Ellie Zeiler defends Charli D'Amelio after TikTok copying accusations - Dexerto

Ellie Zeiler defends Charli D’Amelio after TikTok copying accusations

Published: 17/May/2020 9:21 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:23

by Jacob Hale


TikTok star Ellie Zeiler has come under fire in recent times over accusations of “copying” Charli D’Amelio – but now the shoe is on the other foot, and she’s jumped to D’Amelio’s defense.

Zeiler herself has 3.4m followers on TikTok at the time of writing, so she doesn’t exactly need to copy others to maintain popularity on the platform. However, she has been frequently accused of imitating D’Amelio, especially as the two look very alike.

She was even accused of copying Hype House’s Avani at one point, due to a TikTok that seemed similar to one of Avani’s.

Zeiler has carved her own lane and grown massively on TikTok despite accusations made against her.

Now, though, Ellie has responded to a fan who tried to imply that Charli was doing a bit more than take inspiration from her – and she wasn’t having any of it.

After Zeiler made a quirky dance video with the trending “Sweet and Salty” sound on TikTok, D’Amelio created one very similar in style, taking advantage of the trend as is commonplace on almost every social media platform.

Obviously, with the ongoing controversy that seems to follow the two, people immediately noticed that Charli had posted her TikTok after Zeiler did, and started to accuse her of copying her “lookalike.”

Zeiler was quick to dispel the negativity, though, simply responding to the fan that “it’s a trend” and “not that deep.”


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It makes a change to see Ellie Zeiler on the other foot, but nonetheless, she probably handled it in the best way possible.

D’Amelio herself hasn’t commented publicly on any drama that might exist around the similarities between herself and Zeiler, despite fans regularly seeming to pit them against each other.

It’s good, though, to see Ellie trying to remove the two from each other and acknowledge that it simply doesn’t matter who got on a trend first. After all, it is only a TikTok video.


Bryce Hall puts Quen Blackwell on blast after Griffin Johnson TikTok drama

Published: 18/Nov/2020 4:59

by Brad Norton


Following on from Quen Blackwell and Griffin Johnson’s social media clash, Bryce Hall has now jumped into the mix and lashed back at the original post that kickstarted the feud.

If you’re not up to speed on the latest TikTok kerfuffle, don’t stress. Here’s a quick refresher. Two days ago social media celeb Quen Blackwell reacted to a TikTok post featuring Bryce Hall and Addison Rae.

Their relationship has been hot and cold throughout most of the year. Blackwell took the opportunity to joke about the on-again, off-again couple, yelling “no” at the top of lungs in her own post. While Johnson was the first to take issue with her comedic reaction, Hall has now fired back as well.

Rather than calling her out on social media, however, Hall allegedly got in touch and hashed it out directly. It’s clear that things didn’t go down all too well between the pair as he’s since gone on to expose their private conversation.

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“So I confronted her and talked about it,” he said. As it turns out, Blackwell was forthcoming with her intentions. “I only do this for likes and being relatable,” she explained, according to Hall.

“I get it, you’re just doing it for numbers. It had like 1.5 million likes, I get it,” Hall assured. As social media personalities, both have their own audiences and both create content to generate engagement. While that TikTok may have struck a nerve at first, it seemed as though they were able to get on the same page in their chat.

That mutual respect didn’t stand for all too long though. Blackwell claimed she wouldn’t do it again, though that wasn’t the case as she touched on the subject 24 hours later before deleting her videos. “It’s so fake,” Hall said in response.

“Now that she’s deleted the videos, we’re friends again. We’re gonna be like the rest of these social media people and just act as though nothing happens behind the scenes.”

Clearly not too pleased with how the drama unfolded, Hall can at least respect that Blackwell deleted her latest videos. At the time of writing, this seems to be the end of the controversy. Though it could all kick off once more if Blackwell goes back on her word yet again.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated if the latest TikTok drama continues to explode across social media.