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xQc calls out beauty YouTubers for “trash” personalities

Published: 25/Jul/2020 1:44

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel didn’t hold back from letting fans know what he thinks of the YouTube beauty community, claiming its influencers have “trash” personalities.

xQc has never been afraid to share his opinion on a wide variety of topics, but he may have opened a whole new can of worms with his comments on the drama hotbed that is the YouTube beauty scene.

During a stream on July 24, xQc went off on a heated tangent about beauty YouTubers, claiming that most of them probably got into makeup to hide their “trash personalities.”

“All the beauty ones are so weird,” Lengyel said of the scene. “It’s like they go into beauty to do makeup to hide their trash-a** personality. That’s what I feel like, dude.”

Based on everything that’s gone down in the YouTube beauty community in the last few months, with things like the drama involving Jefree Star, Shane Dawson, Tati Westbrook and James Charles, there does seem to be some merit to xQc’s claims.

But, as we mentioned earlier, Felix may have inadvertently opened a Pandora’s Box of sorts, since YouTube Beauty fans are one of the most-feared subgroups on the internet today – second only to KPOP stans, probably.

xQc isn’t one to just dish out the criticisms either; he can definitely take it, as well, and he has his own dedicated community – which is one of the largest on Twitch at the time of writing, with over 3.3 million followers.

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xQc is one of the top streamers on Twitch, especially after the departure of Dr. Disrespect.

Will xQc’s comments set off a flame war between his and the online beauty community? Probably not, but it is always entertaining to see someone with an outside view give their opinion on one of the more colorful areas of YouTube.

In fact, xQc has done videos before that could fall into the beauty category with his roommate ‘adeptthebest,’ but we wouldn’t expect to see him coming out with his own palette anytime soon.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.