Viral 'Karma's a Bitch' Meme Takes Chinese Video App by Storm

By Bridget O'Donnell, January 28, 2018

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A viral video meme dubbed the 'Karma's a Bitch Challenge' is taking one Chinese video-sharing platform by storm.

Based off a line from American teen soap Riverdale, the meme features plainly-dressed users lip-syncing the phrase 'Karma's a bitch' before pulling something over the camera lens to reveal themselves with a dramatic new makeover, all set against a remix of Kreayshawn's 2011 track "Gucci Gucci."

Viral 'Karma's a Bitch' Meme Takes Chinese Video App by Storm

Viral 'Karma's a Bitch' Meme Takes Chinese Video App by Storm

Viral 'Karma's a Bitch' Meme Takes Chinese Video App by Storm

Viral 'Karma's a Bitch' Meme Takes Chinese Video App by Storm

Viral 'Karma's a Bitch' Meme Takes Chinese Video App by StormKarma's a bitch meme

Karma's a bitch

Karma's a bitch

Heres the original Riverdale clip:

And here's a video compilation of some of the best memes:

And a few more:

The videos originated from Douyin (抖音, or 'Tik Tok' in English), a Chinese video-sharing app similar to Musical.ly that lets users create 15-second music videos.

A compilation of the mesmerizing transformation videos appear to have first made their way to Weibo on January 21 via user @ImeOlivia, earning nearly 40,000 shares and over 30,000 likes. Later, the meme was picked up by several international websites and eventually given its unofficial title, the 'Karma's a Bitch Challenge.'

[Images via Buzzfeed, h/t Kassy Cho]

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