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‘You think racism is funny?’: Dixie D’Amelio dancing to Trisha Paytas rapping the N-word backfires

The TikTok star was trying to troll Paytas.

 

Kahron Spearman

Internet Culture

Published Nov 22, 2020   Updated Nov 22, 2020, 2:03 pm CST

TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio is getting widely chastised online after she attempted to troll YouTuber Trisha Paytas.

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After Paytas joined the chorus of people online calling out D’Amelio and her sister Charli for being “rude” to their personal chef, the influencers have been embroiled in a public feud. Dixie D’Amelio posted a TikTok video of herself happily dancing to Payta’s rapping the N-word in NWA’s “F*ck The Police.” D’Amelio has since apologized for the video after receiving backlash.

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According to Insider, the 19-year-old captioned the video: “I couldn’t find the sound for this dance so I chose a random one. Hope that’s okay!! Anyways let’s get back to the RENEGADE!!”

In the comments, D’Amelio said she didn’t want to “promote a racist sound” and that she has “made [her] point.”

Paytas, who has her own problematic past, responded to the video on Twitter. “@dixiedamelio I said this 10 years ago and have since apologized numerous times,” she wrote. “u danced and smiled to it YESTERDAY! where’s ur apology ?? Not cool in 2020 girl.”

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D’Amelio’s use of the sound didn’t sit right with many people.

“Since y’all like to be dense? using & dancing to anti blackness as revenge for your white beef isn’t the serve u think it is.. especially when u hang with ppl that have also said racist shit in the past,” user @j4ila tweeted.

Many were upset that D’Amelio appears happy in the video, with some questioning if she thinks “racism is funny.”

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D’Amelio issued an apology on Twitter after taking down the video.

“I posted a tiktok with the intention of making a point that didn’t need to be made. i took it down and i sincerely apologize for posting it in the first place and am so thankful for everyone. i’m wishing you all a great weekend, and thank you again for the love and support,” she tweeted.

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*First Published: Nov 22, 2020, 11:40 am CST