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TikTok user claims she was bitten by bedbugs at AMC Theatre in Times Square


A TikTok user who shared a viral video showing her leg covered in red welts blamed the bedbugs for the bites after she went to a movie on the AMC Theatres location in Times Square.

In the video posted Saturday, TikTok user @xoxodanixoxo covers her mouth along with her hand before panning to a shot of the red blemishes on her leg. The user, who goes by “Dani” on the platform, circled several of the alleged bedbug bites in black ink.

“Yall do NOT sit within the amc at times square. Someone burn that godforsaken place down,” TikTok user @xoxodanixoxo said within the video.

“This isn’t very life laugh love of you #amctheaters #amc #bedbugs,” Dani added in a caption.

Dani added one other comment to the post “for context,” noting that she had attended the AMC Times Square location “for a piece thing, not by alternative” and reiterated that bedbugs were accountable for the bites.

Dani wasn’t the one individual alleging an outbreak has occurred on the AMC Times Square location. One other TikTok user named @ufw.treneice shared the same post last Friday stating that her friend “got bit by bed bugs” during a visit to the placement.

AMC quickly denied there’s an infestation on the AMC Empire 25 near Times Square.

“Any time we receive a guest report about this topic at this location, the seat in query and a number of other surrounding seats are disassembled to examine for any sign of evidence,” an organization spokesperson said Tuesday.

“If evidence is found, the affected area is closed and treated as soon as possible.  In some cases, including as recently as last week, the third-party expert uses a canine inspection to make sure that all previously identified activity has been eliminated. Following inspection and treatment, a canine inspection at AMC Empire 25 late last week revealed no evidence of bed bug activity.”

TikTok user @xoxodanixoxo showed a set of bites on her leg.TikTok/ @xoxodanixoxo

As of Tuesday afternoon, Dani’s TikTok post has been viewed nearly 800,000 times, liked nearly 40,000 times and generated nearly 700 comments.

I assumed everyone knew this,” one user named “Jay” wrote.

“First mistake was going to forty second St,” the official TikTok account for CUNY quipped.

“Video before this was one other AMC bed bug feature,” one other user named Ashley said. “[At this point] I’m convinced the $3 ticket special is an element of a sacrificial ritual.”

TikTok user @xoxodanixoxoThe identical AMC location faced bedbug outbreak allegations previously.TikTok/ @xoxodanixoxo

The AMC theater at West forty second street has been dogged by claims of bedbug bites and outbreaks for a few years.

In 2017, outlets Gothamist and Insider published reports on a social media post that showed an insect strongly resembling the pest on the ground during a screening of “Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Amongst Us.” On the time, an AMC representative said it found “no sign of any bedbug activity.”

In 2015, Page Six reported that a planned premiere event for the film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” was forced to relocate from the AMC Empire Times Square venue resulting from a bedbug outbreak.

“Along with a third-party expert pest control service, AMC has in place a comprehensive, proactive monitoring and response plan for that specific location. This plan includes regular proactive inspections of each seat within the constructing at AMC Empire 25 by a third-party bedbug expert,” the corporate rep said.

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