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Madison Beer explains why she isn't actually leaving "hateful" TikTok

by Virginia Glaze
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Music artist and social media celeb Madison Beer shocked fans by announcing an unexpected hiatus from TikTok, calling the app “hateful” and citing issues with body shaming comments — but it doesn’t seem like her break is as permanent as viewers first believed.

Aside from her musical career, Madison Beer is also a popular presence on social media, boasting over seven million followers on TikTok and over 17 million on Instagram due to her unique look and viral videos.

However, it seems that Beer has grown tired of TikTok, as evidenced by a slew of comments the star made on the application that revealed her struggles with the platform’s negative outlook on female creators’ bodies.

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“This might be my last TikTok for a bit, my loves,” the "Stained Glass" singer began. “The energy on this app is draining me. So much hate and negativity. It’s all I see these days.”

“I’m tired of seeing a girl dance on my fyp, only to go to the comments and see people making fun of her body or something,” she continued. “It hurts me. So much.”

Despite the severity of her comments, it doesn’t seem that Beer’s hiatus from the app will be as long as fans feared, with the star returning on Instagram Live with a message clarifying her stance on the subject.

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According to the singer, she didn’t mean she was officially “done” with the platform in her posts, instead explaining that she merely needed to take a short breather from the “negativity” on the app.

"I made a statement saying that I was going to be done with TikTok, and that I'm going off TikTok, and that's not necessarily true,” she clarified. “I basically just said that I think I need to take a break from posting, maybe. I don’t really know what my point was from my post.”

Beer isn’t the only creator speaking out against body shaming on the site, by far; in fact, TikTok’s most-followed star, Charli D’Amelio, addressed hateful comments just a day later in a series of pointed Tweets.

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“STOP TALKING ABOUT MY BODY!” the star Tweeted. “It’s not your place to tell me if I’m losing weight or gaining weight.”

With other names like Dixie D’Amelio and even Addison Rae also fighting against body shaming on TikTok, Beer’s comments mark just another instance of content creators getting frustrated with negativity on the viral video app.