TikTok star Faizal Siddiqui’s account has been banned after he “glorified” acid attack in one of hid video. Faizal, who had a 13 million-plus following on the video-sharing application, posted a clip in which he is seen throwing a liquid on a girl’s face for betraying him. Later, the girl is seen in the clip with grotesque make-up, suggesting a disfigured face.
TikTok said Faizal’s account “was banned due to multiple community guidelines violations”. A spokesperson of TikTok said the video-sharing platform had “taken down content, suspended the account, and are working with law enforcement agencies as appropriate”.
“Keeping people on TikTok safe is a top priority and we make it clear in our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines that clearly outlines what is not acceptable on our platform. As per the policy, we do not allow content that risks safety of others, promotes physical harm or glorifies violence against women,” the spokesperson further stated, adding: “The behaviour in question violates our guidelines and we have taken down content, suspended the account, and are working with law enforcement agencies as appropriate.”
Earlier on Tuesday, acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal took to Instagram, where she shared the video and lashed out at Faisal. She thanked the NCW for cognizance of the video. She wrote alongside the video: “Thanks to National Commission for Women for taking cognizance of the viral video by TikTok ‘influencer’ Faizal Siddiqui promoting acid attack. Such videos/actions should be strictly debarred which are against society.”
“We are working day and night to stop the acid attacks, violence against women. This cringe activity is not called influencing but promoting crime. Such persons are a curse to our society. So it is important to ban such videos and accounts from social media. Come forward-we urge you to stop acid violence-Stop Sale Acid @ncwindia,” she added.