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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.

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.

“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.

“…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.

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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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.