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Fortnite pro Yung Calc apologizes for insensitive Chadwick Boseman Tweet

Published: 30/Aug/2020 13:19

by Calum Patterson

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Professional Fortnite player and streamer, Jonathon ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber, has apologized after he sent out an “insensitive” Tweet following the unexpected death of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman.

Yung Calc is a North American pro player, who rose to acclaim in the competitive Fortnite scene at only 14 years old, as one of the top young players.

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However, he has been caught up controversy on a number of occasions, most notably when he was kicked out of a tournament for allegedly mocking deaf Fortnite player Ewok, which he denied.

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Yung Calc was one of the competitors at the £30m Fortnite World Cup, placing 16th.

And he has been forced to respond to backlash once again, after he Tweeted: “So no Black Panther 2 wtf?” only hours after news of Boseman’s passing from cancer became public.

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The Tweet was quickly deleted, but not before it had been screenshotted and shared by FaZe Fortnite player, Josue ‘Sway’ Burgos, with the caption “cringe.”

Yung Calc responded, “I literally replied to this tweet and said it’s so sad he died, it was an in the moment thing because I was shocked.”

But this response only drew more ire on social media, prompting Weber to make a full apology.

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“I deleted the tweet instantly after people told me it was insensitive cause I really didn’t mean it in that way or realize it was insensitive,” he said. “I am sorry for not thinking about the tweet more but it’s not like I meant actual harm.”

In a follow-up Tweet, he says it was not an attempt at a joke or trying to be funny, and that it was misinterpreted. “I’m an idiot for it and I made a mistake, I truly didn’t mean any harm towards him or the family.”

Some fans were happy to see Weber admit his mistake and take ownership, while others labeled his apology meaningless.

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Although not the most famous of Fortnite pros, he boasts 230,000 followers on Twitch, and is signed to esports brand, Built By Gamers. He qualified for the Fortnite World Cup duos event in 2019, finishing 16th with his partner MackWood.

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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.