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TikTok star Zoe Laverne responds to accusations of abusing her cat

Published: 21/Jul/2020 19:26 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 19:28

by Virginia Glaze

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It turns out that Twitch streamer Alinity Divine isn’t the only internet personality facing allegations of animal abuse; TikToker Zoe Laverne has also been met with claims of mistreating her cat after tossing her feline friend up in the air.

Zoe Laverne is a popular face on TikTok, boasting over 16 million followers on the app for her viral lipsyncing clips and trendy dance routines.

It’s not just other TikTokers who make regular appearances in her videos, though. Laverne has likewise started showing off her new Himalayan kitten in her social media posts quite often — a critter who has become the center of controversy for the star.

Like many kittens, Lavern’s is quite playful, and appears to enjoy being tossed up in the air, as told by the TikToker during an Instagram live stream addressing fans’ concerns over her treatment of the animal.

Zoe Laverne cuddles her pet kitten
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TikTok star Zoe Laverne is addressing accusations of mistreating her pet kitten.

“I don’t know why he makes me do it to him — like multiple times — like, he likes being thrown up in the air,” she explained. “It’s something that he likes. And all cats land on their feet, so I don’t know why that is getting spread around, that I’m like, hurting my cat. But I would never hurt my precious little baby.”

She held up the cat in front of the camera as if to prove her point — and despite the recent sentiments surrounding the TikToker (due to her thoughts on Charli D’Amelio surpassing her in followers), it seems like fans are ready to forgive the incident and move on.

Laverne isn’t the first internet star to come under fire for purported mistreatment of their pets; most notably, Twitch streamer Alinity Divine sparked backlash after tossing her pet cat over her head during a July 2019 broadcast, even prompting an outcry from PETA and an investigation from the Saskatoon SPCA.

In spite of the outrage, the organization found “no malicious intent” regarding Alinity’s treatment of her animals — but unlike the case of Zoe Laverne, this is an incident the internet won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

Laverne herself has returned from a social media hiatus, and appears to be unbothered by the accusations against her, even having made up with D’Amelio for her past comments.

Pokemon

Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.