'You won't catch me dancing': Boris Johnson joins TikTok and posts first ...
Boris Johnson is getting down with the Zoomers (or at least trying to) by officially joining TikTok - but has already disappointed viewers by telling them they "won't catch him dancing" on the platform.
In the first TikTok posted to Downing Street's new account @10downingstreet today (May 10), the prime minister filmed himself in selfie mode as he announced his presence on the platform.
Of course, like any boomer navigating a new social media app, the 57-year-old hasn't quite got the lingo down as he described TikTok as a "site," and gave a vague answer to what followers can expect from the account - "all sorts of messages and content."
Johnson also made it clear he's not following in the footsteps of TikTok's biggest stars Charli D'Amelio or Addison Rae by participating in dance trends but instead said the account will be used to show what the government is "getting done."
"Hi folks, this is Boris Johnson here, launching the Number 10 TikTok site and you won't necessarily catch me dancing on this site but you will have all sorts of stuff about what we're doing to deliver on our priorities, deliver for you our agenda of uniting and levelling up our country," he said in the clip.
"And you'll get all sorts of messages and content that you might not get if you're looking at Instagram, or Snapchat, or Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all the other stuff.
"This is intended to be a place where we can put out messages and behind the scenes insights into what we're getting done so tune in to number 10 TikTok!"
This has such "How do you do fellow kids" energy https://twitter.com/MattNavarra/status/1523982357967081472\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/YiDFxqQg4b
— The Timeless Pop Culture Fan (@The Timeless Pop Culture Fan)
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