TikTok’s viral ‘No Nuance November’ trend is giving everyone an excuse to share their hot takes

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  • People on TikTok are participating in "No Nuance November," a trend in which people share their opinions without any context.
  • The trend was started by TikToker @abolish_ice, and has political origins.
  • However, it's since grown to encompass a variety of different topics.
  • People are using the hashtag #NoNuanceNovember to share their opinions on everything ranging from dermatology to teaching.
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Over the past month, TikTok has been filled with a slew of hot takes as part of "No Nuance November," a new trend that encourages people to drop their (largely unsolicited) opinions without context.

The meme itself started as a counter-response to "No Nut November," a month of masturbatory abstinence that's become a meme.

As part of "No Nuance November," people are posting videos full of their hottest takes on topics ranging from politics to dermatology, and everything in between. The format occasionally varies, with some people dropping daily takes to others filling a minute-long video with all of their most controversial opinions. Now, 24 days into the month of November, the hashtag #NoNuanceNovember has amassed over 1.7 billion views.

"It's #NoNuanceNovember, so post your hot takes with no context and run," TikTok's description on the hashtag's page reads.

##nonuancenovember

'No Nuance November' has political origins

"No Nut November" is a half-earnest challenge that encourages men to refrain from masturbating for an entire month and parodies other internet-made challenges like No Shave November or "Movember," where men grow mustaches to raise awareness for men's health issues. As Rolling Stone reported, it's now a meme in and of itself.

"No Nuance November" was launched as an alternative to "No Nut November." As Newsweek and Know Your Meme reported, it started with 22-year-old college student Tomás, who's known by the handle @abolish_ice on TikTok. Their November 2 video says that they started the challenge to share their political takes.

"Y'all know 'No Nut November? I'm gonna do No Nuance November," Tomás says in the video. "Every day I'm gonna post a hot take, and I'm gonna limit myself to one sentence. No walls of text, I'm gonna put zero nuance in it. And I'm gonna refuse to comment in the comments, y'all can discuss amongst yourselves… I just wanna be inflammatory."

NNN? No Nuance November? Day 1 (or 2?) #leftism #politics #anarchism #communism #maga #bluelivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #blm #alm #acab #1312 #trump

Many of Tomás' recent videos, or follow-ups to "No Nuance November" posts, feature reading recommendations to provide context.

The trend itself, particularly as it relates to politics, isn't without criticism. As Know Your Meme reported, TikTok user @adrian.antonioli posted a video criticizing the trend, arguing that some takes do merit context.

Tomás responded to that line of criticism in a November 9 TikTok video, saying, "I've been seeing a lot of people saying they don't like this trend because they think it's an excuse for white leftists to make their overgeneralized bad takes without any repercussions. This isn't true. I mean, you can comment and say that their takes are bad. You can also provide what you think the take means. The whole point is that people can actually think for themselves instead of having your hand held through every topic of discussion."

The trend has expanded to include any and all takes, political or otherwise

In the time since Tomás started the trend, other TikTokers began to post their own variations on the format, sharing multiple takes at once on a variety of topics including dermatology, superheroes, being a teacher, and more.

##nonuancenovember ##dermatologist ##skincare

No Nuance November: Superhero Edition (thanks to @jstoobsfor the idea) ##nonuancenovember ##fyp ##superhero ##superherofacts ##mcu ##marvel ##DC ##comic

Don’t get me wrong, teachers can have such a positive influence. They can also do a lot of harm. ##teacher ##nonuancenovember

Newsweek reported that many used TikTok's "stitch" function, which allows you to tag your own video addition onto an existing video, to share their takes, springing off of a November 13 video from @ediblesrex.

One person who used the stitch function was longstanding internet personality Hank Green. His November 17 video about juice has amassed over 930,000 likes.

i saw @sativaplath69do this and then *I* wanted to do it too ##nonuancenovember ##hottakes

##stitch with @ediblesrexJUICE IS A LIE

In turn, @ediblesrex's video has sparked a subset of the trend that specifically a sound called "Dance of the Dead," uploaded by TikToker @timothychooiviolin in a video that shows him playing "Dance of the Dead" by Camille Saint-Saëns. Now, a significant number (but not all) "No Nuance November" videos are associated with the sound.

kinda wanna make a part 2 cuz i have A LOT of “hot takes” ##nonuancenovember ##theythem

my hot takes ##NoNuanceNovember ##opinons ##hottakes ##topics

i know sags are about to be on my head ๐Ÿ™‚ ##nonuancenovember ##astrology ##zodiac ##cancers ##sagittarius ##scorpio ##taursus ##virgo ##libra

As of now, the trend has expanded far past its political roots. For the majority of those who have recently participated, "No Nuance November" is merely a great excuse to get some of your most controversial opinions off your chest without the pressure to explain them, for better or worse. 

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