Fallen Angels and Fake Tears

Your daily digest of youth culture

Billie Eilish covers Rolling Stone, this fake crying TikTok “trend” is so sinister, ByteDance’s annual revenue jumps to $34.3 billion, young influencers keep pushing that scammy Natural Cycles app, Tyler the Creator’s dropping an album, and…

'SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY' AND TOMMY JEANS SHARE SPIRITED NEW CAPSULE

Double the nostalgia. hypebeast // Same vibe: Extra Butter teams with Adidas for Happy Gilmore collection. wwd

VICTORIA'S SECRET OFFICIALLY ABANDONS ANGELS AS PART OF MAJOR RE-BRAND

Angels are no longer “culturally relevant,” the company says; activists and entrepreneurs will be the new faces of the brand. nyt via fashionista // Also: What is Victoria’s Secret doing back from the dead? cut

WITH A NEW SHOE AND CREATIVE OVERHAUL, TOMS IS CHASING AFTER GEN Z

“The Mallow caters to younger preferences with thicker platforms, bolder prints, and an eco-friendly insole.” (The Mallow looks like a Kmart version of Vans slip-ons.) adweek

TIKTOK’S LATEST TREND IS MAKING COMMERCIALS

A look at the Adult Swim TikTok meme that’s racked up more than 2.5 billion views on the app. slate

PUTTING THE B IN LGBTQ

One in six Gen Z adults identified as LGBT compared to the around one in 10 millennials; half of LGBT adults identify as bisexual. npr // Related: According to Paris Jackson and Willow Smith, everyone in Gen Z is queer. autostraddle // And: Photographs from the Brooklyn Liberation action to protect trans youth. i-D

One last thought: I’m taking a Summer Friday tomorrow, so I’ll see you Monday. As always, thank you for reading.