Addison Rae dropped the most hilarious response to what was originally feared to be a permanent TikTok ban for the 21-year-old superstar, which the internet celebrity has since revealed was due to “multiple violations” of the platform’s Community Guidelines.
The reason for Rae’s “permanent” ban — in the end, less than 24 hours — has yet to be revealed, though several stars have been wrongfully banned recently.
The 21-year-old is one of TikTok’s biggest stars, and was among the first wave of new-age celebrities to rise from the social media platform in 2020 alongside Charli D’Amelio, Loren Gray, and more. Before the surprise suspension — which Rae first reported on Twitter on October 14 — she boasted a whopping 84.8 million followers, the third-highest on the app.
A day later, the star has been freed back into the social media world on the ByteDance-owned platform, but only after she had the perfect response to her surprise suspension after spotting the ban on October 14.
Following her ban, the TikTok star joked: “Well, time to get a job.”
When TikTok users tried to access Addison Rae’s verified profile on the ByteDance-owned app, they were greeted with a short error message, which read “Couldn’t find this account.”
There was no indication that the TikToker had been pre-warned about her impending suspension, especially considering she immediately posted about it on Twitter. As Dexerto understands, the 21-year-old quickly contacted ByteDance about the ban to resolve the issue.
Now, loading up Rae’s @addisonre account shows it’s back to normal.
Despite TikTok being Rae’s original platform of choice, the 21-year-old star has diversified her social media reach over the past 24 months. The star has 40.1m followers on Instagram, and another 4.8m on Twitter. The LA socialite also vlogs regularly on YouTube, where she has 4.7m subscribers.
In March this year, she also pivoted into a potential music career, releasing her first single “Obsessed” alongside a music video that has now had 24.1 million views and raked in 771,000 positive reactions. The star has also suggested more music is on its way in the near future.
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More recently, Addison appeared in Netflix rom-com He’s All That as part of a multi-film deal the influencer inked with the streaming giant in late 2020.
The TikTok superstar has had a mixed relationship with her original platform of choice this year, but has kept a rigorous uploading schedule since she was catapulted into the limelight 18 months ago.
In February, however, there were fears she’d left the app for good.
Addison was quick to shoot those rumors down though, revealing she had no plans to leave the ByteDance app behind, even as she continued to grow her other ventures on Netflix, in the music industry, and online. She said at the time, “I think that as long as [TikTok is] a thing, I’ll be on it.”
Rae’s plan may change now though, after she was blindsided by the shock October 14 suspension. Dexerto will keep you updated on any developments.