This young black boy is an avid corn enthusiast whose genuine delight in the summer vegetable could melt even the most skeptical heart. His interview on RT, an online series that interviews teenagers, suddenly went viral, and “Corn Kid” was everywhere in an instant.
The most famous TikTok video of the boy Tariq shouting “It’s corn!” and has over 20 million views. According to the boy’s mother, Tariq has become phenomenally popular on Cameo, receiving hundreds of requests for personalized videos from fans and businesses.
Tariq and his mother Jessica both loved the idea and started making $30 videos. However, demand quickly became overwhelming. And soon Tariq was back in school, so prices went up to curb demand.
Tariq’s viral popularity unfolded in a rather predictable pattern. He appeared in a Chipotle commercial and began selling customized cameo video greetings for $220. Initially, social media commentators championed it. A Twitter thread with thousands of retweets yelled, “Make that little kid pay.”
Tariq has created several business videos that start at $1,000 per report. His Chipotle commercial went viral, racking up approximately 24 million TikTok views and becoming the brand’s top-performing TikTok and Instagram post of all time.
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