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Charli D’Amelio responds to outrage from cosplayers over viral TikTok

Published: 19/Mar/2020 18:01 Updated: 21/Mar/2020 9:28

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio is one of the internet’s fastest-rising stars, boasting over 38 million followers on TikTok — but fame isn’t all sunshine and roses, as she found out after facing mass backlash from cosplayers over a viral dance challenge.

Internet regulars have likely seen a viral video of a pink-haired anime character performing a rotoscoped dance online, which has since taken the net by storm, prompting similar animations of other characters and even cosplay renditions of the choreography.

The clip originates from popular anime ‘Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai,’ and stars main character Chika busting a move during the show’s ending credits, one video of which has garnered over three million views on YouTube.


Considering the viral nature of the dance, it comes as little surprise that dancer and content creator Charli D’Amelio hopped on the Chika train — but some members of the cosplay community aren’t happy with her take on the moves.

After uploading her own version of the dance to TikTok, purportedly titled with the caption, “POV we’re cosplayers,” the star was met with serious backlash from anime fans who felt offended and bullied by her video.

“This is a form of bullying,” one user wrote. “If a cosplayer made a video making fun of these girls, they would get so much hate. It’s not even a joke at this point. …I don’t care if they are upset, they just bullied people because they thought it would be funny.”

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Some cosplyers and anime fans were upset by Charli’s TikTok, which was purportedly titled, “POV us as cosplayers.”

The outrage prompted D’Amelio to upload another TikTok apologizing to the cosplay community, claiming that her video was taken “the wrong way” and that she appreciates creators from all walks of life.

“My friend and I made a video where we were doing it [the dance], and it was completely taken the wrong way,” she explained. “I did not mean for it to happen that way, at all. I was not trying to bring down anyone.”

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Since uploading her apology, cosplayers across the net are scratching their heads in confusion over the outrage, with many not understanding why the TikToker is facing backlash over a seemingly innocent and unintentional blunder.

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Many anime fans were left confused by the apparent outrage against Charli D’Amelio over a seemingly innocent dance video.

At 15 years old, Charli is one of the net’s youngest celebrities who has already teased a potential live tour — but living in the internet spotlight also means being subjected to a giant microscope from critics, which has already resulted in some unintentional drama for the star.

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.