What's the Charli and Dixie D'Amelio drama?
Being a TikTok celebrity can get you a lot of things in life, like your own personal chef and almost 100 million followers. But sharing certain things with the world can also bring *a lot* of backlash.
Charli and Dixie D'Amelio have come under fire for scenes of a family dinner with their *own* private chef, Aaron May. In the YouTube video, the duo seemed to have treated him *very* rudely.
At the dinner table, Dixie gagged and spit out the food they were served (traditonal paella) while her parents told her to stop being "so dramatic." She left the table to throw up. Then Charli asked for "dino nuggets" when their personal chef was describing the meal he *just* made. After the incident, Charli made a joke about her TikTok, saying that it would be cool if she reached 100 million followers one year after reaching one million. But are there limits?
The sisters have faced immense amounts of backlash. The video, which has amassed over 9.2 million views and 79k dislikes, has caused Charli to lose over a million followers on TikTok, and has sparked responses and spewed a lot of drama from fans other popular creators, like Trisha Paytas.
However, James Charles *also* starred in the video with the D'Amelio family and brought defense to the situation on TikTok and Twitter:
this charli situation is NOT sitting right with me... 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? feels familiar 😐— James Charles (@jamescharles) November 19, 2020
Charli and Dixie have both posted follow-up videos to TikTok, while Charli admitted on a livestream that she received death threats and major criticism for the video.
-video...anyways, not posting this for any other reason than to share the truth of something that was ridiculously blown out of proportion...♬ original sound - Dixie D’Amelio
Dixie explained that her family is close with their chef and even promised that his feelings were not hurt by their actions: "I love Chef and I would never disrespect him in any way. Don't judge someone's personality over a 15-second video."
The video has sparked a lot of conversation around the limits of celebrities and living a life projected online. People make mistakes, but how far is too far?
No matter who's side you're own, remember to *always* think about what you post on social media before you post it, and how it will affect yourselves and others.
Moving forward, let's make sure the internet stays kind, okay?
Slider image: @dixiedamilio