A woman on TikTok jokingly claimed an allergic reaction she experienced alerted her to her boyfriend’s cheating in a video that has been viewed over 7 million times. The TikToker later revealed that this is the “THIRD fake scandal” she created about their relationship.
In the video, Gabby Gleeson films her arm covered in bruises and medication. She rotates the camera to show her boyfriend entering the room.
“I found out my boyfriend was cheating on me because I’m allergic to Olaplex and as soon as he walked over I broke out in hives,” Gleeson said via text overlay.
While the TikToker later clarified that she was joking, the video sparked debate about whether straight men even use products from Olaplaex, a brand that specializes in hair care products. The most popular product is the #3, which costs around $30 and is an at-home treatment aimed at repairing and strengthening the hair.
“I use Olaplex freely my husband, he doesn’t do anything wrong,” commented Dr. Shah, a popular doctor specializing in dermatology.
“My best friend is a man and he uses Olaplex to keep his hair healthy… maybe he uses it,” argued another.
“I mean I’m a guy and I use it so maybe he decided to take care of his hair,” claimed a third.
Other TikTokers seemed to drown out comments arguing either that men use Olaplaex too, or that Gleeson would know if her boyfriend was a regular Olaplaex user. “No man I know uses Olapex, you wake up,” Gleeson commented.
“If he USED Olaplex I think his girlfriend would know,” pointed out another.
Another argued that the “real tragedy is that you’re allergic to Olaplex.” “I’m sorry baby,” they added.
@gabgleeson_ Lmfao wtf is wrong with him #FrunktheBeat￼ #cheater #bf #olaplex ♬ I Love You by Young Slo Be – ʚ❤︎ɞNanami’s wifeʚ❤︎ɞ
In a follow-up video, Gleeson revealed that the “scandal” was fake.
“I told my boyfriend about the THIRD fake scandal I made about our relationship that was posted on Tiktok and got over a million views. He didn’t even know I did the Olaplex vid. I don’t know what Olaplex is even low key should I buy it even if my hair is not damaged? She wrote via text overlay.
@gabgleeson_ reply to @briannagrout ♬ Original sound – burrow.edits
Though Gleeson’s alleged experience wasn’t real, at least one viewer found out her ex was cheated on in a similar way.
“I got hives from my ex after he cheated on me, trust your instincts!” one warned.
The Daily Dot contacted Gleeson via TikTok comment.
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*Initial Release: Jun 15, 2022 3:19pm CDT
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