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Addison Rae hits back at online hate after returning from hiatus

Published: 17/Jul/2020 23:12

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Addison Rae has finally returned from her unexpected social media hiatus last week — but she’s still being bombarded with criticism, and now, she’s firing back at the backlash.

While Addison Rae may be one of TikTok’s top content creators, the star has come under fire in recent weeks over her past content and social media posts — namely, a video she shared four years ago that dubbed the Black Lives Matter movement a “cult.”

This, combined with other incidents, prompted a mountain of criticism against the TikToker, who took an unannounced break from social media in response to the overwhelming backlash.

A few days later, Rae returned to the internet with an apology for having shared the video all those years ago, and confirmed that she had left social media to take a break from the madness.

However, her apology doesn’t seem to be enough for many critics, who continue to bombard the star with negative messages and comments in wake of her return.

It seems the backlash has grown so severe that Rae is hitting back at the criticism instead of taking another break, as evidenced by a series of Tweets posted on July 16.

“Stop making people hate themselves,” she Tweeted, accompanied by, “Please spread love.”

“Putting your energy into being loving and kind is so much more fulfilling than being negative and pointing out everyone’s flaws,” she followed up. “Don’t judge others for the things you don’t want to be judged for.”

While her Tweets are clearly meant as a positive message, critics are making sure to point out her past mistakes, with many taking issue with her apology.

“She uh, ya know, danced to a song about eating disorders, tried to get another TikToker to say the n word on Live, has been called out for blackfishing and retweeted a video about someone saying BLM is a cult,” one user wrote.

“It’s funny that now you’re getting hate, you start talking about it, but when other influencers were going through the same sh*t, you kept quiet,” another chimed in. “I don’t have hate against you, but that’s just as bad.”

However, it is worth noting that plenty of Addison’s fans are taking to the comments in defense of her — but it doesn’t seem like the backlash against Rae is going away anytime soon.

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Dixie D’Amelio tears up over painful nose surgery aftermath in BTS vlog

Published: 29/Oct/2020 15:15

by Georgina Smith

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Dixie D’Amelio has finally released the behind the scenes vlog of her nose surgery from back in September, with the uncomfortable after-effects leaving the much loved TikTok star emotional.

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have taken the TikTok world by storm, very much as a family unit. The sisters, along with their parents, have spread their content wings past TikTok, and into YouTube, the podcast world, and have even dabbled in beauty.

The youngest sister Charli grossed fans out in August when she released a rather gruesome video of her own nose surgery to help fix her breathing, showing a very detailed look of the doctor scraping out pieces of cartilage and septum.

About a month following Dixie received the same procedure in order to fix breathing problems that had accumulated thanks to similar injuries that Charli received. Dixie even had to call out fans who claimed she was ‘copying’ Charli for getting surgery, despite the fact that the procedure was not cosmetic.

Dixie D'Amelio gets nose surgery
Twitter: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie postponed her nose surgery because she wanted to continue playing sports.

After waiting for over a month, Dixie has now finally unveiled the behind the scenes vlog of the lead up to her surgery on her YouTube channel, and it’s safe to say it wasn’t a particularly fun experience.

She included videos of the consultations between her and her surgeon, with him demonstrating that that main point of the surgery was to correct a twist in the septum that was caused by sporting incidents that led to a whopping 14 concussions.

Dixie D’Amelio shares negative side effects of surgery

The immediate after-effects were clearly uncomfortable, Dixie saying “I cried right after surgery because I wanted to go home so bad. And I just wanna snort, I wanna breathe in so deep but there’s cotton on my nose. And my forehead’s itchy but it’s also numb.”

In a slightly delirious video taken in the mirror, Dixie said “I keep crying and I don’t know why,” but even after an uncomfortable looking cough, continues to sing “keep your head up, it’s bedtime.”

While the star seemed in relatively light spirits initially, all things considered, things quickly took a turn for the worst the next day, when she said that “I had such a rough night trying to sleep.”

“My nose doesn’t hurt at all, but I have an awful migraine, and I get really bad migraines, so that’s just where all my pain is right now.” The TikTok star also admitted that she “couldn’t stop crying last night over my thoughts.”

However, now that time has passed since the surgery, Dixie looks to be in better spirits than ever, much to her fans’ relief. In the description of her vlog, she also thanked her surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia for “doing such an amazing job and making me feel so comfortable from beginning to end!”

Dixie D’Amelio is a TikTok influencer with over 42 million followers on the app. She and her younger sister Charli D’Amelio have garnered a combined follower count of a whopping 137 million followers.