A burn survivor has accused TikTok of “ prowess ” after more than a dozen of her videos showing the scars covering 95 percent of her body were removed for “ violating community guidelines. ”
Kyazsha Davis, 24, known as @katrien on the platform, has garnered nearly 350,000 followers thanks to her body-positive clips, but she’s getting more and more frustrated with the constant deletion of her posts.
‘TikTok is capable of f ** k,’ the Florida resident captioned a video of herself as she scrolled through reports of her violations last month.
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Role Model: Kyazsha Davis, known as @ kyauchiha account on TikTok, has garnered nearly 350,000 followers thanks to her body-positive videos featuring her burn scars
Call: Kyazsha has accused TikTok of ‘prowess’ after removing more than a dozen of her videos for ‘violating community guidelines’
“This is my only major platform,” she continued. ‘I really want to keep creating content, but delete it [the] most of my videos are of my skin. I have so many offenses that I’m afraid I’ll be banned. ‘
That same month Kyazsha claimed TikTok deleted her duette video with Aleema Ali, another burn survivor, saying ‘they marked it as’ violent and explicit content’ for showing ‘dismembered, mutilated, charred or burned human remains’.
The video in question shows Kyazsha reacting to Aleema turning her hair after applying makeup. Both were fully clothed and filmed from the chest.
In the caption, she said ‘it’s heartbreaking’ to see TikTok censoring other burn victims like herself.
What do you say? Kyazsha claimed that TikTok deleted her duette video with Aleema Ali, a burn survivor, saying, “ they’ve marked it as ‘violent and explicit content’ ”
Just a few days before Christmas, Kyazsha alleged that TikTok had deleted 11 of her videos in the past week, once again sharing footage of herself as she scrolled through her notifications.
‘Right now I’m trying not to cry. Like, I literally can’t include it in this f ** king app. That’s why I need a break, ”she said.
Anything I post, it doesn’t matter if I respond to a comment, it doesn’t matter if I clap back, it doesn’t matter if I’m wearing a suit, it doesn’t matter if my burn scars are visible, they don’t give a f ** k.
This is exactly why I am looking for af ** king attorney. This s ** t is so damn awful, ‘she added, noting the other one TikTokers wear thongs and two-piece swimsuits in their clips, but when she does, it breaks down.
“I think you can sue them for discrimination,” one person said, while others started calling the platform to defend her.
Life-changing moment: Florida resident was in a gas stove explosion when she was 13 months old and 95 percent of her body was covered in third and fourth degree burns
Body Positive: Many of her videos have her dancing playfully while showing her scars
Educational: Kyazsha often answers questions from other TikTok users about her burn scars
@tiktok are you ever going to tackle this? Why do you keep deleting these videos’, one user wrote.
‘@tiktok is enjoying her and her attorney’s lawsuit,’ added another.
Many of Kyazsha’s videos have her dancing playfully as she harks back to online trolls who claim she needs to hide the burns she’s had for most of her life.
She was in a gas stove explosion when she was 13 months old and 95 percent of her body was covered in third and fourth degree burns.
“Since my life has changed mentally and physically permanently,” she wrote of her GoFundMe page, where she tries to raise $ 10,000 for a skin graft.
Difficult to Handle: Kyazsha said she has had more than 32 procedures, including open heart surgery and skin grafts, but she still lacks flexibility and elasticity in certain areas of her body
Last resort? Kyazsha has threatened to ask a lawyer to take legal action against TikTok, prompting some commentators to encourage her to sue the app for ‘discrimination’
No way: in many of her videos, she comes back to commentators who claim she needs to hide the scars she’s had most of her life
Kyazsha said she has undergone more than 32 procedures, including open-heart surgery and skin grafts, but she still lacks flexibility and elasticity in certain parts of her body, which limits her in a number of activities and makes her feel insecure.
‘I’ve been diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety disorders and it’s just really hard to keep track of my medical bills and [mental] stability that goes through life like this, along with paying for college, ”she added.
“I just want to feel beautiful and have no more pain from this.”
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a TikTok spokesperson explained that several of Kyazsha’s videos have been ‘recovered’ after being reviewed by the app’s moderators.
Content with scars and burns is allowed on the platform and [the videos have] recovered, ”the spokesman said.
“The feedback from our community is important to us and if anyone thinks we have accidentally deleted content, we invite them to object.”