- Charli D’Amelio and Madi Monroe received backlash for posting a video of themselves dancing on TikTok.
- Some viewers thought their moves were similar to an anime character and members of the cosplay community got offended by their vid.
- Charli and Madi have both apologized for it and removed the video from their pages.
As easy as lying low and staying unproblematic during this weird social distancing period sounds rn, it surprisingly...isn’t. TikTok star and Hype House member Charli D’Amelio thought she was doing just that when she uploaded a video of herself dancing with fellow TikToker Madi Monroe. I mean, how much harm can a dancing video do, really? The answer is apparently a lot, because the cosplay community took offense to Charli and Madi’s post.
According to J-14, the since-deleted TikTok showcased Charli and Madi dancing similarly to the anime character Chika Fujiwara from Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. In case you’re wondering what the heck that even looks like, hit the video below:
After getting backlash online, both Charli and Madi apologized for their post and claimed that they didn’t mean to bully or make fun of anyone.
“I just got off the plane to the cosplay community being not very happy with me. And my friend and I made a video where we were [dancing] and it was completely taken the wrong way and I didn’t mean for it to happen that way at all,” Charli told her 38.8 million TikTok followers.
“I was not trying to bring down anyone. I respect and love all types of content creations. I’m so sorry if you thought I was trying to bully or bring you guys down in any way, shape, or form. That’s not the type of person that I am. That’s not what I stand for,” she continued. “I’ve learned from what happened and it will not happen again. I love you all so much and please stay safe with all the corona stuff.”
On the other hand, Madi said she and Charli were inspired by other videos that were being done but acknowledged that it doesn’t always make certain actions okay. “A lot of people on the app were doing that and I know that it doesn’t justify it, but I really did not know that it was offensive,” Madi said. “I respect you guys so much. I know you guys are saying that I’m losing all my cosplay fans and I’m very upset about that, because I think you guys are so creative and so cool and I love you guys so much.”
“I really do apologize. I’m not trying to bully anybody on this app or make fun of anybody on this app because obviously that is just not what I want to do ever,” she added. “So, yeah, I’m just really sorry.”
Reminder: Charli is 15, and Madi is 16, so, uh...let’s try to give them a break. There are much more important things to worry about at the moment!
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