What does “side eye” mean on TikTok? The latest trend is taking the internet by storm

Several individuals online are already using the term “side eye” in response to tweets, memes, current events, and more. This new trend is the latest to take over social media platforms and can be seen all over the internet, especially on Twitter and TikTok.

The phrase conveys that one makes a judgment about a certain thing using only one’s eyes.

“Side-eye” is the latest to jump on board the trend popularized by TikTok, with several users already using the phrase to express their displeasure.

What are netizens saying about the “side eye” trend taking over the internet?

TikTok’s viral trend is a way for internet users to express their appreciation for someone or something they don’t like by posting a comment with the phrase.

In everyday face-to-face interactions, the side eye usually indicates displeasure and is used when a certain situation seems unimpressive. Therefore, comments with this phrase have now become a way for netizens to show that they do not like the content at hand.

Another variation on this trend involves people showing their facial expressions in a video, with audio saying “side eye” playing in the background.

‘Worst thing to come from TikTok’: Netizens are not happy about the new trend

Social media users disagreed with the trend, with many even calling it the “worst” TikTok trend online. Speaking about the same, Twitter user @Chlecea_ wrote:

The side eye is the worst thing to come from tiktok

Some netizens said that when they first came across this trend, they thought that people were just using this audio because it was trending, but after realizing the true meaning of the trend, they didn’t like it.

One user @KrolsCircus wrote that the phrase was TikTok’s “phrase of the month” and there were a number of comments where users included it.

the new tiktok phrase of the month is “side eye” i can’t even look at the comments without seeing at least one person say it. it will also be a totally normal video like what are you looking at on the side??

do you guys ever see a funny video on tiktok and go to the comments and it’s all “side eye” and “oh”

“side eye” must be the worst tiktok saying ever made up because it’s so annoying

tiktok side comments are really the most annoying thing in the world

tiktok side comments are getting old

32-year-old woman cries on TikTok before divorcing her 22-year-old husband… side eye!

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