Addison Rae apologises to Charli D'Amelio after liking old "shady" comments
17 June 2020, 15:42 | Updated: 31 August 2022, 15:28
"I do know that I've loved and supported Charli since the day I met her. I think Charli deserves everything she's done."
TikTok star Addison Rae has apologised to friend and former Hype House collaborator Charli D'Amelio after fans noticed that she had previously liked "shady" comments about the 16-year-old star in her comments section.
The whole thing started when fans recently clocked some old comments about Charli – including one that said "she's verified and you're not something's wrong there" – that had been liked by Addison. It turns out that these comments were actually from way back in November, before Addison even knew Charli, before she met her and before they joined the Hype House.
The screenshots soon went viral and later caught the attention of Charli and her sister Dixie, the latter of whom is one of Addison's closest friends.
Fans believed that the two sisters were subtly responding to Addison's "likes" with subtweets and TikToks of their own. Dixie even posted a series of tweets, saying: "the jealousy OH MY GOD," and "charli deserves better."
She also wrote: "last thing im gonna say, i love my friends but my family comes first and i will not apologize for sticking up for my sister. i have love for everyone i am just very frustrated rn."
the jealousy OH MY GOD— dixie (@dixiedamelio) June 12, 2020
charli deserves better.— dixie (@dixiedamelio) June 12, 2020
family first and that’s that.— dixie (@dixiedamelio) June 12, 2020
last thing im gonna say, i love my friends but my family comes first and i will not apologize for sticking up for my sister. i have love for everyone i am just very frustrated rn.— dixie (@dixiedamelio) June 13, 2020
Later, Addison took to Instagram explain why she had liked the comments on her page in a heartfelt statement, and also reiterated that she has spoken and apologised to Charli about the whole thing.
"Gonna talk about it before it's on here. yes, I did like comments saying 'she deserves the hype' and 'whys charli verified and you aren't' in november," wrote Addison.
"I didn't know her and hadn't met her. THIS IS NO EXCUSE... BUT i will say, i had just gotta out of an extremely toxic and mentally abusive relationship that my heart to shreds. I was fully depressed and hated myself. I thought I was worthless without him after 5 years of being together. I searched for compliments and love from others because I couldn't love myself without him."
She continued: "I do know that i've loved and supported Charli since the day I met her. I think Charli deserves everything she's done & I know she genuinely loves doing this and loves her supporters.
"I already told her that she doesn't need to forgive me, but I will say I was insanely desperate for love at the point in my life and that was what I had."
Despite the drama, it looks like everyone has thankfully moved on and are still good friends.
A few days later, Addison and Dixie posted photos of each other on their socials, and responded to the speculation surrounding their friendship by posting a TikTok poking fun at a headline on Snapchat's Discover page.
TikTok Queen Charli also appeared to have remained unbothered throughout the entire thing.
teehee i’m chillin :)— charli d’amelio (@charlidamelio) June 12, 2020