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TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio & Addison Rae are now taking over YouTube

Published: 22/Mar/2020 14:52

by Calum Patterson

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Two of TikTok’s biggest stars are already making the leap to YouTube stardom, as the pair rack up millions of views in a matter of days with their makeup routines and tutorials.

Starting their TikTok careers less than one year ago, in Summer 2019, D’Amelio and Rae (real name Easterling) have skyrocketed up the app’s charts, with the former now the second most followed account.

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With a combined follower count of over 66 million as of March 22, the young stars are becoming two of the most talked-about content creators on the platform – proven by their instant success on YouTube.

Addison Rae and Charli D'Amelio
Instagram: Charli D'Amelio
Charli and Addison’s rise on social media has been unstoppable.

Normally, it would take an aspiring YouTuber years to build up a following and attract lots of views on their videos but, for Charli and Addison, their names are already bringing in the viewers, without ever really being dedicated YouTubers.

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First off, Charli collaborated with established beauty YouTuber James Charles, who did her makeup and discussed some of the pitfalls of her TikTok fame.

A separate video of their collab was also posted on D’Amelio’s own channel, and combined the two videos have racked up over 12 million views in just over a day (10 million on Charles’ channel, and 2.2 million on D’Amelios. They were also placed at number 1 and 3 respectively on YouTube’s trending page.

Addison Rae kickstarts YouTube

Back in August 2019, Addison Rae uploaded her first YouTube video – a makeup routine. It was clear that she wasn’t a seasoned YouTuber yet though, and so has done an updated version on March 19.

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In only three days, the video has already cross the 1 million views mark, with her subscriber count boosting by over 300,000 in the past 30 days, up to 760,000.

It won’t be long until she too crosses the 1 million sub mark, chasing D’Amelio’s 2.2 million. The pair are close friends, but are also in a friendly rivalry to see who can hit various milestones first.

It looks inevitable that D’Amelio will overtake Loren Gray to become the number one account on TikTok soon but, with the backing of her agency and the Hype House, she will no doubt have ambitions to expand more into other platforms like YouTube.

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Addison Rae has also teased moving into livestreaming, even streaming games on sites like Twitch – another booming social media platform.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.