Addison Rae Reveals She's Been Permanently Banned From TikTok
The "He's All That" actress has been previously accused of not crediting Black creators on the app.
October 15, 2021 at 6:39 pm
Addison Rae revealed via Twitter last night that she was permanently banned from TikTok, joking that it was "time to get a job," E News reports.
She shared a screenshot of a message stating that she was prohibited from using the app due to "multiple" violations of the site's guidelines. Specific details on her suspension have not been shared.
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In April, Rae was accused of not crediting Black TikTokers. Mya Johnson, 15, spoke up after Rae appeared on the Tonight Show With Jimy Fallon, performing choreography she and another creator made up to Cardi B's "Up," as Blavity previously reported.
“I was shocked and I was really happy ’cause it’s like my challenge made it all the way to TV, which is like — that’s crazy,” Johnson said at the time.“But then as I started to think, I was like dang, I wish that could’ve been me and Chris [Cotter] performing our own challenge at his show.”
With her 85 million followers, Rae is one of TikTok's most-followed users. According to Dexerto, the He's All That star was a part of the first round of TikTok celebrities.
While she got her start on the social media platform, the site isn't her only source of income. Rae quickly took her fame to other industries, jumping into the music business earlier this year and releasing her first single, "Obsessed," in March. The video for the song has over 24 million views on YouTube.
She also made a pivot to film with her first major role in the movie He's All That.
“When I got the role, I was crying in the car hysterically and really just excited to show the world more of what I love to do and continue chasing the dreams that I’ve had since I was a little girl,” she told Variety in August. “It’s definitely gonna be hard to prove to people how passionate and how much love I have for acting. There’s a lot of weight that comes on with that, but it’s something that I’m willing to take on and show people that this is truly who I am and what I love to do.”
The movie, a remake of the '90s hit She's All That, created a major push in streaming numbers on Netflix. The streaming platform turned around and later inked a multi-feature-film deal with the social media star.
“Getting the opportunity to work with Netflix was such a pinch-me moment and now to be able to continue the relationship is beyond my wildest dreams,” Rae told the outlet. “I’m thrilled to be able to collaborate with this incredible team and am excited to develop projects while continuing to strengthen my skills as an actress.”