Comedian Khaby Lame has become the king of TikTok — all without uttering a word.
With more than 142.9 million followers, Lame has dethroned teen dancer and content creator Charli D’Amelio to become the most-followed person on the platform.
Lame, 22, who was born in the West African nation of Senegal and now lives in Italy, creates videos in which he reacts wordlessly to absurd life hacks, racking up millions of views and likes with each post.
In the past few weeks, his fans launched a social media effort to push him past D’Amelio on TikTok. On Instagram, Lame has 78.3 million followers compared with D’Amelio’s 48.8 million.
Lame, (prounouced Lah-MAY), started posting videos after he lost his job as a factory worker in Italy in the early days of the pandemic in 2020. He spent his days holed up at his parents’ home in the Italian city of Chivasso, looking for jobs. One day, he downloaded TikTok and started tinkering with it in his bedroom, posting videos of himself under the name Khaby Lame.
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SOURCE: CNN, Faith Karimi