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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio hit back at “body shaming” on TikTok

Published: 26/Mar/2020 20:09

by Virginia Glaze

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Sisters and internet stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators — but even they aren’t immune to mean comments, as they revealed in a series of Tweets hitting back at “body shaming.”

Despite being TikTok’s most followed creator, competitive dancer Charli D’Amelio has spoken at length about the hardships that come with internet stardom, including feeling self-conscious about one’s outward appearance.

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In a burst of positivity, Charli retweeted a photo of her friends on the beach and complimented them in her caption, rating them all a 10/10.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
Sisters and TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio spoke out about body shaming on the popular video platform in a series of heartfelt Tweets.

However, she continued with a message to all her fans, encouraging them to look in the mirror and compliment themselves and reminding her followers that they’re all beautiful in their own way.

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“F it, we are all 10/10s, and by all I mean everyone, because we are all special and perfect in our ways,” she wrote. “That what makes us so incredible, and let’s tell each other that more often.”

“We should go to our nearest mirror and compliment ourselves,” she added in another Tweet. “It is what needs to be done.”

Charli isn’t the only one speaking out about the matter, either, as older sister Dixie also wrote a lengthy Twitter thread about body shaming, admitting that she has been affected by mean comments about her appearance in the past.

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“…body shaming is something that so many people deal with and I struggled with [it] for a long time,” she wrote. “I finally know that I can’t change myself to make everyone happy, but for people reading comments… and thinking that being ‘too’ big or too small changes their overall ‘rate’ is not healthy.”

She ended her post by encouraging TikTok users to stop “speaking negatively about someone’s body type” on the platform, calling such comments “toxic” — and she’s not alone, with many fans agreeing with her sentiment in the replies.

From dealing with angry fans to lies from past friends and even online trolls, it’s safe to say that Charli and Dixie have seen the worst of the internet’s behavior.

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Thanks to their fame, however, their body-positive messages are reaching a huge amount of viewers as they continue to grow in popularity on an ever-booming platform.

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Twitch streamer goes viral by posting same photo on Instagram every day

Published: 8/Oct/2020 19:26 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 19:35

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer and comedian Mark Samyal Bonanno has gone viral for posting the same photo of himself and his father to Instagram every single day — with a few humorous modifications, of course.

Every once in a while, someone gets incredibly creative with their social media presence; but with so many content creators out there nowadays, it seems like just about everything has already been done.

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This is not the case for Twitch streamer, comedian and actor Mark Bonanno, who took his Instagram game to the next level with a little inspiration from his father.

Bonanno is part of Australian absurdist comedy group Aunty Donna, which boasts an impressive YouTube presence of over 315,000 subscribers.

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Best known for their comedy sketches and humorous podcast, Aunty Donna has become quite the name in the Aussie online space, and Bonanno is showing off his comedy chops even further via his Instagram account.

A quick look at his profile will show some interesting results: His entire profile consists of a single photo posted multiple times, showing himself and his father posing in front of a blue Ford sedan.

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GOLD 104 GOOD TIMES AND GREAT CLASSIC PHOTO OF MY DAD (CHARLIE) AND ME IN FRONT OF THE WOGLYF CAR

A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

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These photos stretch back far into his account, each with a different spin; Bonanno even recreated the photo with TF2 characters in Garry’s Mod, while others show the two in front of the famous code seen in the Matrix films or other odd backgrounds.

His latest pic (at the time of writing) shows his father’s head photoshopped into that of a velociraptor — and although it’s not exactly Jurassic Park-levels of frightening, it’s certainly worth a good laugh.

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Just the photo of my dad (Raptor) and me in front of the woglyf car. I hope neither of us turn to the darkside. Credit: @brennawin89

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A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

Bonanno’s Instagram shenanigans have since gone viral online, earning him wide appeal as viewers can’t seem to get enough of the daily photoshopped madness of the same picture; but a cheeky Q&A session with his pater has revealed that he wasn’t actually aware the photo would turn into such a long-running gag.

In response to a fan’s question about the pic, Bonanno’s father, Charlie (real name Carmelo), wrote: “I thought it was a bit of fun. I didn’t know he was going to do this, though.”

Charlie answers a question about Mark's daily photoshopping posts.
Instaagram: @mark_and_charlie
A cheeky Q&A sesh with Mark’s father, Charlie, revealed his humorous thoughts on the now viral daily photo project.

Shenanigans aside, it seems that Mark’s wacky undertaking has taken off in a major way, giving fans and onlookers something wild to look forward to every day.