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What is Huggy Wuggy TikTok Trend? Police Issues Warning

“Huggy Wuggy” sounds like the most adorable thing on TikTok, but fair warning, it’s exactly the opposite. The TikTok horror content space is brimming with videos of Huggy Wuggy and TikTokers seem to be following the trend. This has raised concerns for parents. Let us know about this trend.

What is Huggy Wuggy?

Huggy Wuggy is a nasty creature from the 2021 video game Poppy Playtime. This is a horror survival game where players struggle to survive the night in an abandoned factory that gets hunted by the character “Huggy Wuggy”.

It is a bear-like creature with an unsettling big mouth and viciously sharp teeth. It has dangling long arms to hug players, and like you, Huggy Wuggy eats you up. The creature has been long ignored by parents but now, it has taken over the minds of children who are continuing to view these videos on Youtube and TikTok

Huggy Wuggy TikTok Trend

TikTok users and Youtubers are driven by the character. The fan-made content includes horror songs like “Free Hugs”, which is about eating up the person whom you hug. Huggy Wuggy also whispers nasty things in the recipient’s ears.

It has come to light that many young children are watching this content. Other fans have posted videos with Huggy Wuggy’s makeup, cosplays, claymation or artwork of Huggy Wuggy. This dark side of the social media platform is being viewed by younger children and has created an alarming situation for parents.

Chris Conroy, Cyber Protection officer for Dorset Police in the U.K. stated “There are videos people have made, songs people have made, and it’s popping up all over YouTube and TikTok using this quite graphic imagery of this bear-like character with razor-sharp teeth. It’s based around jump scares and things you certainly wouldn’t want children exposed to.”

Alarming situation

The trend was long ignored by parents and authorities, but now, police have finally issued an official warning to parents to keep their children away from this content. There have been several incidents related to Huggy Wuggy in UK-based schools.

In an interview, a mother-of-two said: “I believe it’s accessible on Youtube and it’s frightening that this Huggy Wuggy has snuck in under my radar as a parent and infiltrated my child’s mind without me even being aware.”

In January 2020, a UK school had to keep parents meet to inform them that children were imitating the sinister actions of Huggy Wuggy and warned that content filters on Youtube have not blocked these videos because of the childish name. There have been cases of kids being traumatised by the character.

The lyrics of Huggy Wuggy song are in itself disturbing. One of the lines of the song reads “My teeth sharp and ready, in my grasp, yeah they’re deadly.” Other disturbing lines include “lean in for a spine-breaking embrace” and “till you breathe your last breath together.”

Well to us, Huggy Wuggy may appear to be normal but it is not healthy content for children. Shockingly, the Huggy Wuggy trend continues to grow without any filters or disclaimers for children. What do you think about the impact of the Huggy Wuggy trend?

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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9 COMMENTS

  1. My 6 year old loves Huggy Wuggy, loves the song and has the cuddly toy. The worst thing ever does is hug people. I think it is a lot of fuss over nothing. People need to stop with this snowflake nonsense. It is not going to turn kids into monsters, kids love scary stuff and it is from a game, it is not exactly like they are watching The Exorcist.

    • Exactly. Most of the stuff these awful news reports are saying aren’t even accurate, he literally just chases you through a vent in the game. None of the “whisper in your ear and hug you until you die” bullshit is present in the base material, all of that comes from fan content.

  2. Well Richard. Please explain the reference for the phrase ( snowflake ), that is a reference used by African Americans to discredit white Americans. Is this what you mean? Now you can subject and and allow not mention introduce your child to any and all sinister beliefs or characters. But it’s my belief that any Good Man And Loving Father Would Choose to see and protect their children from viciousness like this.

    • Fascinating how you change so quickly from speaking in what you would portray as a factual inference, then quickly switch to assuming that someone isn’t “good” (which is subject to opinion), when the mood strikes you.

    • Snowflake is also used to reference liberals and anyone else who is weak. Basically cop calling, weak, failed to be a man little faggots who need someone to protect them at all times.

  3. @Daniel lol and in all seriousness can we please rise way above this new mark that Disney is suddenly bad for children! I have all of the old original Disney movies on (don’t laugh) VHS in storage… They have always been sneaking in hidden sexual agendas into children’s movies since before the ’80s – I have seen all of these with my own eyes and we suddenly now today are ready to call Disney out and put them on notice or something…… Unless we all stand together for our children against these sexual predators hidden in cartoons that we have always felt are safe…. Might be the biggest BS ever!!!

  4. I’m questioning this so much in my head right now. Just why. Huggy wuggy is a video game character. Fnaf is scary. There’s a trend for fnaf. It’s not on the news. Why huggy wuggy….? Yeah kids are probably hugging people and whispering “I’m gonna kill you muahahahah” or something like that but….. who cares.

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