What is “Sussy Baka” on TikTok? Among Us & anime trend goes viral

What is “Sussy Baka” on TikTok? Among Us & anime trend goes viral


Sussy Baka refers to a series of videos by TikToker Akeam Francis in which he speaks various variations of the phrase “sussy,” The term is a combination of the terms “baka,” which means suspicious (and comes from the video game Among Us), and “fool” which means “you’re such a sussy baka.” in Japanese.

Several of Francis’ videos have given rise to well-known Original Sounds on TikTok, been used in video edits and memes on social media, and even became its own catchphrase.

Why Are You Behaving Like A Baka?

On March 9, 2021, the TikToker@nyatsumii shared a clip from one of @akeamfrancis2’s live streams on the platform in which he shouts, “Baka! Deku! Why are you behaving so baka-like? Why are you acting like a baka, Deku? “breathing deeply between each word (shown below). In a little more than a month, the video had over 1.7 million views.


In the clip, Francis is referencing the character Izuku Midoriya, or Deku, from the anime series My Hero Academia. On March 10th and 11th, Francis lip-dubbed to the sound (shown below, left and right), which also inspired over 1,900 videos on the platform, although not sparking any specific trend.

Francis continued to capitalize on the success of the video by creating similar content and regularly yelling the word “baka” in future videos (example shown below).

Why Do You Gotta Be Such A Sussy Baka?

On March 15th, 2021, TikToker @akeamfrancis2 posted a video replying to a comment requesting he say “sussy baka,” in which he says, “why you gotta be such a sussy baka? Like, seriously, Deku, you’re such a sussy baka. You’re a sussy baka. You sussy baka,” while a sticker of an Among Us crewmate flossing plays overtop. The video garnered over 1.2 million views in a month (shown below).

The sound inspired a number of popular videos on TikTok, mostly lip-dub videos (most popular examples shown below).

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On April 1st, 2021, Instagram user @scar.nyb posted a Fandom Generalization style video featuring the top-text, “you got caught lackin in 4k lmao get ratiod you simp sussy baka,” mocking common internet slang, garnering over 6,800 views in three weeks (shown below). The post was shared by Instagram user @pooods that day, garnering over 21,000 views and 3,500 likes in the same span of time.

On April 2nd, Instagram user @a11iens posted an image macro of a custom emoji with buck-teeth and the text, “ur such a sussy baka,” garnering over 9,900 likes in three weeks (shown below, left). On April 7th, Instagram user @cursedmojiman posted a similar image macro with the text, “me when you’re acting like a sussy baka,” garnering over 8,800 likes in two weeks (shown below, right). On April 8th, Instagram page @cursed.emoge posted the meme, garnering over 60,000 likes in a comparable span of time.

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Hank (Dean Norris) Accuses Walt Of Being A Sussy Baka Video

In May 2021, a Cameo video of Breaking Bad actor Dean Norris accusing Walk of being a sussy baka and using a number of Among Us terms started going around.

For example, a post to YouTube on May 15th garnered over 1.3 million views in just over a week. On May 19th, 2021, YouTuber[16] Mcdonald Ronald posted the original (shown below). In the description, the uploader writes that the video was a gift from his father.

On May 16th, YouTuber fishnchipss posted an edit mashing up a scene from Breaking Bad with the audio and visuals of the Dean Norris Cameo, garnering over 900,000 views in just over a week (shown below).

Continued Spread

On June 25th, 2021, the Genshin Impact Twitter page used the term “sussy baka” in response to a tweet from @DarkcatOwO, garnering over 31,000 likes and 20,000 retweets in under 12 hours (shown below).

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