Bombastic Side Eye’s prominence as a viral song has made TikTok addictive

Who would have thought that a single facial feature could start a full-fledged TikTok trend in 2023 as users are obsessed with the Bombastic Side Eye Criminal Offsive song, the meaning of which we have explained below.

A few days ago we brought you the Bacardi Dance Challenge where many users tried to perfect their moves while participating in the viral trend.

Unlike the challenge above, the bombastic side eye trend doesn’t necessarily require you to dance, but you still can if you want to. Most TikTok users are joining the trend by simply lip-syncing to the catchy lyrics that will keep ringing in your head on one play!

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Meaning of bombastic side eye

Bombastic Side Eye is used to refer to the expression a person makes when looking in one direction with both eyes moved to the same corner without actually turning the face.

This particular expression can be spotted in a number of social media memes when a real person, animal, or animated character looks out of the corner of their eye to express anger or disgust.

But TikTok users sport the look on their faces simply to take part in the new trend popularized by a viral song.

The origin of the viral challenge is not clear, but users from all over the world are actively participating.

The song “Criminal Offensive Side Eye” goes viral

From dance to pranks, the latest song has become TikTok’s new obsession.

The trend was first started with people just doing the bombastic side eye expression, with an expanded definition that said “criminal offensive side eye”.

However, after one user turned it into a remix with his own twist, people on TikTok turned it into a dance challenge.

The platform features several viral dance videos showing users grooving to the remixed version of the catchy tune.

The same song can also be found in the background of various videos and memes, giving stiff competition to other viral TikTok sounds created by famous artists.

Users react to the challenge with the funniest examples

TikTok users are imagining some really funny situations while reacting to the trending song.

One said: “When my mum tells me I use my cell phone too much and she watches TV all day.”

“When the teacher says you don’t want to see my dark side,” added another.

A third user said, “My friend played this to me while we were on the phone, so I did the same.”

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing

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