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The Rock responds to Nadeshot’s praise on 100 Thieves podcast

Published: 1/Feb/2020 16:27

by Scott Robertson

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, has hinted at an appearance on the CouRage and Nadeshot show, after reacting to a segment about him in a recent episode.

The organization recently moved to its new Cash App compound, where they’ve taken their production levels up significantly, with a dedicated studio for podcasts and other content.

On January 31, 100 Thieves shared a clip from the most recent episode of the CouRage and Nadeshot show, with special guests BrookeAB and Valkyrae. In that clip, 100T founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag expressed his deep fondness for The Rock as a wrestler, an actor, and a person.

Nade described himself as a “huge admirer of [The Rock’s] career and work ethic,” and said that he frequently goes back to watch clips of his “transcendent” two-decade-long career in professional wrestling. He also spoke positively of The Rock’s acting career, citing the 2003 film “The Rundown” as one his favorite movies.

“Is this all a pitch to get him on the show?” co-host Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop asked. Nadeshot responded “yes,” and CouRage followed that up by turning to the camera and saying “Rock, give us fifteen minutes and we’ll give you the world.”

Well, those fifteen minutes might end up happening. The Rock retweeted the 100 Thieves’ post, saying that the praise was “the kind of stuff that makes my cold, emotionless [heart] feel good.”

He also teased the possibility of an appearance, saying “Maybe one day I’ll pop on and we’ll all drink two or ten Teremana’s together.” Teremana’s is a tequila distillery that The Rock founded in 2019, launching in March of this year.

Even if the Rock’s potential appearance on the show might just be an excuse to promote tequila, it would be a huge get for the show. Since its inception, the show has had on numerous streaming stars like TimTheTatman, Pokimane, and Sodapoppin, as well as celebrities including Dillon Francis and Karl-Anthony Towns.

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The new podcast studio inside the 100T CashApp Compound

To end 2019, both CouRage and Nadeshot said they wanted to expand their guest pool to include names like Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins and the NBA’s Devin Booker.

One of the biggest names in entertainment, The Rock may have one of the busiest schedules in Hollywood. In 2019, he starred in two films, appeared in two more, and was a producer on all four of them. He doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, and one of the biggest (physically and figuratively) celebrities may appear on the flagship podcast of one of esports’ biggest brands.

100 Thieves hosted their grand opening party for their compound the night before, so at the time of writing this, both guys likely are still asleep and not even aware of the opportunity in front of them. What a way to start your day.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.