Tana Mongeau "Joke" About Broom Standing Up Challenge Retracted
"i actually get no dms i lies i have to get this off my chest i can’t sleep" Tana tweets.
12 February 2020 by Fonticha Tran
LOS ANGELES - NOV 10: Tana Mongeau at the 2019 People's Choice Awards at Barker Hanger on November 10, 2019 in Santa Monica, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
On February 10, Tana Mongeau tweeted out a joke about the "Broom Standing Up" challenge. However, after receiving backlash from fans, Tana has since retracted it.
For those who don't know, the "Broom Standing Up" challenge is the most recent social media trend where a broom is manipulated to stand upright with no assistance. It has been fuelled by celebrities who also took part in the challenge.
On February 10, Tana tweeted:
I "b*tches be on their instagram story standing brooms up straight while their man is in my dms honey you’re worried about the wrong stood up"
How did fans react?
Altogether, there were mixed responses. Some fans thought Tana's joke was funny, while others thought it fell flat. Others, however, thought that the joke was in poor taste.
Check out their tweets below:
I "I don’t think you should be advocating for cheating, not really the best look..."
I "Why be that low tho? If their man really be in your dms, be the big girl and TELL THEM WHT THEIR MAN BE DOING!"
Not only that, but others also called her out for being hypocritical and "subtweeting", especially as earlier that day, Tana had tweeted this out:
I "idk who needs to hear this but *subtweeting ur homies is childish n u look 12 literally sending a carrier pigeon to them would be cuter"
*Subtweet is when Twitter users tweet about a particular person without actually mentioning them, usually to criticize or mock other users.
A few hours later, Tana retracted the joke, tweeting:
I "i actually get no dms i lies i have to get this off my chest i can’t sleep"
How did the Broom Challenge come about?
It appears the challenge started with a Twitter user tweeting this out:
I "Okay so NASA said today was the only day a broom can stand up on its own because of the gravitational pull...I didn’t believe it at first but OMG! 😭😭😭😭😭"
The Twitter user then included a video of them placing a broom upright. The video went viral and received over 307k likes and 70.6k retweets, prompting many others to try out the "Broom Standing Up" challenge.
It has since been discredited by NASA who tweeted a video that showed Alvin Drew (astronaut) and Sarah Noble (scientist) completing the Broom Challenge on February 11, the day after the supposed "gravitational pull". Their tweet says, "basic physics works every day of the year — not just February 10th."
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.