Abby Rao responds to "heartless" hate after RiceGum breakup - Dexerto

Abby Rao responds to “heartless” hate after RiceGum breakup

Published: 21/Nov/2019 23:22

by Virginia Glaze


Instagram model Abby Rao parted ways with YouTube star Bryan “RiceGum” Le in mid-November after nearly ten months of dating – but some fans weren’t happy with this development.

The two sparked breakup rumors after unfollowing each other on social media, with names like Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR later confirming their split, but Rao remained relatively silent on the matter, until now.

In an exclusive interview with celebrity news outlet Hollywood Life, she opened up about her breakup with RiceGum, as well as the ensuing hate that followed.

Rice Gum, InstagramInstagram model Abby Rao parted ways with YouTuber RiceGum in a breakup that “destroyed” her – but fans aren’t showing any sympathy.

Much like YouTuber Corinna Kopf’s split with Fortnite pro Tfue, fans accused Rao of using RiceGum for “clout,” calling her a “gold digger” – but the hate didn’t just start with their breakup.

“I fully knew that was gonna happen,” the Instagram star said of the ensuing hate train. “When we started dating, everyone was like, ‘Oh, you’re a clout chaser! You’re a gold digger!’ I get crazy evil, evil messages. …I was getting an influx of hate. And like, ‘Oh, I knew this was gonna happen, you did this as soon as you get the clout.’ It’s really heartless.”

As for the specifics of their split, Rao claimed that she and Le parted ways after discovering they shared different goals in life, which ended up making the couple “clash.”

“I was just really destroyed,” she admitted. “I think with us two, the love was so strong and it still is. I still love him. I think we just wanted different things, and I think that we cared about different things… I wanted to focus on the things I cared about, like life things, and he kind of wanted to care about more his career. It just caused us to clash.”

RiceGum introduced Rao to the world in a YouTube video on January 11 to ample speculation, with many accusing the model of using Le for his money.

It appears that their mindset still hasn’t changed following their breakup – but luckily for Rao, she continues to receive uplifting messages in the fallout of a romance with such a high-profile social media star.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!