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TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio, Avani & Nikita in new Bebe Rexha video

Published: 10/Oct/2020 16:51 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:23

by Charlotte Colombo

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After months of hype, Bebe Rexha has finally released the music video for her latest single ‘Baby, I’m Jealous’. With special guests like Charli D’Amelio, Avani and Nikita Dragun, fans are calling the music video a “cultural reset.”

The new song, which also featured the vocals of singer Doja Cat, is described by Rexha as “a little time travel to check out jealousy throughout the ages”.

Throughout the song, there are countless references to modern social media culture – with the lyrics alluding to timelines, catfishing, internet history and liking pictures. So, it isn’t surprising that Rexha recruited some of the biggest faces in social media to come with her on a journey back to pre-social media times – whether it be the 1800s, 1960’s or the very beginning of time.

This is because when it comes to social media, the credentials of her guest stars are impressive. Some of Doja Cat’s previous hits like ‘Say So’, ‘Juicy’ and ‘Like That’ have become the soundtracks to some of the biggest trends on the app.

As well as being a previous member of the Hype House, Charli D’Amelio holds a world record for the most TikTok followers, with her current following on the app standing at 79.9 million.

YouTube: Bebe Rexha
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio also appeared in the music video.

 

TikToker, makeup artist and actress Avani has a similarly impressive following of 27.7 million. She also rose to fame as part of the Hype House.

Beauty YouTuber Nikita Dragun, despite being marred with controversy and accusations of ‘blackfishing’, still has a strong subscriber count of 3.65 million on her YouTube channel.

Upon the music video’s release on October 9, the stars of the video got together for a livestream to celebrate – although D’Amelio was sure to take a test to make sure she was safe, following backlash from fans that she wasn’t taking social distancing seriously enough.

Many fans have expressed their enthusiasm for the new video. One Twitter user described it as “mind blowing”, “iconic” and Rexha’s “best music video so far”.

Meanwhile, another user praised Rexha for the message she put across in the song, saying: “I love the idea of highlighting that jealousy is normal and common, as long as it’s not toxic, it’s just a human trait that is part of being alive, it was always around! Good job.”

However, the video has also amassed criticism for its inclusion of TikTokers. One commenter on YouTuber said that “the music video automatically became trash when they added in the problematic tik tokers [sic]”, while several other commenters pointed out the irony of Nikita Dragun talking about getting “canceled” in the music video in light of their recent controversies on Twitter.

Despite the controversy the co-stars of the music video have amassed, it already has over 3 million views on YouTube and over 360,000 likes.

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TikToker Giulia Amato calls out fans over constant Addison Rae comparisons

Published: 16/Jan/2021 22:09

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Giulia Amato has hit out at fans on TikTok for constantly comparing her to Addison Rae and other influencers, claiming that it feels like she has been “given a different identity.”

Since launching her channel in April 2019, 17-year-old Giulia Amato has made a name for herself on TikTok. As well as having an impressive 1.8 million followers, her content — which includes dances, lip-syncing and POVs — has helped her amass nearly 55 million likes on the app.

However, with many fans noticing Amato’s striking resemblance to TikTok superstar Addison Rae, her comments are often flooded with comparisons, and she’s faced accusations of copying Rae in the past.

For example, in October, Amato was accused of “copying” Addison Rae after dying her hair back to its natural brunette color shortly after Rae dyed her own hair brown.

In this TikTok, it is clear that Amato has had enough of the comparisons. She captioned the clip, “my name is Giulia Amato and I don’t want to be compared to other people everyday.”

Clearly referencing the Addison Rae comparisons, Amato continued: “So by now, you guys all know who I’m compared to. I don’t want to say her name because I don’t want it to look like I’m using her name to get clout for this video, but you guys know who I’m talking about.”

She elaborated even further: “My videos were, at first, filled with a lot of hate, with a lot of people comparing us, and that I can handle.”

“But I feel like it’s become a trend t0 give me different identities.”

Instagram: Addison Rae
Amato said in the TikTok that she finds herself being constantly compared to Addison Rae, who is currently starring in a remake of the movie ‘She’s All That.’

Noting how she’s recently been compared to a “mix” of Rae and “two or four” other high-profile TikTok stars, Amato asserted in the video that, contrary to accusations in the comments, she has never had cosmetic surgery or other treatments done to her face.

Sympathizing with Amato’s frustrations, fans on Instagram showed their support. One user said in a comment that got over 4,000 likes that “they are both gorgeous,” while another user said that fans should stop comparing because “we are all beautiful and have our own blessings, so no need to be jealous of each other.”

It appears that Amato has since deleted the TikTok from her account.