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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio reveals how she handles online hate

Published: 26/Mar/2020 0:00

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio is one of the net’s fastest-rising stars, reaching the number one spot on TikTok at just fifteen years old — but online fame can have some serious downsides.

Despite becoming TikTok’s most popular content creator with over 41.4 million followers, having such a massive audience also means being placed under intense scrutiny by critics and trolls.

Although she’s seen huge success on all social media platforms, the star opened up about the huge amount of hate she’s received online when a fan asked her about the issue, shortly after she took TikTok’s top spot on March 25.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio isn’t immune to trolls and haters, despite rising to the number one spot on the video platform.

According to D’Amelio, the hate she’s received since becoming internet famous caused her to lose all self-esteem, and even made her cry when she’d try to dance for a video.

“Honestly, it hurts really bad,” she admitted. “I lost all of my confidence in myself. I didn’t want to look in the mirror and I would cry when i started dancing, because everyone was telling me how horrible I was. But I realized dance is my safe place — no one can take that from me.”

Luckily, the TikTok sensation has found a way to overcome negative attention online, claiming that she’s able to focus on her life outside of content creation without allowing critics’ opinions to control her emotions.

“It still hurts really bad when I see people saying mean things to me or about me, but I feel like I have gotten better, and focusing on other parts of my life instead of letting what other people say control me.”

This isn’t the first time D’Amelio has opened up about such matters, either; the star revealed the shocking hate she’s received from fans in-person, and even admitted that old acquaintances have accused her of dropping them after becoming famous.

“Some people will try and go live and try to talk bad about me,” she claimed. “Try to make me look like a person I’m not, in a bad way. It’s weird seeing how people switch up. Or people will say, ‘You cut me off, you stopped talking to me.’ We haven’t been friends for four years!”

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In spite of the trolls and haters, D’Amelio continues to see success — and there’s no telling where her career will take her, next.

Entertainment

Jake Paul announces official date for next fight

Published: 20/Jan/2021 21:08 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 21:14

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-pro boxer Jake Paul has officially revealed that he’s taking on another fight, as announced in a “huge” broadcast on January 20 — and he wants his fellow content creators on the undercard.

Yesterday, Jake Paul revealed in a tweet that he had a big announcement coming up for his fans, which would be broadcasted officially via Triller.

The day is finally here, and Paul has disclosed that he’s already set for an upcoming bout, and even gave his fans an official date for the fight.

Who is Jake Paul fighting next?

Unfortunately, the YouTuber didn’t drop any names, leaving many in the dark as to who he could be facing off against.

However, Paul has made a wealth of enemies in professional fighting circles since his 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson in November of last year, including the likes of MMA artists Dillon Danis, Ben Askren, and even Conor McGregor.

In fact, Askren accepted Paul’s challenge when the YouTuber called him out via social media, although things have been especially quiet on that forefront for some time afterwards.

Thus far, there’s no telling who Paul will fight next, although many fans are anxious for him to take on a professional fighter in wake of his multiple victories over celebs and fellow influencers.

When is Jake Paul’s next fight?

Jake Paul will be throwing down in the boxing ring again on April 10, 2021 — a little under three months away.

This fight will come just two months after Logan Paul’s upcoming exhibition against Floyd Mayweather, already proving 2021 to be a fairly busy month for the brothers.

As for the event itself, Jake was keen to have other influencers on the undercard. Many fans have expressed hopes for Slim and Deji to make an appearance — two YouTubers who have already fought in live streamed boxing matches, previously.

That’s not all; Paul also teased that rapper Snoop Dogg will be making an appearance on the mic, making this a truly star-studded affair.

Where to watch Jake Paul’s next fight?

The fight appears to be available to watch via Triller, exclusively, so make sure to set up your account if you want to tune into the action.

Paul is hoping to create the “biggest pay-per-view ever” — but with no opponent yet announced, there’s no telling if his dream will come true in a few month’s time.