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Charli D’Amelio returns to posting on TikTok after backlash

Published: 21/Nov/2020 11:46

by Georgina Smith

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Social media star Charli D’Amelio has returned to posting on TikTok after backlash over an “ungrateful” comment she made regarding her follower count that lost her around one million followers.

16-year-old Charli D’Amelio is by far and away the most followed creator on the platform, and is set to become the first person to reach the huge milestone of 100 million followers, beating even TikTok’s own account to top spot.

However, her follower count was sent speeding in the other direction after she said in a video with her family and James Charles: “I wish I had more time! Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil.” When James jokingly asked if the 95 million wasn’t enough for her, Charli replied “I was just saying like, even numbers,” while sticking her tongue out.

What seemed like an innocent joke quickly had people up in arms over the comment which many called “ungrateful.” This was alongside frustration towards the D’Amelio sisters for their disgust over eating a snail prepared by a chef.

Charli D'Amelio is shown next to Chef Aaron May.
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Charli D’Amelio has come under fire for a joke she made during an episode of “Dinner with the D’Amelios.”

Charli D’Amelio returns to TikTok

The internet became furious over the comments, and Charli’s follower account began a rapid decline. Before the incident her peak follower count was 99.4, but after the backlash she was left with a loss of around one million.

But now Charli is back posting again, several days after the backlash was at its peak. Although just days ago she couldn’t hold back tears on a livestream where she said “seeing how people reacted to this, like, I don’t even know if I wanna do this anymore. Like, this is messed up stuff that people are saying!”

On November 20 she tweeted that “tomorrow I will be back posting normal content with a smile on my face!” And she definitely delivered on that promise, returning with a brand new hairstyle to boot.

The three new videos are still hitting millions of likes and views, and the comment section seems to have had some element of positivity returned to them. Though as expected with the internet, the hate comments will never be fully absent.

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However, her follower count has definitely started to heal, as she now sits back over the 99 million line at 99.1 million followers. It seems as though she’s back on track to reach that big 100 million milestone soon, and many are excited to see what she’s got planned for the big day.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.