The video soon got a lot of attention. While some commenters thanked Amber for putting a difficult subject out on the normally-lighthearted app, many felt as though the topic was too serious and triggering.
A big topic of conversation surrounding TikTok has been what content is safe for its predominantly teenage audience. Amber’s video, some said, crossed that line.
Following the attention from the video, Amber spoke to BBC about what inspired such serious content.
“The message of the video is don’t ignore the signs of domestic abuse,” she said. “If you have the slightest concern, bring it up with the person.”
She went on to say that she hoped her video would bring the right kind of attention.
“I feel domestic abuse is something that should have more awareness,” she said.