TikTok is leaving users confused and upset as the social media platform just hit a number of its biggest creators with seemingly ‘permanent’ bans: Addison Rae, Charli D’Amelio and Bella Poarch are among those who are affected.
Bella Poarch may be a big music artist now, but fans can’t forget how she got her start on TikTok when she created the most-liked video of all time on the platform.
The ‘Build a Bitch’ singer went on to gain enormous internet fame, boasting a TikTok following of over 88.9 million fans (not including her nearly 6 million YouTube subscribers).
However, these fans were left in total confusion after the star was the first ever to be hit with an unexpected “permanent” ban from TikTok on April 12. This apparently set off a chain reaction as many of his peers at the top of TikTok were also affected. with sweeping bans soon after.
Bella Poarch among first wave of surprise TikTok bans
Poarch shared a screenshot of a TikTok notification via Twitter, which said she had been permanently banned from the viral video site for “multiple violations of our community guidelines.”
The singer reacted to the news with a sad face emoji, seemingly as confused as her listeners.
—Bella Poarch (@bellapoarch) April 12, 2022
An hour after his account was taken offline, Poarch apparently unbanned TikTok.
As of this writing, his account is active again and all of his content is now visible.
Addison Rae hit with ‘permanent’ ban from TikTok
Poarch wasn’t the only major TikTok star to be hit with a surprise ban from the platform today. Addison Rae also claimed that she was banned from the site, showing that she also broke community guidelines.
Luckily, she was able to joke about the ordeal, saying “I knew I should have deleted the twerking video.”
I knew I should have deleted the twerking video 😔😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/SytzsPbPJj
—Addison Rae (@whoisaddison) April 12, 2022
Similar to Poarch, Rae’s ban seemed to be temporary after all. Following the pattern, his TikTok account has since resurfaced, with fans once again able to see his content.
Charli D’Amelio banned on TikTok
That’s not all; even Charli D’Amelio was apparently hit by a permaban, leaving fans utterly confused, upset and worried that it could be the result of another widespread hack like the one that saw questionable content uploaded to the YouTube channels of stars like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber Last week.
It’s unclear exactly why all of these big stars have been temporarily banned from the platform. Although it’s certainly not the first time something like this has happened.
Last year, Addison Rae received what was supposed to be a “permanent” ban from the site before being reinstated after a short time.
Anyway, the issues seem to have been resolved for now. Although rest assured, we will update you here as soon as new details emerge.