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Quen Blackwell slams Griffin Johnson over “weird” TikTok duet

Published: 16/Nov/2020 20:03 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 20:11

by Virginia Glaze


Internet star Quen Blackwell had a brutal roast for TikToker Griffin Johnson, who appeared to poke fun at Blackwell for a video she’d made reacting to Bryce Hall and Addison Rae’s relationship.

If that seemed like a lot of information at once, don’t worry: We’re about to break it down for you.

Quen Blackwell — best known for her viral “hot pickle” videos during the days of Vine fame — has migrated to TikTok, where she has since picked up an impressive online following due to her hilarious content.

It seems that Blackwell has some thoughts regarding the on-again, off-again status of Addison Rae and Bryce Hall’s relationship, after the two uploaded a video that used audio from “The Fault in Our Stars.” (Except, in this particular case, the “killing thing” was Hall’s bicep instead of a cigarette. Yeah, go figure.)

@quenblackwell##stitch with @addisonre♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Appearing to find the entire video quite cringy, Blackwell created her own response to the clip, where she huddled up in a ball on the floor, screaming “No!” — a reaction that caught the attention of fellow TikToker Griffin Johnson, who duetted the video in a now-private upload with nothing more than a befuddled expression.

While Johnson’s video may be private, Blackwell put the upload on blast for all her followers, making sure to remind him of his own shortcomings (especially that moment when he made a diss track about his ex-girlfriend, Dixie D’Amelio).

In fact, she even brought up the cheating scandal that lead up to their split in August, with D’Amelio claiming she had a whopping “48 screenshots” that held proof of his alleged infidelity.

@quenblackwell##duet with @imgriffinjohnson priorities griff♬ original sound – quenblackwell

“I mean, you did make a diss track about your ex-girlfriend — who has moved on — that you cheated on,” Blackwell said in her video response. “And I’m the weird one? Priorities! Priorities, Griffy!”

It seems that her video has been met with general acclaim from commenters, with many noting that Griffin has since taken down his video reacting to Blackwell’s TikTok duet in an apparent show of defeat.

Griffin has since Tweeted about the situation after a few now-deleted back-and-forth with Quen over TikTok, appearing to defend Addison and Bryce.

“I’m just gonna drop it,” he wrote. “Really wasn’t that deep to begin with, just annoying. Anyone that could continue to make videos after seeing the comment sections is disgusting. We’re all human & nobody deserves that.”

Addison Rae may have also commented on the situation, according to two pointed Tweets made after all the drama went down.

“Why are people so mean to people they don’t actually know?” she posted. “I can’t believe being hateful has become normalized.”

No matter your stance on Griffin’s history with Dixie, you have to admit — Quen Blackwell was taking no prisoners, resulting in an eyebrow-raising interaction between two of TikTok’s biggest stars.


Magnus Carlsen forfeits after terrible blunder in $1.5m Chess tournament

Published: 23/Nov/2020 11:39

by Georgina Smith


Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen forfeited his game against Ian Nepomniachtchi after he accidentally mis-clicked, explaining that in that scenario forfeiting the game was the fairest thing to do for his opponent.

At the age of 22 in 2013, Magnus Carlsen became the world’s second youngest world championship winner. He has since gone on to win various titles, and has certainly become a formidable opponent in the chess world.

Along with his insane abilities, he has also provided some bizarre tournament moments for viewers on Twitch, in clips that have gone hugely viral.

Magnus Carlsen sits by a chess board
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Magnus has been referred to as a chess prodigy.

Back in September, Magnus was late to a match with opponent Hikaru Nakamura, and when he finally showed up on screen he was hurriedly putting on his shirt, much to the frustration of his opponent and the hilarity of the internet, who loved the awkward entrance.

This time round however, Magnus’s error wasn’t so funny, but more frustrating for him and his supporters, after the pitfalls of technology began to rear their ugly head.

The commentators looked on in shock as Magnus dropped his Queen in the wrong place, mouths agape as they said “wait, did Magnus just mouse slip?”

As they spent a few seconds speculating on how his opponent would respond, Magnus quickly cleared up the uncertainty by almost immediately forfeiting the game.

When explaining his decision later on, Magnus explained “after I dropped the queen, maybe because he was in shock of what happened. I decided that one thing I don’t want to happen is him to think “should I offer a draw since it slipped and it went in position,” and so on. So I just resigned so he wouldn’t have to make any of those decisions.”

The blunder certainly left fans and announcers alike bewildered, but none more so than Magnus as the avoidable mistake might not have happened if it weren’t for technology.

Though, his decision to forfeit the game meant he saved him and his opponent from some tricky decisions.