Kanye West, Presidential Candidate, Suggests ‘Jesus Tok’ — App Monitored By Christians

While campaigning for the office of President of the United States, Kanye West declared Monday that he felt the need for a “Christian monitored” app similar to TikTok. While Trump has been threatening to cancel TikTok in the U.S. unless the ownership is transferred to a U.S.-based company, West hopes to collaborate with the app’s designers to create a new version that would be a little less ‘sinful.’

Kanye says we need Jesus Tok for kids
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West tweeted Monday to say that he was watching his daughter use the app, and loved the technology but was ‘disturbed’ by the content. He thinks a Christian version would be — or feel — safer for children.

Signing off his tweet with, “In Jesus name, Amen,” Ye laid out his proposal for an app that would provide the basic user experience of TikTok, but wouldn’t offend conservative Christian sensibilities — “Jesus Tok.”

As Raw Story points out, Kanye’s own video history has been criticized for content including a sexually suggestive music video that involves his wife, Kim Kardashian, topless on a motorbike.

Kanye’s oldest child, his daughter North, was born in 2013, making her seven years old. TikTok’s terms of service, as cited here on Common Sense Media, forbid full access to the app to anyone under the age of 13, and use without parental consent to anyone under 18.

If your younger kid or tween wants to use the app, there’s a section of the app for kids under 13 that includes additional safety and privacy features. Kids can only see curated, clean videos, and aren’t allowed to comment, search, or post their own videos. However, the lack of these features makes it unappealing for most kids, and bypassing that section only requires entering a false birthdate, so it’s not perfect.

Like most media, the ultimate responsibility for what children access is left to parents.

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