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TikTok’s “Mad at Disney” singer gains 1m followers in under a month

Published: 17/Sep/2020 17:25

by Alice Hearing


Just one viral sound or video on TikTok can earn you international fame in a very short space of time. Just ask Brittany Broski who will forever be known as Kombucha girl, or Bella Poarch for her “M to the B” dance.

Now creator and musician Salem Ilese (@salemilese) has earned 1 million followers in less than a month for her song “Mad at Disney,” which has so far had 1.2 million TikToks created using the sound. The original video has 5 million likes and more than 20 million views at the time of writing.

The song which goes “I’m mad at Disney, Disney, they tricked me, tricked me,” was written by Salem Ilese, Bendik Møller, and Jason Hahs.

Salem told Rolling Stone magazine that Disney sets unrealistic standards in romance, which influenced the lyrics, saying “I started talking about how Disney gave me an incredibly false view on relationships.”

Salem Ilese TikTok star
Instagram: Salem Ilese
Salem’s original TikTok using the song has more than 20 million views

Salem celebrated the huge milestone by posting to TikTok highlighting the huge growth of her account and writing “I wanna hug you all…the biggest group hug of all time. THANK YOU!”

@salemileseI WANNA HUG U ALL … the biggest group hug of all time ?? THANK YOU !!? ##greenscreen ##thankyou ##fyp♬ Mad at Disney – salem ilese

It became immensely popular as a sound among Disney cosplayers on the app who made videos lipsyncing to the lyrics. Other famous creators also bumped up the sound to stardom including Bella Poarch, Natalie Mariduena, and Noah Beck.

Fans of the song also included huge internet stars such as Patrick Starr who commented on the original video saying “OMG LOVEEE”, and fitness guru Blogilates who said, “love this song!!”

@salemilesedis is my song “mad at disney” 🙂 thank you to everyone giving it love!? ##madatdisney ##fyp♬ Mad at Disney – salem ilese

Other fans found the song incredibly relatable and clever. One top comment read: “The ‘shooting star’ part was so freaking smart. Like its such an intricate detail that I’m sure most people missed wow.” Another user wrote: “You have such a nice voice and major talent to write music like this.”

On Spotify, the song now has 17.6 million streams. TikTok has helped launched Salem as both a musician and a star on the platform.


Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam


Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.