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Charli D’Amelio reacts to “shade” thrown by lookalike Ellie Zeiler

Published: 22/Jun/2020 21:19

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has officially responded to purported “shade” thrown her way by her very own lookalike, Ellie Zeiler, who came under fire for a comment she claimed was meant for another creator.

Zeiler rose to TikTok fame in early 2020 due to her uncanny resemblance to the youngest D’Amelio sister — but the similarity isn’t necessarily in her favor, as many critics have accused her of copying Charli’s style and videos for clout.

Despite denying these accusations, Zeiler received backlash yet again in late June over her response to fellow TikTokker Ryan Clements’ comment that Charli was the better of the two girls.

“But who is that?” Zeiler replied, leading many to think she was pulling a Mariah Carey and pretending not to know the platform’s most-followed creator.

Ryan Clements deleted comment.
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TikTokker Ryan Clements hit out at Zeiler in a comment, leading to a response from her that sparked drama across social media.
Ellie Zeiler deleted comment.
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Ellie Zeiler appeared to throw shade at Charli D’Amelio, but later clarified that her comment was directed toward Ryan Clements.

While Zeiler was quick to clarify that her response had been directed toward Clements, some critics weren’t convinced — and now, Charli herself has spoken out on the drama.

In a subsequent run-in with paparazzi, an interviewer brought up the topic, prompting both Charli and older sister Dixie to comment on the issue.

“I think there are a lot of people that look like me,” Charli said.

“We have a very basic look,” Dixie interjected.

Ellie Zeiler poses for the camera.
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It’s no secret that Ellie Zeiler bears an uncanny resemblance to TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio – but their similarities have sparked drama more than a few times.

“I’m not that surprised,” Charli continued. “…It is what it is. I haven’t seen anything on that.”

“Honestly, I think we have a very basic look,” Dixie continued. “We have brown hair and brown eyes. Like, I see TikToks all day. Everyone — ‘Oh my god, you look like Charli!’ …it’s chill.”

“It’s not that different,” Charli commented. “We don’t really care.”

(Topic begins at 2:03)

Despite the scandal blowing up across social media circles, Charli and her sis seem completely unbothered by the purported “shade” — and aren’t even worried about lookalikes, as evidenced by their humorous response to alleged copycats in the TikTok space.

While this wouldn’t be the first time fans have attempted to pit the two creators against each other, she isn’t taking the bait, and Zeiler is more than willing to give credit to TikTok’s queen in wake of her not-so-shady reply.

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Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”