RE: #killingstalking on Musical.ly

This is a reply to Anastasia Basil’s Medium story about Musical.ly, particularly on the section on “Killing Stalking.” hope I can help give context.

Porn Is Not the Worst Thing on Musical.ly

My daughter is ten. She wants me to download the Musical.ly app on my phone so she can make funny lip-sync videos. Everyone has it, she whines, even the kid whose mom is an FBI agent/social worker/pediatrician/nun. Wow. Well. In that case…

Thank you for sharing your story. I would like to first give context on #killingstalking as I continue scrolling through the post.

To put it short, Killing Stalking has been the talk of the town as it is an award-winning series (having been the Grand Prize winner at the Second Lezhin World Comics Contest).

As a webtoon (or we can say comics that can be read online), the story goes like this:

As with the case of Doki Doki Literature Club, Killing Stalking had already told its readers that it has unsuitable content, yet they still patronize it. I can only assume that those fans who are showing up on Musical.ly reallly love it. I can say this though: No, it’s not an emo-themed series, but yes, it is dark-themed.

I’m not going to emphasize further that this features boys’ love, which is among the common themes in popular Eastern media. I for one have been immersed in such themes (in my case, girls’ love).

While I’m not a parent myself, I understand your perspective and really appreciate coming out to share it. On my end, I also believe that you need someone to back you up — these days we won’t listen to our parents’ advice that much unless it’s said by someone who’s much closer to us.