KEEMSTAR refutes claims blaming him for Etika’s mental state in emotional video - Dexerto
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KEEMSTAR refutes claims blaming him for Etika’s mental state in emotional video

Published: 29/Jun/2019 22:36 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 22:46

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and streamer Desmond ‘Etikah’ Amofah was announced deceased by the NYPD on June 25, following the release of a disturbing suicide video and a five-day disappearance – and some fans are blaming a key figure in internet drama for his deteriorating mental health prior to his death.

Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem is facing ample backlash in wake of the news, with critics accusing him of egging on Etika’s mental breakdowns.

Angry fans point to an interview Keem uploaded with Etika in early May, which he asked his followers if they wanted to see before releasing – in spite of comments asking Keem to “leave him alone.”

However, KEEMSTAR is vehemently denying these allegations, claiming that he and Etika became close friends and arguing that he had been “genuinely concerned” about Etika’s mental health.

“A lot of people are looking for someone to blame for the Etika thing, and obviously I am the target they have picked,” KEEMSTAR said in an emotional Twitter video on June 29. “…nobody goes and shows Tweets where I’m genuinely concerned because that doesn’t fit the narrative of ‘You’re the one to blame.’”

KEEMSTAR went on to state that he’d thought Etika’s outbursts were merely publicity stunts, claiming that Etika was “fine” when they’d spoken and had been “normal” when he “wanted” to guest star on Drama Alert.

“I don’t know how to explain this,” he continued. “I just can’t explain it. Trust me, I’m beating myself up about a lot of stuff. I am. I could have done this differently. I should have talked to him in the last two weeks. …he didn’t reach out to me, and I didn’t reach out to him. Because, again, I thought everything was fine.”

Despite Keem’s videos on the topic, fans are still speaking out against the Drama Alert host, with some accusing him of faking his emotion.

KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite event on June 28 saw him give away 30 Nintendo Switch consoles in honor of Etika, with Etika’s ex-girlfriend and popular Twitch streamer ‘Alice Pika’ holding a memorial for him at the Manhattan bridge on June 27.


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).

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Hair by Chrissy under fire after Dixie D’Amelio’s hair falls out

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:16

by Virginia Glaze

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TikToker and hair stylist ‘Hair by Chrissy’ is coming under fire, yet again, after Dixie D’Amelio claimed her hair was falling out due to her new extensions — and while she never said who they were from, it seems the internet has already chosen its preferred target.

Dixie D’Amelio showed off her brand-new hair color in a Tweet on October 20, going from her usual deep black to a gray/white look that caused fans to flip out and inspired us all to get a little daring with our everyday style.

However, there’s more than her new hair color that’s stirring up the TikTok world; in an October 15 podcast episode with sister Charli, Dixie admitted that her hair is falling out after getting pricey new extensions from a shop that she carefully declined to name.

“I don’t know if my hair is falling out, but I think it’s falling out from them,” she admitted. “So I’m like, kinda scared. I’m losing hair, but it’s connected to the extension… there’s like white pieces all at the end of each piece of hair.”

“Now I’m like, really concerned,” she continued. “Like, does it look bad? I’m scared.”

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Although Dixie never shared where she received her new extensions — which she claimed had a hefty price tag — internet detectives are pointing the finger at Hair by Chrissy, a fellow TikToker and hair stylist who has come under fire recently for alleged discrimination and other faulty business practices.

In fact, her salon posted Dixie’s before and after photos from her appointment with them to Instagram (although it’s worth noting that all comments are currently disabled).

Chrissy’s salon has also received quite a few negative reviews from customers over extensions, with one reviewer claiming that “this salon is not just so overpriced for crappy hair extensions and color, but also leave you with dry, damaged hair in the end.”

A reviewer describes their negative experience at Hair by Chrissy's salon.Hair by Chrissy has received a number of negative reviews, with many accusing the salon of discriminatory practices.

Another wrote, “Extensions don’t look blended at all, and she doesn’t give a crap about you unless you have TikTok followers.”

Considering all the hullabaloo surrounding Chrissy, many fans of Charli and Dixie are hitting out at the stylist on social media, predicting an end to her business in the near future.

“Are we surprised?” one commenter said of the situation. “No. That’s the service you get when you go to a place that’s racist and doesn’t know how to do hair well.”

Commenters decry Hair by Chrissy's salon.

“Hair by crispy,” several others joked.

Although Dixie is clearly trying to avoid any hair drama, fans are certainly convinced that Chrissy is to blame for her faulty extensions as more viewers point the finger at the controversial stylist.