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Dolan Twins urge fans to stop “hating” on their TikTok lookalikes

Published: 12/May/2020 0:26

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube stars and social media celebs the Dolan Twins have asked their fans not to send hate to any of their lookalikes on TikTok, after the phenomenon has become a popular trend on the video app.

The Dolan Twins may be known for their YouTube fame, but the duo is now branching out onto other platforms, including viral short-form video application TikTok.

TikTok boasts its own wealth of massively popular influencers, more than a few of whom have dealt with lookalikes — and even fans catfishing as them on separate accounts — for quite some time.

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YouTubers Ethan and Grayson Dolan spoke out about their lookalikes on TikTok, and urged their fans not to send any hate their way.

The Twins are no exception to this rule, who reacted to “TikTok Boys” who looked like them in a video on May 8.

While they were quick to point out their differences from the assorted TikTok creators (including massively popular TikTok star Thomas Petrou), they were ultimately accepting of those who compared their looks to their own.

However, they noted that some members of their fanbase had been sending hate to TikTokers who made these kinds of videos, and asked the offending parties to stop “hating” on the content creators in question.

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We have to admit, TikTok star Thomas Petrou does bear an uncanny resemblance to the Dolan Twins.

“I saw someone hating on someone that said they look like me,” Grayson claimed. “No need to do that at all, obviously. Who cares? If they look like me, I look like them.”

“No hate,” Ethan chimed in. “Don’t hate on anyone, okay? That’s not how you deal with things. …just be happy, and no hate.”

That’s not all: the Twins also addressed catfishes using their photos and identities on dating apps like Tinder, warning fans that they do not use such applications and urging them to not interact with the phony accounts.

The Dolan Twins’ message to their fans follows a slew of similar instances from the past few weeks, with such names as Charli D’Amelio and Nessa Barret suffering from drama related to their own lookalikes on the site.

Even Ariana Grande spoke out about the issue, seemingly slamming her famous lookalike Paige Niemann for going viral after lipsyncing audio from her Nickelodeon show, ‘Victorious,’ adding further fuel to an issue that has become a divisive trend across the application.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.