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Addison Rae addresses constant online hate in tearful Instagram Live

Published: 16/Sep/2020 1:24

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Addison Rae seems to be the favorite target of internet trolls lately — and it seems that the constant criticism is finally wearing her down, as told by her tearful Instagram Live addressing the topic.

Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s most popular content creators, boasting an impressive 60 million followers on the app and even earning the most money out of any other TikToker.

However, in spite of her success and bubbly personality, Rae has been at the center of near-constant online criticism following an incident in July, when she addressed backlash for sharing a video years prior that called the Black Lives Matter movement a “cult.”

While Rae has apologized for sharing the video, critics are still quick to slam the creator over just about anything and everything — from the time she danced to a song discussing eating disorders for a partnered video to allegedly liking comments that shaded Charli D’Amelio.

It seems that the hate train just isn’t stopping for Rae, and she finally sat down to discuss the near-constant criticism in an Instagram Live on September 15.

“I think people are so misunderstood, especially on the internet,” Rae said. “There’s people that get portrayed a certain way, or people just attack them for things that aren’t necessarily true, or right. And you never really know what’s going on.”

“I’m gonna be honest, it does get to me,” she continued. “There are moments when I read things about myself, and I read comments and I read things like that… I can’t sit here and act like has never affected me, because it has.”

Rae even ended up shedding a few tears toward the end of her broadcast, showing just how much the criticism is getting to her; but, unsurprisingly, her stream still managed to spark the ire of haters amid the many comments showing support for the TikToker.

This latest broadcast comes shortly after Rae received backlash over liking older comments, one of which appeared to glorify eating disorders.

While she didn’t directly address the issue, it’s safe to say that this scandal may have prompted her to go live, providing yet another prompt reminder that celebrities are still people — even if you only ever see them from behind a smartphone screen.

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Who is Corpse Husband? The story of YouTube’s Among Us sensation

Published: 23/Oct/2020 18:25 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:26

by Lauren Bergin

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Californian YouTube Among Us sensation Corpse Husband has apparently appeared out of nowhere, but who exactly is he?

It’s safe to say that every gamer, non-gamer and Youtube fanatic knows about Among Us, the newest party game that sees players attempt to decipher who the impostor is before they brutally murder all of their comrades and win the game.

Thousands of streamers have jumped on the Among Us bandwagon, with names like xQc, Valkyre and Trainwrecks dominating the Among Us Charts. The game has even attracted political figures, namely American Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who used the game as a platform to reach out to the gaming youth of today.

On YouTube, however, the Among Us scene rests firmly within the grasp of Corpse Husband (or Corpse, who has become an overnight Among Us sensation. Despite his synonymity with the game though, Corpse has a long and varied streaming past despite only being the tender age of 23.

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The underground YouTube star has become an Among Us sensation.

From YouTube spook to Among Us fame

Corpse’s Youtube career began in the dark realms of horror story narration. Citing online CreepyPasta narration channels such as Mr.Nightmare, Be.Buster and Lazy Masquerade as inspiration, Corpse created his own iteration of a horror narration channel, with his distinctive deep voice adding to the spookiness of his videos. This mystery was only amplified by Corpse’s decision to hide his face in the online sphere.

While Corpse’s YouTube still provides every horror fan with a video playground, his most recent Among Us videos have racked up millions of views, blowing his creepier videos out of the YouTube waters in terms of views.

Focusing on how to win the game as the impostor – even if you have admitted you are the impostor – the three current Among Us videos on his channel have earned him a total of 26.5 million views. That’s hardly a number to smirk at.

Being the impostor in Among Us certainly requires the gift of a silver tongue, something that Corpse clearly possesses. It’ll be interesting to see whether his popularity fades as the game slips out of the mainstream media, but judging by his views that doesn’t seem too likely. After all, if you’re not watching him for Among Us right now is the perfect time of year to sit back, relax and be terrified.