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David Dobrik reveals his bizarre first encounter with Justin Bieber

Published: 22/Jan/2020 12:45

by Jacob Hale

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In his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, David Dobrik has spoken out on the bizarre run of events that was his first time meeting pop superstar Justin Bieber.

On Dobrik’s late-night debut, Fallon asked him all manner of things about his channel, the content he puts out, and the infamous marriage of Dobrik and his best friend’s mom.

Jimmy mentioned that he really enjoyed Dobrik’s video with Justin Bieber, in which he surprised a bunch of college kids with the ‘Yummy’ singer, with every reaction being just as brilliant as the last. But Dobrik had a slightly more interesting story about Bieber and the first time they met.

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Dobrik recorded a video with Bieber that went viral, with fans of both loving the collaboration.

Asked about how the video came to fruition, Dobrik spoke about meeting Bieber in Los Angeles’ Doheny Room and the bizarre events that took place.

“I saw him at the club and one of his friends was like ‘you’re going to meet Justin.’ I remember just… I was so nervous,” he told the late-night host. After their introductions, Dobrik says it took a bit of a surprising turn.

“We were kind of just standing next to each other for a little bit, and then he walks by me and says ‘tickle tickle’,” reenacting the way Bieber tickled him as he passed him.

Immediately Fallon burst out laughing and tried to deny that it could have happened, but Dobrik swore it was true and said the only response he could muster was “okay, cool!”

He also said that he “felt so good” after Bieber tickled him and that the tickle was the best possible icebreaker.

At the time of writing, Dobrik’s video with Bieber has already amassed over 14 million views in little over a week, proving how much of a hit it has been. Just a week later he uploaded a video with Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, proving Dobrik has become far more than just a YouTuber now.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.