Kourtney Kardashian slams TikTok backlash over Addison Rae friendship - Dexerto

Kourtney Kardashian slams TikTok backlash over Addison Rae friendship

Published: 21/Sep/2020 23:20

by Virginia Glaze


TikTok star Addison Rae and A-list celeb Kourtney Kardashian are raising eyebrows across the net due to the unlikely friendship they’ve struck up during quarantine, causing some fans to express their concern on social media.

19-year-old Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s most popular content creators, boasting over 61 million followers on the viral video app — but it seems the starlet is gaining an even bigger celebrity status after making friends in high places.

Rae and 41-year-old Kourtney Kardashian collaborated together on an at-home glute workout over Zoom in May, sparking a fairly substantial friendship for the two ever since.

However, what once seemed like a simple collaboration has now become a point of contention for critics, who are taking issue with the duo’s camaraderie after they posed together in a swimming pool for what many felt was an overly-sensual photoshoot.

In fact, it seems like Rae hangs out with Kourtney and the Kardashian clan quite often, leading to a slew of backlash from concerned fans as to why an older woman is so close to a teenaged TikTok sensation.

While neither party spoke up about the issue for some time, it seems that Kourtney is well aware of the division surrounding her friendship with Rae, as evidenced by her snarky reply to one critic on Instagram in September — months after her initial collab with the TikToker.

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“This friendship still weirds me tf out,” one user wrote of the situation.

“For real,” another replied. “She’s 41 and she’s hanging out with 19-year-olds in swimming pools.”

Luckily, Kourtney had the perfect response for the two critics, writing in a response to their convo: “Do you suggest a better place? I’m looking for ideas…”

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According to Addison, her friendship with Kourtney began after she visited her home for a surprise meet-and-greet for her son (and avid Addison Rae fan), Mason, leading to the somewhat unconventional relationship they’ve sparked today.

Some are even jokingly calling Rae an “honorary Kardashian” — and although we’re not positive how legitimate that claim is, there’s no denying that some on the net just aren’t sure how to feel about her companionship with 41-year-old Kourtney.


TikToker Jaden Hossler accused of “disrespect” by Christian Delgrosso

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:56

by Alice Hearing


Jaden Hossler has been accused of being disrespectful by music producer and former vine star Christian Delgrosso who worked on his first single “Comatose.”

Jaden is popular on TikTok with more than 8 million followers, and a former member of TikTok’s Sway House, but he left the collective in May, alongside Josh Richards, to dedicate more time to his music.

Jaden recently appeared on the podcast Kiss and Tell with Sophie Dossi in which he spoke about how he transitioned from wanting to perform pop music to rock music and how that has made him into the success he is now.

In the interview, Jaden said, “I was like yeah let’s do pop music, but then when it got down to it I was like I hate this, so I came back and I was like let’s make a rock song and they were down for it so we did. Then we made up my first song Comatose.”

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Jaden has worked closely with artists like Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly

But, Christian claimed it was actually his idea that launched Jaden’s career in a video posted online. He said: “Now all of a sudden it was his idea to come in and do a rock song… there were like 5 people in the room during the initial conversation that can attest to me completely changing the direction of his music.

“…I didn’t think that the music we were working on had the same potential as what he could do if he did rock music.”

Christian then went on to explain that Jaden didn’t thank them, or call to check on any of them after.

“Just the respect…If you know that I went out of my way and did that for you. He knows it like hasn’t reached out to me at all, hasn’t ever said thank you to me…And he got his deal because of Comatose, the song that we made for him, the song that everyone was oohing and aahing about. Like at least just be respectful.”

While Jaden is yet to respond, Micheal Gruen, the co-founder of TalentX which represents a large number of TikTok creators, let his feelings be known.

In response to Christian, Micheal commented, “Uhm this is total bullshit. 1) I was in a meeting where you said you don’t care about any credit and only care about Jaden and were looking out for him. Where did that love go?

“2) Go on iTunes and it says you’re a writer on Comatose. Idk, that seems like credit to me. 3) there are standard song splits in place. Did you want a bouquet of flowers with that money? Would that have shown you how amazing you are?”

Despite the bad press, Jaden’s music career is showing no signs of slowing down as his latest single “Tonight” with Iann Dior is released today, October 21.