Erisa Laska, a TikTok user and mother of 4, became an overnight sensation after her video about leaving her kids at her sister’s house went viral. The video, which was originally intended as a joke, sparked a heated debate in the comments section with some users arguing that Laska was being immoral and a bad parent.
Despite the negative feedback, Laska’s husband reassured her that the video was just a harmless joke and encouraged her to keep it up instead of taking it down like she desired. That night, Laska went to sleep and woke up to a barrage of messages from her family, letting her know that her video had gone viral.
The video was reposted by popular blogs and celebrities, such as Sara Foster, and it even made its way to Laska’s home country of Albania, where it was featured on the news. Her family members who live in Greece called her to tell her they were watching her on tv in Greece and she was published in the newspapers. The video caught the attention of Matt James, the current Bachelor star. Once he commented on Laska’s video, it sparked a flurry of other high-profile users with blue check marks to comment and also weigh in on the debate.
Despite not being credited for the reposting of her videos, Laska’s life changed overnight as she and her family went from being unknown to TikTok influencers. Laska’s inbox is now filled with offers from household and baby brands looking to work with her. Even her children have received modeling offers from big brands due to her video’s popularity. You can follow Laska on TikTok at @erisa_laska.
The success of Laska’s video serves as a reminder that even negative feedback can fuel virality, and that persistence and a good sense of humor can lead to unexpected success.