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Los Guapacharros Are The Viral TikTok Dancers That You Absolutely Need To Be Watching

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for pretty much any viral dance but I’ve never been one to pay any attention to TikTok trends. I know that makes no sense but it is what it is.

But enter Los Guapacharros.

This group of athletic, nearly naked, dancers donning traditional Charro suits (or at least parts of them) has taken over TikTok and Mexican news networks with their flashy dance routines, fit bodies, and smooth sensual moves. And I am here for every second of it.

If you don’t already know them: meet Los Guapacharros.

At least here in Mexico it’s been nearly impossible to not see this group of young men popping up all over social media. But for those of you less fortunate, Los Guapacharros have stolen the attention of all the sexes as they dance to hit tunes sensually clad in iconic Charro attire.

The group has skyrocketed in popularity thanks to their interpretations of already classic TikTok dances and choreographies such as “El Despreció” along with some of their own choreography to songs from the Backstreet Boys and Pedro Fernández.

The group belongs to the Humberto Martinez Dance Academy, which is why it’s no coincidence that these ‘Guapacharros’ move so well. Being dance students they are young professionals, disciplined in the art of dance and their talent really shows through in their videos. But these guys are about much more than hot dances: their official Instagram account is filled with other great choreography and funny prank videos.

Their TikTok dance routines are causing some serious loss of productivity – or is that just me?

I mean I know that I’m not alone at just scrolling through video after video on their TikTok and Instagram accounts. I can’t be. The group’s Instagram account already has more than half a million followers and their TikTok videos have been viewed millions of times.

They’ve danced to everything from Backstreet Boys…

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The group gets creative with their choreography but also their outfit changes, camera angles, and even plot lines. They’re soooooo good!

And electronic music…

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Whoever thought to mix Erik Prydz’ ‘Call on Me’ song with traditional Charro outfits, you’re a genius. This works on so many levels.

To Pedro Fernandez.

It’s not all newish music that the group dances to. They also reinvent classic hits from Pedro Fernandez and other traditional artists to fit their own take on choreography.

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Lizzie Velasquez Calls Out Mother Who Used Her Image To Scare Son During TikTok Challenge

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Lizzie Velasquez Calls Out Mother Who Used Her Image To Scare Son During TikTok Challenge

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Lizzie Velasquez is no stranger to bullying. The anti-bullying activist has been relentlessly bullied on social media and a TikTok trend brought it all back. The “FaceTime Prank” is already showing how hurtful people are online and Velasquez was once again bullied thanks to this trend.

The “FaceTime Prank” trend on TikTok is revealing the worst of humanity.

Lizzie Velasquez is a well-known anti-bullying activist. Her work has taken her around the world as she has spoken to politicians about the dangers of bullying. In a post to Instagram, Velasquez admits that she saw this coming when the trend started to pick up steam. Mainly because she knows that some adults still aren’t strong or reasonable enough to realize how hurtful they are.

Velasquez is calling for TikTok to do better in making sure this kind of bullying doesn’t grow on it’s platform.

In a video, Velasquez is calling out not just the people participating, but the platform that is letting this circulate. TikTok is a growing, albeit potentially canceled, social media platform. The video showing a child’s scared reaction to Velasquez is part of a larger problem of bullying on social media.

People are ready to stand up for Velasquez.

It is just common courtesy not to make fun of people and their physical appearance. It is something that good parents teach their children. Velasquez called on basic human decency when it comes to the challenge that has led to people being made fun of for their physical appearances and disabilities.

People are surrounding her with love.

Velasquez has long used her own experiences with bullying to fight against bullying. The activist is no stranger to being the butt of people’s jokes but it doesn’t make it any easier. Her strength has made people feel seen in their own journeys to empowerment.

People are just furious that people are so shallow that Velasquez could be the butt of the joke.

Lizzie Velasquez has become a beacon of hope in the fight against bullying. She has stood before Congress and spoke to them about the importance of fighting against bullying. Her latest moment of calling attention to unchecked bullying in a public realm is just part of her longlasting legacy standing up to hate.

Thank you, Lizzie.

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This Video Was Meant To Showcase Schools Reopening But Instead People Are Calling It ‘Depressing’ And ‘Apocalyptic’

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This Video Was Meant To Showcase Schools Reopening But Instead People Are Calling It ‘Depressing’ And ‘Apocalyptic’

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Despite the fact that the U.S. is still in the grips of a full-fledged pandemic, schools across the country are starting to reopen. And with that come a lot of parents who are still incredibly nervous about all of it. Many parents are worried about possible outbreaks and that their kids are being put at risk of getting the virus or of them brining it home and infecting an at-risk family member.

Schools have tried to be reassuring, and are letting parents know that they are going to be doing everything they can to make sure the environment is safe and that they are following all mandates.

One of the ways they are doing this is by releasing educational videos that show parents and students just how a typical day at school may look. One school district in Florida may have had good intentions with their video, but it just ended up terrifying everyone.

A Florida school district released a promotional video on how they’re safely reopening schools, but it didn’t go as planned.

According to BuzzFeedNews, one promotional video put out by a Florida school district is receiving headlines for all the wrong reasons. One parent uploaded the video to TikTok and it’s since gone viral as people compare it to a “prison for kids” and others saying it looks like a scene from “an M. Night Shyamalan movie.” If you have ever seen one of his movies, you know that this is not the type of movie you want to be in.

A video shared by a Florida school district showing examples of what reopening its schools will look has gone viral on TikTok and other social media, with parents and critics decrying it as a “heartbreaking” viewing experience.

The two-minute clip, shared by the School District of Manatee County, is being called ‘heartbreaking’ as it shows students wearing masks and social distancing in classrooms, lunch lines and cafeteria spaces as a protective measure against COVID-19.

The video also shows teachers wearing protective face masks and shields, as well as lab coats, while working with students. Other measures, such as temperature checks and pre-bagged lunches, were also shown in the video. Another poignant moment from the video shows kids sitting alone at lunch tables in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

A representative from the Manatee County school district explained in a Facebook comment the day the video started to go viral, that the examples in the “video are intended to show examples of the new procedures in place” but will not be the case for every school in the district.

The video quickly went viral on TikTok for being way too depressing.

The video was originally uploaded to TikTok by a mom in a nearby school district. Her clip has since amassed 3 million views and over 50,000 comments, with many expressing concern about how unnerving the back-to-school experience shown in the video appears. 

“I’m not gonna lie, it looks a little apocalyptic-y. A little ‘Hunger Games’-y,” she said in the video, a reference to the best-selling dystopian books and films. Jenkins told BuzzFeed News that watching it was “heartbreaking.”

“It feels like a punishment for the kids,” she told BuzzFeed News. “That makes me sad. The kids are kids.”

Nevertheless, the negative response to the viral video may not be mirrored by parents in the district. A survey conducted by the Manatee County school district, per WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida, shows that an overwhelming majority of parents surveyed prefer full-time in-person learning or a hybrid model. Across school levels, only 20 to 30 percent of parents — with few outliers — want their kids to be e-learning full-time, according to the survey published Tuesday.

Florida is the new epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. and many are blasting the state’s reopening plans.

Since July, Florida has emerged as the latest epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S. As of August 5, the state has seen nearly half a million confirmed cases and 7,401 deaths.

As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise rapidly in Florida, concerns raised by some school officials and teachers stand in stark opposition from a push to reopen schools by Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Trump.

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