Social media influencer Elijah Daniel referred to as out TikTok star Tony Lopez over completely different areas on the platform on July 10. It began with Lopez questioning why individuals have been “aggravated” by “straight” TikTok and the dialog continued the next day with Daniel beginning a hashtag with Lopez’s title. The hashtag turned one of many top-trending Twitter subjects on July 11.
“TikTok has turn out to be so poisonous, I simply need everybody’s psychological state to be okay, to my influencers I do know it’s arduous studying these feedback however the perfect factor is to recollect you’ve got individuals who genuinely care about you,” Lopez tweeted. “Tiktok has modified our lives in so many alternative methods.”
“Please educate me what’s alt TikTok and straight TikTok? I genuinely don’t perceive,” he added. “So for ‘straight TikTok’ is it that you simply guys are aggravated by the dances? Or as a result of they’ve a excessive following and assist system? Is it an envy factor? I don’t perceive why individuals would hate people for having enjoyable and dancing.”
Heavy reached out to Lopez however didn’t instantly hear again.
Why Daniel Took Concern with Lopez’s Tweets
Daniel, who calls himself the “chief of the cult of chaos” in his Twitter bio, advised Heavy that “homosexual” and “alt” TikTok was a secure place for customers who recognized with the LGBT and different communities. Daniel took particular challenge with Lopez, claiming his content material and resurfaced tweets from earlier than he was well-known have been oversexualized.
His full assertion has been shared beneath:
Personally, ‘homosexual’ and ‘alt’ TikTok have created a secure area for themselves and others like them, away from the poisonous aspect. Nevertheless, extra just lately giant TikTokers have gotten mad they’re not part of it, and have been making an attempt to get in, in essence ruining the youngsters’ secure area inside the app.
My challenge lies inside that, and in addition simply the content material Tony makes, overly sexualized content material, realizing his viewers is so younger, at his age. That blended along with his content material simply being rubbish, and all of the previous tweets resurfacing, we must always simply throw him away all collectively.
Lopez Seemingly Ignored the Chatter
Although Lopez didn’t straight reply to the assaults by Daniel, he remained optimistic in his newest tweets.
“In case you are studying this you’re lovely and may do no matter you need to do in life! Be blissful and focus in your future!” he wrote. “Begin now, you gained’t remorse it I promise.”
“Study to place happiness first!” he added in one other message. “Their judgment doesn’t outline you I promise.”
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