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Charli D’Amelio fans divided as vaping video leaks

Published: 24/Aug/2020 12:03 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 14:43

by Joe Craven

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Fans of TikTok sensation Charli D’Amelio appear to be divided after a video that seems to show the 16-year-old vaping surfaced on social media. 

Charli D’Amelio is the biggest of a new wave of TikTok celebrities, made famous from the popularity of her videos on the lip-syncing app. While the future of TikTok looks uncertain, many of its stars are finding their careers are going from strength to strength.

D’Amelio, who has made her name off a host of dance choreography TikToks has amassed an incredible 80 million followers. With that level of popularity, though, comes scrutiny as well.

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Charli and her older sister, Dixie.

Fans of the USA-based star were left divided when a video emerged that appears to show D’Amelio vaping. The video was not posted publicly, but surfaced on Twitter through unknown leaks.

It was shared by the online news account PerezHilton, and does appear to show the 16 year old TikTokker using a vape. Some people claimed it was an anti-anxiety pen, but those claims remain unclear.

There appears to be a divided response as well. Some have argued that she is actually too young to be vaping, and that someone with an audience as significant as the TikTok star should not be promoting it to their fans, many of whom are younger than Charli herself. One even called D’Amelio’s actions “illegal”.

However, many also defended the TikTok star. A common counter-argument was that the video had been leaked, so D’Amelio was in no way promoting it to her followers.

One said: “This is not abnormal 16-year-old behavior. She didn’t endorse or promote it, and was under the impression this would be private. Whoever leaked this is gross.”

Charli has not commented publicly on the video, with many users arguing there is no need to justify the video or explain it.

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TikToker Claire Miller charged with murdering her disabled sister

Published: 25/Feb/2021 14:56

by Calum Patterson

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14-year-old Claire Miller has been charged after fatally stabbing her sister, who was wheelchair-bound, before calling 911 and confessing. The teen, who is being tried as an adult, was a popular creator on TikTok with millions of video views.

After news of the homicide charges was reported, TikTok users quickly recognized Miller from appearing on their ‘For You’ page.

Miller allegedly killed her disabled sister, Helen Miller, while their parents slept, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, in Pennsylvania.

Officers arriving on the scene were directed to Helen’s room by Claire, and lifesaving efforts by EMS were unsuccessful. Miller repeatedly told the responding officers “I killed my sister.” Helen Miller was pronounced dead at 4:13 am on February 22.

Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement: “Police indicate there is no threat to public safety. Manheim Township Police are fully committed to this investigation.  Investigators and members of the Lancaster County Major Crimes Unit are still at the residence collecting evidence and working to determine the circumstances that led to Helen Miller’s death.”

Who was Claire Miller on TikTok?

In the wake of the tragic incident, Claire Miller’s TikTok profile has gone wildly viral.

A TikTok highlighting the disturbing story asked “So did anybody come across the same girl on their [For You page] or just me?”

@kid_sus##greenscreen bruh like what♬ original sound – Romeo

Miller’s TikTok account, ‘spiritsandsuchconsulting’, has a number of videos with upwards of 1 million views.

Claire Miller's TikTok profile
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Claire Miller’s TikTok has grown in followers since the incident, but many of her videos were already popular on the app.

It’s possible that following this incident, TikTok will close the profile.

One of the videos, from January 13, features her sister Helen, who she is now accused of murdering, seen in her wheelchair with their father.

Users are reporting that her videos have been appearing on their For You page much more since the arrest, calling it “chilling.” It’s unclear how the TikTok algorithm works, but an increase in people looking for her profile will likely cause a snowball effect for these videos to be recommended to more users.

Claire Miller has been charged with Criminal Homicide will, and it is expected that she will be transported to Lancaster County Prison after arraignment. Anyone charged with homicide in Pennsylvania is not eligible for bail.