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Dixie D’Amelio hits out at critics for harassing Griffin Johnson

Published: 14/Aug/2020 18:07

by Alice Hearing

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Dixie D’Amelio has spoken out on Twitter, defending ex-boyfriend Griffin Johnson, after he has been repeatedly harassed by fans upset about the pair’s breakup. 

In a tweet on Friday, August 14, Dixie wrote: “Can y’all stop sending him hate? Things happen its a part of life and growing up. If I’m not going on about it so neither should any of y’all. It hurts me seeing him hurting and it’s just not fair at this point. It’s over. We are fine. Drop it.”

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Griffin Johnson has nearly 9 million TikTok followers and is a member of the Sway creator house in Los Angeles. Griffin also starred alongside his ex Dixie D’Amelio in “Attaway General,” a short drama series from Brat TV on YouTube, so has built himself a sizeable fanbase — and a fair amount of critics, too.

On August 12 Griffin uploaded what appeared to be an apology video to YouTube following his dramatic break up with TikTok royalty Dixie D’Amelio. Following rumors of Johnson’s infidelity, the couple unfollowed each other on social media. Despite denying the cheating allegations at first, D’Amelio soon spoke out to confirm it was true.

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Griffin was recently under fire for posting a fake apology video

Since then, both stars have remained relatively quiet, with fans expecting an apology from Griffin in the near future. However, the video uploaded by Griffin titled “I messed up…” turned out to be the opposite of what anyone expected.

His apology was actually because he didn’t win a bet, which was to reach a million YouTube subscribers before Bryce Hall’s birthday. He even cheekily added in a birthday message for his ex-girlfriend.

Followers of the drama are clearly still upset with Johnson. User Hannah Kosh uploaded a TikTok on Thursday, August 13 saying, “Has anyone else been annoyed recently by one specific Tiktokker who’s been posting a lot of YouTube videos as part of a bet?

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“He’s also been using his Twitter fingers a lot recently just to say some stupid stuff and for like no real reason… Everything he’s doing is just annoying. Now, I’m not gonna say who it is, but he definitely doesn’t know how to make a dinner reservation. So, is it just me or does anyone else here feel the same way?”

Even Heidi D’Amelio, Dixie’s Mom, responded to Hannah’s TikTok and commented, “Agreed.”

Griffin snapped back in the comments: “You could’ve just done this @imgriffinjohnson,” which has accrued more than 17,000 likes at the time of writing.

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He also duetted the video with the caption, “Please let me know how would you act if millions of people were saying things like this to you daily…@ me if you wanna be bold.” The video garnered 1 million views in just 6 hours.

Despite the backlash from the breakup, fans appear to be warming up to him once again. One user wrote, “Dixie and Griffin worked things out privately, we don’t know the full story of their breakup, just a part of it. Hating on him won’t solve a thing,” while another wrote, “If Dixie wasn’t famous, y’all wouldn’t be dragging him like this.”

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

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It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

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“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

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“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

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Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?

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