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Dixie D’Amelio slams toxic trolls for bullying Taio Cruz off TikTok

Published: 24/Sep/2020 18:43 Updated: 27/Sep/2020 14:35

by Georgina Smith

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Rapper Taio Cruz has left viral video sharing app TikTok after he revealed that the most “negative experience” of his life took place in his only few days on the site, with even influencers like Dixie D’Amelio calling out those who bullied him off the platform.

Taio Cruz is a popular singer and rapper who made a name for himself through smash hits such as Dynamite in 2009, which now has over 99 million views on YouTube.

His busy career has garnered him a sizeable fanbase, and as a way to connect with those fans he decided to join the ranks of celebrities such as Cardi B and Jason Derulo by signing up to TikTok.

However, he clearly realized that TikTok was not all it was cracked up to be, as hate toward the star quickly began to pile up. After only being on the app for under the week, he released a now-deleted post announcing that due to the intensely toxic environment, he would no longer be using it.

“Never in my life have I had a more negative experience than my past few days on here,” he wrote. “Take care of your mental health, and be kind to each other. To those that have love for me, thank you. This community is not for me.”

After an outpouring of support, the star then took to Instagram to explain further why he chose to leave TikTok.

Taio Cruz discusses his negative experience on TikTok
Instagram: Taio Cruz
Taio Cruz discusses his negative experience on TikTok

“I’m DEFINITELY NOT going back to TikTok any time soon. My body was shaking and I had suicidal thoughts,” he added. “Some users posted hateful, mocking videos which spurred a feedback loop of negativity. Social media shouldn’t be like this. Sadly it is.”

Many were furious that people had been so cruel to Taio, including TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio, who called out the haters on Twitter when she heard the news.

“Y’all bullied a legit music artist (which is known for being one of the harshest industries) off TikTok in under a week…WHAT??? Just be nice wtf,” she wrote. “Is being “top comment” worth it? Will that help you sleep at night? You are literally causing mental and possibly physical harm on another human being…does that feel good?”

It seems that Taio definitely won’t be returning for a long while, and this incident may well put off other celebrities who were thinking of making a TikTok debut.

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6th Tony Lopez accuser comes forward amid his return to TikTok

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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A new accusation concerning Tony Lopez’s behaviour with minors has now gone viral, with TikTok user Noah claiming a 15-year-old girl has given him permission to share her account.

With accusations about Lopez building momentum across social media, the former Hype House star has continued to try and carry on with life as normal.

He recently returned to TikTok, creating dance videos and sharing day-to-day snapshots of his life, but it seems like his former fans are unwilling to let him forget accusations that easily.

TikToker Angry Reactions recently accused Lopez of deleting a comment he made regarding the accusations in one of his videos, while fellow Hype House member Larray referenced the claims in his highly-controversial diss track, ‘Canceled.’

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YpuTube: Larray
Larray recently became embroiled in the situation after mentioning Lopez in his new track ‘Canceled’.

This led to Lopez hitting out at content creators for “using this situation for likes,” with TikTok Room later reporting that Tony Lopez liked a comment by a user criticising fans for “not letting [the situation] go.”

However, TikTok user Noah – who recently hit out at Larray ‘lying’ about contacting Tony Lopez’s accusers – has now uploaded a TikTok which he claims is part of his aim to help “victims that were groomed by Tony Lopez get their story out.” The full video was shared by drama account TikTok Insider.

Identifying the girl only as Valencia, Noah says that at the time of the incident with Lopez, she was only fifteen. He also points out that she had made a video about the claims before, but was accused of lying.

He explains that after her friend sent a message to Lopez as a joke, he responded and they started a conversation, with him quickly inviting her over to the Hype House that same night.

Implicating fellow TikToker Tayler Holder into the accusations, Noah claims that he was the one who answered the door and let Valencia into the house.

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Instagram: Tayler Holder
It is alleged that Tayler Holder answered the door to the minor when Lopez invited her to the Hype House.

“I can’t go into detail about what happened or this video will be taken down, but things did happen,” Noah said.

Noah also pointed out that he sent Valencia messages about wanting to have a threesome, which he argues is consistent with the way he spoke to the other accusers.

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TikTok: Noah @SWITCHIN4U/Twitter: DefNoodles
Noah also showed evidence of alleged messages Lopez sent the minor.

He also notes that the Snapchat account that sent the message is visually consistent with Lopez’s private Snapchat account that he has allegedly contacted other minors on.

Neither Lopez nor Holder has spoken out publicly about these claims. There is also information to suggest that Lopez will be prosecuted based on this latest allegation.