Tikked off: What happens when TikTok fame fades

As he was entering his junior year of high school last August, 16-year-old Sam Benarroch had about 166,000 followers on TikTok. It wasn’t the sort of following that regularly turned heads in public, but it was enough to feel special, like what he created mattered to people.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/2/27/21153364/tiktok-famous-backlash