What is sadfishing, this strange trend that is all the rage on social networks?

What is this strange trend, sad fishing that carries all the rage on social networks?

What is sadfishing?


Sadfishing consists in expressing one’s distress and sadness without filter on social networks. While we deplore more and more the lack of sincerity on social networks. Some people decide to share their sorrow without filter. This term that can literally be translated as “fishing for sadness” was used for the first time in 2019, by the English journalist Rebecca Reid. In an article for Metro UK, she questions this trend that aims to stage its sadness on social networks. Such as in Instagram posts or even live Tiktok.

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