TIKTOK is a place where creatives can come together to share their work.
Gracie Norton was the content creator but she faced backlash over her Spa Water video series.
What does TikTok mean by spa water?
TikTok’s viral spa-water came from user, Gracie Norton.
She uploaded a video to the platform, describing how she made spa water and claimed that it was her summer recipe.
She didn’t know her creation was actually a traditional soft Latin drink known as Agua Fresca, which in Spanish means “cool water”.
Agua Fresca (light, non-alcoholic, fruity) is a popular Mexican drink.
This refreshingly cool beverage is made with fruit, water, sugar, and ice.
What is the controversy around TikTok’s spa-water?
After it was revealed that Norton’s’spa water” drink was actually popular Mexican beverages, Norton’s video was a huge hit on TikTok.
Although the influencer claimed that she had created the drink, it was actually a copy.
The internet was flooded with comments about Norton’s video, pointing out her ignorance and misappropriation of the name of the drink.
Since then, her TikTok account was banned. She issued an apology to all who were affected. “offended.”
“Recently I filmed a spa water series, which I titled incorrectly. The proper name for this drink is Agua Fresca, and the origin belongs to the Latin community,”In a statement, she said.
“Many of my customers have told me that they would be most at ease if the videos were removed completely, so I did that.
“The majority of my content is about celebrating all the ways we can show love to our bodies through trying new recipes. It is my responsibility to keep learning more about the origins of those recipes.
“I sincerely apologize to the Latin community and those of you that I have offended.”
Norton has not yet responded to The Sun’s request to comment.
Who is Gracie Norton,
Gracie Norton, a social media influencer aged 24, currently resides in Indiana.
According to her WebsiteAfter graduating college, she moved to Los Angeles and worked as a creative director and brand manager for YouTube creators.
She describes her blog’s goal as “a place where I can create a community full of people that enjoy connecting on all things health, beauty, fashion and the simple joys in everyday life.”
Before @gracie_norton’s TikTok was taken down it had 549.3K followers and 5.8M likes.
She has still over 80k Instagram followers.