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07 July 2020 16:43

SOCIAL media users are speculating that TikTok star Addison Rae may have drowned.

SOCIAL media users are speculating that TikTok star Addison Rae may have drowned. Rumors began to swirl after Addison's recent days-long absence from social media. 7 Credit: Instagram A gossip blog published a fake death report that added fuel to the rumor fire. Who is Addison Rae? Addison, 19, is a TikTok celebrity from Louisiana who got her start as a dancer in competitions across the country.

Is TikTok star Addison Rae in the hospital and why do fans think she drowned?

She joined the app in 2019 and began uploading dance videos to popular songs. Addison is also a part of the TikTok collaborative group The Hype House since last year, alongside other app users. She is the second most followed on the platform. Addison blew up on the app after she posted videos of her dancing with her mom, Sheri. 7 Credit: Tik Tok She amassed so many views that she was eventually signed to a talent agency, WME. "When I first downloaded TikTok, it was kind of as a joke," she told ET. She saw a lot of the middle-schoolers she babysat using the app and decided to try it for herself. "I actually downloaded the app in July, made a post with a friend, and literally out of nowhere it got... 93,000 likes, and I was like woah. I like this!" she added. Addison's mom has her own TikTok account with over 7.7 million followers. Her dad, Monty Lopez, has over 2.5 million followers on TikTok. Is she in the hospital? There are currently no reports confirming that Addison is in hospital. Why do fans think she drowned? Addison's 49-million user strong fanbase are speculating she drowned as the star hasn't uploaded online for a week. The TikTok star last uploaded a clip of her and her mother Sheri at a photoshoot on June 28th. Her last Instagram upload was six days ago featuring fellow Hype House star Thomas Petrou. The pictures amassed 3.2million likes. Fans are also speculating she may be pregnant or might have committed suicide as a result of her blackfishing accusations. Twitter users expressed their concern over the star's disappearance. "So there is a rumour going around that @whoisaddison drowned. Now if she really did somebody hype house etc would have probably said something and also just because she isn't posting does not mean that she past away or is in hospital," one wrote. "GUYS I DONT KNOW WHY NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THIS!! BUT ADDISON RAE TRIED TO DROWN HERSELF (because of all the hate) SHE IS CURRENTLY IN HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW" another wrote. "Addison is not okay...i heard she's in the hospital and she drowned her self cuz of her hate..." a fan added with a crying emoji. Some users were less sympathetic of the TikTok superstar. One tweet read "so instead of owning up to it and apologising @whoisaddison decides to try and drown herself...??? Idk if this is true but erm ok I guess" referring to her blackfishing backlash. When was she accused of blackfishing? People have taken to Twitter to complain about Addison's use of darker makeup in her social media posts. The term, also known as "blackfishing," is a trend in which people alter their appearance in order to present themselves as black. It goes as far as changing their hair texture and tanning their skin darker than what it is and wanting to capitalize on desirable Black features, but ignoring the struggles Black women face. Celebrities like Ariana Grande, the Kardashians, and now Addison, have been accused of appropriating Black culture. On Monday, screenshots from Addison's Snapchat started circulating Twitter. 7 Credit: Twitter In the clip, which was reportedly deleted shortly after she posted it, she is getting her makeup done and her skin appears to be considerably darker than it usually is. Addison has also been accused of calling the Black Lives Matter movement a "cult" and for trying to get a fellow TikTok star, Kio Cyr to "say the N-word" on video. MOST READ IN NEWS 'you are my life' Holly Willoughby tears up over emotional This Morning viewer's confession WILLOUGH-FREE! Holly Willoughby heads to the pub with her family after lockdown rules ease JAS PAD Inside EastEnders star Jasmine Armfield's home with all white bedroom & kitchen HAPPY HOLLYDAYS Holly & Phil announce they are taking two-month break from This Morning LEANNE'S PAIN Coronation Street's Leanne faces up to Oliver's death in heartbreaking scenes LADS MAGNIFICENT From Louise to Kelly - 1990s glam legends strut their stuff 25 years on During an Instagram Live, Addison and Kio were chatting when Addison covers her mouth and seems to whisper to Kio, "Say the N-word." I'm not saying that," Kio replies. Addison clarifies her request, and responds: "I'm kidding!"