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Ellie Zeiler clarifies “shady” TikTok comments against Charli D’Amelio

Published: 20/Jun/2020 1:16

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok creator Ellie Zeiler, best known for her uncanny resemblance to the platform’s most-followed star, Charli D’Amelio, has clarified a statement that many fans felt was throwing shade toward the viral dancer.

Ellie Zeiler rose to fame in May of this year, after fans took notice of her striking similarity to D’Amelio.

However, this similarity quickly devolved into controversy, with some even claiming that Zeiler was outright copying D’Amelio’s famous dance moves in a deliberate attempt to imitate her rise to fame.

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It’s no secret that TikTokker Ellie Zeiler bears an uncanny resemblance to Charli D’Amelio – but some viewers have accused her of copying the platform’s biggest star.

Luckily, this incident quickly became water under the bridge between the two TikTokkers — that is, until recently, when a comment Zeiler made in late June was apparently taken out of context by fans. The comment was in response to fellow creator Ryan Clements, who was seemingly insinuating that Charli was the better version of the two girls.

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It seems that Zeiler wasn’t too amused by his comment, though, writing back, “But who is that?” as though shading D’Amelio by pulling a Mariah Carey and pretending not to know the site’s biggest star.

Ellie Zeiler TikTok Comment

Fans were quick to jump on this interaction, with many accusing Zeiler of shading the person she has become so famous for looking like — but, according to the TikTokker, her comment was taken out of context.

She explained the situation in a series of replies shortly thereafter, arguing that she had made the statement in reference to Clements, not Charli.

“If you go to TikTokRoom, you’ll see I said, ‘Who is that’ to Ryan Clem (the guy who made fun of me),” she wrote. “No disrespect toward Charli.”

It doesn’t seem that Ryan is fazed by her apparent shade toward him, though, writing in a reply to the TikTokRoom’s post: “Anyways I’m going to Wal-Mart, do y’all want anything? …Shut up Wal-Mart.”

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Thus far, D’Amelio has yet to speak out on the subject, although this wouldn’t be the first time she’s dealt with drama involving Zeiler, not in the least.

Despite the past confusion, it seems that Zeiler is bent on supporting TikTok’s queen in wake of this latest scenario, clarifying that she holds nothing but goodwill toward Charli in spite of fans’ speculation to the contrary.

Gaming

Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale

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Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

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Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.