Work Bae TikTok Videos refers to several viral videos by TikToker Tina Turtle. The videos, which went viral in January 2020, show Turtle’s relationship with a co-worker named Mitch that she calls “Work Bae.” In May 2020, Turtle and Mitch had a public falling out over a meme that Turtle found insensitive amid the George Floyd Protests for racial justice.
On January 20th, 2020, Tinaqueen_158 posted a video of Turtle dancing around her co-worker with the captions, “I had to work on MLK Day, so I call this reparations.” The post received more than 795,000 views, 94,000 reactions and 300 comments in less than one year (shown below).
That day, she shared the video on Twitter, where the video received more than 27 million views, 322,000 likes and 60,000 retweets in less than one year.
The following day, on January 21st, Turtle posted a follow-up video in which she asks Mitch what he thinks of the video’s success. The post received more than 1 million views, 192,000 reactions and 550 comments in less than one year (shown below, left).
Over the next few months, the pair continued to post videos together (examples below).
Cancel Mitch Controversy
On May 31st, 2020, Turtle tweeted, “Idk what it is, but hearing a non-black person opinion rn IS NOT IT. Stay silent or help by donating or signing petitions bc whew y’all privileged is showing.” She continued, “And y’all go head and cancel Mitch” (shown below).
published a report on the controversy.