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Tana Mongeau addresses racism accusations from ex YouTube collab member

Published: 22/Jun/2020 22:53 Updated: 22/Jun/2020 22:58

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and MTV starlet Tana Mongeau has responded to accusations of racist behavior and microaggressions toward an ex-member of her now-defunct collaborative channel, “Trash.”

YouTuber Kahlen Barry (now an independent creator in his own right with an audience of over 172k subscribers), was once a part of Mongeau’s collaborative channel, where multiple creators uploaded videos of varying subject matter.

Now, Barry has come forward with allegations against Mongeau, which sparked after he published a Tweet at the beginning of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement.

In his post, Barry took issue with Mongeau’s use of racial slurs in the past and asked that she use her platform to take a stand for the BLM initiative.

Kahlen Barry Tweet toward Tana Mongeau
Kahlen Barry, Twitter / Angelika Oles, YouTube
Kahlen Barry posted a Tweet regarding Mongeau’s use of racial slurs and other racist behavior, asking that she use her platform to uplift the Black Lives Matter movement.

“You made me feel, as a black person, invalidated, and I never felt as a friend I could tell you about the things that hurt me without it being spun back onto me,” Kahlen wrote.

The YouTuber then came forward with a video on June 15 detailing a slew of microaggressions and “gaslighting” behavior from both Mongeau and her manager, Jordan after confronting her behavior during iDubbz’s infamous “say cheese” moment, claiming they framed him as the “angry Black person” and even spread rumors in the industry that he had been in trouble with law enforcement.

Nearly a week later, Mongeau has responded to Kahlen’s claims in a lengthy Twitter thread, apologizing to the YouTuber and explaining she had been “silent” on the subject to “trying to find the words to address this.”

She went on to apologize to Barry directly, calling her actions “disgusting” and “unacceptable” and promising fans that she will take time to both educate herself and hold herself accountable for her behavior.

“I want to apologize directly to Kahlen Barry for anything I ever did to make him feel that I was being micro-aggressive or racist,” she stated. “That is so far from who I am and [I] will spend a lifetime trying to show you that.”

Barry has since claimed he’s made attempts to speak with Mongeau privately, but has not received a reply at the time of writing.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for more as this story develops.

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Addison Rae deletes lovey-dovey TikTok showing her simp for Bryce Hall

Published: 30/Nov/2020 0:49

by Theo Salaun

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Addison Rae’s massive fan club took notice after she posted a very, very affectionate TikTok about her boo, Bryce Hall, and then quickly deleted it from the app.

With great power comes great responsibility; in TikTok terms, 70.4 million followers comes with difficult content decisions. Rae enjoys such a large following and, as such, it’s no surprise that she’s faced with tough choices about what to post and what not to post. 

Oh, and sometimes, what to post, then decide not to post, and delete. But with so many followers, some obviously noticed when she posted and then quickly made the decision to delete a video showing how much she’s into her current boy.

Addison and her beau, Bryce Hall, became official in recent months after a long period of on-and-off speculation. But, nonetheless, it appears that the TikTok starlet does not want to be perceived as too head over heels for her muscled partner.

 

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In a since-deleted video, the TikTok star quotes a song saying “oh no, I hope I don’t fall,” which then cuts off into a seemingly romantic, slow guitar instrumental. At that point, shirtless Bryce makes an appearance, and…that just might be too much for his girl to handle.

With guitars strumming in the background, Hall turns to the camera and shows off a toned physique. Then, Addison completes the video by smiling widely and sticking her tongue out. It’s like she just saw an angel and is absolutely giddy about it.

Of course, fans quickly saved the video and shared it to ‘tiktokroom,’ where you can now enjoy the lovebirds in all their glory.

The video’s sound originates from a Tyler the Creator clip in which he says “oh no, I hope I don’t fall” before jokingly slipping down a set of carpeted stairs. But the suggestion here is likely more along the lines of “oh no, I hope I don’t fall in love.”

While Addison might be undecided about letting her fans see any simp behavior, the overwhelming response has been that the couple is adorable. That’s not too surprising though, it’s no secret that her fans have always been big supporters of ‘Braddison.’