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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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Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 3:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed animation. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the series, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
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The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.

 

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.

 

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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.