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Dixie D’Amelio addresses backlash over liking “transphobic” tweets

Published: 6/Aug/2020 0:02 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 0:05

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio has published a statement addressing tweets she’d liked from 2018, which included some comments that many deemed to be fatphobic and transphobic regarding Victoria’s Secret models.

Dixie D’Amelio is one of the net’s fastest-rising social media personalities, best known for her viral dance videos and being the big sister of TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio.

Despite her popularity, Dixie has come under fire as of late, after leaked screenshots showed that she had liked tweets from 2018 that many critics found to be problematic.

The tweets in question centered around Victoria’s Secret’s previous stance on not allowing plus-sized and transgender models to walk the runway, as told by chief marketing officer of L Brands, Ed Razek.

Dixie D'Amelio smiles for a selfie.
Instagram: Dixie D'Amelio
TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio has come forward with an apology after critics slammed her over liking divisive tweets from 2018.

The tweets in question appeared to echo these sentiments, with one stating, “People are too sensitive nowadays. Not everyone has to accomodate to what you want because it hurts your feelings.”

“NASA doesn’t want my college dropout a** flying the space shuttles, and you don’t see me crying,” another read.

Dixie D'Amelio's liked Tweet from 2018.

“Sensitive people are gonna destroy the human race,” read yet another.

Dixie D'Amelio's liked Tweet from 2018.

After catching flak from just about everyone on the internet — with many finding the liked tweets to be highly offensive — Dixie took to social media to address the outrage, revealing that she’s already made a statement on the tweets beforehand.

Dixie D'Amelio's liked Tweet from 2018.

“I was so uneducated on everything, and I know that’s not an excuse, but I do everything in my power now to educate myself properly on every topic,” Dixie explained. “…I have my own body image issues, so I would never want to bring anyone else down again.”

“I spread so much love and positivity toward anyone, and I would never spread hate or harmfulness on something I was educated on,” she continued.

Dixie D'Amelio apologizes for liking older Tweets.
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Dixie D’Amelio apologized for having liked the divisive Tweets and claimed she would have never done so had she been educated on the topics they addressed.

Thus far, it seems that Dixie’s response has been met with mixed reviews among critics — but it seems like Dixie’s tweets in wake of the drama are more focused on her recent split from ex-boyfriend and fellow TikToker Griffin Johnson.

While both Dixie and Charli have come under the microscope before, this marks the latest controversy surrounding the D’Amelios, who have even hired security after receiving threats and even being swatted at their home.

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Logan Paul mindblown after pulling rare Pokemon cards worth $3000

Published: 1/Oct/2020 13:11

by Jacob Hale

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Logan Paul has become an avid Pokemon card collector throughout the latter half of 2020, and treated fans of his Impaulsive podcast to watch him open a rare pack, the contents of which he was delighted with.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game originally got going in 1999 and now, over two decades later, is worth more than ever, with rare cards making sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars if they’ve kept their collection in good condition.

He recently revealed some of the collection he had been building up, including a first edition shadowless Charizard that could fetch anywhere between $40,000 to $60,000 at auction.

Letting his fans into the hobby, Logan opted to buy a pack of Base Set trading cards for $500 online and opened it live on Impaulsive.

Logan Paul 1st edition Charizard
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Logan’s 1st edition Charizard is a prized possession.

Obviously, when you’re spending $500 on a single pack of cards, you’ve got to be pretty hopeful of the results, but Paul insisted he always gets his rarest cards from the seller he bought it from.

So, he opened them and revealed each card one-by-one, including a Squirtle which he expects to fetch around $200-300, perhaps more as he believes it to have a PSA grade of 10 — or, the best condition it could possibly be.

Alongside the regular Energy cards and some more Pokemon such as Gastly and Poliwhirl, Paul also packed a Blastoise, again expecting it to be PSA graded 10/10, which he says should fetch around $2500 — meaning the total value of the individual cards could fetch around $3000 if his valuations are correct.

Obviously, the valuations may be slightly off, but Logan has at least made his money back for this pack — and if he’s made a profit then more power to him.

There’s some serious money to be made in the Pokemon Trading Card Game now, especially as it enjoys somewhat of a resurgence of late, so it might be worth digging out those old cards and see what you’ve got laying around: you never know how much money you could be sitting on.