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YouTuber Lauren Love banned from Walmart after ‘firing’ employees in cruel prank video

Published: 15/May/2019 18:26 Updated: 15/May/2019 18:33

by Virginia Glaze

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Like many video sites across the internet, YouTube is a hive for hilarious skits and pranks – but sometimes, these practical jokes take things too far.

Popular YouTuber Lauren Love is one such prankster, who decided to dress up as a faux CEO of Walmart in a bid to “fire” store employees during their shifts.

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“So, I’m going to be going up to Walmart employees and basically observing them, and then I’m going to be, like, ‘You’re fired. Let me see your badge,’” Love explained in a now-deleted video, titled “CEO Firing People Prank.”

Lauren Love, YouTubeLauren Love uploaded a prank video to YouTube, where she dressed up as a Walmart CEO and “fired” employees while they worked on the clock – resulting in massive backlash.

In the video, Love “fired” an array of employees – one of which claimed that she had been working for the company for over six years, who held back tears as Love assured her that her “termination” was merely a prank.

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The worker in question, Maria Leones, told a Houston news outlet that she felt “really so crushed, I felt so little, I felt so powerless,” explaining that her husband was recovering from triple bypass surgery.

Walmart has since expressed solidarity with Leones, decrying Love’s actions as “bullying,” and asking YouTube to remove the offensive video altogether – even banning Love from their stores due to the prank.

“We’ve taken actions on behalf of our associates, including asking YouTube to remove the video and calling their attention to the bullying nature of this hoax,” a Walmart spokesperson said of the debacle. “Our associates work hard every day to serve our customers. They do a fantastic job, deserve better than being subjected to such disrespect, and will continue to have our full support.”

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Lauren Love, InstagramLauren Love is a mother of two – a fact that she claims led to her infamous Walmart firing prank, which she intended to “go viral” as a means to help support her children.
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Love has since published an apology video to YouTube discussing the matter, where she claimed that the prank was meant as a “social experiment” and a means to “go viral” to provide for her children.

Love wouldn’t be the first YouTuber to publish such a prank video, either; in fact, popular YouTuber Cassady Campbell garnered mass backlash for his own “CEO Firing People Prank” video in March 2019, which similarly took place at a Walmart store.

Other pranksters have undergone scrutiny on the site for various, over-the-top videos, such as ‘Prank Invasion’s’ multiple kissing videos with women posing as his family members.

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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.