If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you might have seen a “Well Well Well” comment.
A variation of the comment include “Well well well, how the turn tables”.
Another comment that users make is “Like a moth to a flame”.
These comments are usually under videos of Jewish or Black people.
In this article, you’ll learn what does Well Well Well mean on TikTok (how the turn tables) for Jewish and Black people.
What does Well Well Well mean on TikTok?
Well Well Well on TikTok is a phrase to indicate and make fun of a racial stereotype.
It’s used as an inside-joke on TikTok to bypass the community guidelines.
Well Well Well (Interjection)
- Sarcastic pondering or consideration.
- That something is expected of and there’s nothing new about it.
- Pattern recognition.
- The usual suspects.
The original phrase is, “Well, well, well, what have we here/look what we have here”.
“Well, well, well” is an extension of “Well, well”, which is a more sarcastic version of it.
The phrase was originally used by police officers in Great Britain who discovered people engaging in criminal acts.
It dates back to the Victorian era (20 Jun 1837 – 22 Jan 1901) from the phrase, “I humbly thank you; well, well, well”.
The phrase is commonly used in TikTok videos of Black and Jewish people.
For example, there was a video circulating around the internet of a group of black people looting a store.
The comment “Well well well” is used in that video to indicate the criminal stereotype of African Americans.
This stereotype exists because more African Americans are arrested and convicted for crimes compared to their proportion in the population.
This is based on the statistic that about one in three (32%) black males in the age group of 20-29 is under some form of correctional control.
In another example, an Israeli-Jew police officer danced to the song “Jalebi Baby” by Jason Derulo.
In the video, a couple of emojis were shown each time and the direction of the woman dances to indicates what she chose.
The first two emojis was a choice between jobs—a police officer and a software engineer.
The second two emojis was a choice between love or money.
She picked love at first, but chose money in the end as she danced toward the money emoji’s direction.
The comment section is filled with “Well well well” comments.
These comments indicate the Jewish stereotype that Jews are greedy, miserly, and money-faced.
This is based on a poll conducted by Anti-Defamation League in 2009 where 18% of American adults out of 1,747 believed that Jews have too much power in the business world.