if ur gonna see this but my aunt works for a talent/modeling company and I just told her about you [heart emojis] she also said no tho [fairy emojis].” Brutal.