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Addison Rae explains why TikTok is better than Instagram

Published: 5/Apr/2020 18:40

by Joe Craven


Popular TikTok star Addison Rae has explained why she prefers TikTok to photo-sharing app Instagram, in a revealing interview with Vogue magazine. 

Addison Rae is, despite being just 19 years of age, one of the world’s largest creators on TikTok; the Beijing based video-sharing app that grew to be the sixth most downloaded app of the past decade.


An LA native, Addison is good friends with Charli D’Amelio, the 15-year-old who currently sits as TikTok’s number one most-followed account, and Rae is gaining fast. After downloading TikTok in the summer of 2019, she has accumulated 31 million followers in just nine months.

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Rae is just 19, but is one of the world’s most-followed TikTok stars.

Now, Rae has sat down with Spanish Vogue for an interview about her rise to stardom, as well as about TikTok as a brand new form of social media.


It was during this discussion about TikTok that Rae revealed why she thinks it has been so successful, especially compared to social media juggernaut Instagram.

“I think the social network gives everyone the ability to express themselves much more than just a photo. TikTok has become a place where everyone feels welcome,” said Addison.

TikTok is based in China.

When asked what she would say to prospective TikTokers, Rae stated: “Go for it! There are people who will enjoy your content and interact with it as long as you are yourself. Everyone likes to see something new!”


Rae appears to be of the opinion that TikTok allows a breadth of content that Instagram does not, as well as being a more inclusive platform, that promotes and celebrates original, unique content.

Addison Rae reveals “secret” to great TikToks

Among other things, Rae also revealed what she believes to be the secret to a great TikTok – the lighting. She explained that she the time of day can actually be crucial, because of preferable lighting.

“The key is good lighting,” Rae explained, “I always try to record around lunchtime, it is a time when there is a good light.”


Despite the interview not being exhaustive, it simply constituted another peek behind the curtain of one of the internet’s fastest-rising stars.


Thomas Petrou slams Bryce Hall’s accusations of stealing from Hype House

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze


TikTok stars Thomas Petrou and Bryce Hall have sparked quite the feud after Hall accused Petrou — co-founder of the Hype House — of stealing money from his own content creators.

It’s no secret that the Hype House and the Sway House aren’t on friendly terms, with the two getting into a fierce beef throughout this past year (remember that time the Sway boys drove to the Hype House to confront Chase Hudson?).


While Hall has confirmed that their feud with the Hype House is definitely real, it seems that he’s going “full send” on his distaste for the group by accusing co-founder Thomas Petrou of outright stealing money from the HH’s content creators.

During an interview with Tom Ward on October 8, Hall made some serious claims about Petrou’s business practices, stating that he’d “stolen” money from the TikTokers working underneath the content collective.


“I’ll say it — he steals money,” Hall stated. “He steals money from those kids. These kids are — I love a lot of people in the Hype House, but they are not the smartest people. …maybe not now, because I haven’t talked to them in four or five months, and maybe somebody said something to him, but he, at the beginning, was stealing money for sure.”

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Hall’s claims didn’t go unnoticed; Petrou responded to the accusations shortly thereafter, denying having ever stolen money from those in the Hype House in a pointed Instagram reply on a tea page.

“That’s a complete lie,” he wrote. “I’ve never taken a percentage of anyone in the Hype House. Ask everyone who’s a part of it. The whole reason I started this was to help the people around me make sure they weren’t getting taken advantage of by their managers and agents.”

Thomas Petrou denies Bryce Hall's allegations of stealing money from Hype House creators.

This isn’t the first time Hall has struck out at Petrou in recent days, either; the Sway House TikToker also slammed Thomas’s spending habits, claiming that he “spends his money like an idiot” on pricey cars instead of saving up wisely.


For now, it doesn’t look like there’s any love lost between these two social media stars as things continue to escalate between two of TikTok’s biggest creators.