TikTok Teens Scoring Alcohol By Dressing Up As OAPs

TikTok Teens Scoring Alcohol By Dressing Up As OAPs
By Ryan Carrick Updated

It seems you don't need a fake ID during a global pandemic.

Teenage TikTok users in the States discovered this by dressing up as OAPs in order to score alcohol in a new viral trend. Videos of the 'alcohol challenges' have gone viral with a couple racking over two million views each.

The clips show teens using face-masks to further hide their youth and then entering liquor stores to buy booze. The pranksters in question use powder to grey their hair which is then covered by a scarf to give a matronly look.

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The new trend has taken the ever-growing social media platform by storm. The underage alcohol-enthusiasts appear victorious, bottles/cans in hand, much to the excitement of their friends.

One video shows a young woman rocking a grey wig, glasses and a mask resembling an elderly lady. With her surgical mask and gloves on, she could be anyone's innocent granny. The clip shows the girl returning from the 7/11 with cans of Four Loko in tow, dancing with her friends while she rips off her mask.

In another, an eighteen-year-old TikTok user said she was 'shaking' with excitement before revealing the bottle of wine she had successfully purchased. During her quest to acquire the beverage, the girl wears a headscarf with some costume jewellery. After obtaining the drink, she twerks in celebration.

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The comments sections of the videos were full of people praising the innovation and creativity of the teens. One comment read: "As a millennial, I really am appreciating Gen Z". Another wrote: "These are getting all the more legit looking and I'm here for it."

Despite being of legal drinking age, I might have to give this challenge a go.

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