While users of the app usually come up with creative or amusing ways to apply filters to their videos, the Favorite Hello Kitty filter has gained traction through shock value and controversy.
For this article, we'll take a look at why the Favorite Hello Kitty filter has been gaining so much attention, and how you might be able to use it.
What is the "Favorite Hello Kitty" filter on TikTok?
The "Favorite Hello Kitty" filter on TikTok is an NSFW filter that revolves around Hello Kitty, a popular fictional character created by the Japanese company Sanrio.
Similar to the "Favorite Princess Peach" filter on TikTok, the intention behind this filter is also to surprise or shock the user by unexpectedly presenting explicit content.
When using the filter, users are presented with two images of Hello Kitty. The users are instructed to tilt their heads towards one of the images to make a choice. Seems simple and innocent enough, right?
Well, it's not. After choosing a Hello Kitty with a head tilt, the image that wasn't picked will be transformed into an NSFW image of the famous cartoon cat, leaving users shocked.
The NSFW filter has been removed from the platform
Since the Favorite Hello Kitty filter has garnered so much attention, many users have reported it and given it negative reviews for its NSFW content. As a result, TikTok removed the filter from the platform.
Despite that, some TikTok videos involving the filter have managed to stay on the platform but with the NSFW portions censored out or blurred. A few users have been trying to edit out these censors to see what the fuss is all about but to no avail.
Filters like these seem to be getting more and more popular, as there have been versions that involve characters like Princess Peach from the Super Mario Bros. franchise and Chun Li from the Street Fighter games.
The Hello Kitty filter on TikTok not blurred
Following the removal of the filter, there have been reports of some users attempting to unblur the NSFW (explicit) content showcased in the reaction videos.
These users may be driven by curiosity or a desire to view the explicit content that was hidden behind the filter. So for the curious people, here is the unblurred version of the Hello Kitty filter on TikTok:
And that covers everything about the viral "Favorite Hello Kitty" filter on TikTok. Before you leave, take a look at how to turn on dark mode on TikTok for Android.
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