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Taylor Caniff calls out “privileged” TikTok star Chase Hudson

Published: 2/Jun/2020 16:19 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 16:26

by Alice Hearing

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YouTuber and former Vine star Taylor Caniff has criticized TikTok star Chase ‘lilhuddy’ Hudson for not “speaking on” the Black Lives Matter movement.

Both Hudson and Caniff are popular internet stars, who boast followings in the millions across Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Instagram.

In a tweet on Monday, June 1, Caniff posted a video of a protest in LA, and wrote: “SPEAK UP, OR IM CALLING OUT YOUR LEGS @xlilhuddy YOU’RE 2 MILES AWAY FROM THIS PROTEST COME SPEAK UP IF YOU CARE.”

In another tweet, Caniff labeled Hudson a “top white privileged influencer,” but said he wasn’t “picking on anybody but I will use my voice.”

Screenshots of tweets to the Instagram account @tiktokroom reveal Caniff also slammed Hudson for “enjoying his amazing new pool” and not speaking out “for the people risking their freedom.”

It appears Caniff has since deleted these tweets.

 

There has been a push on social media for influencers with large followings to use their voice to speak out on the issues, and Caniff claims Hudson is not doing enough.

In addition to Caniff’s comments, Some fans highlighted Hudson’s use of a racial slur in 2019, which he later apologized for.

While lilhuddy hasn’t responded to Taylor Caniff, he has shared content related to Black Lives Matter on his Instagram story. These included a video of protests in LA, featuring fellow Hype House member Tony Lopez.

TikTokRoom later shared a video of lilhuddy saying “I want to do a charity shoot for Black Lives Matter, but that is a conversation with TikTok that we have not had yet.”

Charli D’Amelio, a former Hype House member and ex-girlfriend of Chase Hudson, has been very vocal in support of Black Lives Matter. One TikTok she posted on the subject has amassed nearly 13m likes.

She said ‘As a person who has been given the platform to be an influencer… I have a job to inform people on the racial inequalities in the world right now.’

Meanwhile, the Hype House Instagram account has posted a black square in line with #BlackoutTuesday, an app-wide movement for users to express solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests.

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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.