Heidi & Dixie D’Amelio speak out over Charli ‘favoritism’ accusations - Dexerto

Heidi & Dixie D’Amelio speak out over Charli ‘favoritism’ accusations

Published: 31/Jul/2020 18:48 Updated: 31/Jul/2020 18:51

by Alice Hearing


Heidi D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio have responded to criticism from fans who accused Heidi of showing favoritism towards Charli.

Charli D’Amelio’s TikTok account grew rapidly to the point that she is now the biggest star on the app with more than 75 million followers. She took her sister Dixie and now her parents with her, making the D’Amelio family TikTok royalty.


Heidi and Marc D’Amelio now have a combined 11.2 million followers on TikTok, and the official D’Amelio family account has 12.1 million followers. Their fame has extended to Instagram where Marc and Heidi have more than 1 million followers each.

Heidi D'Amelio Instagram post
Instagram: Heidi D'Amelio
Heidi used the tag #youngestchildgetseverything

In a recent Instagram post by Heidi, she shared a picture of her, husband Marc and Charli at a family dinner, but Dixie wasn’t there. Fans were quick to point out that she used the hashtag #youngestchildgetseverything, and accused her of excluding her oldest child.


Heidi responded in her Instagram story, writing: “To those of you posting hate comments on a certain photo, Dixie was invited to that dinner but asked to skip it because she made other plans — we were ALL bummed she wasn’t going to join us.

“Many people at that dinner are the youngest in their families, including Marc, Charli and Me. It’s a running joke about being the youngest — we also have a running joke about being the oldest — so unless you are in our family OR were at dinner that night, you DON’T know our inside jokes.”

Heidi D'Amelio instagram story
Instagram: Heidi D'Amelio
Heidi said that the hashtag was part of an inside joke

She added that “the hate comments made Dixie feel so bad because it’s attacking us so YOU are the ones hurting her, not me or anyone in our family who love her and Charli immensely and equally.”


Dixie also responded to screenshots of the Instagram post on Twitter saying that she didn’t want to go “Imagine the internet trying to convince you your family doesn’t like you. Stop.”

Dixie D'Amelio defends family in tweet
Twitter: dixiedamelio
Dixie had some stern words for those hitting out at her family.

Dixie D’Amelio has since set her Twitter to private after rumors spread that Griffin Johnson had cheated on her, and Heidi has deleted the Instagram post in question.

It’s fair to say that questioning a mother’s love for her children is a controversial choice, and in this instance, Heidi wasn’t having any of it.


Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam


It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.


Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.


However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.


“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.


Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.