- Dixie D’Amelio posted a TikTok in defence of her sister Charli, who lost a million followers this week.
- The sisters came under fire after a controversial video was posted on their family’s YouTube channel.
- In the video, Dixie showed disgust at a snail in her food, and Charli complained that she hadn’t reached 100 million followers, leading some to label their behaviour “entitled” and “rude.”
- Trisha Paytas, a controversial YouTuber known for inserting herself in drama, then posted a series of negative TikToks about the D’Amelio sisters and fellow influencer James Charles who had defended them.
- In response, Dixie posted a TikTok where she danced the Renegade to Paytas rapping and using the N-word.
- She subsequently deleted the TikTok, saying her point had been made and she didn’t want to popularise “a racist sound.”
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Singer and TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio ran to her sister’s defence against controversial YouTuber Trisha Paytas with a TikTok on November 19. D’Amelio posted a TikTok where she was dancing to Paytas rapping the N-word in a cover of NWA’s “F— The Police” in response to Paytas getting involved in the drama surrounding D’Amelio’s sister Charli losing a million followers.
Charli, the world’s biggest TikTok star, was creeping towards the 100 million follower milestone before a chaotic video was posted on her family’s YouTube channel in which some said her complaint that she hadn’t reached 100 million followers yet was “rude” and “entitled.”Dixie was also criticised for her behaviour and acting disgusted at the food a private chef made for them.
Paytas, who has made a career out of inserting herself into situations she’s not involved in for attention, posted a series of negative TikToks about the sisters, criticising their behaviour, subsequent apologies, and explanations for the YouTube video. She also lashed out at James Charles â€” a friend of the D’Amelios who was a dinner guest in the YouTube video â€” in the process.
In response, D’Amelio posted a TikTok as a way to criticise Paytas back, reminding people she has freely used the N-word in the past. Paytas has a reputation for her controversial and oftentimes offensive actions and stunts.
“I couldn’t find the sound for this dance so I chose a random one,” she wrote in the caption with a smiling face emoji. “Hope that’s ok!! Anyways let’s get back to the RENEGADE!!”
not dixie doing a tik tok dance to audio of trisha saying the n-word ???? pic.twitter.com/Wlv2Liq8vm
— here for the tea (@HereForTheTea2) November 20, 2020
D’Amelio then deleted the video, after receiving some criticism for posting it in the first place from people on social media.
“This makes both Dixie and Trisha look bad [in my opinion],”said Twitter user Tanesha. “She’s trivializing something extremely offensive to try to dunk on Trisha, I’m disgusted with them both at this point.”
Paytas also responded, saying she had apologised “numerous times” for using the slur, while D’Amelio “smiled to it YESTERDAY!”
“Where’s ur apology?” she tweeted. “Not cool in 2020 girl.”
— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) November 20, 2020
D’Amelio later said in a TikTok comment the point she was trying to make was proven, and she didn’t want to “promote a racist sound.”
“I made my point. It’s done. It’s over. And Charli is a queen. Goodnight,” she said.
Both of the D’Amelio sisters are now gaining followers again.
TODAY IN INSTANT REGRET: Dixie D’Amelio deletes video dancing to Trisha Paytas saying the n-word. Dixie says in all caps “I DELETED THE VIDEO BECAUSE MY POINT THAT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE WAS PROVEN AND I DON’T NEED TO PROMOTE A RACIST SOUND.” pic.twitter.com/u28ep780NX
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) November 20, 2020
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