- Bob Kelly, a morning traffic anchor for Fox 29 in Philadelphia, was attacked during a weekend event, becoming a victim of a distressing TikTok trend. The assault left him with a visibly swollen eye.
- Drawing parallels to a recent incident involving Cardi B, Kelly suggested that these acts of aggression, filmed and publicized for online notoriety, might be part of a concerning social media trend.
- While the investigation is underway, Kelly hopes that shedding light on this issue will help put an end to such reckless behavior. Details regarding potential charges are yet to be released by the Sea Isle City police.
Philadelphia’s Fox 29 morning traffic anchor, Bob Kelly, returned to the airwaves on Tuesday with a clear sign of physical assault – a noticeably swollen eye.
He had been attacked over the weekend while hosting an event at a Jersey Shore bar, in what seems to be a disturbing trend fueled by social media platform, TikTok.
Kelly confirmed to his viewers that he was coping well after the alarming incident, during which an individual struck him unexpectedly after dousing him with beer.
This person had even filmed the entire episode, suggesting that it was a premeditated act.
The traffic anchor linked his ordeal to a recent TikTok challenge that seems to encourage such behavior, pointing to a similar instance involving Grammy-winning rapper, Cardi B.
Over the weekend, Cardi B was in the news after retaliating to a fan who had thrown water at her during a concert in Las Vegas. The fan had filmed the incident, just as in Kelly’s case.
The parallels between these events suggest that such assaults may be part of a worrying social media trend, where individuals instigate and film acts of aggression for online notoriety.
Kelly was hopeful that his experience would draw attention to this disturbing trend and help curtail it.
“It’s under investigation and I’m just going to leave it at that, but I hope this can bring some light to this craziness that is out there and put a stop to it,” he commented on air.
As of the latest updates, the Sea Isle City police, who are investigating the assault on Kelly, have not shared any details regarding potential charges.