TikTok‘s latest trend, the ‘Bariatric cruise’ drama, has captivated the platform’s users, prompting them to delve into the series of events that sparked a heated controversy during a bariatric cruise trip. Here’s an account of the unfolding drama.
The Allegations Against the Bariatric Cruise
Bariatric surgery, performed for weight loss, has resulted in a community of patients eager to share their experiences.
This has given birth to the concept of a ‘bariatric cruise’ – an organized vacation exclusively for patients who have undergone this surgery.
The drama began when TikToker @thebrownmamimelts, real name Alicia, who claimed to be an employee on the cruise, posted a video detailing the “bariatric cruise scam” on June 26, 2023.
According to Alicia, she was fired by CeCe Chancellor, the cruise organizer, for not answering phone calls and was accused of being “unprofessional”.
Her promised payment for the work – travel on the cruise – was taken away following her termination, as per Alicia’s claims.
The Social Media Investigation
Social media platforms, especially TikTok and Twitter, have turned into virtual detective agencies as users strive to unravel the bariatric cruise mystery.
As one user commented, “Ten minutes ago I didn’t know there was such a thing as a bariatric cruise and now I’m like 30 story times deep into the tea on this cruise.”
BariDiaries, founded by CeCe Chancellor, organizes these cruises, providing a platform for patients to connect and share their stories post-surgery.
BariDiaries was established in 2021, after Chancellor herself underwent the surgery. What began as a podcast for sharing post-operative experiences has now expanded to include a series of in-person events.
The Detailed Accusations and Aftermath
The bariatric cruise in question, hosted by BariDiaries, resulted in numerous users posting vague videos hinting at negative experiences on the cruise, thus intensifying the drama.
The precise details of the events during the cruise remain sketchy due to a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) by the attendees.
However, some information has surfaced. Allegedly, the cruise had scam-like aspects, with attendees being recruited to work on the ship and misled about the total attendance.
CeCe Chancellor has been criticized for her “unprofessionalism” on the cruise, with attendees accusing her of rudeness and invasion of privacy.
Further, it was claimed that some attendees were promised a future cruise as payment for their work on the current cruise.
However, these individuals were later denied this promised reward.
The Bariatric Cruise Drama Takes Over TikTok
The drama surrounding the bariatric cruise has become a viral sensation on TikTok.
Users are eager to unravel the details of the controversy, and as one user remarked, “This doesn’t sound like something that should be causing so much drama”.
Many participants are bound by their NDAs and thus may be unable to disclose all the details of the incident. As such, the complete story behind the bariatric cruise drama may remain a mystery for now.