TikTok star Charli D'Amelio has been on the receiving end of backlash after she and her family uploaded a "disastrous" YouTube video last week.
And now, more shocking accusations have been thrown her way...
Charli and Dixie D'Amelio have had the most terrible couple of weeks...
Last Monday, Charli and her family posted a "Dinner With the D'Amelios" video...
However, it didn't go down very well...
But things just seem to be going from bad to worse for the star.
Now, for those who don't know, Charli is a social media star and dancer.
As it stands, she is the most-followed person on TikTok...
The entire family now has a joint YouTube channel called "The D'Amelio Family."
The family has just launched a series called "Dinner with the D'Amelios," in which the family are joined for dinner by a mystery guest every week...And to kick off the series, beauty influencer James Charles joined the family for a very luxurious dinner that was provided by a personal chef.
The dinner seemed to be going swimmingly...But it didn't take long for viewers to notice a few little things.
One of the main problems appeared to be comments made by Charli and Dixie to the personal chef about his food...At one point, Dixie even ran away to throw up after trying a snail. It was all very dramatic, might I add.
Many were also quick to point out that Charli and Dixie's parents didn't pull them up on their comments...And that it was instead James Charles calling them out.
Things only went from bad to worse...At one point Charli complained about not reaching 100 million followers on TikTok in less than a year, despite being the most followed person on the platform.
Fans exploded in the comments, branding her as "ungrateful" and "immature.""Ugh, I wish I had more time," Charli said while discussing the family's successful year. "'Cos imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil." James responded: "Was the 95 [million] not enough for you?"
However, some people defended her saying that this behavior was normal considering she was just a teenager.They don't like certain foods and complain about little things. Others even suggested that there are people out there that actually deserve to be "canceled" for their behavior and people should focus on them instead.
Regardless, the remarks have had a disastrous impact on her follower count...
So much so, she has now lost over a million following the backlash.
BREAKING NEWS THAT WILL MOST DEFINITELY CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Charli D’Amelio falls under 99M followers, effectively lo… https://t.co/QkhTKRsybe— Def Noodles (@Def Noodles)1605779176.0
Trolls online even resorted to sending the teen death threats...
And her fans quickly jumped to her defense...
Tw//death threats . . . . . Why are you guys sending death threats to Charlie D'Amelio? She's a 16 year old, an… https://t.co/IfY2MowzLx— ?? cloudy ★ (@?? cloudy ★)1605824840.0
the fact that a 16 yo is getting death threats and losing millions of followers over a follower goal while full on… https://t.co/INsfcacnhB— cora; (@cora;)1605851817.0
Ayo why tf are y’all bullying and making death threats at Charlie D’Amelio? She’s literally a child. She’s gonna ma… https://t.co/2gIR9gRZNM— HyberGeorgewell (@HyberGeorgewell)1605889942.0
Who ever sending death threats to charlie d'amelio can fuck off she is 16 years old. If she wants 100 million follo… https://t.co/Ova1wrbsYI— EMGG TardyMicrobe970 (@EMGG TardyMicrobe970)1605849387.0
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In the emotional video, she explained how the words impacted her.“All of this is happening because [of] a misunderstanding. I just feel like that’s not OK, and if this is the community that I’m in and the community that I put myself in, I don’t know if I wanna do that anymore."
She highlighted the issue of social media trolling.“I know that this is gonna be a huge joke to whoever sees it, but like, at the end of the day, just, like, be nice," she continued, referencing death threats she has received. “I feel like it’s not that hard, and you can say whatever. You can say I’m disrespectful, you can say I don’t have basic human decency, but at the end of the day, I’m still a person."
Later on, she clarified that she doesn't want her followers to think she "doesn't care."This is in reference to the fact that she was "complaining" about not reaching the 100 million follower mark as some people accused her of only thinking of them as a number and not people.
The news came after Dixie defended herself the day before.
James Charles, who was present at the time, also defended the sisters.
“This charli situation is NOT sitting right with me," he tweeted. “100M followers in one year & y’all expect her to know how to be a perfect role model? Death threats because she’s a picky eater & made a joke about a milestone? 30+ year olds dragging someone half their age?"
this charli situation is NOT sitting right with me... 100M followers in one year & y'all expect her to know how to… https://t.co/2xB22WeUbq— James Charles (@James Charles)1605811592.0
But it seems the backlash is far from over...
Things seemed to briefly look up when Charli increased to over 100 million followers in the days after losing such a huge chunk of them...
This has resulted in some accusing the star of buying her followers.
One TikToker found "unusual spikes" in her traffic using the "Livecounts" site to track her followers.Although it's unclear how Livecounts acquire their data, many felt it was suspicious.
And that wasn't all...
Some claimed to see that so-called blank or "dummy" accounts were following Charli, which can be a sign of someone having bought followers.
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