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Why Are 'Alpha' Males Trending on TikTok?

The Hindu | 06/02/2022 03:46 PM | Click to read full article

A TikTok filter that adds stubble, blue eyes, and a septum piercing has given birth to a hilarious new trend: Using it to mock “alpha male” podcasters. Credit goes to Elsa Lakew, who made the first video in the genre by applying the filter and noting “if I looked like this, I’d start a podcast.”

The top spots of hashtags like #alphamale and #highvalueman—once the home of actual toxic masculinity—were overrun with parodies, revealing who the real “alphas” are.