In a move that has me throwing my phone out the fucking window, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has downloaded Tik Tok.
The app, primarily used by kids, is the latest social media platform to take over the internet. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before a politician came in and ruined our fun.
We’re pretty sure Daniel Andrews is the first politician in Australia to jump on the Tik Tok bandwagon, and hopefully the last because this is the cringiest thing I’ve ever seen.
His extensive stream of content includes a video of him walking through parliament to the sound of ‘500 Miles’ by The Proclaimers, and a -reenactment of the viral cat dancing to ‘Mr Sandman’ video. Why? I don’t know.
According to a spokesman for the Premier, he’s using it as a way to connect with new audiences, which seems a little weird considering that the platform is primarily used by people who aren’t even old enough to vote.
“Tik Tok is one of the fastest growing platforms in the world, so it was an easy decision for us to get on there,” he said. “We see it as a way of making the work of government more accessible, and have a bit of fun along the way.”
Melbourne University Digital marketing expert BrentCoker told ABC that the Premier was using Tik Tok to seem more relatable and to build association with him.
“Ultimately what they want is the voters to think, ‘Oh, you’re kinda like me’.”
Well, I’m no expert, but I don’t think *the kids* can really relate to his whale videos and use of classic dad music.
In a desperate effort to be relevant, the Premier even referenced Minecraft. That’s what the kids are into these days, isn’t it? Minecraft? Yeah. That sounds about right.
Overall, Daniel Andrews isn’t the worst politician in the world, but this isn’t about his politics. This is about his cringe-inducing Tik Toks that make Reese Witherspoon embarrassing her son look like nothing.
If politicians could just stick to running the country and not making us watch videos of them walking around to The Proclaimers, that would be just dandy.