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The internet calls out Jake Paul for alleged racism in final episode of Shane Dawson’s series

Published: 18/Oct/2018 22:22 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 22:23

by Virginia Glaze

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The final episode of Shane Dawson’s documentary series over YouTuber Jake Paul has been released, and the internet is making sure to post their reactions to the drama all over Twitter.

Many users are unhappy with Paul’s treatment of former Team 10 members The Martinez Twins, who posted a video to YouTube claiming that Paul had mistreated them and called them racial slurs, among other allegations.

Paul addressed these claims in the series’ last episode, stating that he and the twins were engaging in playful banter, and that he hadn’t said the slurs out of malice.

“I think they just wanted to capitalize on leaving Team 10 as much as possible,” Paul claimed. “…They would walk into the house and see us and say, ‘What’s up, crackers?’ And we would say, ‘What’s up, ****?’ We would just give it back, like bros being bros.”

However, the internet isn’t satisfied with this explanation, and many feel that Paul’s comments were genuinely racist.

“I’m actually sick to my stomach [that] Jake Paul used reversed racism to justify why he called them beaners,” one user wrote.

Another user compared Shane’s series over Jake to that of Jeffree Star, who has also been accused of racism for his past videos.

“Jake Paul literally used the same shitty excuse that Jeffree said in shanes video,” they wrote. “Literally shut the fuck up, both of y’all are fucking racists.”

These posts are just a few in a slew of complaints about Paul’s account of events in the series, which has finally come to an end in a nearly two-hour long finale.

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Dixie D’Amelio deletes teaser for song with Wiz Khalifa after criticism

Published: 2/Dec/2020 21:57 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

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TikTok star and singer Dixie D’Amelio has deleted the teaser for her upcoming song with rapper Wiz Khalifa after receiving overwhelming negative criticism from viewers. Her mother has also released a lengthy statement on the matter.

Dixie D’Amelio is a household name in the social media age; the older sister to Charli D’Amelio (TikTok’s most-followed creator), Dixie has carved her own path, most notably releasing her own original songs with such features as Lil Mosey and, most recently, Wiz Khalifa.

However, it doesn’t seem that online critics are too pleased with her music, as seen by the oodles of negative comments on the teaser for her upcoming song with Khalifa, which she initially posted to TikTok.

Many commenters brutally roasted the TikTok star’s lyrics and singing ability, with one writing, “Does she really think she’s a singer now?”

“God help you and your lyrics,” another wrote.

Dixie has since removed the teaser in wake of the criticism, taking to Twitter to vent about her frustration regarding the overwhelming negativity.

“I’m just trying to have fun,” Dixie wrote. “I love music and photoshoots. But I’m losing passion for everything now.”

“I literally can’t be excited about ANYTHING,” she continued.

Dixie’s mother, Heidi D’Amelio, has also spoken out on the issue in a lengthy Instagram stories post.

“To those sh***ing on people who are doing things they love and are getting attention for it — you should find something you love and go do it!” she said. “To anyone who takes the time to type hate towards someone who is having fun and doing what they love, please know you are a classic case of a weak person who is truly pathetic.”

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Heidi D’Amelio called out Dixie’s critics in a lengthy Instagram Stories post.

It doesn’t look like Dixie’s nor her mother’s response to the issue is getting any sympathy from critics, though, who continue to levy negativity against the TikTok family royalty for their attitude toward the situation.

“When you’re rich yeah, it’s easy to get those ‘million of chances to do things they love,’” one critic replied.

“Anything you put on the Internet is going to get hate no matter what you do,” another chimed in. “She’s just going to have to get over that and keep her posts up and move forward.”

What’s your take on the situation? Do you think the hate toward Dixie’s creative pursuits is becoming too overwhelming? Or do you think Dixie’s mom has a point about the constant trolling? Let us know on Twitter at @DexertoTrending!