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Tim Burton TikTok challenge underscores lack of diversity in his films

young woman uses TikTok filter to look like a Tim Burton character

TikTok’s new Time Warp Scan effect has produced a niche challenge: Trying to make yourself look like a Tim Burton character.

The filter is essentially a blue line that “scans” the screen and can warp faces, bodies, and objects. People have gotten very inventive with filter, turning themselves into Christmas trees and genies. But by pulling down the skin under your eyes and moving your fingers down your cheeks at just the right moment, some users discovered they kind of look like Tim Burton characters. Well, at least ones with big eyes and hollow cheeks. Which is a lot of them.

http://www.tiktok.com/@phantomsigns/video/6884655358271376645

http://www.tiktok.com/@tamia_tiktok/video/6884899220709444866

One of the trends within this challenge is people calling out the glaring lack of diversity in Burton’s films. In 2016, the director fumbled a question about why his films are always so white, and people took matters into their own hands, using makeup and art to create characters.

https://www.tiktok.com/@dmeiyue/video/6886017507426176261

http://www.tiktok.com/@blandinah.aesthetic/video/6885405168859417858

http://www.tiktok.com/@correly/video/6884756251482393862

Not everyone got the results they wanted from this trend, but perhaps it’s also time to talk about the unattainable beauty standards Burton has put into the world.

http://www.tiktok.com/@_lulu99/video/6886163910001511682

http://www.tiktok.com/@liv.breadstick/video/6885061930826960133

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TikTok’s new Time Warp Scan effect has produced a niche challenge: Trying to make yourself look like a Tim Burton character.

The filter is essentially a blue line that “scans” the screen and can warp faces, bodies, and objects. People have gotten very inventive with filter, turning themselves into Christmas trees and genies. But by pulling down the skin under your eyes and moving your fingers down your cheeks at just the right moment, some users discovered they kind of look like Tim Burton characters. Well, at least ones with big eyes and hollow cheeks. Which is a lot of them.

@phantomsigns

thanks for showing me how @spaghettandmeatball #DialItForward #timewarpscan #timburton #fyp

♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman

@tamia_tiktok

ik it’s wonky it was hard 😭#TimeWarpScan #timburton #timburtonchallenge #corpsebride #halloween #DOLLHOUSECHALLENGE #fyp #xyzbca #desi #alt #makeup

♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman


One of the trends within this challenge is people calling out the glaring lack of diversity in Burton’s films. In 2016, the director fumbled a question about why his films are always so white, and people took matters into their own hands, using makeup and art to create characters.

@dmeiyue

ugh why are they always racist #timburton #timburtonchallenge #halloween #makeup #fyp

♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman

@blandinah.aesthetic

Adding diversity to the Tim Burton aesthetic #art #digitalart #timburton #timburtonstyle #timburtonchallenge

♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman

@correly

People of color are just as beautiful #timburton #timburtoncosplay #timburtonchallenge #cc #SkateLife #film #college #uni

♬ original sound – Janelle Correa


Not everyone got the results they wanted from this trend, but perhaps it’s also time to talk about the unattainable beauty standards Burton has put into the world.

@_lulu99

#TunelDelTiempo JAJAJAJJAJAJAJJAJAJJAJAJAJAJAHJAJAJAJAJ #timburtonchallenge #COMEDIA #LULU99

♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman

@liv.breadstick

i give UP #timburtonchallenge #timburton #timburtonstyle

♬ original sound – Liv Pearsall


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