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Fans concerned for Charli D’Amelio after creepy figure appears in TikTok

Published: 6/Jul/2020 23:29

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is sparking concern across her fanbase, with viewers noticing what appears to be a shady figure watching the influencer in one of her viral dance videos.

D’Amelio is more than just a social media mogul: she’s also a competitive dancer, and as such, boasts a slew of popular dance videos on TikTok, home to her 68.5 million followers.

While plenty of TikToks contain questionable content, one of D’Amelio’s latest uploads is drawing concern from fans, with some viewers even expressing fear for her physical safety.

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Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most followed creator, with over 68 million followers on the platform.

The video in question, published on June 26, features 16-year-old D’Amelio dancing in a bikini outside. However, it’s not her dance moves that are prompting fans’ anxiety — instead, it’s the shadowy figure that appears in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Although it’s hard to tell if the figure is a person watching the TikToker from afar or a hand holding out a camera to covertly film the star on the rooftop nearby, it’s certainly enough to set one on edge; so much so that fans are doing everything in their power to alert D’Amelio of potential predators near her own home.

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Still others hypothesized that the figure could be controversial influencer LovelyPeaches, who sent out a r*pe threat toward D’Amelio a week prior to the concerning video — and purportedly even hired a 30-year-old man to carry out the horrendous act.

Considering the recent developments regarding Peaches, fans reached out to Hype House co-founder Thomas Petrou, asking that he protect D’Amelio from potential harm (despite Charli having severed ties with the organization in early May).

“Will do,” Petrou said in response to one fan. “Anyone attacks her, I’ll k**l them.”

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Thomas Petrou, TikTok / ann oop, YouTube
Hype House co-founder Thomas Petrou assured fans that he would keep an eye on Charli in wake of a disturbing figure spotted in one of her TikToks.

D’Amelio herself has yet to comment on the matter, although she did express that she’d rather not discuss the LovelyPeaches threat during a conversation with paparazzi.

With Charli remaining largely silent in spite of fan concerns, viewers are more desperate than ever for the queen of TikTok’s safety — especially in wake of threats against the star’s physical wellbeing (which were enough to get Peaches banned from the app, no less).

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Mr Beast was turned down by Quibi before app went bust

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:50 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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Now that the not-so-popular streaming service Quibi is shutting down after it failed to receive the stardom it once hoped to achieve, some old tweets from the manager of YouTube star Mr Beast may shine some light on a missed opportunity that may have helped it stay afloat.

Over the past year or so, Quibi was thought, at least internally, to have potential to be the next big streaming service that everyone wanted to get their hands on. With large executives who used to work at Disney and big stars attached to the service, there was definitely some merit behind the idea.

Several months later, the service is shutting down, according to company founder Jeffery Katzenberg. After its failure to take off, many aren’t surprised by the news and thought it was only a matter of time before it shut its doors. If some old tweets are to be believed, however, the company once had an opportunity that would have possibly made it successful.

Back in June, Reed Duchscher, the CEO of Night Media and the business manager behind Mr Beast, stated that he and the company attempted to bring the aforementioned YouTuber onto Quibi in the past – but the people behind the service ended up saying no.

Duchscher never expounded on this, so we’ll never know the reason why the company decided to say no to someone as popular as Mr Beast. It’s possible that they never came up with a good idea for a show centered around him, although this is pure speculation and seems rather unlikely.

Regardless of the reasoning behind Quibi’s refusal, it almost certainly would have been beneficial for them. Even though the company had major stars attached to it on the outset, getting someone as popular as Mr Beast – who currently has 45 million subscribers – probably would have helped out at least a little bit.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20, and they more than likely didn’t think it was worth it back then.