This article may contain content that is disturbing, including themes of rape, murder, abuse, drugging, crime, disaster, tragedy, etc.
Fake Fancams ( also called the "Fancam Situation" ) are shock videos uploaded and shared on Twitter and Instagram pretending to be a fancam video but actually show either a screamer or mostly just disturbing imagery.
including but not limited to murder, torture, self-harm and suicide. The fancams originally started with K-Pop, but later expanded to other things.
This phenomenon appeared at the end of May 2020. Many k-pop stans have found red flags to identify the members of groups from where it originated such as keywords ("slit" or "slitz") and symbols.
Later in December 2020, these fake fancams made a resurgence. @ASUKLY made a bait-and switch image with the word "click me!" however, expanding the image would show show photos of self-harm.. The tweet has since been removed. ASUKLY also worked with Dreamslitz (who is now banned), who released a fake TommyInnit "fancam" the same day.
The twitter account @fancamsituation and the #stopusingfancamsasbait hashtag were created to spread awareness and who to block.
Chainmail-like rumors were made:
- Answering to their DMs were made would lead to your account being stolen
- Answering to their DMs would lead to your doxxing
NOTE: The following twitter threads may contain accounts that post disturbing content!
- Example screamer provided by wiki user TabbyGarf: twitter.com/BigDickTabby/status/1265764566123888649
- TommyInnit shock fancam: web.archive.org/web/20201214225454/video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1332826704843313154/pu/vid/720x720/MszQHodshyeXwX4z.mp4