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Charli D’Amelio speaks out after VSCO account gets hacked

Published: 23/Jun/2020 21:34

by Virginia Glaze

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16-year-old social media celeb Charli D’Amelio isn’t just famous on TikTok — the star also boasts a large audience on other platforms, one of which was hacked and filled with propaganda posts.

While the youngest D’Amelio sibling currently reigns as TikTok’s queen with over 65 million followers, she’s also got her very own account on VSCO, a popular photography and photo editing app for mobile devices.

Much like her Instagram feed, Charli’s VSCO account features mirror selfies, photos with other top online entertainers and group pics with friends — but on June 22, her account reflected a totally different persona.

Charli D'Amelio mirror selfie.
Charli D'Amelio, VSCO
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio’s VSCO account was compromised the night of June 22, with the hacker posting images touting the “All Lives Matter” movement.

Two photos were uploaded to D’Amelio’s VSCO profile, touting “All Lives Matter,”, contrary to the many posts Charli has made voicing her overt support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The photos included a shot of a man holding a poster that read, “All lives matter, God created all equal,” and a graphic that appears to be an advertisement for the movement, showing two people holding hands with the slogan “All lives matter.”

Needless to say, these posts run completely contrary to D’Amelio’s own beliefs and position, causing her to speak out on the hacking in a Tweet shortly thereafter, asking the perpetrators to return her account.

“My VSCO just got hacked, so whoever did that, can I have it back?” she pleaded.

Charli’s profile has since been restored at the time of writing, and she has yet to speak further on the matter via any of her other accounts — but she isn’t the only TikTokker to have her social media recently compromised, by far.

The mother of fellow TikTok celeb Addison Rae was also a victim of hacking, with her Instagram being compromised and filled with explicit images. Rae responded to the hacking with a humorous video — but made sure to state that the family was not amused by the matter.

@addisonreand that’s on being hacked luv ??‍♀️??✌??♬ original sound – weebkiller

Luckily, both D’Amelio and Rae’s mother were able to come out of their respective cyber attacks unscathed, with Charli thanking her supporters and seeming relatively unbothered by the incident.

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xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.