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Shopping centre forced to put up ‘no gnomes’ signs due to viral TikTok trend

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A shopping centre has been forced to slap up a “no gnomes” sign after a TikTok star keeps popping up at the spot.

Internet sensation @Crawly_Possessed is causing a stir on TikTok by zooming through eateries and retail outlets while donning a bright green gnome outfit, leaving fans in stitches. Crawly’s antics even landed him a guest appearance alongside musician Oliver Tree.

People have been left in stitches thanks to the mischievous gnomes – who got even more cheers when a chivalrous knight character started booting Crawly out of various venues. But it looks like the shopping centre’s management isn’t sharing the giggles.

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Snapped by a user and splashed over social media, the anti-gnome notice read: “The locals in the mall where the wizard guy (Crawly) films his tiktoks, started putting these signs.”

Initially, it seemed like a serious ban, but turns out it’s a crafty marketing stunt, with companies jumping on the TikTok trend bandwagon.

In a cheeky twist, makeup giant MAC spoofed the famed gnome, showing their own gnome-like makeup pen being cast out. Meanwhile, Twitter peeps are buzzing for a glimpse of Crawly facing off with the sign in full gnome garb.

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