TikTok star Avani responds after Cody Ko roasts the Hype House - Dexerto

TikTok star Avani responds after Cody Ko roasts the Hype House

Published: 17/Mar/2020 15:13 Updated: 24/May/2020 13:52

by Calum Patterson


YouTuber Cody Ko’s newest video took aim at the famous ‘Hype House’ collective of TikTok stars, mocking their ‘cringe’ content, but member Avani hopes it won’t make him hate her.

The Hype House is made up of various popular TikTokkers, many of them boasting millions of followers on their accounts, including names like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae.

Avani Gregg is one of the original superstars on the app, with over 13.4 million followers at the time of writing, and is one of the founding members of the Hype House. Along with others in the group, she was featured on Entertainment Tonight – the focus of Ko’s roast.

Avani at the Hype House
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Avani is huge on TikTok, and one of the founding members of the Hype House.

A commentary channel, Cody Ko often picks out the cringiest online content he can find, with his most popular series called “That’s Cringe”.

In his March 16 video, which has already gone viral with almost 2 million views, he focuses on TikTok, and not for the first time. But this time, it was specifically about the Hype House. “It’s like a bunch of kids, that are big on TikTok, they rented a big house in LA, and they all film TikToks together, in the bathroom,” as he describes it.

He then proceeds to laugh at the awkward video, which also features Addison Rae and Chase Hudson, as well as Avani, although she herself doesn’t do much talking.

But, it turns out Avani is a big fan of Cody Ko already and was worried that his discovery of the Hype House might make him ‘hate’ her.

“Please don’t hate me because I’m a part of the hype house I love your videos,” Avani posted on Twitter, tagging the YouTuber.

Cody was quick to respond, confirming that he “doesn’t hate anyone” and just thought the video was funny and awkward. Avani explained that it seemed to be the trend for YouTuber’s to hate on the Hype House, and thought Ko might have been jumping on the bandwagon.

In his video, Cody Ko admits that when he was known as a Vine star (the spiritual predecessor to TikTok), he actually appeared on a similar show and that it was probably just as cringeworthy.

Rather than the stars themselves, he blames the writers of the show for their decision to run the segment at all, saying it was always guaranteed to result in some level of awkwardness.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!