What Is Lightskin Stare Meaning On TikTok?
Lightskin Stare is a trending slang that one of the TikTok users started.
It stems from the cliched idea that men with light skin are more seductive to look at.
The trend typically features cartoon characters, video game, and movie characters with ironic charismatic prowess, such as Shrek, Aladdin, Rizz lightyear, Robin, and many more.
Although the trend has the above-mentioned philosophical meaning, its literal meaning is a face with squinted eyes. It describes a face one makes when one wants to flirtatiously woo someone.
The literal meaning is preferable to the earlier interpretation because it might imply a racist remark. According to KnowYourMeme, a Viner by the name of Melvin Gregg started the trend of light skin stereotypes.
Gregg, a man with light skin, portrayed himself as an effeminate weirdo alongside King Bach, another BlackViner.
These stereotypes that they promoted prompted more Vine posts and tweets about the idea, like one from Viner BuddyBillz that was titled "Do the light skin face" and was published in March 2014.