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Charli D’Amelio hits out at TikTok trolls body shaming Kouvr

Published: 10/Aug/2020 11:16

by Jacob Hale

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has hit out at trolls on the platform body shaming fellow Hype House member Kouvr Annon, who wrote a lengthy statement herself regarding the issue.

Despite her young age, Charli has faced her fair share of criticism online thanks to her TikTok fame, but this time the shoe was on another foot and she opted to practice what she preaches, standing up for her friend after a hateful TikTok video was posted about her.

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In the original video, the troll used a popular sound, but cut it off when it said “fat,” leaving a picture of Kouvr on the screen.

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Kouvr says she has always struggled with her body image.

Both Charli and Kouvr commented on the video, imploring the user to do better and not be disrespectful, but they also took to social media to spread a wider message for more to see.

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Kouvr herself wrote a long statement, explaining that she’s struggled with her body image for a long time and that she “constantly hated the way she looked.”

At the end of her statement, she reminded readers that “before you take the time out of your day to tear someone down, you could just as easily lift someone up.”

Charli posted two tweets several hours later. In the first, she simply implored her followers to “stop body shaming,” but followed it up with another, more insightful one.

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“I can’t understand why some people think it’s okay to talk about someone’s looks, weight, sexual identity, etc in a negative way,” she said, adding that it can be hurtful to not only the intended recipient but others in similar boats, too.

Obviously, and unfortunately, online trolls are part and parcel of social media fame. It goes without saying that body shaming is not acceptable, and seeking to hurt others online shouldn’t be used for cheap laughs.

Charli and Kouvr have both made that abundantly clear now — hopefully it helps the original troll see the error of his ways.

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Neekolul and 100T’s JhbTeam sit down for world’s most awkward interview

Published: 16/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 20:15

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and 100 Thieves member ‘Neekolul’ sat down for an interview with the org’s intern, ‘JhbTeam,’ resulting in one of the most hilariously awkward pieces of internet content we’ve seen yet.

Neekolul skyrocketed to fame earlier this year after her “Okay Boomer” TikTok took off across social media, becoming a viral sensation almost overnight.

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Since then, Neekolul — real name Nicole — has solidified herself among the elite of the net’s content creators, and has signed with none other than esports giant 100 Thieves in yet another huge move.

The organization has since started a new interview series with its intern, JhbTeam, whose unique style resulted in a downright hilarious conversation between himself and Neekolul for its pilot episode.

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The first video in the series, titled “TBH with JHB,” tasked Neekolul with answering a series of awkward questions, such as: “How does it feel to have this much of a following on a platform?”

Neekolul’s forthcoming answer was something that no one expected: “It’s cool. You know, you can say almost anything and someone’s gonna like your tweet. You could say like, ‘I like to eat s**t,’ and people are like, ‘Yeah!’”

However, Neeko didn’t have an answer for “Why do you have a boyfriend?” leaving Jhb giving her an humorously intense staredown as she scrambled to address the random question.

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That being said, Neeko was totally down to turn the tables and ask Jhb a few questions, one of which included: “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?”

It seems that Jhb’s response of, “Flying, so I could come see you,” didn’t go over so well, with the star giving an understandable “WTF” look at his reply — which senior producer ‘rufhaus’s’ editing skills made into a truly funny moment.

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Amid the ensuing hijinks with Jhb, Neeko did admit that her rise to internet stardom wasn’t a piece of cake, with many criticizing her for reaching fame so quickly and doubting her abilities (although that was about the only serious moment throughout the entire interview).

While fans probably didn’t learn anything totally new about Neeko in this video (aside from her favorite primary color, which is blue — which isn’t even a primary color), it’s definitely worth a watch for viewers looking to have a laugh as they watch their favorite influencer scramble for answers in the face of a gut-bustingly awkward interview session.

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Who can we expect to see on TBH with JHB in the future?

Although Neekolul was just the first guest on 100 Thieves’ new show, Jhb did let fans in on what other guests could be making an appearance in his famously awkward series later on.

“Basically, people that are close in the gaming scene/community and are recognizable to fans,” Jhb revealed. “I want to make sure the guests know who I am in a sense of not making them uncomfortable, and that they know how awkward I am.”

JHB as seen during a YouTube video.
YouTube: JhbTeam
Jhb is 100 Thieves’ intern, who boasts a successful YouTube channel and Twitch stream where he collaborates with other big names in the gaming space.

That’s not all; he even dropped a few potential names, most notably CallMeCarson, Jordan Fisher, Hitchariide and even 100 Thieves founder, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

“We honestly have no idea who to have on next,” he added. “I definitely want to have Nadeshot on the show, as I see it as one of the most iconic ones that we’ll make, but as of right now, we have no idea. I mainly want to have 100 Thieves creators on, but in the meantime, no idea.”

Who knows who will be featured on the show next? Not even Jhb himself is sure; but that just means that the possibilities are endless.