Eerie TikTok video leaves viewers stumped over ‘basketball doll’ but there’s a catch
TikTok users have been left baffled over whether or not a viral doll is really a doll at all.
Videos of an apparent life-size doll have gone viral on TikTok, gaining millions of views, but it’s not all it seems, with viewers stumped over whether it’s human or a doll.
Although it’s difficult to tell at first, a little digging reveals all.
The accurate doll has confused people online
You might be forgiven for immediately assuming the video does in fact show a life-size doll, but a simple search on the account behind the video shows it’s actually a very real human.
@piranka_tik regularly shares videos to TikTok pretending to be a doll, but her other videos show her real life, away from being a doll.
On November 30, Piranka went viral on TikTok for her version of a “basketball doll” in which she dressed up as an eerily accurate Lakers player doll. Beginning covered in a sheet of plastic, the man behind the camera ripped it off her, revealing the doll-human. The video can be seen through this link here.
Piranka stood perfectly frozen in place with a cartoon expression on her face. The human-doll was holding a basketball toy, which when pushed by the camera man simply dropped with no motion from the hand.
In the other hand, she held a plastic sports bottle, which was attempted to be fed to her by the cameraman, but simply trickled down her face instead.
When the cameraman placed a coin on the doll, her basketball-shaped speaker began to play music and move her around in a circle, looking exactly like a wind-up doll.
Viewers were confused by the TikTok viral doll video
“This is uncanny valley,” commented one TikTok user.
“Is it from a 3D printer?” asked another user.
“She should play Squid Game,” joked one comment, citing her strong ability to stay still.
Piranka’s creation of a realistic Russian doll
More recently, Piranka went viral for another version of a doll, using her skills to create a “Russian doll.” She shared the video just last week,.
Like with the NBA doll, she was ripped out of plastic by the cameraman, revealing her frozen in place. This time, she was dressed as a Russian doll, fit with a long fur coat and hat, with a scarf around her head.
Piranka was holding a shot glass of vodka in one hand and caviar in the other, while her face stared spookily into the sky. The doll-human was wearing a mini vintage stereo, which when turned on played the viral “Moi Marmeladnyi” song that’s taken over on TikTok recently.
Viewers were similarly left stumped by this doll video too, debating in the comments whether she’s real or not.