FAMOUS TIKTOKERS: The internet is a daunting place to parent. Especially when the youth of today have access to immensely influential technology, for example TikTok:
The app, formerly known as Musical.ly has become the primary platform for millions of young people. A platform where people dance, show-off their personalities, and talents.
Some users have seen immense success, growing from zero to several million followers — and some of those have found themselves surrounded by controversy.
This list looks at six famous TikTokers that your children might be watching and why you should be aware.
Zoe LaVerne is a 19-year-old TikTok star from Indiana, whose videos are watched by a whopping 17-million followers.
In four-years of stardom, LaVerne has not been without controversy. From kissing a 13-year-old fan to allegedly cheating on fellow TikToker Cody Orlove.
LaVerne is also famed for her tantrums on camera and for starting a feud with fellow TikTok superstar Charli D’Amelio.
What a TikTok diva!
Addison Rae Easterling
Addison Rae Easterling, 20, is a bonafide TikTok superstar with a staggering 61-million followers.
Famed for her dancing and now for becoming an actress, Easterling is the second most followed individual on the platform — and one of the highest TikTok earners according to Forbes.
Once upon a time, Easterling was chasing a degree in Sports Broadcasting. Yet, her rise to fame quickly ended that.
In July 2020 Addison Rae Easterling posted a video where she criticized the Black Lives Matter movement – and has also been accused of ‘Blackfishing’:
Blackfishing is the term given to white women who uses makeup or fake tan to appear black.
Tony Lopez, 20, has 19-million followers. Small by standards on this list — and yet he might just be the most controversial.
Back when this now-TikTok celeb was 15, he posted a host of tweets that were homophobic, sexist and racist. These posts came back to haunt him as people started to expose his past tweets on TikTok.
Lopez apologized and admitted his actions were childish and offensive. Yet, the fact he also had to apologize for texting 15-year-old girls makes him one TikToker to question your kids over.
At 32, Trisha Paytas is the oldest TikTok celebrity on this list and is constantly in the headlines over her antics.
From rifts with the D’Amelio sisters (TikTok celebs), where she labeled them as entitled, ungrateful and predatory to posting videos that caused a backlash amongst Dissociative Personality Disorder (DID) sufferers.
In a video she claimed to have DID before switching personalities on-demand — she also got other facts about the disorder wrong.
Paytas makes TikTok headlines almost monthly, and that might be entertaining, in a chaotic way. Unfortunately to a young TikTok audience, it might also be damaging.
Zach King, 30, shot to social media stardom doing ‘Magic Vines’ and has been posting on YouTube since 2008.
In 2016, King posted his first TikTok video and hasn’t looked back. Amassing 45-million followers on the back of family-friendly visual effects videos — and all that success is with little-to-no controversy.
Famed for his broomstick riding videos, which used camera trickery and mirrors. This is one of the famous TikTokers proving talent does get rewarded on the platform.
TikTok and Instagram personality Abby Roberts, 19, is best known for her beauty and makeup artistry.
With 11-million followers on TikTok, she is a major influencer and shares videos showing great skill. Even famous makeup artist James Charles complimented her (helping her audience grow even more).
Roberts started posting content at the age of 11 and has become a role model for those wanting to become a makeup artist.
With family-friendly videos, no controversy, and a true talent to share with her followers – this is one famous TikTokers channel worth checking out.
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