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Khaby Lame Is Now TikTok's Second Most-Followed In The World

Khaby Lame Is Now TikTok's Second Most-Followed In The World

The Italian social media personality has taken over, without even uttering a word

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

Viral star Khaby Lame has overtaken Addison Rae in terms of followers on TikTok, meaning he's now the second most-followed user on the platform.

Lame - famous for his wordless reaction videos to 'life hacks' - now has a staggering 83.6 million followers, which means he's catching up to the most-followed person on TikTok - Charli D'Amelio.

Dancer Charli was the first TikTok user to reach 100 million followers, and if Lame carries on he will soon overtake her.

TikTok has become known for its endless challenges and trends, as well as tricks and tips for everyday life, but Lame decided to counter some of the more ridiculous contributions by posting his deadpan videos.

TikTok/Khaby Lame

He usually reacts to a hack or new product that is meant to make life easier, showing why they are largely pointless.

He rose to fame last year - after he lost his job due to the coronavirus pandemic, he started creating content that ended up resonating with people far and wide.

Please see below for Exhibit A:

Most surprising of all, Lame - who lives in Italy - has managed to build his fanbase without saying a single word. Instead, he uses what has become his signature expression: a deadpan shrug.

For most of his clips, Lame will begin with a fellow content creator's 'life hack' before going on to show everyone a far more obvious way of performing the task in hand, that makes much more sense.

A prime example would be slicing up an apple. Most of us would chop it up with a knife - right? Well, one of Khaby's videos shows a muscly bloke attempting to crack open an apple with his bare hands.

Seems like a lot of unnecessary effort, doesn't it? Yep.

The clip then cuts to Lame, who simply chops through an apple using a knife - like most of us would.

Another video, which has over 58 million views, shows someone cutting a toothbrush into bits before hollowing out the inside and making a small hole in the bristly bit.

They then attach a medication syringe (think Calpol, not an actual needle) and fill it with toothpaste so that when the syringe is pushed up, the toothpaste will come out at the brush end.

Khaby, of course, makes more sense of this by holding his toothbrush in one hand, before applying the paste with his other hand and brushing his pegs. Like everyone else.

It's just common sense.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Khaby Lame

Topics: TikTok