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Dixie D’Amelio baffled by TikTok theory about her Dad & Charli D’Amelio

Published: 12/Sep/2020 17:56

by Georgina Smith

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TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio has issued a bemused response to a wild conspiracy theory circulating on TikTok that speculates that her sister Charli’s sudden rise to fame is a result of her father wanting the popularity vote in a future election.

The D’Amelio sisters shot to fame on the app TikTok when they began posting dance videos in 2019, participating in popular trends such as the renegade.

They have a combined follower count of over 120 million, and Charli even recently had a brand deal with food chain Dunkin’ Donuts where her very own coffee order was put on the menu for fans up and down the country to try the TikTok queen’s favorite drink.

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The D’Amelio sisters shot to fame after their start on TikTok in 2019

The period of time in which they garnered their immense global success is certainly impressive, but some aren’t convinced that they got there solely through their entertaining personalities and dance skills.

In a video with a large chunk of text uploaded to the account spicyopinions, one curious TikTok user laid out their theory that the D’Amelio sisters’ father has something to do with the burst of popularity.

The theory said “this app has been around for five years and not ONCE has somebody rose to fame so quickly and with SO MANY FOLLOWERS.”

“Even in the beginning of her career she wasn’t liked for a long time, so how did she continue to grow?” the theory continues. Her Dad is sus. He’s rich AND a politician. Those things never go together well.”

@spicyopinionsi said nothing else abt charli, but this one slides bc i love conspiracy theories ##MorningCheer ##ThatsHot ##YouHaveTo ##DinnerWithMe ##charli ##dunkin♬ original sound – _BLUZZ_

The conspiracy theory then goes on to suggest that the D’Amelio’s father, politician Marc D’Amelio, would use Charli’s unproblematic demeanor to gain votes from “a future generation of voters” who would be less politically informed. They insist that “Charli’s fame story does not add up.”

Dixie D’Amelio, baffled by the outlandish theory, simply commented “lol what” underneath the video, which seems to sum up the level of legitimacy to the theory accurately.

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Dixie D’Amelio comments on bizarre conspiracy theory

While some fans suggested “this theory could be plausible,” many didn’t seem particularly impressed, saying “I kinda lost brain cells reading that.”

The bizarre theory has unexpectedly garnered a lot of attention, with the original video at 130,000 views and 40,000, which if anything is a testament to how unprecedented the D’Amelio sisters’ rapid rise to fame was.

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio hit back at Mr Beast trivia cheating allegations

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:11

by Virginia Glaze

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The D’Amelio sisters, famous for their TikTok presence, incited the ire of the gaming community after winning Mr Beast’s Creator Games on October 17 — a feat that many accused them of cheating to achieve.

Mr Beast is hailed as one of YouTube’s most popular — and most creative — content creators, having hosted a slew of outrageous challenges on his channel in exchange for an equally outrageous sum of cash.

While he previously hosted a “Creator Games” (a massive virtual gathering of YouTubers for a huge game of rock-paper-scissors), this time, Mr Beast’s YouTube celebrity challenge was a trivia quiz, which the D’Amelio family found themselves winning.

However, it seems that their victory was much to the chagrin of Mr Beast’s viewers, who accused Charli and Dixie of cheating, claiming that their parents fed them the answers or that they looked up the questions on their phones.

Charli and Dixie spoke out on the backlash during an episode of their ‘2 Chix’ podcast, where they hit back at the accusations against them.

“I didn’t think winning a contest would ever come with so much hate,” Dixie said of the matter. “I’m probably one of the most hated people in the gaming world right now.”

“There’s this one picture that keeps coming up of us with our phones out,” she continued. “That picture is when they brought us on screen while we were waiting. …you can’t cheat if you don’t know the question, which we don’t know until it’s on, and no one’s watching the video!”

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“The other thing is, if Mr Beast had a problem with it being four of us, he would have told us that it wasn’t okay, or that we should pick two,” Charli added. “So I feel like that was just a big misunderstanding. People also think we’re keeping the money, which is 100% not true.”

Mr Beast has also spoken out regarding the stacking of “unfair teams” in the games, explaining in a tweet that, “honestly, the tournament was just for fun and to bring the community together, and I’d appreciate if you were to get mad at anyone, get mad at me. It was my decision.”

It’s unfortunate that what was meant to be a “fun” and carefree event resulted in so much drama, but it looks like Mr Beast is keeping the criticism in mind for the next Creator Games he decides to throw in the future.