Parents Are Making Fun Of Their Kids In The Best Way Possible

Jordan Claes
TikTok video of Mark Cuban.
TikTok | @alexiscuban

For years, parents were the butt of the joke on social media. Since they didn't care to participate in it, adults become easy fodder for jokes and trends aimed at their expense.

But now that more and more parents have begun to make the transition to social media, the tables have started to turn. Now, parents are beginning to make fun of their kids and are doing so in the best way possible.

There once was a time, not too long ago, when social media was considered to be a timewasting tool for the youth.

Two girls doing TikTok dances.
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Slowly but surely, more and more adults began making the transition into the space.

Confused dad with son looking at laptop.
Unsplash | Kenny Eliason

What began with Facebook soon segued into Instagram. Now, after yet another changing-of-the-guard, TikTok has become the most popular social media app on the internet.

As more and more parents made their way into the space, they started to realize how they'd become the butt of the joke.

Scene from 'A.P. Bio'.
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Over the years, there have been countless trends all aimed at making fun of parents. Now, after years of ridicule, the parents of TikTok are clapping back.

In a true twist of fate, Gen X and Boomer generations have begun roasting their children on TikTok.

The aptly dubbed #NoNoTrend shows the darker side of parental humor. As you can plainly see, these parents aren't holding anything back.

"Does anyone know how to abort an 18-year-old?" TikTok user arnavbhatia21 asks in his video.

"He isn't studying computer science like I told him to."

Clearly, the parents of TikTok have absolutely no intention of keeping their humor politically correct.

The trend has become so popular that even celebrity parents have started to jump on board.

Scene from 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'.
Giphy | Penguin Books UK

Jeff Kinney is the author of the beloved "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series. The renowned author hacked his own son's TikTok account, just in order to roast him.

"I didn't write all these books just for this kid to use them in his little videos and eat snacks," Jeff captioned the post.

TikTok screen cap.
TikTok | @will.kinney

Jeff's takeover video has since gone viral, racking up over 1.5 million likes with over 14K comments.

Yet another familiar face that people will no doubt recognize is that of Mark Cuban.

Mark Cuban flexing.
Giphy | ABC Network

Mark is best known for his time spent on Shark Tank, as well as for being the owner of the championship-contending NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks.

In a homemade video of his own, Mark pokes fun at his teenage daughter.

"I own a basketball team and this mf can't even make a free throw," Mark writes. Thus proving that he's as ruthless at home as he is in the board room.

Not surprisingly, there are those who feel that this behavior isn't altogether appropriate for parents.

Joey in 'Friends'.
Giphy | Friends

Granted, poking fun at a child's disability, asking if it's possible to "abort" grown children, and inquiring as to whether or not you can return adopted children is contentious, to say the least.

However, fellow TikTok user Justin Lee (aka @juiceboxtincan) assured The Daily Dot that it's all a hoax.

Tim Allen in 'Last Man Standing'.
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"It’s nothing harmful, really,” Lee explained. “In reality, it’s just the creator themselves making fun of themselves. It’s not actually parents talking to their children like that."

According to Justin, the kids are in on the gag and are the ones asking their parents to take part.

TikTok video.
TikTok | @heyoscr

There used to be a time when satire was considered to be one of the highest forms of humor. Plus, when compared with other viral TikTok trends, making fun of your own kids seems tame by comparison.

It certainly doesn't hold a candle to the trend where grown men dip their testicles in soy sauce in order to taste them.

Bottle of soy sauce.
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Believe me, I wish I was making this up. I thought I'd seen it all, and now — I really wish I hadn't.

Then there was the Benadryl Challenge, wherein TikTok users drank so much cough syrup that it caused them to actually hallucinate.

It got so out of hand that Benadryl was forced to make a statement. "The Benadryl TikTok trend is extremely concerning, dangerous, and should be stopped immediately," the statement read.

All things considered, roasting your children (with their permission) really doesn't seem all that bad.

Jackie Moon in 'Semi-Pro'.
Giphy | Bounce

Unfortunately, our society has long since forgotten how to take a joke. Hopefully, this trend will serve as a gentle reminder as to why we shouldn't take ourselves so seriously.