A 16-year-old girl from Pittsburgh has gone viral after posting a TikTok she made right after she and her best friend got into a car crash and it's tearing public opinion from one side to the other.
Some are saying it is inappropriate for such a tragic thing that just happened while others claim that it was perfectly up to the girl’s discretion how she decided to process the shock-inducing incident. The defense of the teens in the video? It was a way to cope.
According to a report by BuzzFeed News, the video was made by Katie Cornetti with her friend Marissa. Marissa was driving and Cornetti was sitting in the passenger street. Before the accident, they were turning down a winding road when the car “rolled over.” This was because “one of Marissa’s car tires was not mounted properly.”
In the TikTok, overlain with sounds after Cornetti uploaded it online, the shattered window could be seen, as well as the off-kilter way in which the car was leaning, but other than that, the two teens seemed to be fine.
|Photo Credit via Katie Cornetti on TikTok|
After the incident, Cornetti explained to BuzzFeed News that they had already called the police and that they were just waiting in the car.
“While we were sitting there… waiting for the police to come, for some reason in my mind I was like, ‘I should make a TikTok, why not, I have nothing better to do.’ I picked the first song and made a random TikTok,” elaborates Cornetti.
Cornetti has said that she just made the video as a way to cope with the horrible situation and that when she uploaded the video on TikTok, she “didn’t expect it to blow up as much as it did.”
|Photo Credit via Katie Cornetti on Instagram|
So many Twitter users have already jumped on criticizing the actions of the friends. Some rally to defend Cornetti and Marissa, relaying their own horrible car crash stories and their somewhat bizarre reactions afterward.
To her credit, Cornetti also said that she is not really bothered by the comments because she agrees: “Who does make a TikTok after a car crash?”