What is the ‘don’t leave me take me with you’ challenge taking over TikTok?
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TikTok trends move at the speed of sound. It seems only last week we were asking ourselves why couples were flashing each other for likes and follows, now the ‘don’t leave me take me with you’ challenge is taking over Twitter and TikTok. Essentially the videos are a contest to see just now many terrible puns you can make in the space of a minute-long video. This is everything you need to know about the origins and intricacies of this exciting new viral trend:
What is the ‘don’t leave me, take me with you’ challenge and where did it come from?
The video format originated on TikTok. Key components of the video are a charismatic star performer and an enthusiastic audience. This is how you make a ‘don’t leave me take me with you’ video in six simple steps:
Step 1: Get some props you can use to make some puns. For example, a lightbulb and a Nintendo Switch.
Step 2: Get your pals together to create delicious nutritious video content
Step 3: Point out your props in sequence like so. “You see this Switch, put the light on the Switch, now it’s a light switch.”
Step 4: Run away. Your audience must chase you shouting “don’t leave, take me with you.”
Step 5: Rinse and repeat.
Step 6: Profit.
Disclaimer: Do not do this challenge if you are white. Part of what makes the trend so hilarious is the accents, as you’ll see below. Do not imitate the accents in the videos below unless you want to be cancelled.
Best examples of the ‘don’t leave me, take me with you’ challenge:
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