Charli D’Amelio is trying to move on from the scandal that cost her over a million followers in late November 2020. The teen TikTok star found herself in hot water after demonstrating some disrespectful behavior at a video filmed for her family YouTube series, Dinner With The D’Amelios.
In the video, Charli and her older sister, Dixie, make faces at and gag at food prepared for them by expert chef Aaron May. Many slammed the childish behavior and wished someone that considered themselves an influencer acted like a better influence than Dixie and Charli did. “Omg I feel so bad for the chef,” a commenter on the video wrote. “He made so much food and worked hard for hours. so rude.”
A few weeks after the scandal, the girls were still feeling the fallout. Thankfully, Charli got some advice from someone who knows a thing or two about making headlines: Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez encouraged Charli D'Amelio to keep going
In an Instagram Stories post after the backlash began, Charli was vulnerable. “I don’t even know if I want to do this anymore,” she cried (via NY Daily News). “This is messed-up stuff that people are saying. Like, people telling me to hang myself. People just blatantly disrespecting the fact that I’m still a human being is not OK at all.”
Charli recently spoke with ET about getting advice from J.Lo. “I saw J.Lo and A-Rod not that long ago and I thought that it was an intervention,” Charli recalled. “I thought that they had planned this, because it was just my mom and dad, and J.Lo and A-Rod. They were just like, ‘Yeah, you just can’t be caught up in what’s going on that’s wrong … you really need to push forward.'”
“I was like, ‘Who set this up?’ Because I was in such a bad place for such a long time, letting everything that anyone said just bring me down,” she explained. “After it was over I was like, ‘OK, but like seriously who planned this?’ Like, this could not have been a [better time].'”
With so many of her fans upset over the video, there’s one silver lining: the social media starlet has now gotten a free supply of Yummy Dino Buddies — her preferred food choice.
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