TikTok users surely know how to keep themselves entertained with new trends every now and then. The short-video sharing platform, used by millions of people worldwide, comes up with new challenges, which are sometimes fun, but sometimes insane.
Another trend is now gaining momentum on the platform, which also involves a theory. Named the ‘blue eye theory‘, the trend has made people with different eye colors use a filter to change the color to blue. So what is the blue eye theory, and why are people performing the challenge associated with it? Read on to find out.
What is the ‘Blue Eye Theory’ on TikTok?
If you are on TikTok, chances are you might have come across videos with the caption’ Blue Eye Theory’. If you are wondering what it is all about, the theory states that blue eyes make a person look more daunting and intimidating. Hence, if an individual with brown, black, or hazel eyes uses a blue eye lens, they will look menacing.
To prove the theory, a number of TikTok users with darker eye shades started using the blue eye filter on the platform. They would capture an expression with their normal eye color and stare into the camera.
The user would then close their eyes, which turn out to be blue after opening due to the filter. With more and more users using the filter, the theory turned into a trend and now has thousands of views
Blue-Eyed People Back the Theory
Meanwhile, some blue-eyed people have backed the theory, revealing that their expressions are sometimes considered too intense by people. Some even revealed avoiding eye contact with people as their stares could be thought of as offensive.
Blue eyes originated from a genetic mutation in the OCA2 gene, which regulates melanin production, that occurred between 6,000 to 10,000 years ago in the Black Sea region. This mutation results in lower melanin levels in the iris, causing light to scatter and reflect off the eye, giving it a blue appearance.
The same concept also applies to green and hazel eyes. Blue eyes are most frequently found in Northern and Eastern European populations, though they can also be found in other regions due to migration and interbreeding.
Social Media Impressed with the ‘Blue Eye Theory’
damn i look fire w the blue eye theory
— jana (@28jckii_) May 3, 2023
The theory has now become a hot topic of discussion on social media. “the blue eye theory should be the better you look the more prone you are to give people robux,” wrote a user. Another commented, “i just saw someone saying blue eyes make you look creepy if you dont have them naturally and but i didnt wanna write all that.”
“I mean personally I think blue eyes make you look like a vampire or something but in a good way,” tweeted a user. Another wrote, “‘omg blue eye theory i look like a psychopath with blue eyes’ nah mf i look HOT AS F***.”
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