Charli D’Amelio, TikTok’s biggest star, early Sunday became the first user on the platform to pass 100 million followers, cementing her status as TikTok’s most followed creator less than two years after she started posting videos.
D’Amelio, 16, last week lost about a million followers following criticism over a YouTube video. She appears to have quickly rebounded, however, celebrating 99 million followers on Saturday and 100 million just a day later.
In the video, which featured her parents; her older sister, Dixie; and the beauty guru James Charles (who is no stranger to scandals of his own) sitting around a dinner table, D’Amelio lamented that she had not yet reached 100 million followers by the anniversary of her having reached 1 million.
“Ugh, I wish I had more time,” she said. “Because imagine if I hit 100 mil’ a year after I hit a mil’.”
“Was the 95 not enough?” Charles retorted before D’Amelio clarified that she preferred “even numbers.”
The internet’s fury was exacerbated by the behavior of D’Amelio’s sister, who acted disgusted by the food, specifically snails, prepared by the personal chef Aaron May.
As her 19-year-old sister gagged and left the table, the younger D’Amelio suggested that they be served “dino nuggets” instead, prompting criticism that the teens were entitled and lacked proper etiquette. The video even prompted a feud with Trisha Paytas, the 32-year-old YouTube star known for spawning controversies of her own.