What Does It Mean to Be a “Heather” on TikTok?

Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, and Kim Walker in "Heathers"

The year is 2020, and we are all spending so much time on social media. This behavior has been encouraged by the pandemic and social distancing protocols we all have to follow. TikTok is one of the most popular social networks right now, but figuring it out can be confusing sometimes, especially if you’re not a high school kid.

For example, you will notice that some of the girls on TikTok are called “Heathers”. Just when you learned who Karens are, here comes another name that acts like meme. So who are Heathers anyway? 

Heather is a popular girl (like in the 1989 movie Heathers) or a beautiful girl (like ing Conan Gray’s song Heather).

There are over five million videos that recreate a scene from Heathers: The Musical in which three people walk together and voice different parts, performing hand movements as they sing. The videos are so simple yet very entertaining and may help you understand the whole Heather movement better. 

If you still haven’t caved, we recommend you download the TikTok app and see for yourself why it’s so popular. Like any other social network, it has something for everyone. It also has an amazing algorithm that will keep showing you more and more videos you like!