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16th Sep 2021

Anti-vaxxers are now calling themselves ‘pure bloods’ on TikTok

Kieran Galpin


Alright, Voldemort, calm down!

Anti-vaxxers on TikTok are now referring to themselves as ‘pure bloods’, which is surprisingly not in reference to Harry Potter and instead refers to the belief that their blood is untainted by the Covid vaccine.

TikTok has given way to some bizarre trends since its launch in 2016 but this might be the most eye-rolling one yet. In the videos, anti-vaxxers insist they shall not be referred to as ‘unvaccinated’ and instead wish to be called ‘pure bloods’.

The term itself is arguably from several places, the most famous being the Harry Potter universe. The series, written by JK Rowling, dealt with ideas of purity through the intermingling of wizards and humans.

But more worryingly, the phrase also subconsciously pays tribute to the likes of Adolf Hitler, the KKK, and Eugenics.

In one video, a self-declared ‘pure blood’ seems to think she has gained superpowers. Upon accepting her new label, she turns around and looks menacingly at the camera.

@makaylacannon89I WILL NOT COMPLY! O NEGATIVE PURE BLOOD, UNIVERSAL DONAR #CurameChoreo #fypシ #foryou #fyp #fy #vaccine #covid19 #jab #pureblood #woke #trending♬ sunet original – v.ira

@pb_lyndsey00marieJust my thoughts…. ##harrypotter ##pureblood ##36SecondsOfLightWork ##unvaccinated ##covid19 ##foryou♬ Sweet Dreams – PuppetMaster

“Tell me you didn’t understand the plot to Harry Potter without telling me you didn’t understand the plot of Harry Potter,” wrote one confused TikToker beneath a ‘pure blood’ video.

“What in the Dolores Umbridge is going on here?” another wrote.

Ironically, these so-called ‘pure bloods’ are missing some basic biology knowledge. For instance, alcohol stays in your blood for 12 hours after consumption, meaning that there is nothing pure about your blood for those hours.

Again, weed stays in your blood for up to 36 hours after ingestion. Accio, common sense.

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