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TikToker Naomi Skye responds to backlash over saying racial slur

Published: 20/Nov/2020 14:43

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Naomi Skye has apologized for saying a racial slur in one of her videos after facing backlash from her fans.

17-year-old Naomi Skye, from Oklahoma, is popular on the app with more than 2 million followers and is known for her lipsyncing and dancing videos.

A Snapchat video leaked on the drama Instagram account TikTokinsiders showed Naomi using a racial slur and then cupping her face and laughing, which was promptly criticized by commenters including Talent X founder Michael Gruen who wrote, “So this is what idiocy looks like?”

One unhappy viewer said, “Sis realized what she did and still sent the snap,” while another person added “now THIS is who we should cancel. the audacity.”

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Naomi is popular on the app, with more than 2 million followers

After the video was leaked Naomi posted an apology on her TikTok and her Instagram story and said “There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said by everyone who has had to apologize.

“There’s no excuse for what I said and there’s no excuse for me laughing after I said it. I know it was wrong, that video was two years ago and I look absolutely stupid and that’s on me.

“I’m extremely sorry to not only the people I offended but to all of my followers for disappointing them this way. I will make a video explaining more and apologizing more because this apology doesn’t seem as genuine as it should be. There’s nothing I can do at this point… I wish I could take it back.”

 

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Despite Naomi’s apology, and promise that she would film another, “better apology”, people were not impressed with one person commenting on Instagram, “No, I’ve come to a decision any TikToker who isn’t black says the n-word from now on they will forever be canceled in my mind because this is a damn shame”, which had more than 500 likes.

Another user in the comments on the drama page accused Naomi of “fake shaking,” while many others said that they do not accept the apology.

While many TikTokers suffer a decline in followers after a scandal, statistics from SocialBlade show that the incident has not affected Naomi’s numbers.

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Twitch streamer throws up after shouting too much

Published: 25/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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A Twitch streamer raising money for charity got a little bit too excited after a big donation came in, and literally threw up in the process.

Streamers often times use their platforms to help raise funds for causes they believe in. For WeThePeople1, this meant raising capital for the homeless in Boston.

While playing a game of Apex Legends, the streamer received a $200 donation, which put him over the $1000 mark in under an hour.

Pleased with himself, WeThePeople1 started shouting out, clearly hyped over how his viewers were contributing to the cause.

“You guys are nuts!” he screamed. “Listen, I want everyone to go f**king bonkers with the ‘gangs’ in chat right now! Everyone, go spam that sh*t.”

‘Gang’ is an emote exclusive to subscribers of WeThePeople1’s channel. Oftentimes streamers will ask their viewers to spam special emotes when their streams are popping off.

“I want you guys to spam that sh*t harder than ever! Harder than ever! Like you guys have never seen that ‘gang’ in your life and now you’re seeing it for the first time like it’s one thousand pounds of gold in front of you!” he blurted out. “Oh my God, you guys are the sh*t!”

Unfortunately for the streamer, those words weren’t the last things to come out of his mouth as puke blasted out and onto his hands.

“I just puked,” he said, holding up his arms in disgust while trying to get his headset off. “It’s all over my floor.”

After running off, the streamer returned a few moments later with some Febreze, but remained in high spirits. “This is some f***ing content, huh?” he laughed.

Eventually, however, he decided to just clean up later as he was going to need a lot of soap.

On the bright side, the streamer wasn’t deterred from keeping his broadcast going and has raised over $1100 at the time of this post.