Addison Rae flamed on social media just for watching anime - Dexerto

Addison Rae flamed on social media just for watching anime

Published: 11/Sep/2020 12:04

by Georgina Smith


TikTok star Addison Rae has found herself in the middle of a social media storm after saying that she watches anime. Fans of the genre have been flocking to her comment section on all platforms to beg her to “leave anime alone.”

Despite a general lack of recent drama, Addison has not stayed out of the spotlight, largely thanks to the interest surrounding her romantic life. With her recent confirmation that she and former love interest Bryce Hall were just “friends,” fans had begun to look for new people to pair the successful influencer with.

She even had to call people out for going overboard with creating rumors about her dating fellow TikTok star Troy Zarba, saying she was “losing friendships” thanks to the false stories.

She also said “do y’all not hang out with your friends or should I just not have them?”

Addison Rae and Bryce Hall pose together for a selfie.
Instagram: Bryce Hall
Addison Rae and Bryce Hall parted ways in September, leading to mass speculation among fans regarding her love life.

While those rumors were laid to rest and fans were encouraged to take a step back from speculating, new drama arose rather unexpectedly from the anime community when Addison posted a series of tweets about the app CrunchyRoll.

CrunchyRoll is a popular streaming service that people primarily use to watch anime and similar content.

Addison clearly had an interest in being part of the fun, when on September 7 she tweeted that “CrunchyRoll is now downloaded onto my phone. Ttyl,” with another tweet saying “CrunchyRoll and chill.”

The anime community responds

Despite the harmless nature of the tweets, some anime fans immediately grew concerned that the form of animation was becoming a “trend.” One fan said: “Anime was supposed to be a sanctuary, how in the world did it get to this. We anime watchers have been bullied for liking anime and now people are just using it for clout. Shame, what a shame.”

Another said: “I don’t want anime to become a trend. I’ve been bullied because of anime by people who watched one episode of HxH are now “wEeBs”. Seriously, people are watching it superficially but don’t understand how much it means to us and how important it is.” Some fans even flocked to her TikTok comments to repeat a similar message, “leave anime alone.”

However, not everyone agreed with the extreme nature of the backlash to the rather innocuous tweets. One person said: “The amount of people saying they were bullied for liking anime, but continuing to gatekeep is crazy! Don’t do what was done to you,” and that they “love seeing new fans.”

One warm message came from a fan who said: “QUEEN BEHAVIOR! Please ignore these weirdos trying to gatekeep in the replies. Hope you find a series you enjoy and have fun!”

Addison Rae is one of the most popular TikTok influencers, with a huge following of over 60 million on TikTok alone. No doubt she will be hoping that this social media storm will subside soon enough.


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!