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NSW Police apologize and remove TikTok after their Vivid ‘tone deaf’ prank was blasted online

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Police apologize and remove TikTok after their ‘toon-deaf’ joke was blasted online: ‘Talk about missing the mark’

  • NSW police must apologize for ‘tone deaf’ video stomping on camera
  • Officers tried to join video honoring Vivid Sydney
  • Clip shows police officer putting on hat before dropping phone and stomping on camera
  • Police reappear in front of Sydney Harbor Bridge after transition
  • Video was viewed 560,000 times before NSW Police removed and apologized

NSW police have been forced to apologize after being reprimanded for a ‘toon-deaf’ TikTok video of them stomping on a camera.

Police attempted to participate in a Vivid Sydney campaign by donning their hats while standing in the station before dropping a phone on the floor and stomping on it to create a transition.

The agents then reappear in front of the Sydney Opera House, but the light-hearted video missed the mark and instead received hundreds of critical comments before it was eventually taken down.

‘Art imitates life. The NSW police think it’s funny to copy a TikTok transition – someone being stomped on by a cop in boots. What’s next,” said Ben Pennings, the Queensland Greens Senate candidate.

NSW police have been forced to apologize after being reprimanded for a TikTok video of them stomping on a camera

The video started with a male cop looking into the camera and putting on his cap, before dropping the phone on the floor and forcing his boot on the lens.

The video’s angle of view gave the impression that the officer was stomping on someone – leading to the kickback.

Officers then reappear after the stump transition in front of the Vivid display in Sydney Harbor – with the clip titled: ‘Night shift hits different when Vivid is on.’

‘Love it!’ Vivid Sydney commented on the video on TikTok.

But swathes of NSW Police’s 63,000 followers weren’t happy with the post.

Some people said the clip was “tone deaf”, while others said it was “sick.”

The angle of view of the video gives the impression that the officer is stomping on someone - leading to the kickback

The angle of view of the video gives the impression that the officer is stomping on someone – leading to the kickback

The video was shared by other TikTok personalities before police removed it, including Crikey journalist Cam Wilson who compared the footage to a controversial video of a violent arrest in Surry Hills in 2020.

The video, which made national headlines, appeared to show a police officer kicking a 16-year-old native boy to the ground before being pinned down by two female officers.

“Not the best NSW police,” Wilson said, attaching an ABC article about the incident being investigated by the police.

“Wow, talk about missing the target!” another answered.

Officers then reappear through the stump transition in front of Vivid in Sydney Harbor - with the clip titled: 'Night shift hits different when Vivid is on'

Officers then reappear through the stump transition in front of Vivid in Sydney Harbor – with the clip titled: ‘Night shift hits different when Vivid is on’

NSW Police initially posted an apology under the video, before it was eventually removed after it garnered more than 560,000 views.

“We would like to acknowledge the concerns expressed by community members and apologize to anyone who may have been offended by the transition we have used,” the NSW Police Department said.

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