People Blend Romance and Auto Sales

It’s not uncommon to come across a large number of social media posts and personalities that makes one feel like the entire concept of an online network is a gigantic cesspool of cringe where individuals are constantly tossing any modicum of dignity or self-respect in the garbage just so others can think that they’re great/funny/smart/attractive/etc.

While this isn’t always the case, once the car trend on TikTok’s been explained to you, you might have a difficult time arguing otherwise.

Some people are calling the TikTok car trend toxic because it is insulting towards women.

By equating oneself with a used car, many are arguing that it’s an affront to an individual’s intrinsic value and is an act of commodification. Some also said they found the trend ironic, highlighting that the same TikTok accounts from women who are rallying against individuals objectifying them are the same folks who go and participate in the trend.

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Many people stated that they generally “despised” the trend where folks were romantically selling themselves as if they were a used car for sale. The general consensus was that to boil down one’s dating history to the same significance of shopping for an old Corolla that hopefully doesn’t have too many miles or frame damage is extremely demeaning.

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What do you think of the car trend? Do people have a right to be upset? Or is everyone getting all worked up for nothing? Granted the price of used vehicles have been shooting up as of this writing, so maybe the car trend can actually be viewed as a compliment by some?

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