I’ve made it no secret that I absolutely hate TikTok (for justifiable reasons) and all the cringy drama/viral stuff TikTokers do for internet clout. But the drama involving actress/TikToker Sissy Sheridan is just too ridiculous not to make fun of because only on TikTok could someone earn brownie points for something as dumb as getting a face mask pierced into their ear.
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Sissy Sheridan, best known as a Nickelodeon teen star and a massive TikToker, found herself in a drama-filled incident ripped straight from the pages of The Onion when she somehow managed to get her face mask stapled into her ear during a routine ear piercing sesh at Icing By Claire’s.
And seeing as how this sort of dumb thing is perfect for something to blow up on the internet – she called it “a COVID-19 horror story” – the teen TikToker shared a video of the results to her 2.9 million TikTok followers where it indeed went viral.
Chatting to Buzzfeed News about her experience, Sissy said she wore two face masks to her ear piercing sesh and had “no idea” one of the masks got punctured into her ear until she was on her way home in the car.
moral of the story. don’t get your ears pierced during a pandemic♬ original sound – itssissysheridan
After quickly posting her ordeal to TikTok, Sissy said she then tried to get the mask detached from her ear but wasn’t able to since her ear lobe was a painful swollen mess. So in the end, she just cut around the bit of the face mask stuck in her ear and left it be until she can get her new earring out.
Acknowledging that it was a “freak accident”, Sissy and her mum tried to get a refund on the botched ear piercing job but was told that she wouldn’t get one unless they returned the earring.
So what did Sissy learn from this admittedly stupid yet hilarious ordeal? Well maybe it’s a bit early to open up places for people to get their ears pierced: “In Virginia, the masks are mandatory. It’s ignorant to ask someone to take their mask off for something so minor as an ear piercing. Maybe they should stop with piercings right now.”
It’s hard to feel sympathetic for Sissy Sheridan since all the face mask/ear piercing drama the TikToker went through is arguably the most first-world problem of all first-world problems, and she brought it upon herself by going to an Icing By Claire’s instead of a professional piercer. Plus there’s the question of why she would even get a piercing right now given that there’s this COVID-19 pandemic still going on.
This incident certainly won’t change my mind about TikTokers regardless of the good they’ve done recently, but it definitely got a laugh and I guess that’s the most important thing these days.
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