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Charli D’Amelio, Chase Hudson & more say “bye bye” to TikTok before ban

Published: 19/Sep/2020 13:16

by Georgina Smith

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Numerous TikTok stars have reacted to the news that people in the US will no longer be able to download the viral video sharing app from September 20, news that could signify the beginning of the end for an app that has skyrocketed in popularity within recent years.

Shockwaves were sent through the global TikTok community when Donald Trump signed an August 6 executive order that set a 45-day deadline for the Commerce Department to decide whether Chinese company Bytedance’s apps such as TikTok and WeChat posed a threat to national security.

For a period of time, it appeared that companies such as Microsoft and even Walmart would invest in the US branch of the company in order to allow operations to continue as normal. But with no business deal yet agreed — and the impending Sunday deadline — it appears unlikely that there’s any possibility of the situation improving by that time.

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Windows planned to buy the US branch of TikTok to prevent the ban

This, of course, poses a risk for creators who have made their platforms through the app, as once this transaction ban is put in place, it will be difficult for the app to operate as it did before and may signal the end of TikTok as we know it.

Some creators on the app have spoken out in response to the shattering news. Chase Hudson a.k.a. Lil’ Huddy posted a video in which he pleaded with Trump to “just please let me have the one thing that I like, please.” He even jokingly activated a taser in front of the camera in protest of the upcoming ban.

@lilhuddyplease♬ original sound – Chase Hudson ??

TikTok queen, Charli D’Amelio — who has almost 90 million followers on the app — uploaded one of her regular dance videos, but subtly referenced the news by captioning it “follow me on Triller,” with a fan replying: “Is this goodbye, Charli?”

@charlidameliofollow me on triller @ charlidamelio dc @nexttojer♬ May I – Flo Milli

Triller is an app structured in a very similar way to TikTok, with endless scrolling and portrait format. It could be a potential candidate for a TikTok replacement if this ban has a detrimental effect on TikTok’s business.

Griffin Johnson retweeted a message that read: “No one is happy more than Griffin that TikTok is getting banned, homeboy been warning you for months that it’s getting banned, but y’all sh*t on him.”

Sway House member Bryce Hall tweeted a sad, but simple “bye bye TikTok…” Clearly not holding out much hope for the future of the app, now the ban looks like it’s really going ahead.

TikTok will reportedly be removed from the US app store on September 20 if no further deal is arranged by then. Anyone who already has the app will supposedly still be able to use it, but will be unable to further update the app, leaving US users at a disadvantage when ByteDance roll out further updates.

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PewDiePie shares his insane police chase story

Published: 30/Oct/2020 19:42

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg revealed that he once had a run in with the police when he was younger. The Swede opened up on stream about a handful of “embarrassing” stories from his youth.

For many, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment for the last decade. With over 107 million subscribers to his channel, the content creator is undoubtedly the reigning king of YouTube.

During his October 29 livestream, the star opened up about experiences he had when he was lesser known. From speeding tickets to his car being impounded, the 31-year-old had some incredible stories to tell.

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The YouTuber hilariously showed off his “epic” car in 2016.

PewDiePie reveals story about run-in with police

The YouTuber was preparing to stream Among Us with Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys when he revealed “embarrassing” stories from his youth to viewers. The star detailed a time he was pulled over for speeding on the highway.

“I was 18 and I just got my driver’s license. Of course, the cliche. I thought ‘yeah, there is no cars.’ Thought I was the coolest,” he said, before pausing to tell fans, “DON’T DO THIS, it’s not cool! But then I sped, and the police actually chased after me. They put the sirens behind, I’ve never seen that before.”

Despite the scare of them chasing him, luckily he was let off with a warning. “I gave them the sappiest eyes ever. I feel like the pitied me so hard, they just lowered what they had on the ticket. They were like “you’re fine, just go. Don’t drive fast,” he said.

The entertainer added, “I’ve never been stopped in the UK, I was stopped so many times in Sweden.” As if that wasn’t crazy enough, Kjellberg also told his audience the story about how his car once got impounded when he was out of the country, and was almost auctioned off.

“F**king auctions, man. That happened to my car once. I didn’t pay tax on it, and I was away. So it had been taken off and it was just about to go in auction,” the YouTuber revealed. “It’s f**king crazy. How can they do that? I was out of the country!”

PewDiePie had to drive over 40 minutes to reach the place where they had taken his vehicle. Summing up the whole experience, he cautioned fans: “It’s tough, guys, it’s tough not paying your taxes.”

The stories PewDiePie told were from years back, however he called them “embarrassing” experiences. To be fair, everyone has a story of getting into trouble in some form or another in their youth.

Despite being known for his video content, in 2020 the personality has been streaming more often after signing a major deal with YouTube back in March. Fans are often treated to anecdotes from the star’s interesting life.