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TikToker under fire after being bullied on Instagram Live for her looks

Published: 28/Sep/2020 23:01

by Virginia Glaze


Sisters and TikTokers Mackenzie and Maddie Ziegler are former Dance Moms stars-turned-internet sensations — but social media isn’t a nice place all the time, especially where comparison is involved.

For those not TikTok-savvy, the Ziegler sisters are pretty popular on the viral video app, boasting millions of followers a piece across multiple platforms — but there’s clear favoritism toward one sister out of the two siblings.

Many viewers are quite vocal about their feelings toward Maddie, finding her to be the more physically attractive one out of the duo. This has unfortunately lead to mean comments and even outright bullying toward younger sister Mackenzie, which reared its ugly head during a recent Instagram Live.

The sisters went live on Instagram to speak to their fans when one commenter compared Mackenzie’s face to “puke” — more specifically, saying “Kenzie’s face is puke.”

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After Kenzie read the comment aloud, sister Maddie was quick to call out the offensive message and even threatened to report the user’s account.

That didn’t stop Mackenzie from making her own statement on the subject, defeatedly telling her sister, “This is why I don’t stand next to you.”

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Some fans took issue with Kenzie’s response to the mean message, though, claiming that she was attempting to guilt-trip her sister for her appearance, as well.

Kenzie addressed these concerns in a comment shortly thereafter, explaining that she’s been compared to her older sibling ever since she was a child and that she suffers from insecurity due to this near-constant comparison.

Mackenzie Zeigler responds to accusations of guilting her sister for her appearance in a TikTok comment.

Mackenzie Zeigler responds to accusations of guilting her sister for her appearance in a TikTok comment.

“To everyone saying that I’m trying to make Maddie feel guilty, I have always been compared to her since I was little,” she wrote. “That comment was implying that I was ugly compared to her. I am very insecure, so of course seeing comments like that gets to me. Sorry for giving the wrong impression.”

This isn’t the first time TikTok siblings have been compared to each other, either; sisters Charli and Dixie D’Amelio seem to constantly be placed under the microscope, with angry viewers even accusing Dixie of copying Charli’s nose surgery.

Fans are showing ample support in wake of the hurtful comments and are pleading with fellow users to stop harassment and bullying in wake of several high-profile creators taking their leave of the app due to hateful trolls.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.