Congress unimpressed by TikTok CEOs 'gallon smashing' challenge during hearing
WASHINGTON (The Egg) — In an attempt to show U.S. lawmakers the fun and creative way TikTok is used by millions of Americans everyday, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew performed a classic prank during last week's congressional hearing, leaving many lawmakers unimpressed.
Chew arrived at the Capitol building on Thursday determined to save TikTok from being banned in the United States, and with him was a gallon of milk in each hand to distract from China’s human rights abuses, data privacy concerns and spying on journalists.
“Mr. Chew, does TikTok access the home Wi-Fi network?” Rep. Richard Hudson, R-NC, asked Chew during the hearing. “I do not give China permission to be in my home or to look at my search history. Tell the Chinese to leave my home now.”
Before Hudson could finish his statement, a gallon of milk came crashing down, splashing the whole front row of lawmakers as Chew was picking himself up off the ground after appearing to fall out of his chair.
“I’m so sorry, I think I hurt myself pretty badly. Maybe we could finish this hearing some other time,” Chew said to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, shortly before another gallon of milk exploded in the hearing room.
At the conclusion of the hearing, Chew left the Capitol building and found a lawmaker's Hyundai in the parking lot and drove off in it.
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