- Zoe Laverne has had an ongoing feud with fellow TikToker Charli D’Amelio.
- In July 2020, footage emerged of Laverne crying about D’Amelio surpassing her in TikTok followers.
- Laverne told Insider becoming a mother gave her a new perspective, and she doesn’t “hate” D’Amelio.
Becoming a mother earlier this month has given TikToker Zoe Laverne some perspective on her past controversies. In particular, she looks back on her feud with TikTok’s biggest creator Charli D’Amelio differently.
Laverne, who rose to fame on TikTok where she has over 21 million followers, has been involved in a string of controversies over the past year, including accusations of kissing an underage fan, and selling photos of her newborn baby.
She became involved in an online spat with D’Amelio in July 2020 when footage emerged of her complaining and crying about D’Amelio surpassing her in TikTok followers. A few months later in November 2020, an audio leaked where Laverne called D’Amelio, who now has 126 million followers on the app, a “bitch” and a “whore.”
Shortly afterwards, Laverne said she had apologized to D’Amelio and was “just mad” when she made the comments. She added that D’Amelio had left her “on read,” suggesting D’Amelio had seen a message from her but not replied.
“People think I hate Charli D’Amelio, but I don’t,” Laverne told Insider in an interview. “Honestly I think it’s great that TikTok is giving all us females a platform where we can have a voice and encourage other young people to chase their dreams and not be afraid to be their true selves.”
The feud with D’Amelio, as well as other controversies, spurred intense backlash against Laverne. She told Insider the scrutiny she receives from the internet is “very overwhelming and scary.”
“I understand that people see things differently and people are obviously going to have an opinion on certain things,” Laverne said. “I try to do everything I can perfectly, but obviously I’m human, I make mistakes.”
However, she said when she looks back at the past, she tends to laugh, and pointed to becoming a mother as the reason why she has found a new outlook on life.
“Having a baby and everything, you’ve got to grow up and mature a little bit,” she said.
Courtesy By INSIDER