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TikToker Willy Wonka responds to backlash after calling super fan “annoying”

Published: 15/Feb/2021 17:01

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok star Willy Wonka has responded to backlash after a superfan called him out for calling her annoying and “begging” for attention in private DMs. 

TikTok user and superfan Autumn Salazar has built up a huge following for making videos as the other half to TikTok’s infamous Willy Wonka. She has accumulated more than 2.2 million followers after dressing up almost identically to the Roald Dahl-inspired influencer and calling herself “Winny Wonka” or “Miss Wonka.”

Autumn was previously a huge fan of WillyWonkaTikTok, also known as Duke Depp, who has amassed a huge 18 million followers for dressing up as the fictional character, creating a creepy persona, and collaborating with several other huge TikTok stars.

Willy Wonka TikTok
Instagram: Willywonkatiktok
Duke Depp was accused of treating his fans badly

However, she decided to call him out in public, posting screenshots of messages with another creator in a TikTok in which Duke said “I don’t want to giver her any attention. She begs for me to notice and follow her every single day” and confirmed that he reported her account.

Autumn explained in another video why she can’t do her account as “Miss Wonka” anymore. She explained that she had to change her username and her profile pictures because “he [@willywonkatiktok] wanted to be the only Wonka” She hit back, “That is so rude that you report your number 1 fan that has been here since day 1.”

@itsautumntiktoki was your number 1 supporter @willywonkatiktok sorry I “begged” for your attention 🤕😭♬ One Last Time but make it SAD – Brooklynne !

She also added that she had been receiving notifications from TikTok saying they had found her to be posting pretending to be another person, and if she hadn’t changed her account she would have been banned. “First of all Duke Depp did not create all things Wonka… I was a fan page for Willy Wonka and he was just like I don’t care.”

Since Autumn’s videos calling him out have gained traction, Duke’s videos have been inundated with commenters asking him to apologize. While he appears not to have issued a formal apology, he has responded to some of the backlash underneath his videos.

One person wrote, “You don’t treat your fans like that,” to which Duke replied “You have no idea how much my supporters mean to me. I tell them any chance I get. They are so important to me.”

Willy Wonka TikTok apology
TikTok: Willywonkatiktok
Duke Depp denied the allegations made against him

Another person said, “I am so disappointed. The moment he gets exposed he doesn’t apologize for his action, he plays the victim.”

Duke directly replied, denying the allegations against him: “I apologized for anything that had happened privately via DM to her early January, However nearly everything she is saying is a false narrative.”

Despite Duke’s response, it appears that not all is forgiven. Willy Wonka’s most recent videos are still overwhelmed with comments regarding the situation.

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TikToker goes viral for “winning” dumbest ever tattoo contest

Published: 23/Feb/2021 20:59

by Virginia Glaze

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An unfortunate TikToker has gone viral after claiming she unofficially won the platform’s “dumbest tattoo” contest, thanks to getting some ink that has earned an entirely new meaning amid the current health crisis.

Whether it be an inspiring quote, a meaningful symbol, or even aesthetically beautiful artwork, people decide to decorate their bodies with tattoos for a wide variety of reasons.

However, one TikToker’s unique tattoo has made for a seriously awkward situation, thanks to the ongoing debates surrounding mask-wearing in some countries due to global health concerns.

The issue began when TikToker “wakaflockafloccare” decided to get a tattoo with a quote that initially inspired her to be herself, rather than putting on a fake persona. The message reads: “Courageously and radically refuse to wear a mask” — a phrase that, ironically, boasts a highly controversial meaning these days.

Man wearing surgical mask
Unsplash.com: Corina Rainer, @corinarainer
A TikToker’s tattoo about being true to herself now has a different meaning amid the current global health crisis.

In response to another TikToker’s video asking users, “What’s the dumbest tattoo you’ve ever gotten?” she had a hilarious answer: “I’m just gonna go ahead and let you guys know that I won.”

“I wanted it for a couple years,” the TikToker explained. “It basically means, like, being true to yourself and real, and not, like, pretending to be something you’re not.”

While this sentiment would obviously not be most people’s choice for a tattoo these days, the TikToker revealed that she’d gotten her ink done on March 4, 2020, just before health restrictions and social distancing went into place.

@wakaflockafloccar##stitch with @hannanicbic I could NOT have had worse timing. ##fyp ##foryoupage ##tattoo ##worsttattoo ##winner P.S. I’m not anti-mask I promise 🤦🏻‍♀️♬ original sound – wakaflockafloccare

Unsurprisingly, the video has amassed a huge amount of buzz since being uploaded just a day ago, gaining over 1 million views and 215,000 likes — as well as a slew of sympathetic (and hilarious) comments.

“I’m so sorry that the context of your tattoo literally changed overnight after you got it!” one user wrote.

“Well, you have a great attitude about it,” another commented. “May I suggest adding a line? ‘Hindsight is 2020!’”

Commenters on mask Tattoo
TikTok: @wakaflockaflocare
Commenters were quick to offer some creative suggestions to improve the TikToker’s unfortunate tattoo.

The TikToker clarified that she is not part of any anti-health movement and “could NOT have had worse timing.” While there’s no word yet on if she’ll edit the quote with some creative qualifiers, as suggested by commenters, her situation makes for a unique — and quite humorous — moment in history.