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James Charles responds to “frustrating” Tinder allegations

Published: 7/Dec/2019 0:15

by Virginia Glaze

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Makeup mogul James Charles made headlines in May after mentor Tati Westbrook accused him of using his fame to manipulate straight men – and it doesn’t look like these accusations are dying down.

While Charles made the comeback of a lifetime after exposing Tati’s “Lies” in a forty-minute long video. the speculation surrounding her allegations continues to follow the beauty guru into the winter months.

In early December, critics accused the YouTuber of identifying as “female” on dating apps to lure in straight men – an allegation that has been noted across the net by Distractify.

In fact, a fellow YouTuber by the name of “Dustin Dailey” appeared to reference the matter in a series of Tweets on December 4, where he aired his grievances concerning matching up with possible partners on Tinder.

“If you identify as a gay man, do not set your Tinder settings to female for straight men to find you,” he wrote, repeating the line. “That’s all.”

While Dailey made no mention of Charles in his post, his comments seemed to put the beauty star on edge, who popped off in a long string of Tweets concerning the past controversy surrounding his fame and love life.

“I’m so sick of people talking about this,” he wrote. “My identity on dating apps was listed as ‘androgynous’ – someone who expresses themselves in both feminine & masculine ways. NOT a female to ‘trick’ anyone.”

Charles went on to clarify that he has never attempted to “bait” straight men using dating apps, and even deleted such applications from his phone after receiving “harassment” from critics hoping to “make a spectacle” out of him in wake of Tati’s accusations.

However, when a fan brought up the fact that Dailey did not mention him in his post, Charles was quick with a comeback, arguing that “I have a right to stand up for myself when I’m being labeled as a predator.”

Considering the mass backlash he received after Tati’s video went viral, it isn’t completely unsurprising that Charles is defensive about what could be attacks on his character – but Dailey posted a video clarifying that his Tweet was not in reference to the young star’s past drama, whatsoever.

Although he may have recovered from his beef with Tati, it seems that her accusations are continuing to follow the star, with no thanks to social media.

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio slam “super weird” paparazzi for camping outside their homes

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:20

by Connor Bennett

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Social media stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have called out the “super weird, super uncomfortable” practices of paparazzi following them and camping outside their homes. 

With the success of TikTok around the globe, a new batch of social media stars have been born, but perhaps, there have been none more successful than the D’Amelio sisters, Charli and Dixie. 

The pair have a massive fanbase across TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, and obviously, that means they attract media attention too.

However, it seems as if some paparazzi have been overstepping their boundaries, with the sisters calling them out for sitting outside their houses. 

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Charli and Dixie have seen unrivalled success on TikTok.

It came during the January 21 episode of their 2 Chix podcast as the pair got into things that have really been grinding their gears, with the paparazzi camping outside their homes being a big one. 

“Something that’s been grinding my gears – paparazzi. Kevin, Josh, this is for you guys – please stop waiting outside my house,” Charli said. “Super weird, super uncomfortable, super big invasion of privacy. Home is supposed to be a safe space, not where you have people waiting for you. Super weird, thank you.”

Dixie added that whenever she leaves her apartment, she’ll see paparazzi illegally parked outside, and they’ll follow her when driving. “They used to be really chill, we’d be like ‘hey, not right now we’re just sitting outside’ but now, I feel like since everything is closed, and they’re getting zero content from anyone, they kind of know our routine now,” she added.

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Dixie further noted that it’s quite “scary” in Charli’s situation, as her home is all glass and so there’s plenty of ways to look inside, if they wanted to do so. 

TikTokers have called out paparazzi before overstepping boundaries, with some being called out for “stalking” the D’Amelio’s in particular, even when they’re not doing much at all.

Whether or not they change after being called out by the sisters remains to be seen, but, maybe they’ll back off a little bit.