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Logan Paul declares war on ‘Avengers’ star Chris Hemsworth

Published: 13/Feb/2019 19:58 Updated: 13/Feb/2019 20:07

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is challenging yet another celebrity to a fight – and this time, his lucky opponent happens to be A-list actor and Avengers star Chris Hemsworth.

Paul called out Hemsworth in an Instagram comment on February 10, underneath a picture of Hemsworth and wife Elsa at a UFC match.

While Hemsworth himself felt that he might not hold up in the octagon despite his “godlike” physique, Paul was fairly confident in his chances against the actor.

Chris Hemsworth, Instagram / Metro UKLogan Paul appeared fairly confident in his chances against Hemsworth – but the internet isn’t having any of it.
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“I’d fight you,” Paul commented. “Probably an even match.”

While Hemsworth has yet to respond to Paul’s challenge, the internet has since gone wild with the exchange, posting a plethora of hilarious memes across Twitter poking fun at the YouTuber’s confidence.

This isn’t the first time Paul has called out a potentially formidable opponent, either; he likewise challenged UFC fighter Sage Northcutt to a bout in September of 2018, following his boxing match against fellow YouTuber KSI in late August.

While Logan is set to fight KSI in a rematch later this year, his younger brother Jake Paul could be gearing up to face off against rapper Soulja Boy, after the two engaged in a few verbal spats across social media.

Since then, Soulja has confirmed that their fight will actually happen – and even placed a whopping $20 million on his chances, to boot.

Both Paul brothers have expressed a desire to fight in the UFC, following the monetary success of the KSI vs Logan Paul card in 2018. While president Dana White vehemently decried any potential involvement with the YouTubers, the two continue push for a shot in the octagon.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.