TikTok trend over zombie apocalypse in China debunked
Many TikTokers believe that there will be a zombie apocalypse in 2022. Even if the TikTok rumors are completely false, what led to all this?
Here’s everything you need to know.
How did the zombie apocalypse rumor start in TikTok?
According to a media outlet, the rumor arose from an online article titled We Are The Might published on the site on July 16, 2021.
The piece was written by Rudy Cano and titled ‘This is how the zombie apocalypse is likely to start in China.’
The author notes that a zombie apocalypse is likely to begin in a communist nation like China. He added that the country’s authorities would keep the outbreak under wraps until it was out of their control.
Kano referred to the tragedy of the Chornobyl disaster in 1986.
He wrote, ‘Communist countries have from time to time decided to suppress information until it cannot be denied. In 1986, when the Kornobil disaster occurred, the Soviet Union refused to acknowledge the problem until other countries had irrefutable evidence that something was wrong.’
The article further points out that the Chinese believe that ‘losing face’ after being made is ‘worse than wrong’.
He further quoted a statement from Max Brooks’ fictional book World War Z.
“By refusing to acknowledge the truth of the zombie outbreak to the world, the Communist Chinese government helped spread it by misinformation about what was actually happening,” it read.
The author states that if an apocalypse were to occur in China, the citizens would do anything to hide the outbreak. They would not appreciate appearing ‘powerless’ to the rest of the world, he asserted.
The article further mentions that Chinese people lie to hide their mistakes. He noted that people would say ‘the outbreak was natural rather than criminal negligence’.
Social media users reacted to the zombie apocalypse rumours
A lot of users actually believed the stupid rumor spread on the internet. He took to various social media platforms and expressed his views on it.
One user shared, ‘Loki hopes the China zombie thing is real. I’m tired of living in capitalism.’
Another user wrote: ‘Know if this zombie thing in China is real, so I’ll start praying now.’
Find out if this zombie thing in China is real, so I’ll start praying now
— Lilo ★Stars★ (@Simi_Lilo17) 14 August 2022
Someone said, ‘Why are people on TikTok saying there are zombies in China?’
Furthermore, another noted, ‘I saw some TikTok saying there are zombies in China.’