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Addison Rae sparks backlash after playing Among Us with Corpse, Dream, Pokimane & more

Published: 30/Dec/2020 12:30 Updated: 30/Dec/2020 12:32

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Addison Rae is facing the ire from fans of popular YouTubers and Twitch streamers, including Corpse Husband, Dream, Pokimane, and Quackity, after agreeing to play in Among Us with them.

Despite her bubbly personality and upbeat content, TikToker Addison Rae also draws criticism online, with her following now exceeding 70 million on TikTok.

And this trend isn’t going away anytime soon, as Rae has once again become the subject of controversy — this time, just for playing Among Us with a group of the game’s biggest personalities.

On December 29, Twitch streamer Pokimane announced that she would be playing in an online lobby with such names as Dream, Quackity and Corpse Husband. Addison Rae’s name was also included in the mix, leading to a swath of negative reactions from fans of the other participants.

In fact, many seemed to be shocked that Rae was chosen to participate instead of popular streamer Sykkuno, leading to further backlash around the situation.

“I log on to find out Addison Rae is playing with Corpse??” one fan tweeted. “Logging back off.”

“NAWWW NOT ADDISON RAE PLAYING AMONG US W THEM,” another bemoaned. “GOODBYE AND IT’S PROXIMITY I’M CRYING THIS IS NOT GOING TO GO WELL.”

However, plenty of viewers have asked the so-called “stans” to avoid harassing Rae and other invited TikTokers, such as Larray, even if they might not be enthusiastic about their involvement in the upcoming game.

And they weren’t alone, floods of comments disappointed that Addison was playing kept coming. “When I saw Addison Rae, not to be mean or anything, my smile kinda dropped. This better not become common,” another fan said.

Others called Addison out for her past controversies, calling her “problematic.”

Viewers send hate in stream chats

After the stream concluded and the group had enjoyed some Among Us together, Addison thanked the streamers for the invitation and said “I had so much fun & have so much love & respect for the people I got to do it with.”

But, the Twitch chats had been less than courteous, and some of Addison’s fans tried to support her after some of the hate that had come her way.

Due to the toxicity in Twitch chats, streamers Dream and Quackity turned their chats to emote only mode, to prevent further vitriol.

Clearly, despite the group wanting to play together, there was a large contingent of fans who disagreed with the collaboration. However, the streamers themselves had a great time – Dream commented that it was a “blast”, and Karl Jacobs thanks Addison for joining them.

Whether future collaborations with TikTok stars and the Among Us crew happen or not remains to be seen, but the disdain from fans may be enough to put one or both parties off the idea for a bit.

Addison Rae’s drama over Dream merch

This latest outrage comes several weeks after Rae received merchandise from Dream, which similarly set off an avalanche of negativity toward the TikToker and her own fanbase.

Addison shows off Dream's merch.
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Addison Rae shared the merch she’d received from Dream to her Instagram story – leading to a wave of backlash from Dream’s fanbase. Dream later claimed he was “embarrassed” by his fans’ behavior over the matter.

Many critics have called out Rae for her past, noting that she had shared a post that called the Black Lives Matter movement a “cult” four years ago.

Still, others claim that Rae told fellow TikToker Kyo Cyr to “say the N word” during a live stream. Rae has repeatedly denied this allegation, stating that she had merely asked Cyr if he’d said it after his chat pointed it out. She did not say the slur in question during the stream.

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Why is #FreeTommy trending? Tommyinnit responds after shock TikTok ban

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:46

by Brad Norton

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Popular Minecraft YouTuber Tommyinnit has become a major trend across social media again as the internet celebrity had his TikTok account banned out of nowhere.

Tommyinnit has been one of the fastest-growing stars on the internet of late. From remarkable Twitch viewership to staggering income, his growth across a number of social platforms has been something to behold. Though there was one major setback in his way for a short period.

The popular personality was suddenly removed from TikTok on February 24. Seemingly without reason, the platform banned Tommyinnit’s account which had just climbed to over four million followers.

“TikTok just banned me,” he revealed on Twitter.

“Crushed. I am absolutely crushed. Please TikTok,” he added with a hashtag that went on to trend in a matter of minutes. “#FreeTommy.”

Having trended on Twitter just days prior, this latest viral moment comes as a result of the bad news. Thousands of loyal fans immediately jumped on the trend, spamming #FreeTommy across social media to get it trending.

There’s no denying the enormous community support had an impact as Tommy’s account was restored in under an hour.

Hundreds of tweets and thousands of impressions later, his TikTok account was back to normal. All of his videos were brought back to the platform and the creator was free to engage with fans once again.

There’s currently no telling why the sudden ban came through in the first place, however. The 16-year-old has just 18 videos on TikTok at the time of writing, most of which are simple close-ups on his face.

#FreeTommy trends on Twitter.
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#FreeTommy shot to the number one trend worldwide in a matter of minutes.

While the controversy was short-lived, it goes to show that even the biggest social media stars can have their profiles erased in the blink of an eye. 

TikTok is yet to explain the reason behind this shock ban, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated if any further information comes to light.