A 13-year-old lady from Portland, Oregon, has spent over two weeks within the hospital with extreme third-degree burns to her physique, and her household believes she was making an attempt to copy a viral TikTok video when she lit herself on fireplace.
Destini Crane has been hospitalized for greater than two weeks with extreme burns to her proper arm and her neck, ABC News reported. Her household advised the outlet she had required three skin-grafting surgical procedures.
“I used to be in the lounge speaking with my mother, and I heard her scream my title,” her mom, Kimberly Crane advised ABC Information. “So I went and opened the toilet door and every part was on fireplace. Destini was on fireplace. Issues within the lavatory have been on fireplace.”
Her sister, Andrea Crane, advised the outlet that Destini had taken rubbing alcohol, a lighter, and a candle into the toilet.
Her mother mentioned after they discovered their daughter’s telephone after the incident, the TikTok app was open and nonetheless recording a video, in response to the report. She mentioned she believed Destini was making an attempt to recreate a video the place somebody lit a form on fireplace after they drew on a mirror utilizing a flammable liquid.
Her mom advised the outlet she needed to pull her daughter out of the toilet and out of doors of the home the place she eliminated her shirt that was nonetheless on fireplace.
“It was unreal,” Kimberly told Portland’s KPTV. “Heartbreaking like I do not assume anybody needs to see their daughter on fireplace. It was horrible.”
Destini has been within the hospital’s intensive care unit since Might 14. The 13-year-old has been on ache remedy within the hospital and has not been totally conscious of what occurred, her household advised ABC Information.
“I do know that when she wakes up and totally understands, she’s most likely going to freak out,” Kimberly mentioned. “However truthfully I feel that she’s robust sufficient to get by way of it.”
Whereas TikTok has been immensely common amongst teenagers and younger adults, the app has additionally prior to now been dwelling to harmful content material and developments.
Final 12 months, the corporate banned a problem on the app generally known as the “cranium breaking problem.” It concerned two individuals kicking the legs from beneath a 3rd, airborne individual, inflicting them to fall over, Insider previously reported. On the time, a number of accidents had been reported from the problem.
TikTok coverage prohibits content material “depicts, promotes, normalizes, or glorifies such habits, together with novice stunts or harmful challenges.”
On some TikTok movies, TikTok moderators will apply a label informing viewers that “the motion” in a video “may lead to severe damage.”