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Lilly Singh responds to complaints of “uncomfortable” late night show

Published: 18/May/2020 19:01

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Lilly Singh debuted her very own late night show, ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh,’ in Fall 2019 — but it was met with exceedingly harsh reviews from critics, which she finally addressed in a soul-baring video on May 13, 2020.

Singh’s foray into late night hosting has been continually met with backlash from critics and fellow YouTubers since its inception, with many taking issue with her constant reminder to viewers that she is a “bisexual woman of color” throughout the series.

Still others noted that Singh’s show was incredibly awkward at times, with some discovering forced laugh tracks played at certain points — all issues the YouTuber brought up in her May 13 video discussing the matter.

After announcing her show had been approved for a second season (with a humorous rap to deliver the surprising news), Singh uploaded a second video, titled, “My Honest Thoughts About My Late Night Show.”

In her video, she admitted that the series had filmed over 90 episodes in the span of three months due to scheduling issues, and since it was her first time undertaking such a massive project, Singh was also learning on the go, so to speak.

“The schedule didn’t always allow me to have a monologue that I was 100% about,” she admitted. “Sometimes I would feel a little eh about it, but the show had to go on. And yeah, I’m well aware that in some episodes, I look hella uncomfortable. And you know what? That’s probably because I am!”

“The truth is, it was my season one of doing something brand-new,” she continued. “And season one Lilly reminded me a lot like first YouTube video Lilly. Everything takes time and takes practice. …I’m proud of season one, but I know there’s a lot to improve on.”

Singh went on to note that she was “well aware” of fans’ criticism of her show and was taking their feedback into consideration for its second season — although when the show will be filmed is still up in the air, considering current global circumstances.

For now, fans are hopeful that Singh’s second season will prove better than the first — a sentiment that the YouTuber herself is in total agreement with, boasting a positive outlook for the future project to apply her knowledge from her first season’s blunders.

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Charli D’Amelio under fire for complaining about 95 million followers

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:43 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 0:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio is known for having the most followers out of any other creator on the viral video app — but it seems that reaching less than 100 million in a year isn’t quite cutting it for the social media star.

2020 has certainly been a wildly successful year for miss D’Amelio; she surpassed longtime TikTok queen Loren Gray in March, becoming the platform’s most popular content creator in the process.

However, her winstreak wasn’t over, by far: Charli skyrocketed from 41 million followers to 99 million by November, marking an unprecedented rise to fame for just about any influencer.

Despite being on the precipice of a TikTok record, it seems that Charli was hoping to score the coveted 100 million follower mark within a year of hitting one million. However, it seems that time has passed on, leaving her craving for more time.

 

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She spoke about the situation during a YouTube video with makeup artist James Charles on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly complain about not reaching the coveted goal.

“I wish I had more time!” she exclaimed. “Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil.”

“Was the 95 [million] not enough for you?” Charles joked.

“I was just saying like, even numbers,” Charli laughed, sticking out her tongue in the camera.

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Dixie D’Amelio attempted to quickly end the video as if on cue, with Charli following suit, marking for a humorous end to a discussion that not many viewers found all too funny.

“It’s so stuck up to act like 95 million isn’t enough,” one commenter wrote of the conversation. “She should be happy, she has her whole life set for her.”

“She deserves to be humbled, I can’t stand her,” another chimed in.

“It’s very obviously a joke on James’s part, but still, she’s more famous at 16-17 than most people will ever be in their lifetimes,” another added. “And being a famous teen can inflate your ego something fierce.”

Charles has since spoken out about the situation and clarified that his question was, indeed, just a joke — but in spite of the obvious humor, Charli’s privileged position and follower comments are leaving more than a few critics a bit burnt.