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TikTok stars Addison Rae and Dixie D’Amelio fume at Trump’s ban threat, but app says ‘we’re not going anywhere’

TIKTOK stars with millions of followers vented their frustration on Saturday after Donald Trump threatened to ban the Chinese-owned app.

Addison Rae, Dixie D’Amelio and Tre Clements were among some of the big-name users who slammed the proposed move.

Addison, a social media personality and dancer, who has accumulated 53 million followers on TikTok, voiced her reaction to the news on Twitter, simply saying: “bitter.”

Dixie D’Amelio, who has more than 32 million followers on TikTok, shared a sad video of herself frowning without saying a word, with a caption that read “yeah.”

TikToker Tre Clements, who has 2.6million followers on the video-sharing platform, shared a live video reacting to the news saying, “Trump is going to ban one of our only sources of happiness… This is a dictatorship not a democracy.”

Claudia Conway, daughter of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who has become popular on the app for her anti-Trump TikToks, tweeted: “yo @realDonaldTrump if you wanna just ban my tiktok account why didnt you just say so.”

yo @realDonaldTrump if you wanna just ban my tiktok account why didnt you just say so

But on Saturday, TikTok shared a video on Twitter telling it’s users: “We’re not going anywhere.”

“We’ve heard your outpouring of support and we want to say thank you. We’re not planning on going anywhere,” the company said in the video.

TikTok allows its users to create, watch and engage with videos that range from fun dance trends to beekeepers rescuing honeybees.

An estimated 80million Americans are said to be using the platform.

As the president announced the ban on Friday, TikTok stars rushed to say their final goodbyes to the app where they found celebrity status, asking fans to follow them on Instagram or YouTube instead.

Skin care guru SkincarebyHyram, said goodbye to his followers in a TikTok video that has been seem by 1.8million people. The skin care expert has 5.4million followers on the platform.

“Goodbye y’all. You have all made my life incredible for the last five months. I’ll miss our memories, seeing your beautiful faces and all the laughs,” he said in the video.

“Remember: Keep that skin GLOWING.”

In the caption for the video he asked his followers to follow him on Instagram and YouTube

On Friday, the president officially said he plans to ban TikTok in the US and might act as soon as Saturday.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” the president told reporters.

Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action.

“I have that authority,” he said aboard the presidential plane.

But while it’s considered fun by users, US lawmakers have raised intelligence, national security and privacy concerns about the company’s ownership.

TikTok has denied allegations that it shares user data with the Chinese government.

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