Internet Trolls Force ‘Dynamite’ Singer Taio Cruz to Leave TikTok

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From dance to comedy videos, millions of eyes are glued to TikTok daily as this app fills our boredom with the content we enjoy. However, the people who make the videos we love have to face a different side of TikTok – hate.

No matter your content or celebrity status, if you gain clout on TikTok, you are going to receive hate. Even the biggest creators such as Charli D’amelio and Addison Rae experience TikTok’s toxicity, and it seems that no one is immune to these trolls – not even Taio Cruz.

If you are unfamiliar with Taio Cruz, he is the person who made every 2010s party a blast as we “threw our hands up in the air” and “said ayeoh” to his song ‘Dynamite.’ But as the hype of his songs ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Break Your Heart’ faded, so did Cruz.

However, artists who peaked in the 2010s such as Jason Derulo are becoming more relevant through utilizing TikTok as their new platform. For Derulo, this worked very well as he amassed over 35 million followers and created a #1 song by using a catchy tune from a TikTok trend.


#savagelove @jenafrumes got stung by a Bee at the end ???????? @itstaylerholder @sommerray

♬ Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo


Following in Derulo’s footsteps, Taio Cruz thought he could receive the same positive results by joining TikTok to excite fans for a possible ‘Dynamite 2.’






#duet with @taiocruz IM SO HAPPY OMG #fyp #taiocruz

♬ original sound – Madifing Conde



But he forgot to account for the animosity that comes with TikTok fame. On his videos, many users expressed their negative opinions towards his content and claimed that he is irrelevant.

Sadly, after just a few days on TikTok, Cruz could not endure TikTok’s negativity any longer leading him to remove all of his videos and post this statement.

After first-handedly experiencing the downsides of social media, Cruz also deleted all of his tweets and Instagram posts.

Cruz’s statement led users to point their fingers at one girl in particular who had previously started a TikTok war with Cruz.

TikTok user Jackie Fandler spammed Cruz’s comments asking him to follow her back, but Cruz removed all of her comments. Then, Fandler duetted one of his videos accusing Cruz of deleting her comments leading people to spam Cruz asking why he removed her comments. When Cruz announced his departure from TikTok, Fandler was swarmed with hate and death threats as people blamed her for his exit from TikTok.


After being overwhelmed by all the hate, Fandler posted this TikTok to explain her side of the story.

In the TikTok, she claims that she spammed Cruz’s comments and made the duet as a joke, and she apologized to Cruz for the excessive comments and hate he was getting from her video.

Even though some were quick to blame Fandler, the reason Cruz left is that he believes social media is a toxic place. 

Cruz’s fans are now expressing their anger and disappointment with the TikTok community for causing the ‘Dynamite’ singer to once again disappear from the public eye.

Dixie D’amelio – a popular TikToker who is starting to dip into the music industry  – is speaking out against the bullying Cruz has endured as she is too familiar with TikTok trolls.

Sometimes we forget how powerful words are – especially when we can hide behind our screens. TikTok does have many perks, but the reality is that with love comes hate. When one is successful or holds a celebrity status, they are more susceptible to hate as people do not think their words matter – but they do. We have to remember that despite someone’s wealth or success, we are all human and vulnerable to the same feelings when faced with negativity.

How do you think TikTok should change to become a more welcoming environment? And is there still hope for a ‘Dynamite 2’?

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