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Charli D’Amelio hits back at claims of “shading” other TikTokers

Published: 9/Sep/2020 23:03

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio may be the TikTok queen, but that certainly doesn’t prevent the star from criticism — and some viewers are accusing her of throwing shade at other popular creators on the app.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed account, boasting a massive 85 million followers due to her catchy dance videos and humorous collaborations with other top influencers.

However, the 16-year-old star has faced a huge amount of criticism in spite of her largely wholesome persona, from serious threats to her personal safety to over-the-top bodyshaming.

Now, critics are accusing the star of throwing shade at other successful women on the platform, after she liked a video montage of female creators (which included Charli) to a voice clip that read, “You know what that looks like? Success!”

For some reason, a few viewers interpreted the video as claiming that the other women were not as “successful” as Charli, and when word got out that she’d liked the clip, resulted in a slew of hate thrown her way.

Rather than letting the situation get out of hand, Charli addressed the matter with a lengthy Instagram comment, clarifying that she hadn’t meant her “like” to be negative in any way.

“After sitting and watching the edit, it doesn’t look like a ‘plot twist’ edit that is bringing down someone else,” she explained. “It looks like a group edit for a bunch of women who are very successful, which is why it makes sense for why they used a song with the word ‘success’ in it.”

Charli D'Amelio clarifies why she liked the offending video.
Instagram: Charli D'Amelio
Charli made sure to clarify that she hadn’t meant to throw shade toward any other creators after liking the video.

“All of the girls in the video have been nothing but sweet to me every time I have talked to them,” she continued. “I’m truly sorry if I upset anyone, but please know I never thought of it as a mean-spirited edit or would ever want to bring down any other creators.”

This is far from the first time Charli has received backlash over a seemingly innocent action: the star also came under fire for allegedly making fun of cosplayers in another TikTok, which she quickly apologized for and claimed that was not the case.

No matter the issue, D’Amelio is still the queen of TikTok — and it doesn’t look like her success is stopping anytime soon.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”