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Anthony Reeves denies racism allegations after screenshots spread

Published: 25/Jun/2020 15:48

by Alice Hearing

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Popular TikTokker Anthony “luvanthony” Reeves has responded to allegations of racist comments according to screenshots spreading on Instagram and Twitter.

Anthony Reeves became a member of TikTok’s Sway house in late 2019 and began dating Avani Gregg, a member of the Hype House, in March. Reeves has 9 million followers on TikTok where he posts lip sync videos and duets, and 4.6 million followers on Instagram.

In a selection of screenshots posted on TikTok room, Anthony appears to defend using a derogatory term for black people several times. One comment says: “Last time I checked white people can say ***** too.” Another comment reads: “If colored people can say it I can too.”

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Anthony’s fans were disappointed in the TikTok star. Sumeya Mahad wrote: “he was our only unproblematic king :/”, and @rebelhall wrote: “WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU.”

Since the screenshots were posted, Anthony has spoken out on Twitter, saying that the comments are not real.

He wrote: “I’m going to address the Screenshots going around. These are fake. No, I didn’t say the N-word and I never would. I was raised to love and care for everyone no matter the skin color.

“I would never say anything to hurt anyone or to affect anyone in any way. especially a word with such an awful history and meaning behind it. I respect everyone no matter their skin color and would never say anything to offend anyone.

“I’m really sorry if this did offend anyone in any way and I’d never want to do that. I love each and every one of you dearly and would never try to say anything to hurt someone or you.”

Since Anthony posted his statement, Twitter users and TikTok room have posted screen recordings of Anthony appearing to use the derogatory term on Instagram in 2017, when Anthony would have been 16 years old.

Another member of the Sway house, Bryce Hall, recently apologized after he faced backlash over an “insensitive” tweet  about “straight TikTok.”

Anthony is yet to address the new screen recordings that have surfaced.

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Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her TikTok, and nobody knows why

Published: 30/Nov/2020 7:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Millie Bobby Brown deleted her TikTok account without an explanation, and although her fans can understand why, they’ve been left wondering what the reason might be.

Millie Bobby Brown exploded in popularity after all the success of Stranger Things in the past few years. However, fans have been drawn to her bright and bubbly personality too, and she’s developed a big presence on social media

Millie Bobby Brown has almost 40 million followers on Instagram. It was always her biggest platform. However, her TikTok was incredibly popular too. It featured all kinds of content, including clips of her singing, dancing, and recreating viral trends like a normal teenager.

Strangely, she has now deleted her TikTok, and nobody knows why. It came as a huge surprise of her millions of followers, and many are left wondering if and when she’ll return to the video-sharing platform.

 

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Millie Bobby Brown doesn’t owe anyone an explanation. Still, that hasn’t stopped her fans from speculating about some of the reasons why she might have disabled her account, which had around 16.2 million followers, and 158.4 million clip likes.

They’ve suggested everything from avoiding toxicity and needing space to more specific issues like being bombarded with homophobic memes.

It’s impossible to know for sure, but whatever her reason might be, it’s certainly understandable. For all we know, she might have watched The Social Dilemma and decided to cut back on screen time.

It’s not the first time Brown has deleted a social media account either. She deleted her Twitter account all the way back in 2018 due to a series of “disgusting” memes, and she may very well have done the same this time around too.

 

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There are many reasons why Millie Bobby Brown might have deleted her TikTok. But in the end, it doesn’t change the fact that she has deleted it, and it’s a decision that her fans may need to support.

Of course, her TikTok videos will be sorely missed. They always managed to brighten people’s days.

Still, it’s important to remember there’s an actual person behind the spotlight. She can do whatever she wants with her accounts, without explaining it to anyone.