ikTok has become the place where many people go to share moments of their personal life. They post their beauty routine, workout regiment, home decor, and best fashion moments. But more women are getting candid about certain topics like abortion. Last year, a TikToker openly mourned her abortion and said she hates herself every day for the decision she made.
“Sucks because in the moment I felt like I was doing the right thing… I’m not a child, I’m an adult… I had all the means in the world to do it on my own,” she said.
Many people flooded her comment section to show support and say that they too have experienced much regret surrounding their abortion, even if it was from 20 years ago. But a growing trend in the opposite direction shows many women openly celebrating their abortion online, as if it’s something to laugh about. TikToker @kelliamirah posted a video of herself buying an “abortion cake” for her friend after she chose to abort her unborn baby. It went so viral that it was later shared on Twitter and it received thousands of retweets and shares. Her video is further proof that we are a long way away from the “safe, legal, and rare” days.
Entitled, “Let’s get an abortion cake for my friend,” @kelliamirah’s video compilation showed her going shopping to create a brightly colored sheet cake for her friend. She is seen shopping at Cake Art for some edible image printing, and the image is the picture of a black mother tossing her infant into a basketball hoop that represents a trash can. The woman is smiling in glee as her arms are extended. The custom cake from Publix that @kelliamirah bought had a personalized message written out in icing: “Congrats! It’s A Borted!” It’s surrounded by pink icing on the edge, the background is blue, and the message is written out in yellow.
“I decided to cut out the images,” she wrote on the video. “Everybody’s so creative.”
She added some extra designs and candles, and they enjoyed the cake together while cheering with alcohol. On Twitter, she first shared a picture of the cake with the caption “Hot Girl Summer in full effect.” Thousands of comments and quote tweets flooded in, the majority of them expressing disgust, sadness, and anger over how flippantly some women treat human life. The backlash was so intense that @kelliamirah made all of her accounts private so nobody new could view her content and offer their thoughts on her videos.