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

Published: 20/Jun/2020 1:16

by Virginia Glaze


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.

Ellie Zeiler poses for the camera
Ellie Zeiler, Instagram
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.


TikToker Tony Lopez responds to being sued for allegedly soliciting minors

Published: 8/Jan/2021 13:10 Updated: 8/Jan/2021 13:21

by Dexerto


TikTok influencer Tony Lopez has responded to a lawsuit filed against him over allegedly soliciting minors, saying that “these allegations are not at all true” and that he is going to “fight it to the very end.”

21-year-old social media influencer Lopez was first accused of inappropriate behavior toward minors in August of 2020. A video went viral on TikTok appearing to show explicit messages sent to a teenage girl by Tony Lopez, prompting backlash against the influencer online.

On August 22 Lopez posted an apology in the form of a screenshot via Twitter, in which he stated “I am not proud of my past choices” and that “I’m truly disappointed in myself for them.” He reminded people he was “new to the entertainment/ LA scene” and said that in the future “will make better, well-informed decisions.”

The apology was criticized by some for being “too vague” as he did not specifically address the allegations within the message.

In the months following, multiple other minors came forward to claim that Lopez had also behaved inappropriately toward them, with one viral TikTok alleging that the TikToker had invited one individual over to the Hype House where “things did happen.”

In a response to claims that Lopez had deleted TikToker Oneya’s comment about the accusations, he said “no one knows the full story, and I have yet to speak about everything properly from my side of this whole thing, yet people speak on it as if they do. Stop using this whole situation for likes. It’s not a joke. Never was a joke.”

According to reports by TMZ, Tony Lopez is now being sued by two underage girls for “sexual battery and emotional distress.” The individuals claim that Lopez began communicating with them online despite knowing they were minors, and “engaged in unlawful sexual acts with her.”

Fellow Hype House members Chase Hudson and Thomas Petrou are also being sued for “negligence.”

Hype House members
Instagram: TheHypeHouseLA
The Hype House once peaked at 28 members, but creators have left over time.

With regard to the lawsuit, Lopez reportedly told TMZ, “these allegations are not at all true. I never sent nudes to these women and didn’t ask them to send me pictures either. And, I certainly wouldn’t have sex with someone who told me they were underage.”

He went on to say “This whole thing seems like a money grab to me. I’m going to fight it to the very end. I will not allow them to continue to slander my name and attack my character.”

What the outcome of the lawsuit will be is yet unclear, but the news has been received with mixed reactions online among fans and critics of the influencer.