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Addison Rae reveals one thing you should know before starting TikTok

Published: 20/May/2020 1:53 Updated: 20/May/2020 12:14

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Addison Rae opened up about the rocky road of being a viral sensation, and talked about overcoming one of the biggest problems she wished she knew about before the fame set in.

Addison has amassed over 35 million followers on TikTok, taking the app by storm with dance videos and her regular updates. However, the fame has also made her a target for online hate, as people have body-shamed and directed “hurtful” comments at her since her ascension.

In an interview with TigerBeat TV, the star gave more insight about what she wishes she had prepared herself more for. This would be, in some part, due to her past encounters with online negativity.

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Rae has been the target of online hate multiple times in her career.

“Oddly enough, I feel like I would’ve told myself to not worry about comments, hate comments, as much,” Addison said in response to what she wished she knew about before starting out on TikTok. “Ignore the hate. Continue. Don’t give up.”

The 19-year-old star wasn’t ready for the troves of trolls and bizarre trend of negativity that usually comes with online fame. Still, she has been able to take the hits in stride, given the latest sagas of issues directed toward her.

In early April, popular Twitch streamer and FaZe Clan member Nate Hill released a TikTok slamming Rae. Many were critical of the video, later forcing Hill to take down the clip, and she responded in kind.

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“This makes me really sad,” Rae said at the time. “I can’t change how people interact with me or my tweets… but I’m thankful they do… I struggle with body image and insecurities in general and this can be so hurtful.”

Later that month she saw many people online commenting about her weight and said that it “hurts to see people on my fyp [For You page] calling me ‘a whale’ and saying ‘she’s fat now.’”

But once again, the popular TikTok personality brushed off the hate saying: “I just want to encourage everyone who hears these things about themselves to love yourself!! If you are healthy and happy, do NOT listen to these hurtful comments. You are perfect.”

While Rae said she wishes she would have known about all of the heat that comes with online fame, she’s been a persistent force on TikTok regardless of the internet’s darker side.

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Asmongold defends Forsen after learning the real reason for Twitch ban

Published: 27/Nov/2020 20:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular Twitch star ‘Asmongold’ went to bat for fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors after the Swede was banned from the platform on November 26.

At first, no one knew the real reason for Forsen’s ban, with some thinking it may have been DMCA-related. However, viewers soon discovered that for a brief moment in a recent broadcast he showed a gif of a horse in a very inappropriate scene.

Despite this, Asmongold decided to stick up for Forsen during his own broadcast and call out Twitch for banning him due to an honest mistake.

“How the f**k is that going to be TOS? If…I don’t understand. You’ve got other people and they’re going around showing Animal Planet,” he explained. “Like you see literal animals killing each other, but you see a horse’s d**k?”

To this, Asmongold makes an interesting point. There are streams on Twitch that document animals in the wild and they can get into some rather freaky situations that, while natural, aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’d show your boss.

“Listen, horses don’t wear clothes, you know that?” the streamer sarcastically stated. “So, if you look at a horse, you’re going to see their d**k. Like, that’s all there is to it. It’s weird, man.”

However, right after making this argument, the streamer learned that it wasn’t just the horse that got Forsen banned, but the girl who was in the gif with the animal that changed the whole conversation. Briefly, anyway.

“Okay, that’s a little bit different,” he confessed. “It’s a little bit more than what I thought it was.”

Despite this, Asmongold still defended Forsen for the mistake of showing the gif. “I don’t think it’s really that big of a deal. You show that for like a second, right? Cause it’s an accident.”

According to the popular World of Warcraft player, one second of footage shouldn’t determine a whole Twitch career. “That seems stupid to me,” he added. “But you know, here we are.”

Unfortunately for Forsen, the streamer says this time, his ban is indefinite and it’s unclear when, if ever, he will be unbanned.

Hopefully, with Asmongold speaking out, Twitch can agree to let this incident slide and let Fors back on the platform so he can stream again.