Teens on TikTok are trying to 'save Barron Trump' from the White House and have started a petition with thousands of signatures
US President Donald Trump and son Barron Trump arrive at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 17, 2020.
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TikTok users are obsessed with "rescuing" Barron Trump (14) from the White House.
The #SaveBarron hashtag page on TikTok received 21.6 million hits on Wednesday morning, and a petition to "Barron Liberation" reached over 15,000 signatures.
The Barron trend is a logical step for TikTok teenagers who are increasingly passionate about their policies during the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality triggered by the murder of George Floyd.
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14-year-old Barron Trump has become an icon of his Gen Z cohort as teenagers across the country band together to try to "save" Barron from his father, President Donald Trump.
The satirical tale of comic TikTok videos in the app says that Barron disagrees with his father's politics, is unhappy in the White House, and needs to be rescued by his colleagues who think they love K-pop music and anime.
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Support for Barron comes as many believe that a leaked Roblox account belongs to him, although there is no evidence that it is his account on the online gaming platform. There is also no evidence that Barron has to "save" at all.
Many of the videos shared with the hashtag #SaveBarron are slideshows of pictures of Barron with his father and mother Melania, which were also the subject of a similar movement.
I want to be his friend. He is just a child. I feel different from his father? ## freebarron2020 ## savebarron2020 ## barrontrump ## savebarron
♬ made a longer version - lilydeveau7
I will pray for him ## foryou ## xzybca ## fyp ## tiktoktraditions ## witchtok ## trump ## barrontrump ## savebarron ## acab ## asian ## uk ## savebarron2020
♬ Original sound - ahoecanneva
## greenscreen CMON GUYS ## savebarron ## savebarron2020 ## trump ## fyp ## fy ## SafeguardSplash ## PetStory ## Kolors do we have to save this boy?
♬ ok - svkiq
An anonymous user on Change.org launched a "Liberation from Barron" petition last week that reached more than 15,000 signatures on Wednesday. The petition in the Save Barron Trump 2020 petition states, "I also heard that he likes Kpop and Anime. Name a Republican who likes one of these things." Although it is unclear whether he is a fan of both, Korean internet users have reportedly been excited about the size of the teenager.
The #SaveBarron hashtag page has had 21.6 million views as of Wednesday morning. Support for Barron was expanded to Twitter, where many users commented on its appearance when it peeked through a car window in a viral picture of Trump's inauguration in 2017.
Damn poor child. I feel for Barron Trump, imagine you are growing up in this toxic family.
00:32 - June 17, 2020
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Overall, the Free / Save Barron trend focuses on worrying that the teenager is unhappy.
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when I hear people bullying Barron Trump at school # savebarron2020 # freebarron2020
4:57 p.m. - June 16, 2020
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TikTok user @ freebarron2020 launched the trend and released a video for the first time on June 10th. The account has 1.9 million likes and states in its biography that the site is a joke.
Pictures of Barron have also been a popular meme lining for years, including the car window moment from the inauguration car column and facial expressions he made while his father was speaking.
The Barron obsession is a logical point of contact for the TikTok teenagers who are passionate about their politics and tend to criticize Donald Trump. Especially during the protests against Black Lives Matter, which were triggered by the murder of George Floyd on May 25, children on TikTok have emerged as important voices in the fight against racism in the United States and worldwide.
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