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New 'Saltburn Trend' has viewers saying rich people ‘missed the point of the entire movie’

New 'Saltburn Trend' has viewers saying rich people ‘missed the point of the entire movie’

Social media users aren't impressed with people taking a leaf out of Barry Keoghan's character's book.

We all can't stop talking about Saltburn since we finally plucked up the courage to sit down and watch it.

Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi put in a stellar performance with their starring roles in Emerald Fennell's new flick - even if some of the scenes left us cowering behind our couch cushions in shock.

Because it's so popular, it's no wonder that the dark drama has inspired a few online trends - such as this one:

Viewers have taken inspiration from Keoghan's conniving character Oliver Quick, who we were all rooting for throughout the entirety of the movie until his web of lies was exposed.

If you haven't watched it, let's quickly bring you up to speed - Saltburn centres around Oxford University student, Oliver, who is invited to spend the summer with his super-rich classmate Felix Catton (Elordi) at his family's estate.

A synopsis for the flick explains: "Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire.

"Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten."

Barry Keoghan strips off in the final scene of Saltburn.

The message of the film might be a bit hazy because all viewers can think about is the dozens of controversial scenes, such as when Oliver drinks some of Felix’s semen after he masturbates in a bathtub.

Yeah, it's pretty weird.

But the majority of audience members got it - it basically asks us to consider who is worse, the snobby rich family who only offer charity to those who fit their mould, or Oliver who shuns his perfectly nice life because of greed.

The 'eat the rich' message is the driving force behind the film as Oliver ends up carefully orchestrating a number of tragic deaths at Saltburn so that he can become the sole heir of the lavish estate.

To celebrate the success of his devious and deadly plan, Oliver strips and dances through the stately home to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s 'Murder on the Dancefloor'.

And if you've been scrolling through social media, you might have clocked that hundreds of film fans of a certain societal stature have been recreating the iconic scene and sharing their videos online.

Although they aren't in their birthday suit like Keoghan's character, people are running through their humungous homes, roping in their pals to pretend they're dead bodies and prancing along to 'Murder on the Dancefloor'.

Rich people are recreating the scene in their fancy homes as part of the 'Saltburn trend'.

But people aren't keen on those flaunting their excessive displays of wealth on the internet and reckon that the entire point of Saltburn went over their heads.

One said: "Rich people on their way to show off their houses on TikTok because it's 'giving Saltburn', completely missing the point of the movie."

Another commented: "It’s funny seeing rich people do the ‘Saltburn trend’ even though said rich people in the movie were murdered out of their own estate."

A third wrote: "Love how Saltburn has become an excuse for rich people to show off their generational wealth on TikTok, thanks Emerald Fennell!!"

And a fourth chimed in: "Doing it clothed completely negates the entire point.

"He was dancing on the graves of the rich and their decadence, not celebrating it."

Featured Image Credit: Ellie_.e/TikTok/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Topics: TV and Film, Social Media, Viral, TikTok