TWO teen girls were slammed for filming a flippant TikTok video moments after their car barreled through a fence and flipped over.
Katie Cornetti, 16, took a ride with two friends to get smoothies in Pennsylvania when the driver, Marissa Bordas, lost control of the car, causing it to crash, flip twice, and land on its side while the trio were stuck inside.
Katie Cornetti (right) was slammed for a TikTok video she madeCredit: Instagram
Miraculously, the trio managed to avoid serious injuries, except for a bruise on Katie's lip, which prompted her to use TikTok to cope with the harrowing accident.
"We saw [the window shatter] and we look at each other and were like, 'Are you OK? Are you OK?' Once we figured out we were all OK, we started laughing," Katie told Buzzfeed News.
"While we were sitting there...waiting for the police to come, for some reason in my mind I was like, I should make a TikTok, why not, I have nothing better to do."
In the video, an unscathed Katie is seen lip-syncing to lyrics and a laughter soundbite from the song "Stupid" by Ashnikko and Yung Baby Tate.
Thousands of TikTok users have posted their own videos using the same song as part the "stupid boy" challenge.
The 16-year-old filmed the video right after getting into a car crashCredit: Tik Tok/Katie Cornetti
The teens were trapped sitting sideways in the video, including the driver MarissaCredit: Tik Tok/Katie Cornetti
The windshield and side windows of the car were broken and covered in cracksCredit: Tik Tok/Katie Cornetti
The passenger side of the car is on the ground as she pans the camera around to show Marissa sitting sideways in front of blown-out windows and windshield riddled with cracks.
The TikTok clip quickly went viral after she uploaded it, catching the attention of YouTuber Zane of Zane and Heath, who then shared it with his 1.7 million followers on Twitter.
Several users bashed the girls for their nonchalant attitude, calling their behavior "sad" and attributing their lack of awareness to a sense of entitlement.
"I'd be freaking out if I flipped my car. You can tell they have mommy daddy money have nothing to worry about when it comes to insurance or repairs," chided one user.
"Wtf I'm actually worried for our future, if that's what the [sic] do first thing they do when they crashed that's kinda sad," griped another, who capped her thoughts with a thinking face emoji and a sad face emoji."
"Probably why they got into an accident......so glad they put themselves and everyone else at risk for a freakin Tik Tok .....," quipped a third.
While most users were offended by Katie and Marissa's flippant attitudes, one tweeter suggested that others should respect their humorous take on a harrowing event.
"Gotta respec [sic] their dedication," he wrote.
Katie replied to the tweet with a simple "Thank you", capped with a punctuation smiley face.
Another scolded the criticisms, arguing that laughter was the best remedy given the grim circumstances.
"Lots of stupid replies here... The driver probably lost a lot of money in this accident. The least they can do is laugh about it....," he wrote.
Katie and Marissa continued to make light of the crash in a second TikTok video shared days after the accident.
The girls are seen re-enacting the crash as Marissa holds an imaginary steering wheel before the two tilt sideways.
"*me and marissa flipping the [sic] over twice and the police thinking we died*," the caption reads before the pair immediately stand to give a thumbs up to say they're just fine.
The teens pushed back against the overwhelmingly negative responses, insisting that weren't on their phones before the crash and that they only made the video to distract themselves from what happened.
The teens joked about the accident in a second videoCredit: Tik Tok/Katie Cornetti
The girls reenacted the crash days after the accidentCredit: Tik Tok/Katie Cornetti
Twitter users weren't happy about the jokey videos and criticized the teens for being flippantCredit: Tik Tok/Katie Cornetti
"It really was scary...But we decided let's do this to get our minds off of it, and honestly it helped a lot," said Katie. "[Social media] is distracting...in ways, it's bad distracting, but it helped us get out of the real world for a second and helped us calm down. I would have never said that before this."
Contrary to what many users insinuated, Marissa said she covers her own car expenses.
"If anybody's wondering, daddy's money is not paying for my f***ing car. It's my money, thank you very much."
Marissa (left) insisted she pays for her car, not her parentsCredit: Instagram