The disappearance of Madeleine McCann remains one of the most puzzling mysteries of the 21st century. The young Madeleine reportedly disappeared from her bedroom as her parents had dinner at a hotel in Portugal’s picturesque Algarve. People have come up with countless theories as to how Madeleine might have vanished, but no theory makes complete sense.
It has been nearly a decade and a half since Madeleine disappeared, and her family still holds out hope that they will find her alive. The story is quite sad, but some TikTokers don’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation. Read on to find out more about Madeleine McCann on TikTok.
Some TikTokers claimed that they are Madeleine McCann days after the anniversary of her disappearance
Just days after the 14th anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, an unnamed TikToker posted a video claiming that she is Madeleine McCann. “my mates joke about me being Madeleine McCann,” she wrote.
In her video, she shared that she’d been staying ‘37 minutes’ away from where Madeleine was at the time she went missing. She also shared photos of herself at the time showing that she and Madeleine shared similar blonde hair.
Another TikToker identified as Rosie, shared photos of herself at the same age when Madeleine vanished. She also stated that the government couldn’t find an entry that matched her details when she applied for her birth certificate. She further claimed that she doesn’t know the details about her birth.
There was still time for another TikToker to claim that she is McCann. She explained that she had ‘really blue eyes and blonde hair’ when younger. She also claimed that during a trip to Portugal, authorities thought she was McCann:
“When we arrived, all the hotel managers and locals were giving my parents a really hard time. They thought I was Madeleine McCann and my parents had kidnapped me.”
TikTok theories about Madeleine McCann erupted in 2020 after a German man was arrested in connection with the disappearance
In August 2020, a German man was arrested in connection with Madeleine’s disappearance. Shortly after, @Gabrielleduncan took to TikTok to show a photo of her young self with her mother pointing to a German man, who Gabrielle’s mom feared would kidnap her daughter.
@t.amarraaaa pointed out that one of the sketches of Madeleine’s possible abductors resembled Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s famous accomplice.
@liz_lynette_ went a step further and claimed that she’d found inconsistencies in her birth date that made her think that she is Madeleine. She presented a photo that was allegedly backdated years before she was born. The user claimed that she was born in 2005, but the photo was dated 2003. It didn’t help that she bore a resemblance to Madeleine.
The user later posted a video claiming that she was joking and had lied about her date of birth.
Madeleine McCann theories are wildly unpopular on TikTok
Every time a new piece of news emerges about Madeleine McCann, we see some TikTokers come up with insane theories about her disappearance. These theories are wildly insensitive and show no regard to what her family has and is going through.
Other users respond by castigating these TikTokers and reminding people to be mindful of the family’s anguish.