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Charli D’Amelio explains why she’ll keep confronting haters online

Published: 22/May/2020 13:28 Updated: 22/May/2020 13:33

by Joe Craven

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Charli D’Amelio, the world’s most-followed TikTok star, has revealed why she will continue to confront online haters, explaining how she thinks it may help other creators dealing with similar issues.

The exponential rise of TikTok has been nothing short of jaw-dropping. From the point of obscurity it now sits as one of the world’s most popular social networking site, bringing with it a whole new group of celebrities.

Charli D’Amelio is one of these: despite being just 16 years old, she currently sits at over 57 million followers on the social media platform. However, this popularity has inherent downsides too, in the form of online trolling and hate.

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Both Charli and older sister Dixie are immensely popular on TikTok.

While only 16, it seems that Charli has come to terms with the influence she now has and, in a May 21 interview with people.com, she opened up about how she can inspire others who may be experiencing similar negativity over the internet.

“I do try to talk about it as much as I can. A lot of people are afraid to,” she said. “I feel the more I talk about it, the more normalized it is for people to open about their feelings. If I’m talking about it and they know that this bothers me and they are going through a similar thing, maybe at school, just showing people that it’s okay to have feelings. It’s okay to not be 100% all the time.”

The inspiring attitude is a testament to the TikTok star’s maturity, as well as her endeavors to create a more positive online environment. She has made her name on TikTok by posting dance videos and tutorials, like the one below.

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“When you do discuss it, you tend to get more [hate],” she continued. “But at the same time, there are people who reach out to me with stories of how they are struggling through similar issues. It brings a lot of people together, and that’s what I do it for.”

She has, previously, called out TikTok trends she does not agree with, and shared emotional videos of herself dealing with online negativity.

With such a monumental followings come a responsibility to influence an audience positively, and it looks like Charli is well aware of this and doing all she can to inspire her viewers.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.