Tik Tok Tanaiste Leo Varadkar gets down with the kids by releasing first Tik Tok video
Táinaiste Leo Varadkar has embraced his inner millennial and recorded his first ever Tik Tok video.
The Fine Gael leader posted the short video online this mourning ahead of a meeting with the social media giants.
Dressing down for the kids, Leo opted to appear tie-less and even went so far as to open the top button on his shirt.
He also asked viewers to "go easy" on him as he took to social media to share his attempt this morning.
He wrote on Twitter: "Meeting TikTok today.
"1,100 new hires this year is very deserving of my first attempt I think! Go easy."
In the clip, which is soundtracked by Vance Joy’s Riptide, he outlines a number of facts about TikTok and Ireland.
Mirroring the arms of a clock he lists out several impressive statistics that have come to Ireland thanks to Tik Tok’s investment.
Leo’s meeting with the tech giant was to coincide with the announcement that Tik Tok are to create 200 new jobs in Ireland by early next year.
This will bring their total employee number here to 1,100.
Meeting TikTok today. 1,100 new hires this year is very deserving of my first attempt I think! Go easy pic.twitter.com/6lGhX1UYwp— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) November 20, 2020
The TikTok app - hugely popular with teenagers and young people - has been a global revelation since its launch in 2016 with 850 million active users each month.
It allows people to create and share short videos with various music and filters where some go viral online.
The company is also set to establish its first European data centre in Ireland by 2022 after making a €420million investment.
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