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Love Island winner Amber Rose Gill hits out at TikTok banning her account

Published: 21/Feb/2021 16:00

by Connor Bennett

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Love Island winner Amber Rose Gill has hit out at TikTok, claiming she keeps getting shadowbanned for her posts even though they aren’t explicit content. 

The rise of TikTok has given creators another platform to strut their stuff on, with videos getting hundreds of millions of views and channels racking up tens of millions of followers. 

A few new social stars, like Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Addison Rae, and Bryce Hall have been born out of TikTok, but influencers with established followings have also benefitted.

That includes UK influencer Amber Rose Gill, who won the 2019 series of Love Island. She’s racked up over a million followers, but claims her account is being stunted and shadowbanned by the platform.

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Rose Gill was the winner of UK reality show Love Island in 2019.

The 23-year-old took to Instagram to vent her frustrations, claiming she’s being affected while much worse content is allowed to stay online on the social media app.

“I love getting shadowbanned on TikTok all the time,” she said on February 20. “Youse ask when I don’t post TikToks, its because I just get banned everytime I post something. Posted myself in a leotard and apparently, that’s nudity when I’ve seen a lot worse s**t on that app.”

The reality TV star also showed off the post that landed in hot water, as it’s her showing photos of herself in a leotard with music playing. “This is what keeps getting down on TikTok,” she said. “This is not a violation. This is art.”

Amber wouldn’t be the first creator to suffer problems with the app. Others, like Bella Poarch have been banned from commenting after being mass reported by trolls. 

It could be a similar thing happening to the Love Island winner – people reporting her – or it could just be that the app’s algorithm flags her uploads automatically. We’ll just have to wait and see if it happens again.

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Sway House respond to allegations of steroid use

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:16

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikTok group ‘Sway House’ has long been under public scrutiny for their physical appearance, with many critics accusing the influencers of using steroids to achieve their gains — and now, the entire group has spoken out about the rumors.

The Sway House is comprised of a slew of top-tier content creators, including the likes of Bryce Hall, Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson, and Blake Gray, who boast millions of followers between them across multiple social media platforms.

On February 23, the group got together to address popular rumors and speculation about them, using questions specifically provided by their own fans via Twitter.

One of the more popular assumptions about these TikTokers has been spread around many times before, which claims that the group collectively takes steroids and other such enhancers to boost their workout results.

 

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While Bryce Hall has admitted to steroid use before, the entire group had yet to speak on the issue as a whole, which came up during their February “assumptions” video.

“I guess I can’t really say anything on this one,” Hall laughed.

“Griffin takes like, fake steroids though,” Richards joked. “He’s not even a full committer!”

“Oh yeah, he gets ‘test boosters,’” Hall replied. “Just shoot it up in the butt!”

“Dude, I literally only take vitamins!” Griffin retorted. “They help increase your natural testosterone levels!”

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The jokes against Griffin come as a humorous turn of the tables, after Tayler Holder grilled Bryce Hall about his own purported steroid use in December. During their humorous Q & A session, Hall did admit that he had used steroids in the past, but had since gone back to being “all natty.”

“Yes, I did,” Hall laughed. “So do so many other people, so f**k you guys! More plates, more dates. You guys were correct!”

“Let me tell you, I’m not encouraging any of my viewers to do it,” he added. “I just wanted to get big. I’m off now, I’m all natty now. Fully.”

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While the accusations of steroid use among the rest of the group remain as mere allegations, it’s important for fans to remember that their favorite influencers likely have a slew of resources at their disposal to obtain such bodies, and that being completely shredded isn’t a totally realistic body goal to set for everyone.