While this week may have started on a slow note, things have certainly heated up as September comes to a close. With names like Jeffree Star getting caught up in some serious drama with his ex-boyfriend to makeup mogul Jaclyn Hill hitting back at cheating rumors, things aren’t slowing down for a second, and we have all the tea you need to stay informed!
So… What’s brewing?
Jeffree Star hits back at false accusations from fake accounts
Who’s involved? Jeffree Star is quite possibly one of the biggest names in YouTube’s beauty community, having amassed an entire empire of his own under Jeffree Star Cosmetics. However, there’s trouble in paradise, after he claimed that his alleged now-ex boyfriend — pro baller Andre Marhold — had stolen from him.
What’s the tea? Star claimed that Marhold — who he has apparently parted ways with — had taken a few designer items from his home and was seemingly not answering the phone.
However, Marhold — or rather, a “backup” account pretending to be him — shot back with accusations of his own, claiming that Star had acquired a sexually transmitted disease and that he’d even cheated on former ex-boyfriend, Nathan Schwandt, with his friend.
It seems as though these accusations, as well as the accounts making them, were completely false, as Star later explained in a statement. Claiming he is completely clean of any STD, the YouTuber is undertaking legal action against the fake accounts — but there’s more to this wild tale than these rumors.
But wait — there’s more! A post from yet another fake “backup” Instagram account pretending to be Marhold claimed that he and Star had never slept together nor even dated, going on to allege that Star had actually hired him to be a fake boyfriend in an effort to clean up his image. However, this account was later proven to be faked, with the real Marhold claiming he’d never spoken on anything officially.
PewDiePie and Alinity bury the hatchet
Who’s involved? PewDiePie is the undisputed king of YouTube, standing as the site’s most-subscribed independent creator of all time. Alinity, a popular Twitch streamer, once “threatened” the YouTube star with a copystrike after he used one of her clips in a video, leading to a long-standing “feud” of sorts between the two.
What’s the tea? Years after Alinity’s initial copystrike threat took place, it seems she and PewDiePie have finally made amends, after the two hashed it out in a private conversation.
“I never said this, but Alinity actually reached out,” he said during a video uploaded on September 29. “She apologized, we totally buried the hatchet. And I don’t want to take part in any more s**t on Alinity memes, even though this one is very subtle.”
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That’s not all; Pewds even told his viewers to “move on” from the drama, saying: “I don’t hold grudges, and neither should you guys. I see this a lot, people bringing up s**t someone did years ago. Yeah, no one cares anymore. Is that really what you bother your life with?”
Is Bella Poarch becoming the new ‘queen of TikTok?’
Who’s involved? Charli D’Amelio might be TikTok’s reigning queen (with nearly 90 million followers on the video app), but there’s another influencer who’s closing in from behind — viral lipsyncer Bella Poarch.
What’s the tea? After breaking a TikTok record for scoring the most likes on a single post, Poarch has seemingly accrued more than twice the average views of Charli, as reported by journalist Chris Stokel-Walker.
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Boasting over 48 million views to Charli’s 27.3 million, Poarch has turned heads across the net due to her seemingly simple videos — of which she has uploaded less than half of Charli’s own upload library.
Wow: Bella Poarch is getting roughly 2x the average views of Charli D'Amelio per video now pic.twitter.com/RuweVTMSUL
— Chris Stokel-Walker (@stokel) September 29, 2020
With some accusing her of being an “industry plant,” Poarch has seemingly skyrocketed to internet fame out of nowhere, which is, in itself, making users pay attention.
Pokimane comes under fire for “transphobic” comment
Who’s involved? Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one of Twitch’s top streamers, who recently returned to the net after taking a month-long hiatus in August.
What’s the tea? However, her return to the net was not without some division among viewers, after the star caught flak for trying her hand at being a VTuber.
That wasn’t the only thing catching fans’ ire, though; in an attempt to combat the “simp”insult running rampant online, Pokimane referenced the age-old “Attack Helicopter” phrase in an Instagram post, a term that some internet users have come to view as transphobic.
“I’m tired of seeing anyone (male, female, attack helicopter, other) be called a simp for being remotely nice to a girl,” Anys wrote.
Her post sparked outrage among Twitter users, prompting a quick reply from the Twitch streamer apologizing for “missing the mark” with her post.
“I don’t want to enable transphobic language or behavior, especially within the gaming space,” she said of the issue. “I’ll do my best to be and do better.”
Jaclyn Hill hits back at cheating rumors
Who’s involved? Jaclyn Hill is a huge name in the YouTube beauty scene, boasting her own line of cosmetics and even collaborations with such brands as Morphe.
What’s the tea? While Hill has come under fire in the past, it seems that some critics are more recently spreading rumors about her relationship with her new boyfriend, who some claim she started seeing before she’d broken things off with her ex-husband.
The beauty guru addressed these claims during a video on September 25, claiming that she’d only gotten together with her current man after she and her ex-husband had parted ways months prior.
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“When I got on camera and announced that I was getting a divorce, my ex-husband and I had been separated completely, and he had been moved out of the house for over six months at that point,” she explained, also clarifying that they ex-couple had faked spending New Years together to avoid further drama.
“I understand why the time frame looked messy online,” she added. “But no. There was no cheating.”
Whew! This week was quite a doozy to say the least; from one of Twitch’s biggest stars finally ending her beef with YouTube’s top content creator, to Charli D’Amelio’s title of TikTok Queen being threatened, it seems that just about anything can happen. Do you think critics should “move on” from the Alinity drama? Would Jeffree Star really hire someone to be his boyfriend?
Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!
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