Another TikTok star recently found himself in the middle of a big scandal, because he realized how famous fame can be. We’re talking about American Charlie Damelio, 16, who set a record in March this year for the number of subscribers in her account on the TikTok platform: at that time, more than 41 million people subscribed to the girl.
By mid-November, Charlie had reached 98.8 million followers and was looking forward to seeing the number of people subscribing to her account increase to 100 million. And this, most likely, would have happened in the very near future, had the video with the participation of Damelio and her family members not appeared on the network, which made a lot of noise.
On November 16, a video appeared on Charlie’s family YouTube channel where she, along with her parents, sister Dixie and popular cosmetics blogger James Charles, were snatched up at a family dinner. Chef Aaron May was responsible for the dishes on the table that night: the TikTok star was subsequently condemned because of the attitude towards him, which Charlie and Dixie showed in the video.
What confused the followers on the video? The way Charlie behaved disrespectfully to the chef: the girl made unsatisfied grimaces behind him while Aaron detailed the dishes he was cooking. After some time, already in the process of the meal, Damelio playfully asked if they had nooks in the house, despite the fact that the table at that moment was literally bursting with delicacies.
There was another reason why subscribers harshly criticized Charlie after this video. In the video, the girl admits she wants her TikTok subscriber numbers to reach a million quickly. It seems to be a normal desire for a social media star, but Charlie’s word confused the followers: she seemed to depersonalize people, simply calling them “a number.”
Shortly after the release of this video, fans began to unsubscribe from the girl on TikTok en masse: some – because of her relationship with the chef, while others – because of disrespect towards themselves.
Your attitude towards the chef is just disgusting! I can’t imagine how it felt at that moment, and it makes me very sad to see you reveal your true face.
This lunch was ridiculous and horrible! Why do so many turn out to be spoiled people who are only interested in numbers? I have a lot more respect for James: at least he knows what good manners are. The sisters were acting horribly.
Are you even going to apologize to the chef after this?
Friend, we are humans, not just “numbers”! Be grateful
– Internet users expressed their anger at the comments.
So in just a few days, Charlie Damelio lost a million subscribers and moved further away from his beloved goal of 100 million followers. A few days after the disgraceful video was released, Damelio ran a live broadcast, when she said in tears that the misunderstanding between her and her audience was to blame. Charlie apologized to the followers and said that they really matter to her. Damelio also spoke about the harassment she faced because of the situation, and admitted that some netizens had even advised her to “kill herself” because of the incident.