The D’Amelios have come beneath fireplace as soon as extra. On Saturday, Nov. 21, Dixie D’Amelio apologized for posting a “tone deaf” TikTok video as an try and defend her youthful sister, Charli, who bought referred to as out for her conduct and feedback of their current “Dinner With the D’Amelios” video. Dixie’s TikTok was aimed toward YouTube star Trisha Paytas, who had joined the net backlash towards the well-known sisters.
In a number of movies on her personal TikTok account, Paytas had referred to as Dixie and Charli “entitled” and “unbecoming” after watching their household dinner video. Dixie evidently took concern with the criticisms, as a result of she responded by posting a since-deleted video recalling a previous controversy of Paytas’: the YouTuber rapping to NWA’s “F*ck the Police” and utilizing the N-word in 2010. Dixie danced to the duvet in her TikTok. “I could not discover the sound for this dance so I selected a random one,” Dixie captioned the video, in keeping with Insider. “Hope that is okay!! Anyhow let’s get again to the RENEGADE!!”
Within the feedback, Dixie added that she was “did not wish to promote a racist sound” however “I made my level. It is completed. It is over. And Charli is a queen. Goodnight.” Regardless of her preemptive protection of herself, the elder D’Amelio sister — who, like Paytas is white — was then criticized by Black social media customers and influencers like Jackie Aina, who stated she was “trivializing and making a joke out of Black trauma” for the sake of “prov[ing] some extent.” Paytas additionally slammed Dixie for the video, writing on Twitter that she recorded the duvet “10 years in the past and have since apologized quite a few instances.” Nonetheless, she added that Dixie “danced and smiled to it YESTERDAY!” earlier than asking, “The place’s ur apology ?? Not cool in 2020 woman.”
Lastly, on Nov. 21, D’Amelio apologized for the video in a put up on Twitter. “I posted a tiktok with the intention of constructing some extent that didn’t must be made,” the social media star wrote. “I took it down and that i sincerely apologize for posting it within the first place and am so grateful for everybody. i’m wishing you all an awesome weekend and thanks once more for the love and assist.” After one in every of her followers tried to defend her in a since-deleted tweet, Dixie emphasised in a follow-up put up that “it was dumb and tone deaf” of her to reply with that clip.
Each Dixie and Charli have been on the heart of controversy for the reason that first installment of their new YouTube collection, Dinner With the D’Amelios, was posted on Nov. 16. Within the video, the pair and their dad and mom — together with “thriller visitor” James Charles — sat all the way down to a shock meal cooked by their chef, Aaron Might. After the clip was posted, the sisters have been referred to as out for displaying “poor manners” on the desk, with Dixie gagging and spitting out meals and Charli asking to be served “Dino nuggets” as a substitute.
Charli additionally complained that she hadn’t reached 100 million TikTok subscribers within the span of a 12 months, regardless of having the primary video on the app. (She has since misplaced over 800,000 subscribers in response to the controversy.) Following the general public backlash, Dixie posted a TikTok the place she tried to clarify “the complete story” behind the video, through which she claimed that her workforce and the chef deliberately inspired her to eat the snail as a prank to garner a response. “I really like Chef, and I might by no means disrespect him in any approach, and possibly do not choose somebody’s character over a 15-second video,” she stated within the clip.
Charli issued an apology of her personal on Instagram Dwell and YouTube, earlier than opening up concerning the quantity of hate she has acquired because of the controversy. “Blatantly disrespecting the truth that I am a human being just isn’t OK. You’ll be able to hate on me for no matter I’ve completed however the truth that all of that is occurring due to a misunderstanding,” she stated, by way of tears. “I simply really feel like that is not OK.”