Perez Hilton Under Fire For His Comments About 15-Year-Old TikTok Star Charli D’Amelio

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Perez Hilton has been recognized for years for his spicy gossip about celebrities. Shared by way of his widespread weblog and later a YouTube channel, Hilton’s opinions on stars are sometimes controversial. Now, the controversy is swirling across the gossip author as soon as once more–this time referring to the preferred creator on TikTok. TikTok is the social media app on which Charli D’Amelio, who has nearly 50 million followers, posts her dance and lip-syncing movies. Hilton not too long ago got here underneath hearth by TikTok customers for a touch upon D’Amelio’s video.

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Perez Hiltonin 2019 | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Who is the ‘queen of TikTok’, Charli D’Amelio?

Insider not too long ago reported on D’Amelio’s skyrocket to fame. The teen shot into stardom on the app for dancing to widespread songs–“most notably the one to the song ‘Renegade.’” D’Amelio additionally grew to become the “first TikToker to star in a Super Bowl commercial.”

The New York Times referred to as D’Amelio “the undisputed star” of the content material home in Los Angeles self-dubbed the Hype House.

“She is a trained dancer and has ambitions to dance full time,” the publication reported. “In December she performed with Bebe Rexha at a Jonas Brothers concert.”

Hilton caught the eye of TikTok customers when he commented on considered one of D’Amelio’s movies she posted on Mar. three of this 12 months. Insider reported:

While on trip within the Bahamas, D’Amelio recorded TikTok movies in her bikini on the seaside. In one video, she danced to a remix of the music ‘Sugar’ by Brockhampton. For a portion of the dance, the lyrics reference sexual exercise, and D’Amelio mouthed the phrases. 

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Charli D’Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio in 2019 | Monica Schipper/Getty Images

“Anyone else think it’s inappropriate for a 15-year-old to dance to this?” the gossip columnist wrote underneath the TikTok.

Perez Hilton underneath hearth from TikTok customers

The queen of TikTok replied to Hilton’s remark, writing: “I’m sorry I’m just trying to have fun! :).” Many D’Amelio followers weren’t glad that Hilton seemed to be “judging D’Amelio for wearing a bikini.” Hilton continued on his ideas in a YouTube livestream. He stated:

These individuals nonetheless are letting me have it over me asking a query on the most important TikToker of the second’s account when she did a video earlier this week gyrating, shifting in an grownup solution to a music about taking massive D! All I requested was, is it acceptable of her to be doing this? My fundamental problem was together with her mother and father, not her!

The brand of TikTok | LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP by way of Getty Images

The celeb gossip author stood by his opinion.

“I think Charli’s a sweet girl, and talented. My real issue is with her parents,” Hilton continued within the livestream. He believes the TikTok star’s mother and father ought to have her delete the video.

Celebrity gossip author Perez Hilton says ‘drama is good for business’

Then, on April 21, 2020 a petition was posted on Change.org. As Insider reported, it requested “for Hilton’s removal from TikTok.” The on-line petition learn:

His complete profession is predicated off of making drama – which is one thing we severely don’t want proper now. Perez is a middle-aged man and earns a dwelling by attacking younger youngsters for simply having enjoyable. CANCEL HIM, or at the very least BAN HIM from TikTok.

Hilton, apparently used to being the topic of controversy, didn’t appear to thoughts.

“I invite everyone to look at my videos on TikTok and leave me as much hate as they want,” he stated. “I genuinely love all attention – positive or negative.” He hinted that the TikTok feedback had been primarily for consideration within the first place. After all, what higher solution to get eyes in your content material than shaming probably the most well-known person on TikTok?

“A hateful comment is still a view and also helps with engagement!” Hilton stated. “It’s crazy to think I’ve been doing what I do for 16 years now. I think I know how things work and how to play the game.” The gossip reporter advised Insider that on TikTok, his “followers have been increasing and at a much faster rate than before.” The assertion included a due to individuals who signed the petition.

“Drama is my business and it’s been good for business,” Hilton stated.

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