Prepare To Laugh & Cringe With ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ Trend


| LAST UPDATE 08/28/2022

By Arianna Morgan
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Another TikTok trend is on the horizon - and this time, we're hopping right on board! It's time to dive deep into the vault of the most cringe-worthy and embarrassing photos from our past that might have helped shape our inner "dirtbag." But don't worry, the laughs will make it all worth it. So what exactly is the latest trend all about?

The TikTok trend allows users to show off hilariously chaotic photos from their adolescent years to a sped-up version of the early 2000s hit songTeenage Dirtbag by Wheatus, making it the ultimate treat. Both Gen Z'ers and Millennials are choosing photos that best describe their "teenage dirtbag" years, and we are loving the embarrassing yet nostalgic photos rolling through! The throwbacks range from the emo-inspired days to partying in college with a red cup in hand or hanging out in a friend's basement (or in the parking lot at the mall). Regardless, we're all embracing the teenage dirtbag vibe.

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The #TeenageDirtbag hashtag has gained over 1.1 billion views since the trend surfaced a few weeks ago. But in March of 2021, the first round of Teenage Dirtbag-ers surfaced, along with the original song tempo in the back. The OG trend began with a few phrases in the beginning, "That's not me," "That's not you?," "Nope," and then went to an unrecognizable photo of the user as "I'm just a teenage dirtbag, baby" plays in the background. However, this round of the trend is getting a lot of attention from some of Hollywood's biggest celebs, who have decided to jump in on the fun and show us some of their most cringeworthy moments!

@parishilton So sorry to everyone else but I win this trend 👑💖✨ #Sliving ♬ Teenage Dirtbag - Sped Up (and she doesn't give a damn about me) (Sped Up) - Wheatus

Celebrities from Demi Lovato to Paris Hilton, Julia Fox, and Christina Aguilera have all hopped on the trend, and we are living for their iconic Y2K teenage dirtbag moments. Aguilera really had us with her compilation of photos from her Stripped days, writing, "When you're on OG teen dirtbag" over the pictures, as we see the singer rocking the emo-makeup look and total Y2K outfits. Another celeb who really embraced the trend was Julia Fox, who gave us the ultimate slideshow of teenage dirtbag pics. Safe to say, we'd join in on the fun if you haven't already!

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