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Addison Rae under fire for “racist” Instagram live stream

Published: 29/Jun/2020 21:28

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Addison Rae is facing backlash from fans after a video surfaced from a past Instagram live stream that appeared to show her tricking fellow TikTokker Kio Cyr into saying a racial slur.

Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s most popular content creators, boasting over 48 million followers on the app due to her viral lip syncing and dancing videos.

On par with names like Charli D’Amelio and Loren Gray, Addison Rae was rarely involved in online drama — until late June of 2020, when fans took issue with a moment captured in an Instagram live stream with Kio Cyr.

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Addison Rae, Instagram
TikTok star Addison Rae is a massive face on the viral video platform with over 48 million followers.

In the stream, Rae sits and talks with Cyr, who recently made headlines due to his shocking breakup with ex-girlfriend Olivia Ponton. While the two chat, Rae covers her mouth and seems to whisper to Cyr to “say the ‘n-word.’”

“No!” Cyr shouts in response, prompting Rae to clarify her request with an, “I’m kidding!”

“Luckily, your Live just froze when you said that,” Rae says a few moments later after Cyr claimed he “didn’t want to be the next ‘Melanin King.’”

The moment quickly went viral online, with many fans speaking out against Rae for her purported racist comment.

“Lmao, Addison Rae said the n word, and y’all are just sliding past that?” one critic Tweeted about the scandal.

“Addison rae shared a video that said the Black Lives Matter movement is a cult, told another TikTokker to say the n word on live, insulted Charli, but hardly anyone batted an eye at her because she’s pretty,” another commented. “Pretty privilege is real and it’s insanely ridiculous.”

While Rae has yet to speak out about the moment via her own social media accounts, some fans are arguing that she had asked Cyr if he had said a racial slur, rather than asking him to say it. This possibility is one that he himself has backed up, as told in an Instagram comment replying to the backlash.

Kio Cyr Instagram comment.
Kio Cyr, Instagram
TikTokker Kio Cyr has since spoken out about the outrage, claiming that Rae had asked him if he’d said a racial slur and did not ask him to say it.

Rae’s mother has also published several statements via Twitter, and while they do not directly address the video, some fans are convinced they’re subtweets about the situation.

“I’ve always been a person to see the good in people,” she wrote. “I’m genuinely losing hope in people and that makes me so sad.”

This isn’t the first time Rae has come under fire, by far; the star also faced criticism for dancing to a song that contained lyrics about eating disorders, as well as for liking comments in 2019 that appeared to shade Charli D’Amelio.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for more on this developing story.

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PewDiePie mortified after fans dig up embarrassing story from years ago

Published: 25/Nov/2020 0:04 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 0:06

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was jokingly trolled by fans after they made memes about an embarrassing story he revealed in an interview from years ago.

PewDiePie may be known today as the most popular YouTuber in the world with over 107 million subscribers to his channel. However, in 2010, he was virtually unknown as he was learning to make content while in Sweden.

During his latest upload, a story from Kjellberg’s past came back to haunt him. The star reacted to fans creating memes about an embarrassing shower incident that he revealed in a video he posted a couple years back.

YouTuber PewDiePie with his hands over his face.
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The Swedish YouTuber joked that he regrets telling fans the embarrassing story years ago.

PewDiePie fans dig up hilarious story from his past

During the November 23 episode of Last Week I Asked You, the Swede reacted to fans making memes about a story he had revealed in 2017. “If you are confused by this, don’t ask. Because I’m not saying it again,” the 31-year-old laughed.

When more viewers continued to make jokes about the embarrassing incident, the star exclaimed, “Why did I share this story?! Stop it! I had no choice. I do not control my anus!”

For those baffled by what he is talking about, fans are referencing a story the YouTuber explained in a previous upload from three years ago. When Kjellberg was younger, he got violently sick, and had to go to the bathroom in a shower at a harbor in Sweden.

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The embarrassing incident was revealed by the content creator in an in-depth interview he did with his friend in 2017. In the one-hour video, Pewds went over his entire life story and included his triumphs and failures – including the infamous shower story.

“I had eaten something weird that night. I felt it a few hours later [after eating] at the party. And I’m like I need to s**t right now, or else I’m going to s**t myself in front of everybody. So I ran. It was that state of emergency!” he said.

Unfortunately when he reached the public bathroom, there was a massive line of people out the door. “So I told them, “Guys, this is an emergency I need to go!” … But no one would listen to me. So I ran in [to the restroom] anyways and I found a toilet. But it was a shower. So I took a s**t in the shower.”

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Hilariously, the entertainer when on to explain that he eventually got a job at the same harbor, and the bathroom incident had became a legend with employees. “I got a job at that very harbor, and they would always tell the story about the man that took a s**t in the shower,” he laughed.

Despite the story being known for a few years now, fans of the content creator have recently been digging it up to make memes. If nothing else, the hilarious tale is a good example of “if you have to go, you have to go.” Kjellberg’s fans, of course, are only teasing him out of love.