Charli and Dixie D’Amelio quickly rose to fame on the social media platform TikTok. Within a year, the sisters became a household name and one of the most popular duos in the entertainment industry.
And while gaining viral attention on TikTok is not rare, speculation and conspiracies revolving around how the pair gained this sort of popularity continue to circulate. Many social media users have their own assumptions or explanations for how this all may have happened. However, one particular conspiracy theory caught the attention of Dixie D’Amelio and resulted in her responding.
In less than one year, a user pointed out that Charli D’Amelio has gained over 90 million fans on the app. This, as well as the user’s theory for how this happened, appeared on a TikTok account called “spicyopinions” which spreads theories and information similar to this one.
But what is the user’s conspiracy theory? They explain that the sister’s popularity is all thanks to their father: Marc D’Amelio. Marc is a Republican and ran for a seat in the Connecticut State Senate back in 2018. However, he lost. This is where the conspiracy theory comes in. The TikTok user claims that the sisters only gained popularity in order to help Marc gain the younger vote in a “future election.” They continued to mention that Charli gains about 5 million new followers every week and that it’s simply unheard of in TikTok culture.
The theory continues by stating: “Her Dad is sus. He’s rich AND a politician. Those things never go together well.”
Most TikTok stars gain their popularity from their unique personalities, creativity and dance skills. However, many users have been quick to defend that there is something very suspicious about their rise to fame. In this instance, it had to do with a political motive. Due to the sisters’ popularity, this particular theory believes that younger and less informed voters (such as big fans of the D’Amelios) would vote for Marc in the future without doing much research. And once Dixie D’Amelio caught wind of this conspiracy, she decided to respond.
Under the theory posted on TikTok by spicyopinions, Dixie decided to comment. Her response “lol what” sums up how ridiculous that theory is, especially for the family to hear and find on the internet.
Of course, fans of Dixie and Charli quickly came to their defense in the comments. Others still believe that this theory could definitely be true.
Guys there's a conspiracy theory about charli's fame and it actually makes sense. Go check tiktokroom
— Soha (@Sohaa156) September 12, 2020
— iicamiisadunkinii (@cami12392) September 13, 2020
Earlier this year, Dixie found herself in the bit of a sticky situation in regards to politics. Photos began circulating the internet from her VSCO account which showed multiple Trump-Pence signs up on a wall. This caused the TikTok star to quickly begin receiving death threats and public backlash on social media.
Dixie D’amelio is receiving backlash after an old VSCO post led fans to believe that she is a Trump supporter. Dixie denied these claims. pic.twitter.com/bA220YFYkh
— IG: @expsingshadycelebs (@shadycelebsig) May 6, 2020
Dixie responded to the resurfaced photo by tweeting that the photo was taken in someone else’s house. She went on to explain her political views and defend her character in another tweet.
i am an independent voter and I will always vote for the person and never the party. i find it sad that i have received death threats due to inaccurate speculation of my political belief. i have never supported trump. period.
— dixie (@dixiedamelio) May 6, 2020
This seems to be just another conspiracy theory about the sisters and D’Amelio family. Other popular theories are that their father is a private investor in TikTok or that their family is paying for their followers. This is amongst other crazy commentary and conspiracy theories that have been shared on the internet over the past year.
Is James Charles and Charli armadillo or whatever not the same person ?
— H (@bbuggss) August 13, 2020
Charli, dua lipa and james charles are all the same person
— legalize assisted suicide (@cosmicalbabe) April 15, 2020
Marc D’Amelio does seem to have his own presence online. He has over 7 million followers on TikTok alone. However, Charli remains the most popular creator on the platform with over 80 million followers to date.
After this conspiracy theory video reached thousands of views and over 50,000 likes, it quickly became a topic of conversation for TikTok fans around the world. Many do believe that Charli’s fast rise to fame is indeed suspicious, but that this theory just doesn’t add up.
can we talk abt charli and her sudden rise to fame for a sec? this app has been around for about 5 years. not ONCE has somebody rose to fame so quickly and with SO MANY FOLLOWERS. @charlidamelio #charlidamelio #tiktok #hype #fame
— 5️⃣👄5️⃣ (@_ladillin_) September 14, 2020
Currently, Charli D’Amelio’s fame continues to grow and captivate more fans by the day. Her newest collaboration, a drink with Dunkin,’ has also taken the internet by storm. Fans and influencers have both tried and reviewed the TikTok sensation’s order ever since it was added to the official Dunkin’ menu.
— Dunkin' (@dunkindonuts) September 8, 2020
I’m so grateful for the world we live in. I mean, I can go to Dunkin and get a “charli” and then go to McDonald’s and get a sicko mode burger. Someone wake me up please
— Connor Pugs (@connorpugs) September 13, 2020
This charli drink from Dunkin is actually pretty good.
— SuperSarah🤙🏻🏳️🌈 (@its_supersarah) September 13, 2020
And despite the rumors and conspiracy theories, it doesn’t seem as though the D’Amelios are going away anytime soon. In fact, Charli is on the path to 90 million followers on TikTok.
What do you think about this conspiracy? Is it absolutely ridiculous or convincing enough to believe?
Featured image by @spicyopinions on TikTok and Charli D’Amelio via Instagram.