TikTok ‘psychologist’ faces backlash for ‘toxic’ advice
A woman who claimed to be a psychologist on TikTok is now facing backlash for her ‘toxic’ advice.
Madeline, passing @madelinnee on the platform and calls himself “your everyday psychologist”, shared his 47 rules for dating and relationships.
Some women said his advice was a “guide” and “healed” them.
And while many of her advice is satirical and should be taken lightly, one rule in particular has sparked anger on the social media platform, especially among single mothers.
Along with each video, she posts a daily written rule advising women how they should move around in the company of men – from the first steps of texting to long-term relationships.
His statements could be useful in reminding women of their self-esteem, such as rule 21.
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“Remember ladies, don’t show a man you’ll stick with him through everything because he’ll keep putting you through everything,” Madeline wrote.
Many “rules” also encourage women to play games to attract the attention of men.
Take rule 41 – “If he cancels the last minute response ‘ok’, text him five minutes later and say, ‘hey, my party just went free, do you still want to link?’ He’ll know this message wasn’t for him,” she wrote.
One person responded to this video with, “Ohhh, the toxicity.”
However, it was rule 38 single mothers weren’t thrilled – and Madeline has since apologized.
“It’s okay to be heartbroken…some girls end up with kids,” she wrote.
“You didn’t have to attack me like that,” one person wrote.
Another added: “Crying sitting next to my one year old.”
A third wrote: “We are not ‘left with children’. We make it a priority to make sure [our] children are cared for, happy and safe.”
While many followers supported Madeline, noting that the content creator wasn’t trying to offend anyone, Madeline replied, “Girls, I don’t mean to hurt anyone, I just wanted to educate younger girls to take maximum care with boys.”
Still, many of Madeline’s clips have been praised by women, which explains how much it has motivated them to leave unhealthy relationships.
“Girl, you know everything for real. My guide,” someone added.
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