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Addison Rae responds to critics calling TikTok content “nothing”

Published: 31/Mar/2020 21:36

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Addison Rae sat down with makeup mogul James Charles for a collaborative video, where she gave her two cents on critics claiming that her content isn’t difficult to make.

Unlike YouTube, TikTok is a short-form video platform, giving users a maximum amount of fifteen seconds to fill their clips with as much creativity as they can muster.

While stars like Addison Rae, Charli D’Amelio, and others are best known for their viral dance videos, TikTok also boasts a slew of reactions, comedic skits, and other content aside from its origins in Musical.ly lip-syncing.

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Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s most famous content creators, boasting over 29.8 million followers on the platform.

However, that doesn’t stop many critics of the platform for blasting its most popular videos, with some calling the viral dance clips and lip-syncing uploads as “nothing.”

James Charles brought this up during his collab video with Rae, who responded by noting the effort TikTokkers put into their videos is no different from top YouTubers, and explained that the fifteen-second time limit puts a huge strain on their creative process.

“Being on TikTok, I feel like people do have the idea that it is a bunch of nothing, and we’re just sitting in our rooms making videos, and it’s super easy,” she began. “…Yeah, it may be a fifteen-second video, but it’s like, you want to make it the best fifteen seconds that anyone’s ever watched, you know?”

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As one of TikTok’s top creators, it comes as little surprise that she receives criticism regarding her career – but she explained that TikToks’ time limit gives users a unique challenge as opposed to YouTube videos.

She went on to clarify that many TikTokkers aren’t limiting themselves to one platform, either, noting that putting out content on multiple websites is a full-time career.

“It goes with a lot of time in learning the dances, coming up with the dances, coming up with skits,” she continued. “Yeah, TikTok may be a fifteen-second video, but it’s like, when we’re working on other platforms, as well… it’s all a big job.”

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Rae isn’t the only one who has come under fire from critics as of late, either; social media celeb Charli D’Amelio has likewise spoken at length on the effects of TikTok stardom, claiming that she’s even been yelled at by fans’ angry moms and followed into bathroom stalls.

Rae and D’Amelio’s testimonies just go to show that online stardom isn’t all sunshine and roses; it requires hard work, time, and opens them up to a slew of online criticism in the process.

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Noah Beck & Griffin Johnson under fire for “cancel culture” comments

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:03

by Dexerto

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TikTok stars Noah Beck and Griffin Johnson are taking heat from critics due to their divisive comments on “cancel culture,” as told during an episode of Johnson’s “Sway Way” podcast.

Also known as “call-out culture,” the term “cancel culture” has become a popular phrase in the past few years as social media has flourished, allowing users to highlight abuse, bad behavior, or other negative actions from people online.

When these bad behaviors are brought to light, the person responsible is usually called out, boycotted and ostracized, causing them to be publicly shamed and often ousted from their professional and social circles due to the resulting backlash.

“Cancel culture” itself is a divisive term, with many believing that it outright doesn’t exist, as those being “canceled” deserve to be called out for their actions and that those who are “canceled” are never truly brought to justice from the outrage.

 

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Still, others feel that “cancel culture” is going too far and is resulting in a toxic online environment — but either way, people are no longer willing to abide bad behavior from anyone, and social media has given users a platform to speak up against things they consider to be unjust.

TikTokers and Sway House members Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck recently spoke out on the social phenomenon during an episode of the Sway Way podcast — and their thoughts on the subject have sparked quite a bit of backlash against them.

“People are getting canceled for things that were totally acceptable,” Beck said. “I don’t want to say that people have gotten really sensitive, but at the same time, they have, and it’s like… there were some things that were acceptable back then that people could say, now it comes back on them five, 10 years later.”

 

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“I mean, I’ve done some things in my past where they come off as controversial today, but they weren’t that deep,” Beck continued, referencing his own controversial history on social media. “I can see why people think it’s a big deal now, but it’s like… I never thought I would have this platform. I never thought I would have this stage. I was growing up just playing soccer. I liked a few tweets, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time.”

 

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Needless to say, both Beck and Johnson have received a substantial amount of criticism from listeners, with one user writing: “He really said that he never thought he would have gotten famous… so if you’re not famous, you can be homophobic and it’s not a big deal?”

Both boys have yet to speak out on the outrage, which only continues to grow in wake of their already storied history of sparking division among TikTok viewers.