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TikTok star Avani Gregg denies using homophobic slur in video

Published: 3/Sep/2020 0:34

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikToker and actor Avani Gregg is coming under fire after publishing a video where she danced and lipsynced to Young Thug’s ‘Thief in the Night,’ which features a homophobic slur.

Avani Gregg is a popular face on TikTok, boasting over 25 million followers due to her viral lipsyncing and dance videos, as well as her affiliation with the ever-popular Hype House content collective.

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Despite her popularity, Gregg has come under intense scrutiny as of late after a video surfaced online – one that has taken the social media world by storm due to the inclusion of a certain offensive term.

The video in question shows Gregg performing choreography for rapper Young Thug’s ‘Thief in the Night,’ for which she also lipsyncs the lyrics.

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Although Gregg covered her mouth for one portion of the clip, fans were shocked to see her mouth a homophobic slur that the rapper used, prompting outrage among her fanbase.

“Avani said the d – slur…we can’t have ANYTHING,” one fan commented.

“The way Avani covered her mouth on p***y but said the d-slur,” another wrote.

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Gregg has since spoken out regarding the outrage, confirming that she has since taken down the video and apologized for mouthing the offensive word.

“For this video, I’m sorry,” Gregg Tweeted on September 2. “I did not know the lyrics. I thought it said, ‘Hit like the night!’ I also did not know there was a d-slur, so thank you for informing me. I’m sorry again, and I took down the video. Once again sorry, I genuinely did not know.”

Gregg posted a video to TikTok that contained a similar apology, but included the additional paragraph: “Once again sorry, and thank you for informing me. I will not make this mistake again and will look up the lyrics before making videos to songs I do not know. Sorry again.”

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@avanithank you for informing me and i’m sorry i didn’t catch it early! i will be looking harder at lyrics from now on. sorry.♬ original sound – rapidsongs

Thus far, it seems like fans have taken her apology in good spirits, with many thanking the starlet for her quick action and sincere apology — an admittedly refreshing take in a normally brutal online environment.

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Bryce Hall’s true feelings for Addison Rae exposed by lie detector

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Addison Rae were once the internet’s most buzzed-about couple; but after the two broke it off in September, it’s been unclear whether they might get back together in the future.

It’s been almost a year since ‘Braddison’ took the net by storm; The two influencers frequently appeared in each other’s TikToks and social media posts, quickly sparking rumors that the two were dating on the down-low.

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While they never confirmed their relationship status — with Addison even claiming they were not involved, whatsoever — the two broke off whatever was going on between them “off social media,” leaving shippers in shambles.

However, it’s clear that Bryce Hall isn’t over his pseudo-romance with Rae (who is one of TikTok’s highest-earning creators), as evidenced by a lie detector test taken in collaboration with the Vlog Squad’s Jason Nash.

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It’s worth noting that polygraph tests are not always correct, with a report from the National Academy of Sciences claiming that there is “little basis for the expectation that a polygraph test could have extremely high accuracy.”

That didn’t stop the Sway House from taking the test for entertainment purposes, anyway, prompting Nash to ask the question on everyone’s minds: “Do you want Addison back?”

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Hall initially laughed at the query but openly admitted that he did, indeed, want to get back with the Southern belle — prompting the test proctor to announce that his statement was, in fact, true.

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Needless to say, this caused quite an outrage among the Sway House members, with Josh Richards even getting up from the sofa to run out of the room yelling, “Oh my god! Holy s**t!”

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It’s unclear whether or not ‘Braddison’ will ever be a thing again: Considering that Addison seems to keep her love life close to the chest, as well as being constantly harassed on social media, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the two keep a potential rekindling of their romance off the books.

For now, all fans can do is watch and wait for a response from Rae after Hall’s soul-baring answer to one of TikTok’s most burning questions.