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Somya Gupta aka ‘The Sass Thing’ on Deleting TikTok & Chinese Apps: I Felt If I Don’t Speak Up Then Who Will?

We got in touch with Somya aka Michu for an exclusive conversation, where she opened up about her decision to delete TikTok. Have a look at what she has to say about the same...

2020-06-30T08:22:00Z

Somya Gupta aka ‘The sass thing’ is a young content creator who has won a massive fan following for herself on social media. With more than 600 thousand followers on Instagram and over 30 thousand subscribers on Youtube, Somya is making her mark in the digital world with her sheer hard work.

Besides Instagram and Youtube, Somya was also very active on TikTok, a social media platform viable for content creators and artists to expand their reach and popularity. However, she decided to uninstall and boycott TikTok a few months ago.

We got in touch with Somya aka Michu for an exclusive conversation, where she opened up about her decision to delete TikTok. She shares:

“I never really liked TikTok, just used it because of peer pressure. But the audience on TikTok is insane. If I post a video on Instagram, it will get close to 1 lac 75 thousand views, but if I post the same video on TikTok, it will reach 1 million views and that’s crazy. So initially I thought, I’m a content creator and I should use the platform.

“But later, owing to the current situation in our Nation, I thought it’s high time and if I don’t speak up then who will? Because the creators who are very popular on TikTok will not raise a voice about this because that platform was the beginning of their career. But I felt I could do it because till the time influencers keep using TikTok, people are going to get attracted to the platform. So I just did my bit and deleted the application. I also deleted shopping websites like Shein and Romwe.”

She adds:

“Deleting TikTok was not difficult for me, but announcing the same through a video was. I was very skeptical about posting the video and I thought about it 10-15 times before I actually shared it. But the video was received well and I am glad there was a positive reaction.”

Check out her video here:

Besides, Somya also talked about negative comments on social media, starting her Youtube journey and acting plans.

 Check out the full interview here:

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