Charli, 16, posted a photograph through her Instagram Story on Friday, November 20, of Dixie, 19, and YouTuber James Charles hanging out within the kitchen with Could, 42. Charles, 21, playfully held up a rooster nugget whereas the sisters posed subsequent to the Meals Community star.
The TikTok influencers misplaced tons of of 1000’s of followers after they launched the primary episode of their new YouTube collection, “Dinner With the D’Amelios,” on Monday, November 16, which additionally featured Charles. Throughout the premiere episode, Dixie discovered a snail in her paella, which Could advised them would convey them “luck to eat it.” The sisters gagged and made faces and Dixie ran exterior to throw up. Charli, for her half, requested for “dino nuggets” as a substitute.
Dixie defended her behavior in a TikTok video on Wednesday, November 18, noting that she by no means supposed to be “disrespectful” towards Could.
“My workforce is aware of I throw up rather a lot. I throw up on the odor, the thought or the style of something,” she defined. “So, once they noticed the snails, they have been like, ‘Oh, let’s get her and attempt to see if we will get a response out of her.’”
Charli also addressed the controversy in a tearful Instagram Reside video on Thursday, November 19, calling the incident a “misunderstanding.” The social media influencer was additionally criticized for joking throughout Monday’s video about wanting to achieve 100 million TikTok followers earlier than her one-year anniversary of becoming a member of the app.
“I do know that that is gonna be an enormous joke to whoever sees it, however like, on the finish of the day, simply, like, be good,” Charli mentioned in reference to the loss of life threats that she acquired over the video. “I really feel prefer it’s not that tough, and you may say no matter. You possibly can say I’m disrespectful, you may say I don’t have primary human decency, however on the finish of the day, I’m nonetheless an individual.”
Charles rushed to Charli’s defense on Thursday, tweeting, “This charli state of affairs is NOT sitting proper with me. 100M followers in a single 12 months & y’all anticipate her to know easy methods to be an ideal function mannequin? Loss of life threats as a result of she’s a choosy eater & made a joke a couple of milestone? 30+ 12 months olds dragging somebody half their age?”
As for Could, the restaurateur advised The Hollywood Repair on Wednesday that his emotions weren’t harm “in any respect” by the D’Amelio sisters’ reactions.
“It was my concept. We’re within the content material enterprise, and I’ve recognized Dixie and Charli for a very long time, I’ve recognized the household for a very long time,” he mentioned. “I knew Dixie would eat it, she’s fearless, she’s afraid of nothing. I knew she would attempt it, I knew she in all probability wouldn’t prefer it.”
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