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Addison Rae under fire for lipsyncing “lesbian anthem” on Tiktok

Published: 15/Jul/2020 6:52

by Andrew Amos

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TIkTok star Addison Rae has come under fire for lipsyncing a “lesbian anthem” in one of her latest posts, with numerous fans calling her out for appropriating LGBT culture.

Addison Rae has been put under the microscope over the last few weeks. First, she vanish off social media entirely, which left fans concerned for her safety.

The star, who has 50 million followers on TikTok alone, returned after a few days break. She apologized for promoting ‘All Lives Matter’ four years ago, as well as sharing a video that called the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement a “cult.”

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Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s biggest stars.

However, she hasn’t been able to escape scrutiny for long since returning. Among a slew of rumors about a possible pregnancy, as well as speculation on her new project, she’s come under fire for using a specific song on TikTok.

In a July 14 video posted on her second account, ‘just_addison_xd’, Rae lipsynced to an unreleased song by American rapper ‘PPCOCAINE’, reportedly titled “For That Cash.”

The song has been widely used on TikTok since popping up a week ago. However, some people have questioned her using the song, saying she’s ‘appropriating’ LGBT culture by doing so.

“We can’t have one thing,” one user commented on the video. Others questioned whether Addison knew the meaning of the song, which talks about lesbian relationships.

Some fans even treated this as a “coming out” party for Rae, potentially suggesting that Rae using the song was a sign of her coming to terms with her sexuality.

It’s not the only upload Rae has been criticized for in recent times. Late in June, she was called out for a “racist” Instagram live stream where Rae reportedly whispered to Kio Cyr, asking him to “say the n-word.”

The clip has reached 6.6 million views at the time of publishing. Rae is yet to comment on the backlash.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.