A gory TikTok video titled “girl gets head chopped off” is going viral, prompting reactions from people across social media platforms. Some people are calling it a “girl in a bathroom video.”
There are some indications it’s a man, though.
TikTok user Mayenggo3 originally shared the video, according to social media users who saw it, but not much is known about the people in the video or the original user who shared it.
Heavy did gain some clues by having the video translated.
Some people on social media who’ve seen the video claim it shows a cartel executing a girl in a bathroom or shower, but the murderers don’t reference cartels in the video. The page where the video was originally shared has been set to private; it only has a few followers and a black ribbon on the profile.
Twitter users have shared warnings about the video, which showed a girl dancing before two men cut a person’s head off.
The video starts out as a dancing video then abruptly switches to a lengthy gory scene in a bathroom. More than one man is involved in beheading the person in the video, and they are speaking Spanish. It’s not clear whether the girl who was shown dancing is the same as the girl who is beheaded and is even female at all; their clothing is different. The person whose head is being chopped off is wearing patterned shorts and a blue shirt, and the dancing girl is wearing a cropped black tank top and white shorts. A site called PsychoDuck.net preserved the full video.
Heavy had a fluent Spanish speaker, Juan D. Sanchez, translate the conversation in the video because two men are speaking in Spanish as they behead what is believed on social media to be a woman or girl. He said it’s possible the victim was actually a male because the killers referred to the victim as “puto,” which is a word used to refer to men (puta would be the word for a female.) “Puto is the masculine form of the multi-functional Spanish puta, meaning ‘prostitute.’ It’s used as a slur against people who are gay and an insult to anyone perceived as weak or contemptible,” Dictionary.com reported.
Contrary to reports on social media, he said the men do not refer to a cartel. He said they said, “This is what’s going to happen to all sons of bitc***, sh**. Just like this whore, Pillo.”
He said Pillo is a name used for a male.
He said their accent indicated they’re from Mexico. Our translator told us, “Pillo is a common nickname for someone named Guadalupe, Lupe or Lupillo. The accents and the way they stress some of the words lead me to believe they are from the Guanajuato or Jalisco area.” Guanajuato is a state and city in central Mexico. In 2020, the Los Angeles Times reported that drug cartel wars had transformed Guanajuato into one of Mexico’s “deadliest states.” Jalisco is a Mexican state that has also been ripped apart by cartel violence.
This is a screenshot from the video with the victim’s face blurred out:
The video cuts from the scene of the girl or woman dancing to showing a man with gloved hands slowly and systematically cutting off a victim’s head with a knife in what appears to be a bathroom.
“If you see this video on TikTok or anything like that, please DO NOT by whatever means, click it. this is a video of a girl who is dancing, and in the video she gets her head chopped off, so please don’t watch this video. Stay safe everyone,” one Twitter user warned.
The video appears to have been deleted from TikTok, but conversations about it are still raging on Twitter.
The Video Left Social Media Users ‘Traumatized’
TikTok released a statement to Newsweek:
We appreciate the concerted effort by our community to warn about an unconscionably graphic clip from another site that was spliced into a video and brought onto TikTok. The original video was quickly removed, and our systems are proactively detecting and blocking attempted re-uploads of the clip to catch malicious behavior before the content can receive views. We apologize to those in our community, including our moderators, who may have come upon this content.
The site claims the gory video has been circulating around the Internet since 2019 and supposedly shows a 19 year old in Mexico, Newsweek reported.
One Twitter response to the video said, “I just saw a video of a little girl getting her head chopped off, this is so disgusting I’m going to throw up. for the love of God don’t watch it please. i’m traumatized.”
“Holy I have heard about a tiktok video where a girl gets HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF,” another Twitter user wrote.
Another wrote, “I go on my phone. Open twitter. Find out a tiktok girls head gets chopped off. Is humanity that cruel?”
Bristol Post reported that a disturbed mother contacted the publication to warn the public about the beheading video.
Who is Mayenggo3?
One video on YouTube says Mayenggo3 is the name behind the beheading video. The video’s narrator says the young woman is shown dancing, but that only lasts a few seconds. Then a “brutal death” is shown. A man was seen “slicing a girl’s throat whose hand was tied with a rope inside a room in an unknown location.”
It’s “extremely horrific to watch,” the narrator said.
People are calling for an investigation, as it’s unclear who the girl or man is or even whether the video is real. A Twitter user explained, “theres a video going around and it shows this girl getting her head chopped off in a bathroom…ppl said it starts with a lil girl dancing and then it shows a girl in the bathroom getting her head chopped off…”
One site claims that men in the video pledged allegiance to a Mexican cartel before chopping the girl’s head off, but our translation indicated they don’t reference cartels.
A Twitter user made the same claim, writing, “bye tiktok is trending about a girl exposing secrets about a hispanic cartel and got her head chopped off.”
“why have i just seen a girl get her head chopped off by cartel,” another Twitter user wrote.
Other Twitter posts about the video said:
“I’m posting you this to be aware of a video that’s spreading that a girl head gets chopped off. Please be careful on tik tok and Facebook it may look a normal video but then it switches to the disturbing video it’s VERY gore.”