Kate Hina Sabatine Is Bringing Comedic Queer Content material—and Model—to TikTok

On Kate Hina Sabatines Tiktok page, you’ll often find the 25-year-old content creator morphing into Donkey Kong for her signature comedic lesbian parenting skits. “DK,” as they call the character, is a fictional wealthy lesbian parent of two, um, precocious children, Ramona and Cornelius. “Ramona hates getting compliments from straight people,” they will say. Or, “My 6-year-old Cornelius knows everything about the stock market.” (In our books, Donkey Kong is the coolest parent ever.)

Sabatine now has over 1.4 million followers for her comedic queer content. They started the account to normalize the app’s representation of queers — something they didn’t always have during their own upbringing. “As a kid, I never saw queer people on TV doing normal things (like having a family life). I’ve never seen an Asian non-binary lesbian on TV or in a movie,” says Sabatine. “If I’ve ever seen lesbian portrayals, it’s always been framed in this tragic, serious, or dramatic way. Creating the content I create has healed me a lot and it makes my inner child so happy.”

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But while their skits are hilarious, that’s not all they create on the app. They evaluate zodiac signs as sophisticated cocktailsstyle “male + femaleoutfits (her style is crazy good, by the way) and even suggest Gay outfit ideas for your gay date (we love the bookstore date look, complete with blazer and buttoned vest). “I would say my style is unspoken, eclectic and fabulous,” Sabatine says of her wardrobe. “I love dressing up every day, even if I’m not going anywhere.”

Below, Sabatine talks TikTok inspiration, what’s in her closet, and which video has been filming the longest.

What drew you to create on TikTok?

I used to work for a music artist and was trying to convince him to start a TikTok. Back then, it was the era on TikTok where artists exploded almost daily. They said, “Oh, I don’t know, blah blah blah,” so I made a deal with them: If I explode on TikTok in a month, you have to start promoting your music on TikTok. The idea was like, “Anyone can do it,” and it turned out, yes, anyone could do it. I went viral in 2 weeks. Then I just fell in love with creating content! After about 4 months I quit my job to focus on content creation full time and have no regrets.

Hollywood is betting large on TikTok expertise in bid to woo Gen Z

In this photo illustration a TikTok logo seen displayed on a smartphone with stock market percentages in the background.

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When TikTok creator Boman Martinez-Reid first got an email from Creative Artists Agency he ignored it. As an Ontario native, he saw the acronym CAA and assumed it was CAA Insurance, a major car insurance company in Canada.

It was only after a TikTok representative contacted him that he realized he was being courted by one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies.

“I get a [direct message] from a guy at TikTok and he says let’s talk on the phone,” Martinez-Reid recalled. “So, we had a phone call and he asked me ‘I know that CAA has been reaching out to you. Do you know who they are? They represent Beyonce, Meryl Streep, you have to get on the phone with them.'”

Martinez-Reid, known online as “Bomanizer,” has more than 1.5 million followers and a budding career that includes a guest appearance on “Canada’s Drag Race” and a line of branded merchandise. While he rose to TikTok fame making reality show spoof videos, the 24-year-old has aspirations beyond the social media platform. He signed with CAA in July 2020.

Martinez-Reid is part of a growing list of content creators that have signed with traditional talent agencies, including dancer Charli D’Amelio, actress Addison Rae and the creators of the viral TikTok series “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.

These artists have been tapped because of their talent, but also because of their engagement with online communities. These entrepreneurs have built large and loyal followings on the short-form video app, something talent managers and agents from traditional Hollywood firms see as a potential gold mine.

Not only can these agencies help build mini-media empires around these creators, they also can benefit from the strategies these digital influencers use, and apply it to bolster the careers of the agencies’ already established clients.

Actor Will Smith, who is repped by CAA, is just one example of an A-list celebrity who has embraced social media, including TikTok and YouTube, in recent years as a way to promote his content and to promote himself.

“Will recognized four or five years ago that young audiences are consuming media in a much different way,” said David Freeman, co-head of the CAA’s digital media division. “Will understood that he had to shift and change the way that he was interacting with his audience.”

This pivotal audience, which ranges in age from six to around 25, is known as Gen Z and is one of the most sought after consumer bases for companies. Not only is this young generation coming of age as consumers, but they are also driving major trends for older generations, said Jason Dorsey, president of the Center for Generational Kinetics, a research and strategic advisory firm.

“This makes this younger set of trendsetters overly valuable,” he said.

This generation is not just impacting entertainment, but apparel, food, technology and bigger social conversations, he said. 

“As Gen Z comes up, they really are the best predictor of the future,” Dorsey said. “Smart brands are trying to figure out how you connect with them in a sincere way. … If you win Gen Z, you can win everyone else.”

Embracing Gen Z

Dorsey noted that many brands missed out on connecting with the millennial generation because they dismissed this demographic’s adoption of mobile devices and social media and believed that this group of young consumers would return to the traditions of previous generations.

“That didn’t happen,” he said.

While the millennial generation adopted the internet and a mobile-first mentality, Gen Z has never known a time that they could not do almost everything they needed to do on a mobile device, said Connor Blakley, a marketing consultant and Gen Z expert.

“Everyone always says that Gen Z has a six- to eight-second attention span,” he said. “What that is is just a really good ‘BS meter’ for different kinds of information so that we can pick the thing that we really want to spend time on.”

Blakley, who is a member of Gen Z himself, has advised companies like Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson and the National Hockey League on social media marketing strategies. He noted that Gen Z is a generation that can easily discern when people and companies are being disingenuous.

“That’s why you are seeing talent agencies, marketing agencies, influencer agencies, all kinds of branding agencies going to TikTok because that is the place where Gen Z already is,” Dorsey added. “If you want to reach them, you have to go to where they are because you have virtually zero chance of getting them to where you are.”

TikTok, in particular, has been a place for talent agencies to cull new talent because of its rapid rise to popularity and the viral nature of its content. In fact, TikTok was the most popular website in 2021, surpassing even Google, according to data from Cloudflare, a web security and performance company.

The social media app, which launched internationally in 2017, rose to prominence in 2018, but really gained traction with consumers in late 2019 and during the coronavirus pandemic.

Movie theaters were shuttered, productions of popular TV shows were halted and the rate at which content was being released to the public slowed considerably. With so many people stuck at home, many turned to alternatives like TikTok for entertainment.

“Suddenly there was a pandemic,” Martinez-Reid said. “Everyone was stuck inside. I had nothing to do but to make content and everyone else had nothing to do but to watch content.”

Boman Martinez-Reid, known on TikTok as “Bomanizer,” is a content creator who was signed by talent agency CAA in July 2020.

Boman Martinez-Reid

For Martinez-Reid, TikTok was a creative outlet. He was one semester away from graduating from Ryerson University’s RTA Media Production program when the social media platform began to gain popularity. So, he decided to try his hand at content production.

“What do I have to lose? If I post something and it does well, great. If it does poorly, then no one will know,” he said.

His first TikTok was posted in December 2019 and centered around Martinez-Reid having a conversation with his last two brain cells about joining the social media platform.

“I was just basically shooting for this like overproduced, super scripted, try hard kind of edge, which at the time was not a thing on TikTok,” he said. “And I think that’s why my content started to do so well, because I started to get this comment that was like ‘I can’t believe that this is a TikTok’ and from then on it sort of just snowballed into more and more opportunities.”

Martinez-Reid has become known for his reality show spoof videos in which, alongside family and friends, he pokes fun at how cast members often get into feuds over the small things. He said that during the pandemic, while people were stuck inside, they could relate to tiny little frustrations bubbling over into big arguments.

While Martinez-Reid has yet to break into Hollywood, he’s used his relationship with CAA to meet with casting directors and story producers at various networks over the last 18 months. His goal is to gain more knowledge about the industry so he can make more strategic decisions about what projects he wants to sign on for in the future.

But there is a path for Martinez-Reid, one that was first forged more than a decade ago by content creators on YouTube and the now defunct video platform Vine.

‘Talent is talent’

Over the last decade, CAA has helped content creators from nontraditional platforms make the transition to Hollywood. The group reps Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, who rose to fame streaming himself playing video games. While Blevins continues to play video games professionally, he has also participated in Fox’s “The Masked Singer” and had a cameo appearance in Disney’s “Free Guy.”

The talent agency also represents Arif Zahir, who gained notoriety for his impressions posted on YouTube, and now voices Cleveland Brown on Fox’s “Family Guy.”

Other notable celebrities that have risen from this space include CAA-signed Justin Bieber, who was discovered by Usher and Scooter Braun and became a Grammy Award-winning artist; Liza Koshy, who also signed with CAA and now voices Zipp Storm on the “My Little Pony: A New Generation” TV show; and Bo Burnham, who is represented by United Talent Agency, went from making comedy YouTube videos, to writing, directing and starring in top Hollywood films.

“Talent is talent,” said Frank Jung, who launched CAA’s digital media division almost a decade ago alongside Freeman. “If they are an amazing talent, that’s just number one.”

TikTok is still a relatively new platform and has yet to produce the same number of Hollywood success stories as YouTube has in the last decade, but experts predict it won’t be long until its making a mark on the film and television industry.

Already we’ve seen the rise of Addison Rae, 21, who secured a multimillion dollar deal with Netflix in September after starring in the streamer’s film “He’s All That,” a sequel to 1999’s “She’s All That.” She is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and currently has more than 86 million followers on TikTok.

And, of course, Charli D’Amelio, 17, who touts a following more than 133 million strong on the social media platform, has partnered with brands like hummus maker Sabra, Procter & Gamble and Dunkin and now has her own docuseries on Hulu. D’Amelio is repped by UTA.

Then there is Maggie Thurmon, who rose to fame on the social media app dancing and performing circus tricks with her father Dan. The 19-year-old was signed by UTA in February 2020 before she hit 1 million followers on the platform.

Now, she has more than 5 million followers, a popular podcast called “Mags and Dad’s Wholesome Chaos” and just wrapped her first feature film “The Other Zoey,” which features Andie MacDowell and Heather Graham.

“I’m auditioning at the moment,” Thurmon told CNBC just hours after finishing up on set. “I’m so excited for the possibilities of acting in the future. If I can do this for the rest of my life, I would just be the happiest person on the planet.”

Thurmon said she was “greatly surprised” when she announced to her TikTok following earlier this month that she would be pursuing acting alongside her burgeoning social media career.

“I prepared for the backlash,” she said. “But I did not find one negative comment on the TikTok announcement or Instagram post.”

Thurmon’s experience is not unique. “What we see is that Gen Z influencers on TikTok have built meaningful followings and have a built-in audience of fans that feel a personal connection to the creator and want to be more supportive,” Dorsey said. “They feel like that are going along with them on the project.”

That’s one reason these content creators have clout among Hollywood agencies looking to sign fresh talent.

‘Data is the new oil’

“The unique thing is not only being able to identify talent, but this talent already comes with a built-in audience,” CAA’s Freeman said. “Through social media and these platforms, there is a direct conversation that is happening between talent and audience.”

For Jung and Freeman, these audiences provide much needed data about what people want to consume for content and who they want to see make that content.

“Data is the new oil,” Jung said. “What we are trying to do is make sure we are amplifying these voices and eventually creating media businesses for the clients, which will leave lasting legacies.”

“And also everyone can make some money,” he added with a laugh.

Not only can these agencies help build mini-media empires around these creators, they also can benefit from the strategies these digital influencers use, and apply it to bolster the careers of the agencies’ already established clients.

Smith, who has been campaigning for a best actor nomination at this year’s Academy Awards for his role in Warner Bros.’ “King Richard,” is a prime example of a traditional CAA client who has used social media to jumpstart the next phase of his career.

Freeman said that much of the actor’s learnings and best practices came from Koshy, who taught him that his social media videos didn’t need to be perfect, well-produced videos, they just needed to be authentic and give audiences a peek behind the curtain into his life.

Smith started his own YouTube channel in 2017, posting vlog-style videos about his life alongside curated series. 2018’s “The Jump” focused on Smith’s preparation to bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon for his 50th birthday, while 2021’s “Best Shape of My Life” centered on the actor’s journey to improve his personal fitness.

More recently, he has posted videos of himself training alongside Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, quizzing his young costars from “King Richard” about his career and explaining how he went about recording his audiobook.

Actor Will Smith takes a selfie at the UK Premiere of “King Richard” at The Curzon Mayfair on November 17, 2021 in London, England.

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“His career was colder than it had been,” Dan Weinstein, of Underscore Talent, said. “I wouldn’t say it was nonexistent, but he was not the ‘Independence Day’ blockbuster draw he was. He found new audiences. He reinvented his persona around his celebrity. There’s no denying the fact that he is an insanely creative, talented, charismatic individual and he’s leveraging that to breathe new life into all of his endeavors.”

In the last five years, Smith has starred in major blockbusters like Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” and Disney’s “Aladdin,” reestablishing himself as a force at the box office.

And Smith isn’t the only celebrity following this path. Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and more have embraced social media as a way to connect with fans and promote their work.

Jung and Freeman’s digital media division of CAA has been devised as a place to meld the best practices of the traditional Hollywood model with the strategies of grassroots entrepreneurial content creators. In doing so, their team can take already established talent and reinvigorate their careers. They can also take up-and-coming talent, like Martinez-Reid, and build from an already sturdy foundation.

Martinez-Reid is still forging his path and CAA isn’t rushing him.

“That’s why I love CAA,” Martinez-Reid said. “Because they see me as a talented creator who will have a career. It’s not just about quick jobs. It’s about shaping what my next 10 years are going to look like.”

TikTok Thinks 2010s Model Is Coming Again

When a trend goes out of style, it’s only a matter of time before it is back. Right now it’s all about the 2000s, including a resurgence of Juicy Couture sweatshirts and low-rise jeans. But according to TikTok, the next big fad will be all about the following decade: the 2010s. Yes, that was only 10 years ago, but fashion fans on the app are predicting the peplum, statement necklaces and extra-wide belts of this era will make a comeback. The question is: are you ready for this?

There have been quite a few TikTokers who suggested this fashion idea. Hali Brown Onigbanjo by Next carrier made dissection of 2010s fashion a focus on her side, and she believes her return is imminent. “As someone young enough to be a regular TikTok user but old enough to be a teenage Tumblr user in the 2010s, it’s crazy to see how quickly things are making a comeback” she tells Vogue. “The next generation of teenagers are already starting to wear creepers, romanticizing soft and pastel grunge on TikTok.” So do you predicts that asymmetrical skirts, striped shirts, and feathered hair extensions – a favorite of 2010s stars like Ke $ ha – will be back too. (Addison Rae has worn some hairsprings before, which is worth it.)

Brown-Onigbanjo adds that the 2010s had a more playful attitude towards dressing, and she understands why Generation Z is adopting this. “The 2010s was a really fun and democratizing era of fashion, with the rise of fashion bloggers and it-girl Tumblr users who helped shape a range of ‘aesthetics’,” she says. “I can totally understand why people who were too young to experience the first time are now trying to experience that energy.” Ari Arvand, a Fashion TikToker who also believes in the return of the 2010 style confirms this feeling. “In early 2010, the focus of fashion was on DIY fashion with items like flower crowns and fringed shirts,” she says. “Although we are in an era of short trend cycles, people are again focusing more on DIY’ing and personal style.”

In one of their TikTok videos, says Ari that not only generation Z is jumping on the aesthetics of 2010, but also current fashion labels. She was referring to the new Givenchy collection, for example, which relied heavily on peplum silhouettes (Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian – they all wore them for the decade). She also pointed out that brands like Valentino were showing Gladiator sandals, another favorite of the 2010s. However, Ari isn’t in favor of some of these trends coming back into play. “I don’t have to see her anymore,” she says.

However, other TikTok stars are on board with the return of denim vests, fringed circle scarves, and hair bows. Take Mandy Lee, a trend researcher from @oldlooserinbrooklyn, who made a TikTok Hypothesized on how the 2010s pieces will be modernized, including disco pants and Jeffrey Campbell Lita-style platforms. “One of my favorite elements in studying the trend cycle is seeing the resurgence of older trends in new and updated ways,” she says. “For example for the iconic disco pants from American Apparel: There are these Tyler McGillivary shortened disco pants and these colorful ones Rezek Studio ones. “Michaila Cothran also went to school Image-day-TikTok celebrates these kinds of 2010s looks. “It’s always so fun to see what twists and turns the new age imposes on old trends,” she says. “Sometimes it’s even better the second time!” Whether you agree or not, you should go back to your closet.

The “previous cash aesthetic” and darkish academia are taking up TikTok and Pinterest

From the seventh grade to the second year of high school, my outfit on the first day of school was almost always the same: a denim mini skirt that barely adhered to the rule of “has to reach the end of the fingertips”, ballerinas, a pearl necklace, and an Abercrombie polo. It was the mid-2000s and that was the height of cool in my opinion.

I think of this outfit genre a lot, not because it looked particularly good, but because arguably the biggest fashion trend right now is Y2K, or a modern take on the bright, busy chewing gum styles of the early 2000s, influenced by those 70s psychedelics and themselves overt sexiness. This style is loving at times referred to as “waste”. It’s in contrast to the aesthetic I’d say it played a more crucial role in the 2000s, at least for other middle-class white girls in New England: preparation.

Nobody really uses that word anymore, but in the past few years I’ve started seeing his offspring on TikTok, Pinterest, and Instagram. Smooth whites in khakis and oxford shirts laze on a sailboat; Tweed blazer inside a Ivy League library; Tennis skirts and croquet in front of someone’s summer house; Blair Waldorf and The talented Mr. Ripley. It goes online under various monikers, sometimes categorized as dark science (or light science if it’s a picture of a sunny setting), the WASP look, or the celebrity lifestyle, but the most common descriptor I see is “Altgeld Aesthetics”.

It’s kind of a hilarious name on the nose; “Old money” sums up what all fashion trends are, namely abnormal consumption. And yet it seems to arrive on time, as a counterweight and companion to the loud, whimsical design associated with Gen Z and the name brand-heavy “California rich” Look how the Kardashians were made inevitable.

While GQ predicted the preppy Comeback in 2018, it referred to menswear brands pairing prep with streetwear in a semi-ironic nod. This is not what #oldmoneyaesthetic pictures and videos crave for: you want to the uncompromisingly presumptuous Ivy League-Slash-Oxbridge Kennedy’s fourth cousin Country club Mood. They want to name their children like “Thrive” and “Montgomery”, after the many old money baby names TikToks that are out there. “WHY BE LA RICH, IF YOU CAN BE SO RICH?” Reads a comment below such a video (although the fact that many of them are set to Lana Del Rey adds an additional absurdity).

Unlike the years I’ve had several Abercrombie tote bags pinned to the inside of my closet as a kind of deranged shrine, the difference is that there are people out there who have context about the less Pinterest-friendly story of. deliver prepared and rooted wealth on the same platforms on which it spreads. It’s not that no one noticed how racist and classicistic the Abercrombie aesthetic is (remember, terrible “look politics”?) was at the time, but the review didn’t necessarily reach its target audience of teenagers obsessed with the brand. Social media has helped change that: on TikTok, for example, the popular story and film account @deadhollywood made a recent video about how the trappings of the leisure class are actually “the high point of white supremacist fashion, not rednecks and camouflage”.

“This style is the absence of flesh, the absence of blackness, the absence of extravagance. And that’s why it’s so damn boring, ”she explains. “It particularly relies on the slimness, refinement and elegance of white women as opposed to the fleshy, maternal, non-sexual but overly sexual body of the black woman.” The slightly fascist influences of minimalism and Coco Chanels Relationship with the Nazis. While the biggest indictment of the 2000s preparation came from places like Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel of the same name, in which the protagonist recognizes the emptiness of boarding school hierarchies on the east coast, the backlash this time around is much more direct.

Prep has always been conservative by nature, although a lot of young, progressive blacks and queer people are embracing the 2021 iteration online. Ana Quiring argued in the LA Review of Books Earlier this year, that an aesthetic like dark science “de-exceptionalizes the elite school environment as much as it romanticizes it,” and argued against the cynical view that the visual subculture glorifies photos of books and libraries rather than the actual books themselves, or the longing for the old money lifestyle only serves to revere the upper class.

Beyond that, however, the old money aesthetic strikes me as a pendulum swing against the ubiquitous display of wealth in society today, much like the way Prep was both a backlash and an inclusion of “Trashion” in the 2000s. Billionaires and influencers, both symbols of “new money”, set the standards and expectations for a dignified lifestyle, while old institutions such as royalty and high society buckle under the weight of social and economic change (see also: Society of New Yorkers complain that the Met Gala has too many influencers and wealthy Hamptons residents resent their even richer new neighbors). The new upper class doesn’t seem to care or care about good taste even dress yourself. Note to the tech bros: If you want to secure your place in cultural history, you might want to dress better.

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TikTok is testing a Snapchat-style tales function

Every social media app is on a sufficiently long timeline Trends for adding stories, and now it’s apparently TikTok’s turn: The popular video app is experimenting with a new Stories function. The feature was highlighted by Matt Navarra on Twitter, and a TikTok spokesperson confirmed the test in an email to The Verge.

The new feature, simply called “TikTok Stories”, seems to work similarly to other Stories functions on apps like Instagram or Snapchat. Stories live in a newly added slide-over sidebar that lets you see stories from accounts you follow on TikTok for 24 hours before they are automatically deleted. Other users can also respond to and comment on your story. And just like on Instagram and other platforms, you can also tap on a user’s profile picture to load a story.

TikTok describes the function in the app as “a new way to interact with your fans”. Users can create a new story by tapping the “Create” button added to the sidebar and they can add the usual subtitles, music, and text. True to TikTok’s video-first nature, it seems that stories have to be videos, not stills.

“We’re constantly thinking of new ways to add value to our community and enrich the TikTok experience,” a TikTok spokesperson wrote in a statement to The Verge. “We are currently experimenting with ways to make additional formats available to creators in order to bring their creative ideas to life for the TikTok community.”

The company didn’t give any details on how extensively it is testing TikTok Stories, nor when (or if) it will see a wider release. However, a quick search on Twitter reveals a Number of TikTok users who have already received access to function.

Not surprisingly, TikTok would experiment with stories. Stories were one of the only true constants in social media, with platforms from Instagram to Facebook to Linkedin to Pinterest to Netflix to Youtube to the Xbox app replicating The original function of Snapchat from 2013. When they’re at work, stories are a great way to get users to interact with each other in an app, provide a new space for ads, and generally keep the feedback loop of a social media app going.

Stories aren’t always successful, however: just ask Twitter, which was forced to close its own Stories clone – the creatively named fleets – Earlier this week, just eight months after it was released, due to a general apathy for the feature.

TikTok including ‘presents’ characteristic in remark part to donate cash to creators

TikTok introduces its “Gifts” feature to annotate sections of some creators’ videos so that users can donate money to their favorite creators.

As the TikTok video sharing app continues to grow in popularity around the world, new stars are popping up regularly, some of which are recognized as celebrities in their own right.

People like Addison Rae and Charli D’Amelio have made great career moves beyond the platform, but the start of their careers can all be traced back to it Tick ​​tock.

Of course, there are also plenty of smaller developers in the app who often find the app workable Source of income.

Now it seems to be a lot easier for fans to support their favorite creators as the platform is testing the “gifts” feature in the comment sections of some videos.

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“Gifts” were originally only available in live streams, so users could pay real money to buy coins which could then be used to buy “gifts” for people in the form of colorful icons. These gifts come with different costs, and at some point creators can redeem them and receive real money.

Users have now noticed that the gift feature is being added to some videos as a bar at the top of the comment areas, making it easier than ever for people to donate.

By opening the Top Gifts tab and clicking Top Up, users can spend real money to buy coins, after which they can choose from a range of Classic and Premium gifts. Coins currently cost £ 0.49 for £ 40, but prices vary from currency to currency.

So far it is not clear whether this function will be rolled out for every user or only for verified creators. Many will no doubt be delighted to see the feature expanded in the app as it provides an easy way for users to support growing YouTubers.

TikTok person serving to to lift cash for LA avenue distributors

A California man uses the power of social media to help others.

Jesus Morales, also known as Juixxe, used his over a million followers on TikTok to raise money for street vendors. He’s been giving cash to hardworking street vendors in the Los Angeles area. He says he started doing this after seeing videos of street vendors being attacked.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved giving back when I see someone in need or someone in trouble. I’ve always felt something in my heart,” Morales told FOX 11’s Susan Hirasuna.

In August 2020, he was fired from his gym job and opened a TikTok account. At first nothing on the floor trembled, but then things began to accelerate.

“The first donation was $ 100 that actually came out of my pocket, hoping to just post it on TikTok and hopefully inspire others to donate or do something bigger,” he added.

The 24-year-old San Diego man distributes cash about two to three times a week, mostly in the LA area.

“When I have a donation in hand and drive around and see a seller, I just get a feel and drive over and make the donation. It’s very random.

His motivation for helping street vendors stems from his parents’ story.

“My parents came here with nothing. They were literally sleeping on cardboard in a basement when they first came to this country. They worked hard, worked a lot of different jobs to have a roof over their heads,” he explained.

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His greatest gift was to a seller who sold corn in the Inland Empire. A video harassing the Elotero went viral and soon after, Jesus raised $ 20,000 to help him.

“I don’t want people to glorify me in any way, honestly, everything is community driven. It’s not me, it’s a bunch of angels coming together to make this possible.”

The recipients are surprised and overwhelmed by his generosity.

Jesus does not want to embarrass the seller or expose him to a higher risk of theft so that he never reveals faces.

Instagram launches TikTok type function ‘Remix’ for Reels, this is the best way to use it

To keep taking over the Chinese short-form video app TikTok, Facebook’s own Instagram has announced a new feature called Remix, which allows users to create, share, and add their own perspective and fun on their Reels platform.

Instagram users can now “remix” a role, which means they can upload a video alongside someone else’s, based on the original clip.

The feature is already popular on TikTok, often for dance challenges, under the “Duet” feature.

“With Remix, you can create your own role in addition to an existing role. Interactive tools like live rooms, polls and questions in stories, and AR effects have always been an important part of connecting people on Instagram,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

This is how it works

1. Tap the three-dot menu of a role and select “Shuffle this role”.

2. The screen will split into your original role and your new role, and you can now start recording your remix.

3. Your inclusion takes place next to the original roll.

“After recording, you can control the volume for the original audio, the recorded audio, and add a voice-over,” Instagram said.

Remixes are only activated automatically for new roles. However, if you already have a role that you want people to remix, you can activate it manually by tapping that three-dot menu on your own video and selecting “Activate Remix.”

Instagram launched Reels in India in July 2020. Facebook’s own application provided a short video feature after TikTok, which was very popular in India, was banned by the government.

Several features have been added since Reels was launched last year.

These include extending the recording time limit up to 30 seconds, extending the countdown timer to 10 seconds while recording, and adding options to trim and delete clips from the timeline.

Updates have also been made to the audio features so you can now save audio clips, share audio pages, and search for trending songs.

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“Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms” is a unique, unprecedented live PPV entertainment mega-event that features an over-the-top Gatsby-style production boxing competition that features the world’s biggest social media stars from YouTube Compete against the new symbols from the explosive TikTok platform. Austin McBroom, Founder of The ACE familywill compete against TikTok star and teen idol Bryce Hall for the main event with additional matches Danny Duncan, DDG, Deji, FaZe Jarvis, Michael le, Nate Wyatt, Tanner Fox, Tayler Holder and Vinnie Hacker. The colossal event will also feature live music performances from some of the world’s greatest pop and hip hop stars, to be announced in the coming weeks, all of which culminate in a legendary day and legendary live entertainment of pop culture.

The first in a series of major Social Gloves events planned in partnership with LiveXLive, Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms, is being produced by a visionary and social media elite Hollywood Playmaker Paul Cazers and is represented by an entertainment lawyer Jason Ziven at Sanders Roberts, LLP.

“This graduation is the culmination of every major learning I’ve had while at the forefront of the social media industry, including the first social media PPV event, Logan vs KSI, that I put together. Got there we’ve seen it’s rabid The international fan base of these social media moguls has had more audiences and sales than traditional professional professional sports events, “said the executive producer Paul Cazers. “This event is a perfect storm of celebrities, social media, technology, digital marketing, pop culture and, ultimately, good old people Hollywood 101 Celebrity and Industry Magic. Every component of this unique moment is designed to be a larger than life spectacle and drive viewers across all social media platforms around the world. Every model we see tracks this as the biggest PPV event in history. “

“We are proud to partner with Paul and his team on Social Gloves, the largest boxing competition between TikTokers and YouTubers. By combining sports and music into a new franchise for a range of mega entertainment events, we can advertise beyond our flywheel do – hear, see I’ve innovated some of the biggest and best PPVs including boxing, music, home run derby, and movies, and we’ve finally got to a point where technology is advancing and brands, fans, and talent are coming We’re excited that LiveXLive has the opportunity to be part of the delivery of the largest global PPV in history. The social media heavyweights and their fans become one voice on all social platforms, and the ultimate champions will be decided on fight night. “specified Robert Ellin, Chairman and CEO of LiveXLive.

Further details on Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms, including ticket and PPV information, will be announced in the coming weeks.

About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
Headquarters in Los Angeles, California, LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (the “Company”) (pronounced “Live” by “Live”) is a leading global all-in-one platform for streaming artists, providing world-class music and entertainment content as well as live streams from the world’s leading and professional artists curated streaming radio stations, podcasts and original video and audio-on-demand content, as well as personalized merchandise that connects artists with millions of fans every day. The company has streamed over 1,800 artists since then January 2020 and has created a valuable link between bands, fans and brands by building long-term franchises in audio, video, podcasting, pay-per-view (PPV), live streaming and specialty goods. LiveXLive is available for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire as well as OTT, Samsung TV, STIRR, Sling and XUMO, in addition to its own app, online website and social channels. The wholly owned subsidiary of the company PodcastOnegenerates more than 2.25 billion downloads per year with more than 400 episodes per week spread across a stall of hundreds of top podcasts. The company’s other major wholly owned subsidiaries are LiveXLive, Slacker radio, Gifts respondand custom personalization solutions. For more information, visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter at @livexlive.

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Contacts:

LiveXLive press contact:
The group of roses
[email protected]
424.645.4620
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614.226.9542

IR contact:
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310.601.2505

“Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms” Press contact:
Rogers & Cowan PMK
Jennifer Cruz / Chaima Mennana
[email protected] /. [email protected]

Sponsoring contact:
For sponsorship inquiries, please contact: [email protected]

SOURCE LiveXLive Media, Inc.

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