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Addison Rae worried TikTok will end up like Vine

Published: 25/Mar/2020 14:43

by Jacob Hale


Addison Rae is one of the biggest stars on TikTok – but is already worried that the video-creation platform will end up going the same way as Vine, which was shut down by Twitter in January 2017.

Once upon a time, Vine was the biggest thing on the Internet, with many of today’s biggest online stars such as Logan Paul and David Dobrik making their start on the platform.

Though many have suggested that it’s possible TikTok ends up going the same way, it’s definitely concerning that one of the biggest names on there has expressed this concern – especially after only publishing her first YouTube video just a few days prior.

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Rae has almost 28 million followers on the platform.

Posting to Twitter late on March 24, Rae first said that “one day I’m going to look back at all my TikToks the same way i’m looking at these Vines and that makes me sad.”

While many hold a similar sentiment when watching old Vines, especially those of a certain age who experienced it through their formative teenage years, it definitely resonates a little more with someone like Rae.

She then posted another tweet a minute later, saying that one day “we’re all going to make our last TikTok” followed by a series of crying emoji.

While this is obviously true, TikTok still seems like a relatively new platform that thousands of people are still signing up for, discovering and using on a constant basis, unlike who Vine was during its decline.

It’s possible that Rae was simply expressing concern over the future, which is fair enough, but having recently started working on YouTube videos with fellow Hype House member Charli D’Amelio, it’s possible that some of TikTok’s top personalities are preparing to make the switch already.

Whether or not TikTok meets a similar fate to Vine remains to be seen but, with such an active user base on the platform, it’s probably not something that the top stars need worry about for the foreseeable future.


Hasan trolls shroud’s new look for looking exactly like Borat

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:02

by Daniel Cleary


Popular content creator Hasan ‘HasanAbi’ Piker hilariously trolled fellow Twitch star Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s new look – comparing it to one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s styles in the new Borat sequel.

Big-name Twitch streamers are always sparking fun feuds between each other for fans to get invested in, as has been seen with the likes of Dr Disrespect, shroud, and more in the past.

Since shroud made his return to Twitch, it has not taken long for some of his fellow streamers to troll him after he debuted a new goatee on stream, instead of his regular clean-shaven look.

HasanAbi was the latest to poke fun at shroud’s choice of facial hair during his October 23 broadcast, comparing it to the new Borat movie.

borat in disguise
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Borat switches up his usual style for some scenes in the second movie.

Hasan, who’s risen to popularity on Twitch as both a gamer and political commentator was hosting a Twitch watch party for ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ on Amazon Prime. When a particular scene came up, he was quick to point out similarities between shroud and the main character.

While Borat is usually seen with a long mustache, there is a scene in the movie that sees him rocking a goatee and a pair of glasses, causing Hasan to pull up an image of shroud alongside.

“I have to show- oh my god guys, look at this,” he said, before trolling with a side-by-side image of Borat next to shroud.

Hasan could not help bursting into laughter – the match between the former CSGO pro and Cohen’s latest character is uncanny.

Dr Disrespect previously laid into shroud for his new facial hair, and the jokes are not letting up.

Shroud hasn’t clapped back yet, instead just letting his fellow streamers have their fun – while he rides high on his successful move back to Twitch, following the collapse of Mixer.