Military concerned about Explosion of sizzling ‘Thirst-trap’ posts on TikTok 💦
For those who aren’t aware, Urban Dictionary defines “thirst trap” as “a sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction. This is done not to actually respond or satisfy any of this attraction, but to feed the posters ego or need for attention.” This phenomenon has made its way onto the TikTok video-sharing platform in the form of 15- to 60-second videos, and even more specifically into the platform’s military subculture. And while the women seem to take the most heat for sharing “provocative” content, there certainly is no shortage of male service thirst trapping.
A soldier using the name John Bland, who goes by the handle @notohkayjohn on TikTok, is perhaps one of the most infamous military TikTok users. His account primarily features him partially dressed in uniform, staring off seductively while music plays in the background. In some of the more risqué posts, however, he can be seen suggestively grabbing his crotch or tugging at his underwear.
Bland has 5.1 million followers to date, but he’s not the only one who uses TikTok this way. A purported Marine Reservist, Garrett Nolan, who posts as @garett__nolan, shares similarly seductive TikTok videos. He boasts a whopping 6.3 million followers. There are an unknown number of service members across the platform in uniform thirsting, dancing, working out and sharing their life stories despite the late 2019 ban of the Chinese-made app by the Pentagon, Army and Navy. However, as it turns out, the ruling on TikTok stands that individual service members are technically free to use to the platform in non-work capacities. The ban only extends to formal military entities connected to a chain of command or formal military group, Army Col. Joe Buccino, spokesman for XVIII Airborne Corps told Military Times. “With regard to conduct on TikTok, it’s the same as conduct on any other platform,” he said. “The governing document is under regulation 600-20, which is understandably vague on this matter. However, Buccino notes, “A good way of thinking about this is if you would not say it in front of formation, you should not say it on social media.” The Army’s social media handbook in particular embraces a three-pronged approach when it comes to individual soldiers posting on social media in general: Think, type and post. “The U.S. Army defines online conduct as the use of electronic communications in an official or personal capacity that is consistent with U.S. Army Values and standards of conduct. It is important that all Soldiers know that once they have logged on to a social media platform, they still represent the U.S. Army,” the guide says. “Online misconduct is a term that describes unacceptable or improper behavior through the use of technology.” But whether or not “thirst trap” posts in uniform mark of a violation of that policy is, as of yet, unclear.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||Last Friday at 4:58 AM|
Still, some on Twitter feel very strongly that these videos are detrimental to good order and conduct. I really hope he got discharged for this cause this was weird asf — ✌🏽 (@bohoblast) August 30, 2020 “Honestly I find all these sensual tik-toks weird and slightly predatory but in uniform????” wrote user @_emilyisokay. “Shoulda stayed in the drafts.” Controversy about military members sharing content on TikTok is growing, not just because of the thirst trap issue, but other concerns as well. Earlier this week, the Army launched an investigation into 2nd Lt. Nathan Freihofer, a soldier with XVIII Airborne Corps, after he told an anti-semitic joke on TikTok. His account has since disappeared. Pending the investigation, Freihofer was suspended of all leadership responsibilities, according to Buccino. While some are pleased to see swift action being taken, not everyone agrees that Freihofer did anything wrong.
Fellow soldier and TikTok influencer Tristin Morstad took to the platform to defend the lieutenant, saying that the joke was merely “dark humor.” Morstad claims he and few others are under investigation from “Big Army” as well as Freihofer for their TikTok content. “It is a witch hunt, they are watching all of us,” he said.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/03/2020|
Caden is hot AF. I'm sure military guys hit on him.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/09/2020|
Chinese military personnel working at TikTok must br thrilled.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/17/2020|
Craigslust Basra was full of army dick, before TikTok. I used to email the advertisers sometimes to express appreciation: nearly all replied, glad for the attention. The Army is only fretting over this because the C-in-C hates China.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/17/2020|
Soldiers don’t care r8, as long as they get thirsty followers and fans
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/17/2020|
The thing about a lot of soldiers is that the army treats them so badly that if you're nice to them and bake them a cake they'll do just about anything for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/17/2020|
[quote]A good way of thinking about this is if you would not say it in front of formation, you should not say it on social media.” LMFAO, so that pretty much exempts the Marine Corps. Linked is a veteran's skit about the different branches--apparently pretty accurate.
r9 Put Trump in the debate and everything gets poisoned. If you ignore him & look at it, there are real security risks with this.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/17/2020|
They should disallow it if they're actively serving. And none of them should be allowed to wear their uniforms on video. It's a security risk as well as making it easy for spies and other infiltrators to contact individual soldiers suspected of serving in certain areas.
They should also outlaw all tattoos, because they look just awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/17/2020|
They would lose even more recruits
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/17/2020|
Would it be right to assume black soldiers were not so partial to Dink's cherry pie?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/17/2020|
They liked the attention and they liked the money. course I got beat up a few times outsida homo depot.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/17/2020|
Maybe the armed forces should be using these guys as a recruiting tool?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/17/2020|
Yup cheating and the military go hand and hand. Instead of dealing with those base lurkers, that have been run through by a couple of platoons while their husbands are deployed, these Tik Tok vets get a wide audience of wet followers willing to fuck these military Tik Tok thirst traps. Everyone wins!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/17/2020|
The fun is in the comments
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/23/2020|
OP, your source is a right-wing propaganda website. Keep your useless bullshit threads there in russia.
Troll thread. Nothing to see here.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/23/2020|
Military Times isn't right wing propaganda. I know for a fact TikTok and IG are driving military leadership crazy. I've also noticed an influx of people posting more nudes in uniform on Reddit and Twitter.
The funny thing is, nowadays I suspect a lot of these people are FORMER military who are finding it harder to make ends meet as civilians. The military doesn't take back uniforms when you separate so it's probably nothing more than roleplaying.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/23/2020|
Why is this such a big deal. Tik Tok is a things; social media and thirst trapping is a thing. Why wouldn't it extend to the military? What's the harm they're thinking that will result?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/23/2020|
Thirst trapping isn't a big deal, but the military is afraid of personnel making the leap to porn...more specifically, prostitution. Also, there's a perception that most people who post thirst traps on social media are willing to do more for the right price. People who give in to generous offers might be opening themselves up to blackmail by foreign adversaries, so there are national security concerns at play as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/23/2020|
Thirst trap? Why do people feel compelled to publicly call people sexy or comment? Just appreciate his whoring and move on...
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/23/2020|
In 2020 the military needs to come to terms that many of their male soldiers are very, very sexy. Of course they’ll use social media to showcase their hot bodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/23/2020|
R28, dude, don’t say ignorant stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/23/2020|
R32, are you typing from 1994? Do you not know about social media?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/23/2020|
There is an abundance of people here who sound like they just jumped out of a time portal from 1981.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/23/2020|
[quote] Military Times isn't right wing propaganda. I know for a fact TikTok and IG are driving military leadership crazy.
Yep, you're a troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/23/2020|
Gen Z soldiers are like their peers: they want to be thirst traps and influencers
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/23/2020|
I was thirsty for military men when my sister started dating a Marine and introduced him to my family. I was 12 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/13/2020|
We're paying their salary- we should get something in return.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/13/2020|
All of these thirst trap guys only seem to like music that came out within the past 3 months or so. What about music from the first half of 2020, or from 2019 or 2018 or 1987 or 1993 or...? Such an incredible array of music to choose from and seemingly every single last one of them choose to ignore it. Why does that not surprise me even in the slightest?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/15/2020|
New music is hot and gets likes and followers. You aren’t gonna blow up playing the Jets
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/15/2020|
if you're a jet you're a jet for life
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/15/2020|
These guys are in the prime of their physical beauty. Young and forced to do PT (physical training). Still have hair on their heads. Will never look better than they look now. Also, bored out of their minds. Understandable that they'd want to show it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/24/2020|
[quote] Such an incredible array of music to choose from and seemingly every single last one of them choose to ignore it.
That’s not how TikTok works. Yes, you can upload a sound snippet of your own, but most people select a sound that is currently trending on the app. Plus, by choosing a song that has already been uploaded and has been used for a while, there’s less of a chance that it will be taken down because of copyright.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/24/2020|
Yeah, and most people want to use a hot song that is trending now
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/24/2020|
R54, OMFG, wow! I want that!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/24/2020|
He was made for this shirt
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/30/2020|
R61, eyebrows on fleek, sister
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/30/2020|
R4, that video is "private" now... can't watch it. Does "private" mean you have to have an account and log in, or is it like Twitter, where he has to LET you see it (mutual follow)?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/30/2020|
//calling Dirk Flamingo for his archival videos of hot soldiers.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/30/2020|
Tell us more about Omar Lopez. I must have him.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/30/2020|
[quote] because the C-in-C hates China.
The Cinc loves china. He keeps a bank account there. The Cinc carries on about China to keep that chain embedded in the noses of the Deplorables.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/01/2020|
Military dudes are so hot
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/09/2020|
R75 This is NOT military men using taxpayers' dollars.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/10/2020|
[R75] Argentinian/Brazilian professional webcammers/erotic superstars
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/10/2020|
Bump! What has my Omar Lopez been up to lately?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/11/2020|
You about to lose your job!!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/13/2020|
Fell for a transgender woman
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/14/2020|
Wow, that song he's dancing to SUCKS (shudder), but the hip motion cannot be beat.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/18/2020|
Are there still "real military" porn studious.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/22/2020|
that is one fine ass that deserves to be slapped
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/29/2020|
Hispanic military butt (the best kind)
|by Anonymous||reply 122||01/31/2021|
That's my question... I literally have no clue what that dude is talking about in that video.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/06/2021|
Base housing. If you’re married you get an apartment on base and don’t have to live in barracks.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/07/2021|
What is the US military even for, if not to provide Edwina with fapping material he can beg for us to approve?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/12/2021|
I'm old school, I like my military to practice their moves.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/12/2021|
I’m confused about what ultimately happened to It’s Nate, he seems to still be making TikToks and working in the military?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/01/2021|
He is the ultimate⬆️ ☝️👌 😍
|by Anonymous||reply 149||03/14/2021|
some GIs are multi-talented
|by Anonymous||reply 152||03/14/2021|
I saw one Garrett Nolan where his head pops up and down, he spits out a white fluid, and then cuts to him crossing himself and saying "I'm sorry"
|by Anonymous||reply 154||03/14/2021|
R154 *Monique gif* I would like to see it
|by Anonymous||reply 155||03/14/2021|
OP's original guy was better left to the imagination...
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/05/2021|
R160, your link isn't working for me... I just get a blank page.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||04/14/2021|
Honey Trap. Allowable because it endears the military to the horny masses.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||04/22/2021|
Garrett Nolan is NOT in the military. He's stealing valor.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/22/2021|
hard to describe what just transpired
|by Anonymous||reply 172||05/01/2021|
shit, man. the marine who vaxxed me was just as hot
|by Anonymous||reply 177||05/03/2021|
Back when webcamnow was a thing I got hundreds of military guys to jerk off for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||05/13/2021|
Webcamnow...it was a site where people went to meet and if you met the right way you could get trousers off and a jo show.
Now it is just a pay to play shit site.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||05/13/2021|
Is this the video that started it all though? I don't remember anyone giving them a problem over it.
I definitely spot at least two queens in this video.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||05/26/2021|
Not really r101. That’s so long ago and quaint by today’s steamy TikTok standards
|by Anonymous||reply 193||05/26/2021|
Wasn’t military thirst-trapping a thing WAY before tick Tok? Basically since the earliest days of social media - back when thirst-trapping was given the name.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||06/18/2021|
R194, yoghurt guy is way hotter
|by Anonymous||reply 197||06/19/2021|
Any more Caden (at R4) videos?
His Tiktok is long gone.
I want to see him!
|by Anonymous||reply 199||06/20/2021|
Does anyone know what’s up with ItsNate? There was that Israeli article that he was dismissed from the Army, but I’m not sure if it really happened or not. And now he’s got a pregnant feral cat to support and he already eats like three jars of peanut butter and five boxes of Cheezits a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||07/02/2021|
I thought this was illegal in russia??
|by Anonymous||reply 206||07/02/2021|
R207, yup that Russian guy just got banned from tik tok and he has over 4 million followers and his content was mostly innocent with a bit of gay innuendos and codes since he can’t promote it.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||07/11/2021|
R212, i think this might have something to do with it. It’s sad because half of his fanbase are gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||07/11/2021|
Republicans LOVE Russia, and they LOVE shit like this... and yet Americans still vote for the GOP.
Fascist authoritarian bigotry. Nothing more or less.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||07/11/2021|
They should be concerned because the CCP is probably holding them as blackmail material.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||07/15/2021|
Mister boom is super sweet and cute
|by Anonymous||reply 218||07/15/2021|
R209 Damn, that’s fine, ultra fine
|by Anonymous||reply 219||07/15/2021|