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Dixie D’Amelio apologizes for now-deleted TikTok which included slur

Published: 21/Nov/2020 14:51

by Connor Bennett

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Social media star Dixie D’Amelio has apologized for a now-deleted TikTok where she used a sound that contained a racial slur. 

While a number of stars have been borne out of TikTok’s success, none have been quite as successful as the D’Amelio’s – Charli and Dixie. 

The sisters have a combined 143 million followers on TikTok, and millions more combined across their Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts. They’ve even got their own podcast on Spotify and a Keeping up with the Kardashians-like TV show in the works.

However, despite their success, it hasn’t been completely plain sailing. In November, the pair have come under fire – Charli for comments made about wanting to hit 100 million TikTok followers and Dixie for apparently being “disrespectful” about a dinner, and using a sound that contained racial slur during a now-deleted TikTok she has apologized for.

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Charli and Dixie have seen unrivalled success on TikTok.

In the since-deleted video, Dixie was seen dancing by herself to a sound recorded by Trisha Paytas, where she used a racial slur while singing a song. 

The D’Amelio sister quickly deleted the video and responded in the comments that she used the sound to make a point and wasn’t trying to promote the use of a racist comment. 

She followed her own response up by taking to Twitter to issue a longer apology. “I posted a TikTok with the intention of making a point that didn’t need to be made,” Dixie tweeted on November 21. “I took it down and I sincerely apologize for posting it in the first place and am so thankful for everyone.”

Plenty of supportive comments rolled in for Dixie, though there were a few negative responses as well. She offered an additional comment in a follow-up tweet, saying the TikTok was “dumb and tone-deaf” of her.

Unlike her sister losing thousands of TikTok followers, Dixie doesn’t appear to have suffered any backlash from the post as she’s received plenty of appreciative replies on Twitter.

This is likely because Trisha, whose sound was used in the video, has been under fire herself for attacking Dixie’s sister, amid the ongoing drama.

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Jake Paul roasts Conor McGregor with new fight deal after UFC 257 Poirier loss

Published: 24/Jan/2021 6:37 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 10:39

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul has jokingly rescinded his $50 million fight offer to Conor McGregor after his shock loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, offering him a measly $10,000 instead.

Jake Paul has been nipping at Conor McGregor’s heels in the weeks leading up to UFC 257, trying to bait the former double-champ into accepting a $50 million fight offer for an exhibition boxing bout.

However, despite his best efforts, it didn’t work. Conor McGregor was too focused on his own endeavors and never acknowledged it, although he tip-toed around the question a few times.

Eventually, he flat-out said he’s not interested in the fight, and it seemed like the idea was dead and buried once and for all. But after Conor McGregor’s shock UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier, Jake Paul is at it again. And this time, his original offer is off the table.

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Jake Paul / Conor McGregor
Jake Paul’s second fight offer adds more insult to injury after Conor McGregor’s UFC 257 loss.

Jake Paul tuned in to watch the main event like millions of other UFC fans. But he had more invested in the fight than the average viewer, and once it was over, it was only a matter of time before he posted a video.

“Hey Conor,” she said, laughing hysterically in a video that he shared on Twitter moments after the loss. “I’ve got ten thousand dollars for you, cash!” He struggled to contain his laughter and kept repeating words. “Oh, you had fifty million dollars,” he added, right at the end. 

The same message was echoed in a YouTube video Jake uploaded to his YouTube channel shortly after titled ‘My Message to Conor McGregor.’ He said, “you should have taken the Jake Paul fight for $50 million, but now I got $10,000 for you. I got $10,000 cash, cold hard cash. Or I’ll give you a third of a bitcoin. You choose, Conor McGregor.”

At the end of the video he says “April 17th guys, I’m fighting… You know, it was supposed to be Conor McGregor but we’ll see what happens, stay tuned.”

It’s obvious that Jake is still up to his usual antics. He’s trying to kick Conor while he’s down. But this time, it might actually work.

Conor’s loss will undoubtedly be a spanner in the works for his UFC plans. However, it means he might be open to lucrative exhibition fight offers once again.

Of course, there’s no way he’d accept the second $10,000 fight offer. But he might consider the initial $50 million one, which is probably what Jake Paul intended. We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.