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Model slams American Eagle for replacing her with Addison Rae

Published: 29/Jul/2020 18:54 Updated: 29/Jul/2020 18:59

by Virginia Glaze

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Model “ebonyassassin” has put popular clothing retailer American Eagle on blast after allegedly being replaced in one of their social media advertisements by TikTok star Addison Rae.

It’s no secret that Addison Rae is one of the net’s fastest-rising influencers, boasting the second-most followed account on TikTok and even kicking off her very own podcast earlier this month.

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However, the TikToker is no stranger to controversy, and is being met with even more heat after American Eagle purportedly used her to replace a black model in one of their recent advertisement campaigns.

The advertisements in question were filmed from the safety of Rae’s own home, considering the current global climate, and features a video of the influencer modeling the brand’s clothing while dancing to the Tropkillaz’s classic trap tune ‘Boa Noite.’

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Addison Rae models American Eagle clothing.
Instagram: American Eagle
American Eagle used Addison Rae in a recent ad campaign, which featured the TikToker modeling the brand’s clothing.

While Rae’s advertisement certainly marks a major step up for influencers in the mainstream, one model is claiming that she was supposed have been featured in the campaign, instead, as told in a TikTok she uploaded calling out American Eagle.

“Put a finger down if a major brand reached out to you, like American Eagle, and you got really excited… just to be ghosted the minute the campaign was supposed to air, and you realize you were replaced in the commercial by Addison Rae,” model and fellow influencer “ebonyassassin” claimed, putting down a finger.

@ebonyassassinWe are not disposable when Black history month ends ? ##blacklivesmatter ##blm ##LetsFaceIt ##SlurpeeSummer ##fyp ##foryou ##PostAMemory ##notviral♬ original sound – ebonyassassin

That’s not all; her caption for the TikTok also seemed to accuse the brand’s decision of being racially motivated: “We are not disposable when Black History Month ends.”

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While neither Rae nor American Eagle have yet responded to the model’s video, ebonyassassin has been met with ample support across social media, with many commenters voicing their shock and concern that she was passed over in favor of a famous TikToker.

Ebonyassassin clarifies that she means no hate toward Addison Rae in a TikTok comment.
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Ebonyassassin made sure to clarify that she meant no shade against Addison Rae over her replacement in the campaign.

In spite of the controversy, the model likewise made sure to clarify that she meant no disrespect toward Rae, stating in a comment beneath her TikTok, “No shade to Addison! There is no way she would have known…. It was just like, ohhhhhh, okay.”

With comments flooding American Eagle’s Instagram advertisements, critics are awaiting a response from the major brand in wake of these damning claims.

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Ethan Dolan has emotional reunion with long-distance girlfriend

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:54

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber Ethan Dolan has revealed on Instagram the details of his long-term relationship with girlfriend Kristina Alice, who he reconnected with this week after spending most of quarantine apart.

Ethan and his twin Grayson originally rose to popularity on the video app Vine in 2013, and have since gone on to produce content on their highly successful YouTube channel with over 11 million subscribers.

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While they have many adoring fans, they haven’t been exempt from drama, such as earlier in July when they were forced to address a homophobic slur used when explaining the bullying they received in high school. In the same month, Ethan released a video detailing how comments online about his acne had severely affected his well-being in the past year.

Last week Ethan revealed his girlfriend to the world on YouTube with his brother Grayson. After spending months apart Kristine was finally able to catch a flight out to Los Angeles from Australia where she lives.

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The twins shared a vlog where Ethan and Kristen reunited last week

On Monday, Ethan stunned his fans by posting a series of close, romantic pictures to his Instagram alongside an emotional message, which read: “To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life.”

He explained that last December was “one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life” and attributed his success and ability to get through to her support.

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Part 1/3. To say the least, this has been a chaotic, stressful, weird, confusing, uneasy year. But because it was spent with the smartest – most caring -best sense of humor having – so pretty I get stunned every time I look at – perfect woman in the world, it has been the best year of my life. Our trip to Hawaii on this day last year, will be a memory I cherish for the rest of my life. I will be forever grateful for how caring you were during one of the most emotionally exhausting months of my life while living in Australia together last December. I wouldn’t have been able to create my most proud project last January without your constant support. When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad😌 When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you. The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but to screenshot your face every couple seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess 😝 Thank you for making me happy everyday. Thank you for giving me something to always look forward to. Thank you for making me a better version of myself. I love you Photos by: @jordenkeith

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He added, “When we were forced to quarantine together and be attached at the hip for an additional 5 months longer than we planned… I wasn’t even mad. When you had to go back to Australia without knowing when we’d be able to see each other again it was NOT CHILL. Although we unintentionally spent 4 months on opposite sides of the globe with a 17 hour time difference… I still felt closer than ever to you.”

“The hours on FaceTime everyday and random gift care packages were fun. You completely took over my camera roll because I couldn’t help but screenshot your face every couple of seconds. Getting a little part of you tattooed on my arm also contributed to you feeling closer to me I guess.”

It seems as though Ethan will have more to say in the next few days after he labeled the caption only part 1 of 3. For now, the YouTuber has confirmed to the world that not only is he in a far better place than he was last year, but that he is well and truly taken.