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Charli D’Amelio lookalike hits back after TikTok copycat accusations

Published: 22/Apr/2020 8:17

by Andrew Amos

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Ellie Zeiler, who has 1.9 million followers on TikTok, has been attacked by the fans of platform star Charli D’Amelio for allegedly copying her content, and hiding behind a fake account to deceive fans of the TikTokker.

Charli D’Amelio is the face of TikTok. With over 50 million followers on the platform, she has taken the internet by storm with her variety posts.

With that comes a very loyal fanbase, and people trying to capitalize on her success. However, Ellie Zeiler has been caught in the crossfire, after fans of D’Amelio accused the budding TikTok star of stealing content and intentionally deceiving other users because of their similarity.

A video went viral on Tiktok on April 21, calling out an alleged account of Zeiler on Twitter for using Charli’s name to promote her own content.

The account, which was under the name ‘charidamelio’, dropping the L from the D’Amelio’s first name, reportedly had images of Zeiler up on their profile. The video also highlighted this account was liking content from ‘EllieZeilerr’, reportedly Zeiler’s Twitter profile.

However, Zeiler has come out in defense of herself, saying that neither profile is operated by her.

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“My account is @elliezeiler1 not @elliezeilerr,” she said on Instagram. “Ask them for a face reveal please because it’s all fake. I’m sorry for having to comment like this but it has gone too far.”

Zeiler has 64,000 followers on Instagram, and only recently started up a Twitter account. The fake account on Twitter posted an apology in the star’s name, although the profile has since been deactivated.

“That photo everyone was commenting on was posted a couple of days ago on my second account,” the fake Zeiler profile said on Twitter.

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The user behind the ‘charidamelio’ also clarified that she is neither D’Amelio or Zieler, and was instead a fan account trying to have a bit of fun with the two lookalikes.

“This account has never been run by Ellie Zeiler,” they said. “Please don’t give her sh*t for something she has nothing to do with. It’s not Charli either.”

Charli D’Amelio herself is yet to comment on the controversy, although given how it’s taken over TikTok fandom over the last 24 hours, she’s likely aware of it.

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AOC makes history on Twitch with her first-ever Among Us stream

Published: 21/Oct/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton

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Just one day following the announcement that U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez would be streaming on Twitch, her very first Among Us broadcast shattered expectations as one of the most-watched events to date.

The Amazon-owned streaming platform has seen a number of historic moments of the years in gaming culture. From groundbreaking Fortnite streams between Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Drake, to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s enormous return. Now, AOC has penciled in her spot among the history books too. 

After an out of the blue tweet on October 19, AOC revealed that she was up to streaming for a good cause. The politician had her sights set on playing Among Us in order to promote proper voting plans ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.

She soon had an all-star lineup of crewmates and imposters as everyone from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo lined up to join her. Before she even went live, tens of thousands had followed her account in preparation.

As things kicked off on October 20, her first-ever Twitch stream quickly exploded.

The gaming community gathered together to show support as her viewership skyrocketed. Before the first round even got underway, more than 400,000 viewers had jumped into the channel.

AOC streamed for just over three and a half hours. Among Us was in focus the entire time as she played the mega-popular indie game with a variety of gaming personalities.

Overall viewership peaked at roughly 439,000, though her account also passed the 500,000 follower mark shortly after as well.

It was one of, if not the most-watched Twitch streams from a brand new account.

For her first broadcast ever, it ranks highly among the most successful individual streams of all time. In fact, she’s now fifth overall when it comes to the most-watched streams in Twitch history. 

While major esports competitions and landmark events boast bigger numbers, AOC now sits atop Twitch with one of the biggest solo-streams of all time.

Her first appearance on Twitch one for the history books. Though she also showed off some great Among Us gameplay. Her very first elimination on Pokimane quickly blew up across social media and the hits kept coming throughout the session.

While it may be a one-off event, for the time being, AOC’s Twitch stream was one for the ages. Perhaps it’ll be sooner rather than later before she makes her way back to the spaceship for another Among Us stream.

The Congresswoman did tease another stream too: “Hopefully this isn’t my last!”