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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio mock backlash with Chef May picture

Published: 22/Nov/2020 11:52 Updated: 22/Nov/2020 11:56

by Georgina Smith


Following the backlash that caused Charli D’Amelio to lose around one million TikTok followers, she and sister Dixie have posted a tongue-in-cheek picture with their private chef to prove that the backlash was blown out of proportion.

The social media world was left in a frenzy after a YouTube video of the D’Amelio family sharing a chef-prepared meal with James Charles went viral – and for all the wrong reasons.

While Charli was slammed for coming across as “ungrateful” for her follower count, both the girls came under fire for displaying disgust at the idea of eating a snail, Dixie throwing up after trying the unusual delicacy, and Charli asking if they had any dino nuggets instead.

What followed was an extraordinary reaction from critics, and 16-year-old Charli lost around one million followers as a result. This was along with receiving vile death threats that brought her to tears on an Instagram live.

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.”

Chef Aaron May clarified that it was the production team’s idea to sneak snails onto the girl’s plates for a funny reaction, and he said “I love Dixie and Charli. I’ve worked with them before, I’m gonna work with them again. I think it’s a little blown out of proportion.”

Dixie has also apologized, explaining that Chef Aaron is a “close family friend” and said that ”in no way would I ever want to come off as disrespectful because it was all jokes.”

Charli and Dixie poke fun at the drama

Now the girls have proven to the internet that there’s no bad blood between them and the chef by posting an image of them all together, along with dinner guest James Charles.

The D'Amelio sisters, James Charles, and Chef Aaron May pose for a picture
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The image showed there are no hard feelings behind the scenes.

The group all look like they’re having a great time, grinning at the camera. James even holds a dino nugget over his mouth as a reference to Charli’s comment, and it’s safe to say the four look as close as ever.

The girls have certainly not allowed the backlash to get them down, and the image has certainly given their supporters a chuckle after a week of chaos.


Streamer goes viral for calling out “disrespectful” Among Us players

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:53

by Michael Gwilliam


YouTuber and Twitch streamer Julien ‘julien’ Solomita has gone viral for a clip in which he called out Among Us players who are disrespectful towards others in-game.

In the viral clip, which has been viewed over 350,000 times since being uploaded to Twitter on December 4, Julien blasted people who infect his lobbies with negativity or make others feel “unsafe.”

“When I make these lobbies, when I go around and hit up some of my friends, and often times some of my friends’ friends to play Among Us with me, I have one thing in mind: that everyone I’m inviting gets to have fun,” the streamer began his rant.

“Gets to feel welcome. Gets to feel safe. Gets the exact opportunity as everyone else to be listened to. And gets to go home at the end of the night and say that had a good night of gaming,” he continued.

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Among Us has become one of the most popular online games.

According to Julien, this mantra should be enforced for new people. “I’ve met more people in the streaming world playing Among Us than I’ve ever met, by far, than any other game,” he explained. “So, when new people are in my lobbies, I try to go extra to out of my way to make those people feel like they’re welcome and they get to have fun.”

Communication can be key in Among Us, so it makes sense that anyone who plays would want to be able to speak freely and not be spoken over. As such, when players aren’t able to get a word in, the experience can be ruined.

This is why the streamer has “zero tolerance” for the “normalization” of disrespecting people in video games.

“Among Us is a game and it’s for fun. It’s not so boys can talk over women. It’s not to make new people in the group feel small or unwelcome. It’s not to win in every game at all costs,” he continued to rant. “It’s a game and it’s for everybody to enjoy.”

He went on to reach out to players who may have been disrespected in online games and hoped that they never experienced that again. “I don’t want anyone here to get the idea that it’s even close to normal for that to be how you feel when you play a video game. That’s not normal. It’s f**king weird, it’s wrong.”

A lot of people have taken Solomita’s message to heart and voiced their agreement in the replies. Hopefully, his words have a lasting effect on players feeling a bit out of touch in online games such as Among Us.