"Dab if you hate cancer" is the latest ~trend~ making it's way around Snapchat, but the Bitmoji-loving kids sharing these chain snaps aren't actually making a charitable impact.
Participating in Snapchat's "screenshot and dab" trend is simple. Users screenshot an image, add their own dabbing Bitmoji, and forward it along to friends requesting they do the same. It's essentially the modern-day version of those obnoxious spam chain emails that told you you'd die unless you forwarded them to 15 people in the next 10 minutes.
But now, young Snapchat users are using their dabbing Bitmoji's to prove they hate cancer.
"Add your dab if you hate cancer screenshot and keep it going" a Snapchat that Twitter user @megaushe received from a 9-year-old she babysits read. The Snapchat included dozens of dabbing emoji all posted on top of one another, some of which had been blurred as a result of too many screenshots.
A Twitter thread of the image shows more and more dabbing Bitmoji being added to the mix, and other variations of the Snap have begun to surface online.
Call me old, but what exactly is this accomplishing? It's great that all these youths claim to hate cancer, but maybe instead of Snapchatting a damn Bitmoji — which does absolutely nothing to further cancer research or help those with the disease — you could donate to the cause, volunteer, or take any sort of action unrelated to sending Snapchats that would productively make an impact against cancer.
Also is dabbing not dead yet? Come on.
Several Twitter users learning about the "screenshot and dab" fab were also confused and were quick to crack jokes at the expense of youths everywhere.
Whenever I’m on a date saying “I really am into charity”
— Pierre.lp ? (@pirhulabat) February 20, 2018
And people are worried about kids eating tide pods
— roseuhhhh (@GosserandRosa) February 20, 2018
It's good to see the youth banding together for a good cause.
— Thomas Willoughby (@Willo290592) February 20, 2018
i wanna spoon out my eyes and put acid in my eyeholes after seeing this
— Pierced French Siren (@Nani_Art) February 20, 2018
It's so simple to blame the young ones for this display of embarrassment, but they are just kids. Perhaps the real question is who let a 9-year-old make a Snapchat account in the first place...