"Queen of Alt TikTok" Mooptopia suddenly quits after rapid rise to fame - Dexerto
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“Queen of Alt TikTok” Mooptopia suddenly quits after rapid rise to fame

Published: 15/Jul/2020 18:09

by Alice Hearing

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The “Queen of Alt TikTok”, Mooptopia, has quit the short video app according to a statement she posted on July 15.

Mooptopia is a semi-anonymous TikTok creator who blew up over the course of a week and reached more than 1.5 million followers in just over a month. After appearing frequently on many users’ For You page, millions became obsessed with the mystery of moop whose name on the app is simply “none”.

By searching for #moop or #mooptopia, hundreds of videos can be found speculating as to who she is and commenting on her content. Mooptopia posted her first TikTok on June 8 and now has racked up a whopping 37.2 million likes.

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TikTok: Mooptopia
Mooptopia is one of TikTok’s fastest growing creators

On Wednesday she wrote: “I’m sorry moops, but it’s been a hard time for me lately and I must part away from TikTok. This has been a fun journey. Thank you for all the kindness and laughs. I still and never will support Trump or anything he stands for.”

Popular TikTokkers expressed their sympathy and regret that Mooptopia would no longer be posting. Benoftheweek who has 5.3 million followers wrote “Thank u for the most exciting week of TikTok ever”, while Tybottofficial (2.4 million) wrote “NOOO”.

Mooptopia was known as the “Queen of Alt TikTok” for her bizarre and eccentric videos, often showing her looking deep into the camera with bloodshot eyes. Many fans discovered her through the high volume of videos that appeared on their “for you page”. The account became so popular that Mooptopia created a merchandise website selling hoodies, t-shirts and stickers.

Mooptopia is more likely to appear if your algorithm leans more towards “Alt TikTok”, the side of the app where there is no sign of the members of the Hype House or Sway House, and often involves bizarre themes such as feet and beans.

@mooptopia♬ Get Back – Pop Smoke

Fans speculated that one of her reasons for quitting the app was because other users had found her personal social pages, and spread rumors that she was a Trump supporter.

On Tuesday, July 14, she posted a TikTok which said “Moops please respect my privacy,” and commented, “I’m just an ordinary girl.” Under another TikTok, in response to the rumors, she wrote “I don’t support carrot man!!”

According to comments on her videos, her address had also been leaked.

If anything, Mooptopia’s sudden departure has allowed her mysterious magic to prevail, remaining a part of TikTok’s history forever.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

@siennamae

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.