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Why is Charli D’Amelio getting hate for speaking about her mental health?

Published: 11/Oct/2020 19:05

by Virginia Glaze

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Charli D’Amelio may be TikTok’s most popular content creator, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t without her fair share of troubles – but after speaking out about her mental health issues, critics were quick to pile on the young star instead of showing support.

Charli D’Amelio is the uncontested ‘queen of TikTok,’ boasting over 92 million followers on the viral video app for her catchy dance moves and bubbly personality.

However, being internet famous is no cakewalk, as the youngest D’Amelio sibling has received criticism over the past several months due to her highly visible status as a social media superstar.

Understandably, this has caused a decent amount of stress in her life, which she spoke out about in an October live stream to her fans, opening up about her struggles with mental health and admitting that she is currently seeing a therapist.

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“I want to be real, and I want people to understand that not every day is the best day, and that’s okay, and being upset and sad all the time on the internet,” she said during the broadcast. “…it’s just trying to find that balance, and also being able to keep some things to myself. I’m definitely doing better.”

“These past few weeks have been a little bit more difficult, but that’s something a lot of people have to work through,” she continued. “…obviously, therapy is a huge help. I feel like not a lot of people talk about it, but therapy is extremely important.”

While one might think Chari would receive support for being so open about her mental health in front of her massive fanbase, it seems that critics are not feeling very sympathetic, and are instead lashing out at the 16-year-old TikTok sensation for what they feel is hypocritical behavior.

“That’s good, but can she stop going out while telling people to stay in?” one commenter wrote on Instagram.

An Instagram commenter shows no sympathy toward Charli D'Amelio's mental health issues.

“Bye lol, she was literally going outside and nobody said anything about it, but when Addison does it, everyone hates on her,” another said, referencing the constant online bullying Addison Rae receives after doing… well, just about anything.

An Instagram commenter shows no sympathy toward Charli D'Amelio's mental health issues.

It’s true that many commenters have complained of what they feel is “D’Amelio privilege” for quite some time, but it seems that the brunt of the criticism against Charli is now centering on her collaborations and parties with other influencers without socially distancing.

Although Charli is far from the only personality receiving such backlash as of late, it definitely seems strange that she’s getting hated on acutely after speaking out about her mental health struggles.

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Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.