This is where the ‘that wasn’t real’ ‘it was real to me’ TikTok sound is originally from

Yes that is our Lord and saviour Florence Pugh doing a Russian accent


My FYP on TikTok is filled with a new sound that is getting a laugh out of my cynical little heart every time I see it, and it’s the “that wasn’t real / please don’t say that, it was real” trend. This is one of them times where TikTok latches onto something completely minor and makes it absolute comedy gold and honestly, it’s trends like this that make me wonder what the hell I even did with my time before I scrolled through my TikTok laughing at nonsense.

@bananahead37##greenscreenvideo ##greenscreen these pics mean everything ti me♬ Yelena Belova gets emotional aka dont say that – Behan the Scene

The audio starts with a dismissive “that wasn’t real, who cares?” and is followed up with a pleading “don’t say that, please don’t say that, it was real! It was real to me!” and people are using it mostly to show affinity for viral internet pictures that we all obsessed over circa 2012 that as the years have gone by we have sadly realised were a hoax. We’re talking Poot Lovato, the Barbie movie bloopers, the pictures of Vladimir Putin riding a bear topless and the iconic, timeless, recurring laugh that is Jason Derulo falling down the stairs at the Met Gala.

Where is the sound originally from?!

Very glad you asked, because I smugly knew with no hesitation that this sound is taken from Black Widow. It’s a scene between Scarlett Johannson as Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, who are somewhat siblings. Florence Pugh is quite literally the greatest thing in the film industry right now as far as I’m concerned, and her getting her own funny viral TikTok sound with “that wasn’t real” in her campy Russian accent is the least she deserves.

An important roundup of the funniest examples:

@fatvagina59they were the highlight of my childhood♬ Yelena Belova gets emotional aka dont say that – Behan the Scene

@aidanrhysmy fav pics of her 💅 ##lanadelrey ##lana ##lizzygrant ##fyp ##gay♬ Yelena Belova gets emotional aka dont say that – Behan the Scene

@magsclary2013 tumbler duped my ass 😔 ##greenscreenvideo ##ClearGenius ##blackwidow ##fypシ♬ Yelena Belova gets emotional aka dont say that – Behan the Scene

@denimdisciplesonlyJason derulo was fallen down the steps at the met gala ##jasonderulo ##metgala♬ Yelena Belova gets emotional aka dont say that – Behan the Scene

@zacktheerat##greenscreen theyre REAL ##fyp ##foryoupage ##zxycba ##viral ##trending ##ClearGenius ##XfinityFanthem♬ Yelena Belova gets emotional aka dont say that – Behan the Scene

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