- A 13-year-old woman from Portland has spent two weeks in hospital with extreme burns.
- Her household instructed ABC Information they consider she was trying to mimic a TikTok video.
- When her mother and father retrieved her cellphone after the incident, the TikTok app was nonetheless recording a video, her mother instructed the outlet.
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A 13-year-old woman from Portland, Oregon, has spent over two weeks in hospital with extreme third-degree burns to her physique, and her household believes she was making an attempt to copy a viral TikTok video when she lit herself on hearth.
Destini Crane has been hospitalised for greater than two weeks with extreme burns to her proper arm and her neck, ABC Information reported. Her household instructed the outlet she had required three skin-grafting surgical procedures.
“I used to be in the lounge speaking with my mother, and I heard her scream my identify,” her mom, Kimberly Crane instructed ABC Information. “So I went and opened the lavatory door and all the things was on hearth. Destini was on hearth. Issues within the lavatory have been on hearth.”
Her sister, Andrea Crane, instructed the outlet that Destini had taken rubbing alcohol, a lighter, and a candle into the lavatory.
Her mother mentioned after they discovered their daughter’s cellphone after the incident, the TikTok app was open and nonetheless recording a video, in keeping with the report. She mentioned she believed Destini was trying to recreate a video the place somebody lit a form on hearth after they drew on a mirror utilizing a flammable liquid.
Her mom instructed the outlet she needed to pull her daughter out of the lavatory and out of doors of the home the place she eliminated her shirt that was nonetheless on hearth.
“It was unreal,” Kimberly instructed Portland’s KPTV. “Heartbreaking like I do not suppose anybody desires to see their daughter on hearth. It was horrible.”
Destini has been within the hospital’s intensive care unit since Might 14. The 13-year-old has been on ache remedy within the hospital and has not been absolutely conscious of what occurred, her household instructed ABC Information.
“I do know that when she wakes up and absolutely understands, she’s most likely going to freak out,” Kimberly mentioned. “However truthfully I feel that she’s robust sufficient to get by way of it.”
Whereas TikTok has been immensely standard amongst teenagers and younger adults, the app has additionally prior to now been residence to harmful content material and developments.
Final yr, the corporate banned a problem on the app referred to as the “cranium breaking problem.” It concerned two folks kicking the legs from beneath a 3rd, airborne particular person, inflicting them to fall over, Insider beforehand reported. On the time, a number of accidents had been reported from the problem.
TikTok coverage prohibits content material “depicts, promotes, normalizes, or glorifies such habits, together with beginner stunts or harmful challenges.”
On some TikTok movies, TikTok moderators will apply a label informing viewers that “the motion” in a video “may lead to severe damage.”