Mom’s Dance TikTok over child custody deal sparks debate

A group of TikTok content creators made up mostly of Mormon mothers made headlines earlier this summer when they went viral following a high-profile scandal – now one of the mothers has sparked a debate over the social media for making a dance video about his custody battle.

Taylor Frankie Paul went viral in May when she announced she was divorcing her husband Tate Paul, which sent rumors that the couple were part of a Mormon swinging community.

Taylor Frankie Paul, who rose to fame performing viral dances on TikTok and showcasing her family life, recently split fans when explaining her child custody deal with her ex-husband through choreography . Above, a model who isn’t Paul shows off popular TikTok dance moves.
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The 28-year-old influencer took to Instagram to announce the divorce in May, writing, “The past eight days have been the most painful I’ve ever felt in my life. I cried and cried with my family and friends the loss of my Family is no longer together Tate and I are in the process of getting a divorce, however, I still love him dearly, but that’s what’s best for us. there is a long painful road ahead of us, but hopefully it will be okay from here.”

The couple share two young children and this week Paul took to TikTok to answer some questions about the divorce.

In one video, when discussing their custody agreement, Paul punctuates the explanation with a typical TikTok-style dance.

“3 days on 3 days off,” Paul wrote of the clip, which shows her happily moving about in her living room.

“The two are split 50/50,” she continues while finishing the energetic dance routine.

She captioned the post: “in the process of learning what works.”

This format of discussing a divorce and custody agreement sparked a debate on social media, with many users on TikTok, Twitter and Reddit criticizing Paul’s rather casual way of discussing a serious topic.

“not taylor frankie paul aka the tiktok swinger mormon mom posting her shaking her ass while posting custody arrangements for her child(ren???) 😭😭 like a girl WHAT,” one tweet read .

While another Twitter user added: “Taylor Frankie Paul twerking under the terms of his custody agreement on Tik Tok really represents where we are at as a country, just laugh through the misery.”

On TikTok, fellow creator Madison Gurdak poked fun at Paul by doing a parody version of his dance video.

“I think this should be used to break all the bad news,” one commenter joked.

While another added: “Hahahahaha!! Honestly wish my parents had told me like that…much less traumatic.”

Paul addresses the backlash in a later TikTok in which she mimed the “I’m a cool mom” speech from mean girls.

Paul’s divorce comes following the scandal that rocked MomTok after she alleged during a live TikTok session that she and some friends and their partners engaged in a ‘sweet swap’ .

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