Most of the time, when someone is trending on TikTok, it’s a positive thing. It means that a user’s video has resonated with an audience, and that audience is appreciating the video for what it’s trying to do. Sometimes, though, you can go viral for all the wrong reasons, and that’s exactly what happened to Lissette PMA, a TikTok user who is facing backlash for a recent video she posted of her working out at the gym.
Lissette is a TikTok user who goes by LissettePMA on TikTok. She has more than 16,000 followers, and typically posts videos of herself working out at the gym or doing other fairly normal activities. She’s not going viral on TikTok because of an innovative workout routine, though. Instead, she’s trending because of a video she posted in which she suggested that other people at her gym were being inconsiderate.
“Started a new gym today only to find out people don’t have gym etiquette,” she wrote over a video of her stretching.
“Here I was recording my leg stretch session for the past 15 min and this lady chose to squeeze between a narrow space and walk across my video, despite having a bigger space to walk through on the other side.”
You then see a woman walk in front of the camera, and Lissette appears to be disturbed.
“The space between me and my phone is not that wide and it was obviously set up on a bright pink hydroflask,” she added, and then showed a second person walking in front of her camera.
“And here comes this guy who walked around but then chose to walk in front even though he already saw me recording,”
Although she likely expected that TikTok would support her disgust for other gym-goers, the reaction to the video couldn’t have been further from that.
“They probably didn’t actually notice you were recording, but also maybe they just didn’t care. Humble yourself,” one person wrote in the comments.
“Hope you can recover from this traumatic event,” another added sarcastically.
Few things annoy me and this would be one of them #fypシ #TeamUSAtryout #stretch
The backlash in the comments on the video has been swift and harsh, but Lissette has responded by defending herself.
“Guys, it’s normal for people to record themselves at the gym,” she wrote. “I do it to watch… Brinkwire short summary.