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Zoe Laverne claims Charli D’Amelio called her an “insecure b***h”

Published: 17/Dec/2020 17:11

by Alice Hearing

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Zoe Laverne has claimed TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio described her as an “insecure b*tch” in her private direct messages.

Charli D’Amelio is considered by many to be the queen of TikTok, and is on track to be the first person to reach 100 million followers on the app very soon. However, her huge success has led to a substantial amount of hate, and some of it has come from fellow TikTokers.

The two TikTok stars have been at odds with each other ever since Charli overtook Zoe in followers. In July she was captured on tape crying about Charli surpassing her in followers, saying “I just want to prove to this b**ch that I am better than her.”

In November, an audio recording was leaked to drama Instagram account TikTokroom that seems to show Zoe insulting Charli behind her back. According to Zoe, she reached out and apologized, but claimed TikTok’s biggest creator left her on read.

Zoe Laverne TikTok star
Instagram: Zoe Laverne
Zoe has long-since been surpassed by Charli in followers

Zoe herself also came under fire in November for having a romantic relationship with an underage fan, resulting in her deleting her account and then making a dramatic comeback.

In a turn of events that feels eerily familiar, an audio recording of Zoe speaking on Charli has been leaked to TikTokroom. She can be heard saying “Charli D’Amelio made me cry… she gave me a long whole-a** paragraph basically saying that I’m jealous and I should be because I’m an insecure b*tch.”

However, Instagram users appeared unconvinced by Zoe’s statement, with several saying this was out of character for Charli. One user wrote, “We both know that Charli wouldn’t say that, right?” Another person asked for evidence, saying, “Let’s see the paragraph, then!”

If the claims are true, a screenshot would surely break the internet after Charli has built up a largely unproblematic reputation.

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Insanely accurate Tom Cruise deepfake goes viral on TikTok

Published: 25/Feb/2021 15:19

by Georgina Smith

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TikTok users have been spooked by an uncanny deepfake of actor Tom Cruise that’s going viral on the app, with many mistaking him as the real-deal at first glance.

Deepfaking is something that people have been both fascinated and terrified by for some time now. The technology allows you to replace the faces of people in existing videos, using machine learning to make the final product look practically real.

The technology is becoming so advanced that people are calling for governments to put limitations on deepfaking in order to protect people, with some videos being used for illegal purposes.

In the past, TikTok stars Addison Rae and Dixie D’Amelio have responded to people making inappropriate deepfakes of them online, with celebrities and influencers being a prime target.

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TikTok’s user base is growing bigger by the day.

However, not everyone who is utlizing the deepfake technology has bad intentions, as some are using it to create funny videos online.

TikTok user ‘deeptomcruise’ is the perfect example of this, making videos of his Tom Cruise deepfake that are now gaining traction on the app.

The videos see the mystery person almost seamlessly blended with the popular American actor, even getting his voice and mannerisms down perfectly. The fake Tom Cruise acts out several scenarios, playing golf, and talking about his podcast.

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♬ original sound – Tom

Users were astounded by the accuracy of the impression, and slightly concerned about how the deepfake aspect is almost undetectable for some. “One of the best deepfakes I’ve ever seen,” one user said, “the voice is really good too, could be artificial as well.”

Another commenter wrote, “these deepfakes are getting worryingly good. How the heck can we trust what we see on TV.”

@deeptomcruise

♬ original sound – Tom

While the impression was thoroughly convincing, some eagle-eyed viewers pointed out ways in which you can tell it’s a deepfake. “Check the reflection of his face on the table when he gets up again, frame by frame,” one person explained, “the algorithm struggles (just a tiny bit) with the reflective bar.”

At the time of writing the account has only uploaded three videos, but many are fascinated with the bizarrely real-looking deepfake and are awaiting more Tom Cruise content.