Teenage TikTok Star Gets Death Threats Because of Trump-Pence Posters

TikTok Influencer Dixie D’Amelio claims she has been getting death threats after a photo of a room with Trump-Pence campaign posters on the wall resurfaced online. The 18-year-old, who has more than 23 million TikTok followers, came under fire on Tuesday when a fan tweeted a picture that had been shared on her VSCO account in 2017. A critic posted the simple message: ‘UMMMMMMM.’ Dixie replied: ‘This isn’t even my house.’

One person tweeted, ‘G1, you posted reason’, while another wrote: ‘Girl u dad a republican why lie.’ Dixie’s father, Marc D’Amelio, ran as a Republican for the Connecticut State Senate in 2018. Another Twitter user went on to share the controversial photo, writing: ‘Not Dixie D’Amelio having a picture of an American flag and the Trump/Pence flag on her VSCO.’

Dixie replied: ‘Again, this isn’t my house! At 15 years old, I didn’t give two s***s about politics. My parents have let my sister and I make her own decisions about what we support and what we don’t. What I support is the spread of positivity/happiness, and that’s all.’ She then tweeted: ‘I find it sad that I have received death threats due to inaccurate speculation of my political belief. I have never supported Trump. Period.’