Charli D’Amelio has another reason to dance.
D’Amelio became the first to reach the milestone, and she did it in about a year and a half, Billboard noted.
“I cannot believe that there’s 100 million supporters following me right now,” she said. “I still feel like it’s a dream, kind of waiting to wake up.”
The Connecticut teen’s following dwarfs even that of her closest competitors, Addison Rae (69.8 million as of Monday afternoon) and Zach King (52.9).
But D’Amelio’s celebration, which she also marked by announcing a $100,000 donation from TikTok to the dance education charity American Dance Movement, almost didn’t happen.
A recent video of D’Amelio and her sister Dixie appearing to disrespect their chef and D’Amelio seeming dismissive about her fan base prompted backlash, according to the “Entertainment Tonight” video up top. D’Amelio’s following plummeted by 1 million. She made a tearful plea for critics to stop harassing her over a “misunderstanding.”
D’Amelio built most of her popularity on dance routines, even appearing on “The Tonight Show” last March before the pandemic forced the talk shows out of studios.
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