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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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Pokimane releases her own Fedmyster document to “put drama to rest”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 2:01

by Theo Salaun

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has conclusively responded to recent leaks about OfflineTV drama from Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan. In her own extensive document, the popular streamer shares her side of the story with texts and other sources.

The drama surrounding Fedmyster and the OTV house bubbled, then simmered, then boiled back up with a thorough document which was leaked, then shared by Fedmyster to give his side of the story. 

Fed, who has been accused of numerous improprieties, used texts and messages to provide evidence of his perspective and show some humanity. In the end, he tried to clarify for the public that the matter was resolved: “We both made mistakes and have owned up to them privately. I hope everyone reading will try to move on from all this as we certainly have already.”

But Poki immediately appeared perturbed by the leaked document, which included flirtatious messages between them as a means of demonstrating that Fed had been led on. In a brief Twitch stream, she noted Fed’s “manipulative” behavior and discomfort with private messages being leaked publicly.

Now, she’s gone a step further and shared her own doc to share her side of things and hopefully shut down any more need for gossip.

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Pokimane and Fedmyster’s relationship is a long, complicated one.

In an 11-page document, including pictures of messages between herself and Fedmyster, as well as with other people, Poki clarifies context and attempts to remove biases that she felt Fed had pushed.

While understandably uncomfortable with private conversations being leaked, the streamer indicates that she is compelled to share her side because of Fed’s document: “Looking back, I would’ve done a lot of things differently, and know for a fact that neither of us handled the situation perfectly. However, our private convos heavily lacked context, and I’m not okay with how they’re being misrepresented.”

In one such example of giving context, she explains how one of the more egregiously received examples of flirting was actually misconstrued to suggest that she wanted to be alone with Fed in a hotel room.

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys
A screenshot of Poki’s doc shows how Fed’s leaks lacked context.

Unwilling to be abdicated of responsibility for the complicated relationship, Poki asserts that she regrets many of her messages and actions.

Similarly, she contends that Fed’s “feelings are valid and a good reminder to me that what one person thinks may be going on in a friendship, don’t always match up with the other person’s expectations.”

The document tackles every issue brought up in Fed’s document, including the two’s relationship as well as drama with Yvonne, OTV, and Jodi.

But, ultimately, these are private matters and the additional context simply proves that Fed’s account may have misled in that it failed to account for other perspectives.

Poki’s hopes are that this new context will finally help “put drama to rest.”