When Charli D'Amelio went on Instagram Live last night, she was not wasting any time. "So this is dedicated to the boys that like to comment on my appearance," she started the video.
As she did her makeup, the TikTok star discussed why she was truly and finally over the hate that she, and others on social media, receive every day. Charli explained that the most common comment she has seen recently is that she "looked better a year ago."
"I guess it's because I dye my hair," she said. "That's really the only thing that has changed about me except for the fact that I'm a lot more confident, which took me awhile. So, I'm not going to just let people say that about me. I stayed quiet about a lot of things and, honestly, it's extremely frustrating being a teenager and just having to let millions and millions of people get to talk about the way I look."
Charli said that when she first started social media, it was really hard. "People just did not like me," she said. "That was fine. Whatever. Honestly, at that time, I didn't like myself. So I just believed everything everyone said. And then I realized throughout all of this, people will say anything to get likes."
She admitted that at times, she wanted to quit because of the things people were saying about her. "And I almost did," Charli said. "I almost did a bunch of times, but luckily I have a very good support group around me and they made me want to continue."
The 16-year-old also took the time to stand up for other people she sees getting hate online. "People do this about Addison [Rae]. Addison is beautiful," she said. "Addison should know she looks good. Madi [Monroe] should know she looks good. Cynthia [Parker] should know she looks good...People say such rude things to Sissy Sheridan. Sissy is so beautiful. Literally one of the most beautiful girls I know...Nessa [Barrett] changed up her style. If that's what she likes and she looks good, because she does, she looks amazing."
Charli explained that she doesn't usually like to talk about these things because she doesn't want to " bring attention to the negativity that is social media," but she was finally fed up. "Keep your rude thoughts to yourself and I understand it's an opinion. Then keep it to yourself. If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all."
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