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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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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.