TikTok has been one of the most viral social media apps of the modern age despite all the controversy surrounding it. The app has been banned by many countries while others are scrutinizing its authenticity and workings. Despite all this TikTok manages to bring new trends to you every day. One of the latest trends to hit Tiktok is ‘Heather‘ or ‘Shut up Heather’. If you have been browsing TikTok lately, you might have come across this term. But what does it mean? Let’s take a quick look at it.
What does ‘Heather’ mean on TikTok?
Long story short, the term ‘Heather’ was popularized by a viral dance challenge where the lyrics mentioned the same name. In the context of the song, Heather is a reference to a popular girl.
What does it mean to be a Heather?
Being a ‘heather’ means to be popular, while you could also say that if someone is trying to be a Heather then it means that they are trying their hardest to achieve fame and popularity.
Where does the word ‘Heather’ come from?
Ok, so this where it gets a bit complicated. But let’s start with the basics. For TikTokers and most people searching this, ‘Heather’ is a term for popular girls that has been trending due to a viral dance challenge.
The Challenge in question will usually feature 3 girls dancing to the song with each playing their own part. The lyrics for the song go as follows…
- Person#1: Martha Dumptruck in the flesh
- Person#2: here comes the cootie squad
- Person#1: We shou-
- Person#3: SHUT UP HEATHER!
- Person#1: Sorry Heather
- Person#2: Look whos with her! Oh My Gosh!!!!
- All: Dang Dang Diggity Dang a Dang Dang Dang!!!
And that’s how the trend started.
Where does the song come from?
Well, the song is part of a 1988 high school movie about 4 teen girls called ‘Heathers’. The movie features 3 girls named ‘Heather’ that are plunged into a world of disruption when a mysterious killer in their school starts hunting all the popular kids. As you may have guessed it, the 3 Heathers are the most popular kids in the school.
The movie has since become a cult classic and was even converted into a musical as well as a TV series.
This is the reason why some people that love the musical are appalled by the fact that it is now a viral TikTok dance challenge. You will find movie fans crediting the original movie for this viral challenge too.
Some popular ‘Heather’ dance challenges that you should check out
I bet nothing about TikTok in the past has ever been this lengthy or wordy without actual TikToks in between. So without further ado, here are some viral Heather dances trending on the platform lately.
Plot twist: we are the cootie squad @brentrivera @lexihensler
SHUT UP HEATHER😂 @lexibrookerivera @benazelart
This random lady was filming us😂😱😭#tiktok @merrickhanna @jonklaasen
How to make Heather TikTok video?
You too can make your own Heather TikTok video too! All you need is the sound clip. You can get that either by selecting any of the videos above and tapping the Song button or simply visit the Original sound page in the link below and tap ‘Use this sound’.
Sound Clip: Big Fun (Heathers)
Don’ forget to add the sound clip to your favorites so that you can access it anytime! To add the clip, simply tap ‘Add to favorites’.
We hope this helped you get familiar with the latest ‘Heathers’ trend on TikTok. If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.