Trump announces TikTok ban: Charli D'Amelio to Kristen Hancher, here are the 10 hottest accounts we will miss
The news has disappointed fans across other social media channels such as Instagram and Twitter, as there are many on TikTok that have made it big
President Donald Trump is banning the popular social media networking service TikTok. USA Today reported that this is due to "escalating tensions with Beijing" and the concern that the platform is tied to China. Trump reportedly told reporters aboard Air Force One, "As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States." This doesn't come as a surprise to most, as countries like India have already banned the social media platform but it is shocking that the US is thinking of doing so, considering how well the audience has responded since the application had initially debuted.
The news has disappointed many across other social media channels such as Instagram and Twitter, as there are many on TikTok that have made it quite big while amassing millions of followers and will be dearly missed.
From Cameron Dallas to Kristen Hancher, here are 10 hottest TikTok accounts that made it big.
Charli D'Amelio - 50 million followers
D'Amelio is just 16 years old and according to millennials is considered to be one of the most famous people on the internet. The young influencer has 14.4 million followers on Instagram and is also referred to as a celebrity herself. The young star has collaborated with big names such as singer Jennifer Lopez and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon. She recently appeared on 'The Tonight Show'. Her other accomplishments include a Sabra Super Bowl commercial and her dance performance during a Jonas Brothers concert in 2019 with Bebe Rexha.
Loren Gray Beech - 30.4 million followers
Beech is an American singer from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and boasts one of the largest following on TikTok, which makes her one of the top users. She is also fairly popular on YouTube where she has 3.4 million subscribers and on Instagram where she has 16.1 million followers. The social media star and influencer also had joined Musical.ly in the year 2015 boasting a whopping 28 million followers. Her popularity has garnered enough attention as the star has not only hosted her own Snapchat show titled 'Glow Up' but has been nominated for her "social media presence" at the Teen Choice Awards (TCA) and the People's Choice Awards. The 17-year-old has also been producing her own tunes since 2017 and has released a single titled 'Can't Do It'.
Kristen Hancher - 23.0 million followers
Hancher gained numbers on her social media channel after the talented 20-year-old was loved and appreciated for her lip-synching videos. Known for her vibrant hair colors, she is a part of YouTube influencer Jake Paul's Team 10 stars. Hancher lives in a Los Angeles mansion along with other social media stars. She also boasts over 5.7 million Instagram followers and is known for her acting roles in 'Misshaps' and 'Too Cool for School'.
Baby Ariel - 29.8 million followers
Ariel Martin aka Baby Ariel was the first to accommodate 20 million-plus followers on the popular app Musical.ly. She is an actress, singer, and a social media personality/influencer and is known for her short videos on TikTok. The 18-year-old has reportedly been recognized by Time Magazine as the "most influential person on the Internet" and in the year 2016 was featured as "Top Entertainment Influencers" on the Forbes list. The youngin' also boasts 10 million followers on Instagram and 3.1 million subscribers on YouTube.
Jacob Sartorius - 20.3 million followers
Sartorius is an American singer and social media personality, who is immensely popular on Musial.ly. Considered to be one of the top TikTok users in the United States, his popularity has given him the opportunity to begin a music career. The 16-year-old's debut song titled 'Sweatshirt' reached the Hot 100 charts in the US and Canada. The young star had first uploaded an online video in 2014 on another popular social platform Vine. He was only 11 years old at the time and spoke about anti-bullying. By the year 2016, Sartorius was reportedly the ninth most searched music star.
Gilmher Croes - 18.4 million followers
Croes, 26, is one of the two Croes Brothers and is a lot older compared to other TikTok influencers. The social media tycoon reportedly told Business Insider that he along with his brother have had to "change and adapt" to maintain their popularity and followers on their platform after starting their video-sharing journey in the year 2015. "You can't please everyone, but we try to adapt in a way where people enjoy our content," he had said.
Cameron Dallas - 17.8 million followers
Dallas is an actor and social media influencer, who has gained popularity not only on TikTok but also on platforms such as Vine and YouTube. His original content showcased pranks on Vine, a popular type of video content on the platform, and now he has over 8 million followers on the social media channel. Further, he showcases 11 million followers on Twitter and 21 million followers on Instagram. The young actor has been part of Hollywood productions such as 'Expelled,' 'Chasing Cameron', and 'The Outfield'.
Jojo Siwa - 17.4 million followers
Jojo Siwa, whose real name is Joelle Joanie, is an actress, singer, and dancer. The young star became popular as she continued to post short videos on TikTok and videos on her life on YouTube. The singer's singles titled 'Boomerang' and 'Kid in a Candy Store' where major hits and she is known to be one of North West's favorite people. Siwa is also signed to Nickelodeon, and has appeared on hit shows such as 'Dance Moms' and 'a 'Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition'. She boasts 8.1 million followers on Instagram and over 6.7 million subscribers on YouTube.
Jayden Croes - 15.9 million followers
Jayden is the youngest of the Croes Brothers and first gained popularity on Musical.ly, Instagram, and his YouTube show 'CroesBros'. He later gained over 1 million subscribers. The influencer has 734,000 followers on Instagram.
Zach King - 15 million followers
King was initially a Vine star but is also a filmmaker. He is known for his "digital sleight of hand" and his videos became popular on TikTok and Instagram. The social media personality first started posting videos in 2008 on YouTube and then moved on to vine in 2013. He is also known for being on 'The Amazing Race' in its 28th season and has won the YouTube’s NextUp creators contest. King boasts 20 million followers on Instagram and over 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube.