Charli D’Amelio, the most followed person on TikTok, has spoken out about a photo that she says was fake and showed her without her swimsuit top in an attempt to “expose [her]” on the latest episode of her podcast “Charli and Dixie: 2 Chix.”
Charli and her sister Dixie typically host “2 Chix” together, but on the most recent episode, Charli was solo. She talked not only about the Charli d’amelio exposed alleged fake photo but also about the death threats she says she received in the midst of a recent controversy that saw her bleeding followers after she made comments about wanting to reach 100 million followers on TikTok.
Charli spoke about what she said was a fake, topless photo of her going around online
Midway through the episode, Charli, 16, told what she called a “funny little story” about a photo circulating on Twitter. She said that she wasn’t planning on originally addressing it but later felt that it was important.
HITC reported on the fake Charli d’amelio exposed “leaked” image in late November, and on the podcast, Charli said that she found out about it on Twitter after seeing people ask if others had seen “that photo of Charli.” She then said that that the photo was an edited screenshot from one of her TikTok videos: in it, she wears a swimsuit, and the edited image removed her swimsuit top.
“All of the people that follow me were like, ‘No, that’s 100% fake,’ but people believe it,” she said. “@styleamelio posted a video that was like, the original photo, obviously, and then the video that it was from, and I was doing the exact same facial expression and everything.”
The @styleamelio video that Charli’s referencing appears to have since been removed, but @styleamelio posted about Charli’s shoutout on the podcast, showing a brief clip from the video she posted. In another post, @styleamelio said that the post had been removed, but that she was just trying to prove that it had been edited.
“So if you see something of me, it was not me, it was a screenshot from a TikTok video of mine from like three months ago. That’s it,” Charli said on the podcast.
She went on to say that the fact that she’s “sensitive” isn’t something that she wants to change, saying that it’s “something I like about myself.” Addressing her own ups and downs, she said that she experienced a “breaking point” while live on Instagram after things that she’s been “bottling up for so long.”
“No matter how old you are, no matter how many followers you have, no matter how many people know your name, we’re still people,” she said. “Everyone’s a person. Everyone’s gonna have feelings. Are my feelings a little bit more fragile? Probably, I cry a lot, it happens, you know?”