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Bhad Bhabie under fire for “embarrassing” Instagram video

Published: 6/Apr/2020 18:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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Rapper and internet celebrity Danielle Peskowitz Bregoli, better known by her stage name ‘Bhad Bhabie,’ has come under fire for a couple of controversial Instagram videos.

The videos, uploaded on April 6, show the rapper posing for the camera while rap music plays in the background. The “Catch me outside” girl didn’t caption either video, but users were quick to react to the 17-year-old’s makeup that made it seem like she had darker skin.

This prompted criticism on social media from people accusing the star of “cultural appropriation.”

On her uploads, many users attacked the artist for “changing races” with some saying she performed a reverse Michael Jackson.

The criticism continued and snowballed on Twitter where she started trending.

“Bhad Bhabie constantly cultural appropriating and half of you encourage that s**t,” twitter user itskiykiy wrote. “She does not know the struggle of black women but constantly parade around trying to be one. She’s known for being a disrespectful brat and got clout from it!”

“Bhad Bhabie is trying to be black so bad it embarrassing,” bleubirdOT7 chimed in.

Others were shocked at how the teenager now resembled a completely different race. Some users were even outright in denial that it was her in the videos.

Not everyone took offense to the makeup though. TayMasterChef defended the artist, claiming that she’s simply used the wrong shade of makeup.

As of this posting, the 17-year-old has yet to address the criticism on Instagram or Twitter and there’s no indication that she’s even been made aware of the backlash.

Given Bhabie’s personality, it will be interesting to see how she responds to the uproar, or if she simply leaves the videos up on her Instagram account.

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TikTok Star Zoe Laverne admits she “caught feelings” for underage fan

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:10

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Zoe Laverne has spoken out after facing a huge backlash from multiple leaked videos showing her allegedly kissing an underage fan.

Earlier this week a video surfaced online showing 19-year-old Zoe and a 13-year-old called Connor exchanging a kiss, confirming previous accusations from ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt.

In the days before, leaked Instagram messages showed that Cody and Amber raised concerns over “very intense” interactions with Connor. Zoe had previously denied allegations of a relationship with an underage influencer.

Despite leaving Instagram in September following a lip-syncing controversy, Zoe appears to have created, and now runs, a fandom Instagram account called “zlpfandom2.0.” Shortly after the videos leaked, she explained via the account that she would be taking a break from social media, but did not address the issue.

TikTok star Zoe Laverne
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Zoe explained that she and Connor have separated

Her mom, however, did come online to share her thoughts and defended Zoe’s relationship with Connor, saying “Anybody can reach over and kiss somebody. They’re best friends.”

On October 28, Zoe finally addressed the videos on the fandom Instagram account.  She wrote, “I would like to say I am aware of what was leaked.. but Connor was not raped, etc. Connor and I kissed yes.. never had a relationship but we did catch feelings for each other after being so close. These videos were from months ago and we both realized it was wrong and we both cut it off.”

 

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She explained that she understood the ramifications of her actions, adding, “before anything was leaked I did tell his mom we kissed. She wasn’t happy obviously but she understood that we are both teenagers and that feelings can be caught.

“I am aware that I am an adult and I am aware that I have done something wrong and I am very sorry for what I have done. Connor and I will [livestream] together as soon as this all calms down and explain ourselves.”

She also confirmed that the situation has been settled and the two have separated. “Connor and I have had no communication for 3 days now. We are still friends but we think it’s best to stop talking and work on each other’s mental health and spend time with our families”

Despite the very serious controversy, Zoe’s TikTok account continues to grow above 17 million followers.