Moments after hitting the 100M followership on TikTok, D’Amelio took to social media to thank her fans. She appreciated them for helping her reach the 100M target. The TikTok superstar surpassed Loren Gray to become the most followed account on TikTok, now boasting about 101M followers. Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application, but not everyone is happy with the internet sensation.
The 16-year-old TikToker was hit with a series of bad vibes upon the release of her “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16. In the video, she appeared to joke about not reaching 100 million followers in a year.
The issue quickly escalated into a scandal. Users took offense with the superstar for only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.
D’Amelio Goes Live
In a live podcast on December 3rd, the tearful D’Amelio narrated how her once loving fans had turned on her. She stated that the situation was so bad that she received death threats from some angry fans.
D’Amelio wasted no time in hitting back at the haters who were trying to ruin her career. “The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly,” she explained.
UPDATE: Charli D’Amelio cries on live. Charli says she’s been getting messages telling her to kill herself. She adds it’s all a misunderstanding and that she wanted to get to 100M because she had a surprise for her fans. pic.twitter.com/DDQRwWtRp2
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) November 19, 2020
Charli also made it known that after her comments, she had lost about 500 thousand followers in a devastating lash back. “I feel like people have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people,” the superstar commented.
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“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine,” Charlie cried out.
The recent statement by D’Amelio further illumines the ruthlessness peddled on social media in recent times. This situation reminds us that no matter the circumstance, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.
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