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Addison Rae comes forward with apology following racism allegations

Published: 8/Jul/2020 22:07 Updated: 8/Jul/2020 22:11

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Addison Rae went silent on social media following allegations of racist behavior from critics, and has finally addressed the controversy with a public apology regarding the claims against her.

Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s top creators and a former competitive dancer, boasting over 49 million followers on the viral video app thanks to her popular dancing and lipsyncing videos.

However, the influencer has come under fire in past weeks due to multiple allegations of problematic behavior from viewers, with the star reportedly posting a link to a video where a woman spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement — which she dubbed a “cult.”

This fault acts as the cherry on top of a slew of other accusations against Rae, which follow outrage after the star danced to a song discussing eating disorders and admitted to liking comments shading Charli D’Amelio before the two had become friends.

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Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s biggest stars, but is facing mass backlash from critics over a video she shared four years ago.

After taking a few days away from social media — during which fans and critics alike were desperate to know of her whereabouts — Rae has finally broken her silence, posting an apology to her Twitter profile on July 8.

“I owe all of you an apology,” the statement reads. “Four years ago, I reposted a video which included a woman sharing her thoughts on Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter that I should not have.”

“Because of my privilege, I didn’t understand and wasn’t educated enough on the social injustices facing the Black community. All lives CANNOT matter until Black lives do.”

Rae ended her message by promising to use her platform to “work on becoming a better ally” — but it seems that not everyone is pleased with her statement.

Critics have taken issue with the star releasing her apology for years after she shared the video, as well as not addressing other allegations standing against her.

While Addison has yet to make an official return to social media, all fans can do is watch and wait for one of TikTok’s biggest personalities to make her next move.

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Charli D’Amelio and Bebe Rexha’s ASMR is the best thing you’ll hear today

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:15

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio has hopped on the ASMR trend, and she brought singer Bebe Rexha along with her for a hilarious relaxation session — complete with a few insights into both stars’ lives.

Charli D’Amelio may be known for her catchy choreography, but it looks like the TikTok celebrity is more than just a dancer. Now, she’s delving into the world of ASMR, and brought Bebe Rexha along for the ride.

Their ASMR collaboration, uploaded to YouTube on October 23, came just two weeks after Charli’s appearance in Rexha’s ‘Baby I’m Jealous’ music video with Doja Cat, as well as a few other key influencers like Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg.

It looks like the group has gotten close in the days that followed, with Bebe and Charli settling down for snacks in front of a high-sensitivity ASMR mic to talk about their careers and favorite foods.

Charli D'Amelio, Nikita Dragun, Avani Gregg, Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha pose for a group photo.
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Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg appeared in a music video with Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha earlier this month.

Although plenty of hilariousness ensued, the two dropped quite a few facts for their fans, with Bebe Rexha admitting that she gets anxiety when flying on airplanes.

That’s not all; Charli was also asked about the “funnest moment” in her career, which she whittled down to having dinner with her friends or just hanging out with other TikTokers, rather than attending big events as an A-list celeb.

“I realize like, this is crazy!” she said. “It’s those little moments where it just like, clicks for a second, and I’m like, ‘Woah, that’s kind of insane.’ Those are the best.”

Although Charli’s ASMR series is still in its early stages, Bebe Rexha suggested they go full-on Mukbang for future episodes — a style of video where influencers sit down with a huge spread of food and chow down in front of the camera.

It seems that this style of video is rather popular in some online circles, although it still remains to be seen if Charli’s fanbase is up for that kind of content. Nevertheless, her pilot ASMR experience was certainly a fun ride, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for the star in her new journey into the world of relaxation.