Griffin Johnson under fire for 'fake' apology after Dixie D’Amelio drama - Dexerto

Griffin Johnson under fire for ‘fake’ apology after Dixie D’Amelio drama

Published: 13/Aug/2020 2:41 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 2:58

by Brad Norton


Griffin Johnson has found himself in hot water once again after uploading a misleading apology video on August 12, following his scandalous breakup with former partner Dixie D’Amelio.

TikTok stars Johnson and D’Amelio didn’t have the smoothest breakup among internet celebrities. Following rumors of Johnson’s infidelity, the couple unfollowed each other on social media to begin with. Despite denying the cheating allegations at first, D’Amelio soon spoke out and all but confirmed the situation.

While the former couple has been relatively quiet since the relationship came to an end, many expected an apology out of Johnson. With daily uploads still coming through on his YouTube channel, the messy breakup had to be brought up sooner or later. 

It finally seemed the 21-year-old was ready to address the controversy on August 12 with an upload titled ‘I messed up.’ However, the community soon erupted in a wave of backlash after hearing what the video was actually about.

Griffin Johnson and Dixie D'Amelio

“The real story… of how I messed up,” the description reads for his latest upload. Naturally, his near 1 million subscribers assumed this would be his apology to D’Amelio. Though just seconds into the video, it appeared that wasn’t the case and his wording was purely there to mislead viewers.

“I made a bet with Bryce that I was going to hit a million subs on YouTube before his birthday,” he said. While “it was a good run,” he’s still 15,000 away from reaching that goal. “I messed up…  just wanted to tell you guys I’m sorry,” he expressed sarcastically.

Not only was the video title misleading, but Johnson also decided to post on a special day. August 12 is D’Amelio’s birthday and he even addressed her directly in the video. “Shoutout to Dixie, happy birthday to you. You’ve done a lot for me so hope you have a good day doing whatever you’re doing.”

Closing in on 10,000 dislikes at the time of writing, the video hasn’t landed well with his audience. “No one actually cares about that stupid bet,” one fan said. “We want to hear your apology to Dixie like she deserves.”

“He’s more worried about a stupid bet than he is about cheating on a girl,” another responded. “He actually said happy birthday Dixie, can you actually believe this man.”

The video was clearly intended to rile up his community and Johnson doubled down on this towards the end. “Thanks for watching this, I’m sorry if you thought it was going to be something more. This is just really important to me,” he concluded.

There are no signs that he’ll offer a more formal apology to his former partner anytime soon. While he doesn’t seem all too phased by the breakup, D’Amelio has revealed that she’s not looking for a new relationship anytime soon.


TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

TSM Hamlinz Social Media Silence
TSM Hamlinz
Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.