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Lizzie Velasquez Calls Out Mother Who Used Her Image To Scare Son During TikTok Challenge

Lizzie Velasquez is no stranger to bullying. The anti-bullying activist has been relentlessly bullied on social media and a TikTok trend brought it all back. The “FaceTime Prank” is already showing how hurtful people are online and Velasquez was once again bullied thanks to this trend.

The “FaceTime Prank” trend on TikTok is revealing the worst of humanity.

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Lizzie Velasquez is a well-known anti-bullying activist. Her work has taken her around the world as she has spoken to politicians about the dangers of bullying. In a post to Instagram, Velasquez admits that she saw this coming when the trend started to pick up steam. Mainly because she knows that some adults still aren’t strong or reasonable enough to realize how hurtful they are.

Velasquez is calling for TikTok to do better in making sure this kind of bullying doesn’t grow on it’s platform.

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In a video, Velasquez is calling out not just the people participating, but the platform that is letting this circulate. TikTok is a growing, albeit potentially canceled, social media platform. The video showing a child’s scared reaction to Velasquez is part of a larger problem of bullying on social media.

People are ready to stand up for Velasquez.

It is just common courtesy not to make fun of people and their physical appearance. It is something that good parents teach their children. Velasquez called on basic human decency when it comes to the challenge that has led to people being made fun of for their physical appearances and disabilities.

People are surrounding her with love.

Velasquez has long used her own experiences with bullying to fight against bullying. The activist is no stranger to being the butt of people’s jokes but it doesn’t make it any easier. Her strength has made people feel seen in their own journeys to empowerment.

People are just furious that people are so shallow that Velasquez could be the butt of the joke.

Lizzie Velasquez has become a beacon of hope in the fight against bullying. She has stood before Congress and spoke to them about the importance of fighting against bullying. Her latest moment of calling attention to unchecked bullying in a public realm is just part of her longlasting legacy standing up to hate.

Thank you, Lizzie.

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7 TikTok Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth The Buy

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7 TikTok Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth The Buy

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It’s true that makeup, skin-care, and hair-care products go viral just about every day but today, the true measure of a good product these days, seems to be if it’s TikTok approved! While the social media platform might be best known for its viral dances and memes, the app has also become a fool-proof way to figure out the latest beauty trends.

Check the list out below for TikTok approved beauty products below!

1. CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser

The affordable, drugstore skincare brand is a go-to product on TikTok. Loved for its “no fuss” formula, the product went viral thanks to TikTok’s Hyram who often breaks down skincare products with reviews.

2. Glow Recipe Watermelon Products

TikTokers have an obsession with the “dewy” look and it’s been heightened by users who have been stunned by Glow Recipe’s all-time favorite watermelon products: Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner and the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops. TikTok beauty gurus like @mikaylanogueira and @glamzillaxo have even given them their stamp of approval.

3. L’Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Liquid Longwear Foundation

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For those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, the L’Oréal Infallible is Tiktoker approved!

Check it out here.

4. e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer

TikTokers exposed this e.l.f. products as a worthy swap for Tatcha’s Silk Canvas Primer. Achieve the same smooth, poreless effect for less the cash!

5. SoftSheen-Carson Magic Fragrant Shaving Powder

Want your legs hairless without the effort of using a razor. SoftSheen-Carson Magic Fragrant Shaving Powder is essentially like Nair and TikTokers promise it will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

6. Maybelline Sky High Waterproof Mascara

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TikTokers promise this drugstore product will give off long and luscious lashes. 

7. One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

Just under $60 and available to order on Amazon, Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush has been given five stars by eager TikTokers.

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Want To Make Money On OnlyFans? It’s A Lot More Complicated Than You Might Think

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Want To Make Money On OnlyFans? It’s A Lot More Complicated Than You Might Think

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Technology has changed the way we do a lot of things, with sex work being one of the industries that’s seen some of the biggest shifts. Where in the past people would have to contact producers, directors, and agents before getting started – with them taking profits and calling the shots as a result – it’s not possible to make sex work for you.

One of the platforms that’s exploded in recent years is OnlyFans, which is allowing content creators to charge a monthly fee that allows customers to see pictures and videos. With OnlyFans comes the added benefit of freedom, with creators choosing what they post and when, giving the platform 20% of profits and keeping the rest. But, it’s often touted as something of a get-rich-quick scheme. But is it?

OnlyFans is different from other platforms but just how much?

In effect, OnlyFans is one of the rare spaces where sex workers have the power. The biggest difference between OnlyFans and other platforms of its kind is that it allows sexually explicit content, and its pay model is similar to camming sites in that it allows for tipping and pay-per-view content on top of the subscription fee.

The model’s brilliance is in its simplicity, and it’s revolutionary in how it prioritizes the agency of creators, offering them the ability to have autonomy over their bodies, their content, and their prices.

The company also offers free legal services to all of the creators, working quickly and swiftly to remove any leaked content (and yes, a lot of the sexually explicit content is leaked to PornHub). Of course, this isn’t a charitable enterprise: OnlyFans takes a 20 percent cut of its creators’ profits, and with 75 million active users, the company has been turning a profit of its own since its inception. 

So how much can you realistically make?

With claims from the company that they’ve paid out $725 million to its 450,000 content creators, and celebrities including Cardi B, Blac Chyna, and Tyler Posey registered to the subscription service – not to mention Bella Thorne, who claims to have made $2 million from it in less than a week – it’s easy to see why it’s an attractive option. Like any form of work, though, you get what you put in, as evidenced by those who use OnlyFans to sell photos.

Subscriptions to an OnlyFans account start from $5 and move their way up to $25 a month. Although there’s no cap on what you make, it does vary a lot between smaller and larger creators, so it’s important to be realistic.

What kind of content should you be uploading to the site?

OnlyFans is primarily for adult content, but there are a number of creators who use it for different reasons. Some food and fitness influencers share premium recipes and workouts to their paying subscribers.

You have absolute choice over what you post but, as mentioned, you’ll likely get requests from subscribers for specific things. Although you might make extra money from these requests, only ever do what you feel comfortable with.

Before you get into things, perhaps write a list of absolute ‘no’ content, and this can act as your benchmark for what you’re happy to do. From there, it’s just about your own creativity and imagination.

Now, how do you get those followers and their coins?

For established adult performers, the fans you have already can be translated onto OnlyFans. However, all of the creators we spoke to said that the main way they found their loyal subscriber base was through interaction and finding a niche.

Honey Gold, an award-winning pornstar who posts content on OnlyFans said: ‘It takes no time at all to find out exactly what your fans want, making it easy to provide them with the best content and keep them on-board as subscribers… ‘It’s really important to interact with your fans too – a lot of your subscribers will be paying for this reason alone. By doing this you can find out exactly what content to put out and build a really dedicated fanbase as you go.’

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