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Chase Hudson responds to backlash from TikTok fans for not speaking out

Published: 4/Jun/2020 12:31

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok star Chase ‘lilhuddy’ Hudson has spoken out on Twitter to defend himself after fans accused him of staying silent on Black Lives Matter.

Earlier this week, some fans accused lilhuddy of staying quiet on the ongoing protests happening across the US and the world, supposedly failing to use his platform to inform his followers.

“Chase Hudson been real quiet,” one fan wrote in a now-viral tweet, a sentiment that was echoed by many others.

On Monday, YouTuber Taylor Caniff slammed lilhuddy for his lack of posts. He criticized Hudson for not speaking out “for the people risking their freedom”.

Chase Hudson responds to criticism

On Wednesday, June 3, Chase Hudson expressed solidarity with the movement on Twitter and defended his decisions not to post.

He wrote: “For absolute clarity, the only reason I took a beat before posting about the historical situation unfolding our country was out of pure respect for George Floyd and his family.

“The last thing I wanted to do was disrespect his ultimate sacrifice by commenting before I had a chance to educate myself about the situation and make absolutely sure I knew how to best honor him and his legacy.

“Make no mistake I stand with George Floyd, his family, Black Lives Matter, and all those that have suffered at the hand of racial injustice! While I will never pretend to fully understand the scope of the problem, George Floyd’s death has drastically opened my eyes to the fact that not only do I have a lot to learn and grow from, but also need to be a consistent part of the solution.”

He ended by saying “I love you all and thank you for growing with me”, after pointing to a link on all of his social media accounts to a hub for the Black Lives Matter cause with ways to help.

Other members of the Hype House, including Tony and Ondrea Lopez, were seen attending protests in Los Angeles, and filmed themselves taking part on TikTok.

Their former housemate Charli D’Amelio made a TikTok addressing the movement stating “As a person who has been given the platform to be an influencer… I have a job to inform people on the racial inequalities in the world right now.”

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YouTubers & influencers congratulate Halsey on pregnancy announcement

Published: 28/Jan/2021 0:45

by Theo Salaun

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Singer-songwriter Halsey is pregnant – and social media, from influencers and YouTubers to countless fans, has lit up with congratulations for the beloved cultural sensation.

Ashley ‘Halsey’ Nicolette Frangipane is an American singer-songwriter with Grammy nominations, Billboard accolades and, above all else, a feverish social media following. Known for her activism and eclecticism, the musician has become a cultural icon with fans across the world.

That variety of fans is not restrained to just social media stans, either, as the singer has apparently amassed a ton of appreciation from fellow influencers. Some of the biggest names from YouTube and social media have popped up congratulating her, nestled between messages from the 36.9 million followers Halsey boasts throughout Instagram and Twitter. 

Posting a “surprise” Instagram carousel of baby bump pictures, the 26-year-old’s comment section is filled with verified check marks sending their love and joy. From established models (and fellow activists) like Emily Ratajkowski to YouTube superstars like James Charles, the support has been nothing short of overflowing.

In the replies to Halsey’s viral IG post, influencer Gabbie Hanna was joined by TikTok legend Addison Rae by sending an ecstatic “congratulations” message. Singer Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Drivers License” track has gone viral on TikTok, joined in too, but wasn’t satisfied with just one message.

In all caps (the pinnacle of excitement), Rodrigo sent a “YESSSS” before following up with a “SENDING U SO MUCH LOVE.”

Similarly uppercased, Charles chimed in with a reply that seems to concisely echo the sentiments shared by all of Halsey’s fans and friends: “CONGRATULATIONS AHHH.”

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Aside from being happy about the idea of a mini version of Halsey entering the world, close fans are likely well-aware of how meaningful the moment is for her. The singer has been candid about her past with infertility and her desire for a child, as a 2015 miscarriage prompted the song “More” on her Manic album.

In the wake of such a harrowing history with the desire to bear a child, the news of Halsey’s pregnancy is certainly cause for celebration. Caps-locked congratulations are most certainly in order and few, influencers and fans alike, have held back in rejoicing with the singer and her boyfriend, screenwriter Alev Aydin.

“More,” too, can now be played with added joy. Some of its more expressive lyrics take on a new dimension, as a foreseeing welcome to her baby: “And when you decide it’s your time to arrive, I’ve loved you for all of my life.”