The Unexpected Kid Taking Over The K-Pop Industry: Viral Star Topher

Y’all already know who he is.

An unexpected person is taking over the K-Pop industry, and his name is…

Topher.

Topher (left) and his sister (right) | @allycat.03/TikTok

The boy is already 2023’s viral star. His sister user @allycat.03 posted a TikTok video on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022, and it quickly went viral.

The video showcased their relatives, telling the camera which family member they would warn someone about when being introduced for the first time. A couple of the kids answered, “Topher.” When it was his turn to speak, he appeared with red eyes (thanks to the camera’s flash) and replied with a heavy Southern accent, “Y’all already know who I am; my name’s Topher,” before choosing Olivia.

@bubble7k

Topher og video #topher #yallalreadyknow #fypp #foryou #views #viral #tiktok #ogvid #meme

♬ original sound – B⚡️

This is not even his first time going viral. Some might also recognize him as the “Sprite kid” in another viral video posted by his sister. Yet, the recent video garnered over 34 million views and five million likes and ultimately inspired other TikTokers.

@_maddimills

It’s Topher’s world and we’re just living in it. #Topher #greenscreen #greenscreenvideo

♬ original sound – Maddi Mills

After a couple of weeks, our FYP pages are filled with edits of Topher, fancams, memes, and more. If you’re interested, you can even check out #TopherTok, the hashtag dedicated to this content.

@tastybreadcrumbs

Topher😍😍😍 || #tastybreadcrumbss #topher #fyp

♬ Tell Me – Wonder Girls

@delenasera

this will be kris(topher)s year idc he’s going down in the book of 2023 tiktok history #topherkid #topher #thevampirediaries #tvd #foryoupage #aftereffects #tophertok

♬ original sound – I’m done here bye.

@laurabrxdley

Would’ve carried vine #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #topher #tophertok

♬ son original – Harun 🇹🇷🇫🇷

@cxridtp

ig they talking that talk 😃 #streamtwice #talkthattalk #yallalreadyknowwhoiam #topher #willbyerscrying #stopbotheringme #roadtrip #cousins #cxridtp

♬ original sound – cxridtp

One of the most popular Topher-themed edits is taking a scene from a movie, show, or even another viral video, where persons/characters are introducing themselves only to be replaced by Topher.

@bitch.n.brock

I ❤️ TopherTok #yallalreadyknowwhoiam #topher #mynamestopher #tophertok #topher2023 #foryoupage #fyp #foryoupage

♬ original sound – …

@squishrrry

let’s count how many stupid videos i can create on this account. TOPHERTOK #fyp #harrystyles #hs3 #harrystylesvids #harrystylesvideos #onedirection #1d #topher #topheredit #tophertok #1direction #onedirectionreunion #madeintheam #olivia

♬ original sound – gretchen

As with any viral trend, it’s also found its way into the K-Pop community.

Since there are many videos of K-Pop groups’ members introducing themselves, it is more than easy to participate in the Topher trend. So, many users are trolling each other by claiming that a group introduced or “replaced” a member, only for it to be Topher at the end. So, Topher is not only the 6th member of TXT

@ktyunio

hoping this reaches the right audience tbh #txt #kpop #tomorrow_x_together #topher #kpopfyp

♬ original sound – live laugh love txt

He was also the 6th member of SHINee.

@bebedebedeep

bro sm really tried to hide it thinking we weren’t gonna find the performance smh #shinee #smentertainment #dibidibidis #kpopfyp #topher

♬ original sound – user43281576042

Did you also know he is the 10th member of the popular girl group TWICE?

@y8jis

this is probably the best thing i’ve ever created #y8jis #AEHolidayCard #twice #jihyo #momo #sana #nayeon #jeongyeon #mina #dahyun #chaeyoung #tzuyu #fyp #topher

♬ original sound – nina

Some have said Topher is BTS‘s 8th member. Others have joked that he’s the “replacement” for Jin while he is fulfilling his mandatory military enlistment.

@ohmyagustd_

the way he’s treated breaks my heart 😞 #bts #fyp #k18results #btsarmy #kpop #bangtan #viral #방탄소년단 #rm #taehyung #yoongi #jin #jimin #jungkook #jhope #foryou #topher #kpopfyp #bts_official_bighit

♬ original sound – kenny

@_mhxo

Im so happy for him!! #bts #army #btsjin #fyp #foryou #btsedit #topher

♬ original sound – Jungzino

@yuqichoom

poor jin 🙁 #fyp #kpop #topher #bts #jin #military #edit #yuqichoom

♬ original sound – leaf

In a shocking turn of events, the original Topher video is no longer viewable on TikTok, though. For an unknown reason, his sister’s account was banned.

@marymomo13

Replying to @daviidrodal #greenscreen Her account was up yesterday so she must’ve gotten banned overnight. #tea #teatok #topher #tophertok #topherbanned #banned #topherkid #topherking #spriteking #tophergang #tophervideo #youalreadyknowwhoitis #kid #kids #kidsoftiktok

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

Source: Insider

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