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Bella Poarch competes with Charli D’Amelio for title of ‘TikTok queen’

Published: 29/Sep/2020 19:40

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio currently reigns as the undisputed “queen of TikTok,” standing as the app’s most-followed account with over 89 million followers — but there could be another star waiting in the wings to overtake her.

Charli D’Amelio skyrocketed to TikTok fame in March of this year, overtaking long-time queen Loren Gray in followers to become one of the internet’s most viral superstars in history.

Getting her own podcast with sister Dixie, her very own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, and even her own hoodie collaboration with Hollister, it seems that the youngest D’Amelio is swimming in success — but her viral fame could be contested in a huge way.

Bella Poarch is another TikToker who has quickly become a massive face online, garnering worldwide attention in September after her video lipsyncing to Millie’s ‘M to the B’ broke the record for most likes on the platform.

@bellapoarchTo the ? ? ? ##fyp♬ M to the B – Millie B

Viewers were instantly skeptical of why she’d gotten so much attention, with some even accusing her of being an “industry plant” — but that’s not the end of her social media stardom, by far.

It seems that Poarch has even gone on to surpass Charli in views, earning nearly twice the amount of views over her as shown by their stats, reported by journalist Chris Stokel-Walker: 48.1 million to 27.3 million.

That’s not all; Poarch doesn’t even have nearly the amount of videos that Charli has, only having uploaded 83 at the time of writing compared to Charli’s stout 1,500.

While both creators offer different content — Bella becoming famous for lip syncing and Charli gaining notoriety for dancing — some onlookers are getting antsy that this could mean a swift defeat for the current queen of TikTok.

However, Charli’s fanbase is large and vocal, and it seems that Poarch’s content has become a subject of division online, with many failing to understand how her seemingly simple lipsyncing video could get so many likes (just check the comments on the original TikTok).

For now, Poarch is sitting at 30 million followers, while Charli is consistently working her way up to 90 million. Where the race will go, we have yet to see; but it’s making for a very interesting game for onlookers, in the meantime.

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Noah Beck hits out at Instagram for taking down his racy photoshoot

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:30

by Alice Hearing

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Noah Beck is known for his chiseled abs and muscular physique, but the TikTok sensation has hit out at Instagram after some racy images proved a little too much for the platform.

Noah is a 19-year-old social media star who, after joining popular TikTok collective Sway House along with stars like Bryce Hall, found that his following skyrocketed, making him a very popular member of the community.

Noah Beck was captured by photographer Damon Baker this week, who has previously photographed his girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio, and other celebrities like Cole Sprouse, Ross Lynch, and Rami Malek.

The images of Noah Beck show him oiled up in nothing but a pair of black Calvin Klein boxers, and from some particularly revealing angles that have driven his fans crazy.

However, while the images have some fans asking for a cold shower, Instagram isn’t too happy with it. Baker addressed this in the caption of his post of the set of photos.

He wrote, “Trigger warning @noahbeck (Instagram keeps deleting this post for being offensive because art, as always, is oppressed!) please someone help me understand what is so offensive about a confident male body?! Free Art!”

Noah himself also called out Instagram in his story, adding “y’all soft over at Instagram… stop taking my stuff down. Like yes, I was kind of naked but like..not completely lol, I didn’t violate any guidelines.”

At the time of writing, Instagram’s rules around nudity say the following: “We allow sex-positive content and discussion, but we do not allow content that facilitates or coordinates sexual encounters between adults.”

Meanwhile, the images are being shared without limit over on Twitter, but with some mixed reactions. Some users are begging for the images to be removed from their timeline, some are spamming the search results with “Forget Noah Beck” and adding images of other attractive celebrities. That said, many, many others are clearly very much enjoying the eye candy.