TikTok has given birth to some wild trends in recent years, some good, some absolutely awful. The latest one falls in the latter category, depending on how old you are.
Apparently, kids are buying baked beans in bulk and chucking them about for banter (beanter?) before putting the scintillating footage on TikTok, for some reason.
It’s become so concerning that even the police have issued a warning about it, asking shops not to sell large quantities of beans to teenagers.
The shops have been urged to look out for children buying large quantities of the tinned goods, while parents are being encouraged to “check their cupboards.”
So basically, the new generation of children have replaced egging with beaning, which in my opinion, is much worse than egging.
PCSO Michelle Owens, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “It has come to the attention of the police that a new trend has started by groups of youths called ‘beaning’.
“This involves youths throwing the contents of a can of beans over properties, very similar to the trend of throwing eggs at properties.
“If you work in a shop please can you be aware of youths buying large quantities of cans of beans? If you have children living at home, please be mindful if you see them removing cans of beans from the family home.”
Last month Surrey Police launched an appeal after the village of Wonersh was targeted in the trend. Youths targeted homes and cars in the area.
Basically, everyone just needs to chill their beans and stop embarrassing themselves on TikTok. Imagine ‘beaning’ coming up on your criminal record in future job interviews…