Joe Jonas, Paris Hilton take part in TikTok’s viral ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ trend
A new viral trend has taken over TikTok that allows users to show off throwback photos from their wild teenage years. Celebrities from Joe Jonas to Paris Hilton and Charli XCX have shown just how much of a teenage dirtbag they used to be with a quick version of Waits’ Teen Dirtbag.
What is the Teenage Dirtbag trend?
TikTok has once again proven its ability to revive old hits for a newer generation, such as “Running Up That Hill” or “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac by Keith Bush. But the latest oldie to return to the program (if you’re considering a song from 2000 as old) is the cult classic “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus.
The teen anthem is the backdrop for TikTok’s teen trend that started making waves on the app earlier this month. The #teenageddirtbag hashtag has now garnered over 621 million hits and over 471,000 videos have been uploaded using the remixed audio. This trend allows both Millennials and Gen Z to romanticize the “punkiest” photos of their teenage years, some featuring vintage grunge fashion or underage parties.
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Celebrities, musicians, and OG influencers have also thrived on this trend. Nina Dobrev, Joe Jonas, Paris Hilton, Demi Lovato, Alicia Silverstone, Charli XX, Mark Ronson, and even Julia Fox have all posted teen dirtbag photos on TikTok.
Who nailed the trend were Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato, Disney Channel’s resident punk kids of the mid-2000s. “Hopefully with the trend,” Jonas wrote in his TikTok caption, showing photos of his long, spiky shag.
“A stage we can never forget,” said one fan.
Demi Lovato has embraced the teenage dirtbag trend by sharing throwback photos from her days singing in dark venues and wearing a Mötley Crüe T-shirt. Her emo hairstyle was also in perfect form with her original dramatic side bang.
“Thanks for understanding the assignment,” said one.
Of course, teenage dirtbag photos of Paris Hilton showed the young heiress in an all-pink outfit, posing with pal Nicole Richie and partying in the iconic chain dress she wore to her 21st birthday in 2002.
Hilton wrote in TikTok’s caption, “This trend when you were one of the most iconic Y2K teenagers…
Alicia Silverstone showed off her teenage dirtbag photos of him Unaware days, and music producer Mark Ronson simply proved to everyone how hot it was (and still is) in the 90s.
But Julia Fox seems to have won the teenage dirtbag TikTok trend with the caption: “My favorite photo is the last one when my besties came to see me in the mental hospital”.
This is his teenage dirtbag.