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Tony Lopez texts allegedly sent to 13-year-old go viral on TikTok

Published: 17/Oct/2020 18:37

by Charlotte Colombo

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Disgraced TikTok star Tony Lopez is once again making rounds on social media for the wrong reasons, as a video has gone viral TikTok claiming to show inappropriate messages allegedly sent by Lopez to a thirteen-year-old girl.

This is the fourth accusation against Tony Lopez to go viral in the last few months, with several victims claiming he groomed them and sent them inappropriate messages on Instagram and via his private Snapchat account.

The latest accusation takes the form of a screen recording uploaded to TikTok. It is entitled “TONY LOPEZ MUST BE STOPPED”, and includes hashtags like #tonylopezlikeskids and #tonylopezcancelled.

Some have immediately called into the question the veracity of the messages and screen recording, but it hasn’t stopped the video going wildly viral on the video-sharing app.

TikTok: thehubisontiktok
The TikTok shows a concerning exchange between Lopez and the minor, although some people are questioning the video’s validity.

The alleged exchange starts with Lopez asking about the victim’s age and gender before calling her “attractive” and encouraging her to send suggestive “pics” in exchange for him following her on his Instagram account.

The video also claims to show Lopez asking the girl if she is recording the exchange, saying that his “rep will be done” if people find out that he was communicating with her.

@thehubisontiktok[TIKTOK DO NOT DELETE] @tonylopez MUST BE STOPED ##tonylikekids ##tonylopezcancled♬ Laughing Hard – Tik Tok

Although the video has already gotten 243K views and 49K likes in the day it’s been uploaded, many people are questioning its validity. As well as the account being brand new and having no identifying information, Twitter reporter DefNoodles points out that [a]t first glance, the DMs appear to have slight differences to how Instagram DMs actually appear”.

However, some people are still supporting the validity of the accusation despite these doubts, with one Twitter user noting that Lopez “has been known to have other alleged accounts”.

Lopez is yet to comment publicly on these latest allegations.

What are the Tony Lopez accusations?

Since July, various young people have spoken out about how Lopez allegedly groomed them and sent them inappropriate messages despite knowing that they were underage.

The first accusations were uploaded by TikTok user Griffin Brooks, and they appear to show a screen recording of Lopez sending explicit messages to a fifteen-year-old girl on Snapchat.

Controversially, a Twitter user who posted the TikTok in reply to one of Lopez’s Tweet accused him of hiding their Tweet with the allegation “because he knows he’s guilty”.

This led to two more victims, between the ages of fifteen and sixteen, coming forward with accusations of their own in August.

While Lopez sent similarly-inappropriate messages to the fifteen-year-old – at one point telling her “your face is kissable” – the sixteen-year-old victim in a now-deleted TikTok accused Lopez of blocking her on Snapchat after she refused to send him intimate photos.

Lopez later uploaded an apology for these accusations, but he was quickly slammed for being too ‘vague’.

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Twitter: Tony Lopez
After the first two girls made allegations, Lopez addressed them in an apology many fans slammed as being “vague”.

Then, in September, another TikTok user accused Lopez of sending her inappropriate messages when she was fifteen, with a screen recording suggesting that Lopez said things like “come here you’re so fine.

With the pressure mounting for Lopez to face justice for these accusations, we will keep you updated if any more news comes to light.

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Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
Minecraft.net, Mojang, Microsoft Studios / dreambranding.com
The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
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SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.