What is 'goblincore' and why does TikTok love it so much?

TikTok is embracing a new aesthetic — think of goblincore as the spooky little sister of cottagecore. While cottagecore embodies the light, romantic and airy side of nature, goblincore is darker, more rustic and dabbles in the occult. Goblincore folk are less into butterflies and sunflowers and more into toads and mushrooms. The trend started on Tumblr, but now TikTokers have picked up the way of life. According to trend expert Amanda Brennan, goblincore is often tied to "queerness and anti-capitalism" . People have noted that antisemitic depictions of Jewish people have often presented the group as goblins. However, goblincore folk insists the community is all about inclusivity