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Perez Hilton hits back at TikTok ban petition after Charli D’Amelio beef

Published: 29/Apr/2020 19:11 Updated: 29/Apr/2020 19:22

by Virginia Glaze

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Social media mogul and drama commentator Perez Hilton has hit back at a petition from angry TikTok users to remove him from the platform, following his beef with star Charli D’Amelio in March.

While he’s known for discussing drama between A-List celebrities and top YouTubers, Hilton has recently switched up his repertoire by covering TikTok stars — but his efforts have landed him in hot water with fans.

The commentator came under fire in early March after making a comment on one of 15-year-old Charli D’Amelio’s dancing videos: “Anyone else think it’s inappropriate for a 15-year-old to dance to this?”

D’Amelio was quick to clap back to Hilton’s not-so-subtle shade: “I’m sorry, I’m just trying to have fun!”

Their exchange caused many fans to criticize 42-year-old Hilton for making such a comment on the minor’s video, where she busted a move in a bikini — which later led to an entire feud between the two internet celebs, with Hilton going on to cover Charli’s breakup with fellow TikTokker Chase Hudson.

Hilton’s coverage and discussion of D’Amelio’s content and personal drama led fans to create a petition asking TikTok to ban him from their platform, which has since received over 85,000 signatures at the time of writing.

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A petition asking TikTok to permanently ban Perez Hilton from the platform has received over 85k signatures from angry fans.

However, it doesn’t seem that Hilton is fazed by this development, as evidenced by his congratulatory Instagram comment in the midst of the drama on April 28.

“This petition has been so good for me!” he said of the matter. “Loving all this press! And my TikTok account keeps growing! And at a faster rate than before! Thank you! Sincerely! Deeply!”

This is far from the first time Hilton has been flattered by outrage surrounding his beef with D’Amelio; the YouTuber made similar comments in early March when their feud was at its peak: “For days now, they’re still letting me have it, and I am in heaven! I love it! Thank you children! My [account] is getting so many views, I’m getting so many new followers, I love it!”

Despite the drama, it doesn’t look like Hilton is bothered by fans’ petition to boot him from TikTok, with his account remaining active on the app at the time of publishing.

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Charli D’Amelio and Bebe Rexha’s ASMR is the best thing you’ll hear today

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:15

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio has hopped on the ASMR trend, and she brought singer Bebe Rexha along with her for a hilarious relaxation session — complete with a few insights into both stars’ lives.

Charli D’Amelio may be known for her catchy choreography, but it looks like the TikTok celebrity is more than just a dancer. Now, she’s delving into the world of ASMR, and brought Bebe Rexha along for the ride.

Their ASMR collaboration, uploaded to YouTube on October 23, came just two weeks after Charli’s appearance in Rexha’s ‘Baby I’m Jealous’ music video with Doja Cat, as well as a few other key influencers like Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg.

It looks like the group has gotten close in the days that followed, with Bebe and Charli settling down for snacks in front of a high-sensitivity ASMR mic to talk about their careers and favorite foods.

Charli D'Amelio, Nikita Dragun, Avani Gregg, Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha pose for a group photo.
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Charli D’Amelio, Nikita Dragun and Avani Gregg appeared in a music video with Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha earlier this month.

Although plenty of hilariousness ensued, the two dropped quite a few facts for their fans, with Bebe Rexha admitting that she gets anxiety when flying on airplanes.

That’s not all; Charli was also asked about the “funnest moment” in her career, which she whittled down to having dinner with her friends or just hanging out with other TikTokers, rather than attending big events as an A-list celeb.

“I realize like, this is crazy!” she said. “It’s those little moments where it just like, clicks for a second, and I’m like, ‘Woah, that’s kind of insane.’ Those are the best.”

Although Charli’s ASMR series is still in its early stages, Bebe Rexha suggested they go full-on Mukbang for future episodes — a style of video where influencers sit down with a huge spread of food and chow down in front of the camera.

It seems that this style of video is rather popular in some online circles, although it still remains to be seen if Charli’s fanbase is up for that kind of content. Nevertheless, her pilot ASMR experience was certainly a fun ride, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for the star in her new journey into the world of relaxation.