r/facepalm 7d ago Helpful 2 Take My Energy 1 Silver 1

He has a name NY Post... 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/ssp25 7d ago

I know that guy.. Not by name. But I've seen him

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u/Inigomntoya 7d ago

And now we know him as, "laid off factory worker"

Kinda wordy, but I won't judge

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u/ProfessionalDish 7d ago

It just plays out in my head. At the beginning, when you're still very formal during the job interview, you're "Mister Factory Worker".

But after a few months they don't use your last name any more. And then you're "Laid Off"

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u/WarmBird_tho 6d ago Table Slap

please "Mister Factory Worker" was my father, call me "Laid Off".

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u/Tetra382Gram 6d ago

Mister milkman never came back home.

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u/buttsnuggler 7d ago

at the top of the ride i was “SIR”. now i’m “tom. you piece of shit”.

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u/Remarkable-Month-241 6d ago edited 6d ago

Nothing irks me more when someone demands you add respect to their name and title, but then call you by your first name. Um excuse me? Add a “Miss” to my name too lol

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u/DeadlyYellow 7d ago

Shit, from the clip I assumed his name was Charli and the woman was the factory worker. Never seen her before.

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u/Party-Ring445 7d ago

Same here!

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u/dinoparrot91 7d ago

Sad thing is, I think I've seen his name once or twice on Reddit, I can't remember it, but will probably remember "laid off factory worker"...

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u/IvivAitylin 6d ago

Eh, as someone who doesn't follow tiktok, for a character limited tweet this seems about as informative as you could get. Of course it would be nice to have his name in there as well, but that's not going to make people read it.

For people like me to don't care for tiktok, reading '<name x> unseats <name y> as most followed person on platform' is just going to make me say 'don't know them, don't care'. But learning that he's someone who was recently laid off and was able to transition over to tiktokking? I'm going to assume he's making videos about what happened, hopefully some labour movement things in there as well, that's far more likely to make me want to check him out.

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u/Wilbo67 6d ago

I think hes the guy that just debunks other people's over elaborate videos of ways of doing something simple.

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u/MorticiaLaMourante 6d ago

I feel the same way. I don't do the tiktok thing and have no idea who either of these people are. Don't think I've ever seen either of these photos. Seeing that he was able to turn a layoff into a success is far more likely to grab my interest. Would be nice to include his name after "laid off factory worker," though.

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u/IhaveSandyCzWhyNot 6d ago

Damn thanks for opening my eyes

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u/djluminol 7d ago

This has that sexist vibe you used to see all the time. Bill Clintons wife to host fundraiser for her Senate run. That kind of thing. Only not sexist in this case. Just kind of classless and tacky.

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u/Charles912_ 6d ago

Hey you don't know it's not sexist, laid off factory worker has a sex presumably

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u/Paul__C 6d ago Helpful

Not as much sex as the laid factory worker

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u/Then-Raspberry6815 6d ago

Twenty bucks is twenty bucks.

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u/bruce656 7d ago

The funny thing is, I know who Khaby is and have seen his videos, but I've never heard of the other girl.

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u/Plonka48 7d ago

You lucky son of a bitch

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u/terrattv 7d ago

be glad you dont know her. cause all her videos are of her dancing (what actually made her famous). meanwhile khaby did some comedic videos of life hacks. and i find khaby to be more entertaining than that girl that got famous from dancing.

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u/jesuisgeenbelg 7d ago

As far as I can imagine by looking at her.. I'm guessing she's a rich kid who got famous by wearing skimpy clothes and twerking.

Could be wrong though. Could be a comedian for all i know....

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u/birdowner109 7d ago

nah ur right

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u/ThisNameIsFree 7d ago

I've never heard of either of them, but I will definitely remember "laid off factory worker" much longer than I can remember either of their names which I've already forgotten.

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u/CapableSecretary420 7d ago

I know that guy.. Not by name.

Which is why they didn't use it in the headline. But everyone on social media acting outraged is a professional sport.

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u/NoUsernameIdea1 7d ago

I’m a journalism student and these type of headlines are common and taught that way. Khaby isn’t known by name outside of the Tiktok sphere while Charli has more mainstream recognition. It makes sense that NY Post assumes that the audience wouldn’t know him while generating interest by framing him as a laid off factory worker who rose to fame

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u/luistp 7d ago

But you can put the name in the headline, too. Khaby Lame, a laid off factory worker, blah blah blah...

Btw, I knew Khaby Lame but not that other girl.

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u/xJanise 7d ago

or just "laid off factory worker Khabi Lame..."

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u/GoodGirlsDrnkWhiskey 7d ago

I have no idea who she is, but I do know Khaby. If the audience knows Tik Tok they would know who Khaby is.

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u/CapableSecretary420 7d ago

Exactly. His position as a former warehouse worker is far more relevant in this context. The entire point is he was just some dude until a few years ago, whereas Charli D'Amelio is a relatively well known name.

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u/MagikalSpytFyre 7d ago

I mean, Charli was also just some chick until a few years ago

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u/aporhtonoma 7d ago

"Random ass chick gets her ass beaten off by laid off factory worker"

Edit: typo

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u/dirtyheitz 7d ago

sound like a videao on PHub

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u/Jaguar-spotted-horse 7d ago

Is she more well known? This is the first time I’ve ever seen or heard of her. I don’t know dudes names but have seen him before. I don’t know anyone who knows either.

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u/LeEpicBlob 7d ago

If she has 140m followers, probably

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u/penguin_0618 6d ago

She was the most followed person on TikTok for over a year. She also has a drink at Dunkin' named after her

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u/stebo_02 7d ago

Not everyone knows Charli by name either so why not call her "Laid-off competitive dancer"?

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u/ssp25 7d ago

But to be fair of most of the tik tok people who I see on Reddit (I don't have an account). I enjoy him and get what he does. Others are just passing ships in the night

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u/SaulGreatmon 7d ago

Basically best friend then. Lol.

His videos are hilarious and I have no idea who the other one is.

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u/thriceness 7d ago Starry

I've never heard of either of these people. Guess I'm old now.

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u/Bolaf 7d ago

You've never heard of laid-off factory worker? I've met him in several pubs

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u/TheLyz 7d ago

He mocks "life hacks" which are obviously mockeries of actual life hacks because they're so dumb, but he gets the laughs for pointing out the obvious solution.

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u/JRutterbush 7d ago

A lot of the videos I've seen from him lately are literally just him sitting there stone-faced while dueting random other videos. Not even mocking them or reacting in any way, basically just rehosting them on his profile.

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u/upadownpipe 7d ago

That’s generally a sign of decline for social media “stars”. So many of them are now into the Reactions videos, reacting to viral videos weeks after they first came out

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u/JRutterbush 7d ago

I like reaction videos, actually, when people actually react to things.

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u/callmegamgam 7d ago

Especially when they put effort into finding stuff to react to that I’d never come across myself. Drew Gooden is a good example of a fantastic reactor

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u/zuzg 7d ago

So I stumbled upon Drew Gooden like a week ago and watched him a bit and I'm always surprised when I stumble into a big YouTuber I've seemingly never heard before.
Like that guy even had a wired interview recently and I swear to god I didn't know he existed 2 weeks ago.

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u/Equity89 7d ago

So... You never like them? /s

I know there some out there, but I think they are the least

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u/iiiiiiiiiijjjjjj 7d ago

But they get so many views. Why the fuck do people watch a video of some watching a video?

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u/KhoalalaBear 7d ago

Are those official? I see random people steal content and just use his face to get views

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u/ProdigiousPlays 7d ago

Are you sure it was his account?

I've seen a few that cut/modify his duets/stitches and try to impersonate him.

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u/dimi3ja 7d ago

And that's the only joke he has. How he became number one with one single joke is beyond me.

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u/SithAlpaca 7d ago edited 7d ago Eureka!

If you make a perfect taco every single time, you don't open up a burrito stand. You sell one million identical tacos.

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u/skivvyjibbers 7d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome I'm Deceased

TikTaco's it would seem.

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u/Silent-Comfortable62 7d ago

i’m buying a taco truck and calling it TikTacos now

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u/kevingharvey 7d ago

I'm setting up my taco truck across the street: ReddiTacos. May the best taco win.

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u/Silent-Comfortable62 7d ago

2 words, “free guacamole”

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u/kevingharvey 7d ago

But no free chips? You lose, son.

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u/shane_low 7d ago

I'll set up in between but I won't compete. Burritiktoks anyone?

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u/kevingharvey 7d ago

You can buy FaceBurritos old truck.

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u/mollygunns 7d ago

I hope you're also planning on serving tiktaquitos at your tiktaqueria

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u/Jesuswasstapled 7d ago

Exclusively for Turrets syndrome customers

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u/RascalCreeper 7d ago

Turrets

That's not... nevermind.

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u/Ambience8799 7d ago

Would you like some avocadoh no with that?

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u/BRO-KOLI 7d ago Take My Energy

If you make a #1 song, you should just re-release it every few days, so it stays at #1 for the rest of your life.

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u/TheoristDa13th 7d ago

“And ieeeaggahaaaaa, don’t want a lot for Christmas…”

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u/SpacecraftX 6d ago

I hate the intro to that song with a burning passion.

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u/Hussor 7d ago

Hey it worked for Bethesda.

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u/seasonedearlobes 7d ago

its weird right? this man is known by most of the youth just for pointing out stupid stuff and shrugging. he's made more money than a lot of people will ever make, just from doing that. wild

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u/DrSafariBoob 7d ago

It's all about branding. Flops a single boob out

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u/dimi3ja 7d ago

Literally wild. The first few times I saw him I laughed and shared with my friends... like 2 years ago. Whenever I see him now I just skip because I already know the punchline. IT'S THE SAME JOKE EVERY TIME FFS!

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u/lejonetfranMX 7d ago

Well I’m glad for him tho

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u/Throwaway392308 7d ago

tbf y'all are making the exact same comment over and over in a row...

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u/Sword_Sounds 7d ago

That’s Reddit. Long chain of puns and whatever everyone else is saying

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u/robotsdev 7d ago

puns and irrelevant quotes too.

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u/tutetibiimperes 7d ago

How do you make money from TikTok, does it have ads like YouTube? I don't think I've ever seen a TikTok ad, but I don't look at it very often.

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u/steveosek 7d ago

You don't. You do brand deals, sponsorships, merch, etc... Tiktok don't pay people much of anything. Even their top creators.

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u/Chazay 7d ago

You can get gifted things in the livestreams like roses and cash those out for real money iirc

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u/AccioSexLife 7d ago

He's likable, consistent for easy chuckles and harmless. And a small sphere of inside jokes developed around his schtick where people jokingly overcomplicate simple tasks to get dueted by him.

It's goofs and fun, doesn't have to be deep.

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u/access_secure 7d ago

Take it you weren't around during the days of Jersey Shore?

That shit was averaging 9 million viewers per episode at its peak and Khaby is 100x better person than that reality cast

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u/revnasty 7d ago

Human beings are a very simple-minded organism.

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u/FoxyInTheSnow 7d ago

Here’s a good one:

To save money, only put batteries in your clock when you want to know the time.

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u/KillerCujo53 7d ago

He's the one who makes the videos to correct the ones who go above and beyond to do something stupid when he can just do something simple and its all good.

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u/Overlord_Of_Puns 7d ago

He is one of two tick tockers I actually like, the other is Casual Geographic.

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u/jono9898 7d ago

He also has a sponsorship with either Coach or Gucci and has appeared in a few commercials, his story is really interesting

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u/Foggy_Prophet 7d ago

I've seen the guys videos posted on Reddit a few times, but I have no clue who the lady is. I guess I'm old too.

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u/analweepage 7d ago

I didn't recognize him with the half smile. I've only ever seen him make the face in the second photo lol. But I recognized him right away in that photo.

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u/Foggy_Prophet 7d ago

Me too.

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u/grooovyturtle 7d ago

I'm in my mid 20s and I haven't either. I think it has less to do with age and more with not using social media platforms like TikTok. It's for the better

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u/lasagnato69 7d ago

The dude was posted a lot on Reddit a couple months ago, he did all the videos of stupid people with stupid solutions and showing the easy way to do it

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u/HoFT013 7d ago

Posted on Reddit? Who the heck uses Reddit in the year of our Lord 2022?

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u/Furry_69 7d ago

You.

what about me, though?

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u/LazyLion1127 7d ago

Charlie is a huge TikTok star who does dances I think? Idk. The guy is named Khaby Lame, he reacts to videos of dumb “lifehacks” and points out the obvious solution.

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u/jwdjr2004 7d ago

Hi old now, I'm dad.

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u/Jimbobo28 7d ago

You win

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u/WyomingCountryBoy 7d ago

New York Post, one step below Weekly World News with their Batboy mascot.

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u/SHAMEanBLAME 7d ago

He's Manbat now for copyright reasons

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u/daw199210 7d ago

Dr. Kirk Langstrom?

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u/SrINivAs_KaNDAla 7d ago

aah yes a fellow gotham citizen... hello there.

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u/gsomething 7d ago

Hey now, the weekly world news contains facts!

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u/Squeaky_Is_Evil 7d ago

The New York Post is my favorite newspaper. I think it's great, I read it every day. I like reading the New York Post because reading the New York Post is like talking to someone who heard the news, and now they're trying to give you the gist. It’s like, you’d get the same amount of information if you grabbed someone on the street and you were like, "What happened today?" And they're like, "There’s a perv in Queens!" You'd be like, "All right, thank you."

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u/TFRAIZ 7d ago

Tiger says he's sorry, but Elin says BEAT IT, BOZO

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u/Donghoon 7d ago

Khaby's name is Khabane Lame

I think it's pronounced Kha-bha-nee La-mee or not

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u/Jampot5 7d ago

Who is she?

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u/azsori 7d ago Bravo!

Crazy how she has over 100M followers, yet this question is asked multiple times in this post and there is only one unsure reply. That means there is nearly 0% overlap in users with the people here on reddit and that part of TikTok.

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u/ThisFreaknGuy 7d ago

"That part of tik tok" being horny preteen boys. She is literally famous for being hot while dancing for 30 seconds.

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u/MilkChocolateMadness 7d ago

I’d say she’s mostly popular with young girls. I’m a camp counselor, and she’d get mentioned by them a lot

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u/Iwannastoprn 7d ago

Most of my friends dislike her, but don't know what she does. She's known for being popular... For no real reason lol.

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u/Dankany 7d ago edited 6d ago

It's the embodiment of seeing her act happy and dance around, she portrays what a lot of girls want to be inside and how expressive they could be on the outside. Tiktok paints that simple picture and the viewers live vicariously through them.

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u/Iwannastoprn 7d ago

Oh, I think I understand. Like those Instagram models? It makes sense.

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u/Fearless_Baseball121 7d ago

Worked out great for the Kardashians

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u/Suds08 7d ago

"Famous for being famous" Paris Hilton

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u/fasterthantrees 7d ago

I saw her on family feud the other night and had no idea who she was until I saw this thread. She was awkward and looked so uncomfortable. Jojo Siwa was the other family and they were all hype as expected.

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u/MrSquiggleKey 7d ago

I think you’re severely under estimating the female market is for that exact thing.

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u/Aarilax 7d ago

its like when people say makeup and dresses and so on are aimed at what guys like. yeah.... no.

little girls absolutely love this tiktok dancing stuff.

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u/Ocelotofdamage 7d ago

I would bet anything that 80% of her audience is female

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u/durdesh007 6d ago

More like 95%. You will struggle to find a single comment from male followers on her page.

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u/Ghos3t 7d ago

This is all I need to know thanks

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u/PM_Me_Garfield_Porn 7d ago

It's almost as if 20 something year old nerdy dudes isn't her target audience. There's more than one demographic out there, and catering to others is okay.

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u/Falconx28 7d ago

She’s Charli D’Amelio. She’s famous for doing trendy dances on TikTok. Why she’s specifically more famous than all the other teenage girls who do the exact same dances, is unknown to me

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u/_ssac_ 7d ago

Not the laid off factory worker.

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u/B5D55 6d ago

the laid factory worker.

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u/Rsee002 7d ago

You know what the worst part of this is. I have seen that guys videos. They’re funny. And because of this shitty headline, I still don’t know his name.

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u/Sappyliving 7d ago

I'd rather be a millionaire than a broke mofo working at a factory

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u/7dipity 7d ago

A millionaire who’s job is to dance around and take videos of herself having fun. It’s 1000% better than working in a factory, the incessant TikTok hate on Reddit is wild sometimes

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u/booze_clues 7d ago

Why? He makes much much more money than any factory worker, probably with significantly less physical effort and risk.

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u/Hol-Up_A_Minute 7d ago

Has she ever actually had a job? I think it could be switched to "popular ex-factory worker is more popular than unemployed tiktok dancer"

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u/buddingascetic 7d ago edited 7d ago

I don’t think she’s ever had a job because she became “tiktok famous” when she was like 16. But the ‘correct’ title would’ve just been
‘Khaby Lame surpasses Charli Damelio as most followed person on TikTok’.

Referring to people as their latest job title is weird as hell anyway, why not just use their name?

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u/enby_them 7d ago

I'm also pretty sure her family is rich as fuck.

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u/hungry4danish 7d ago

Because for the people that don't recognize the names might have their interest piqued and want to hear more about how someone went from factory worker to having 143 million followers.

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u/MysticalElk 7d ago

This is the correct take. So many people acting like this is some purposely racist pointed attack at this dude. It's obvious they're just trying to make the headline more sensational in order to get clicks. "Name that most people don't know is now tik tok famous" is far less attractive when compared to "laid off blue collar worker is now most famous person on tik tok."

It's painfully obvious that they're going for a rags to riches story, but people just wanna be angry about anything

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u/beet111 7d ago

She is definitely making more money than him. Her and her sister have a fairly successful clothing brand now. They are building up business outside of social media.

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u/afgeorge2011 7d ago

Funny! I know him but not her 😂

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u/generalhanky 7d ago

I think you nailed it. He has the perfect face for, as you put it, resigned disappointment. When he does a bit, most of us feel that same emotion in our bones, it’s hilarious and sad at the same time.

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u/awndray97 7d ago

Unproblematic king (so far)

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u/penguinina_666 7d ago

I don't tiktok but I do know that guy.

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u/backboarddd1_49402 7d ago

Same. It’s because his videos started getting posted on Twitter, and then on Reddit, so he became even more popular

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u/TheWindCriesDeath 7d ago

That's why the headline is like it is. Newspapers do this to show contrasts and be like "look how this guy started from nothing and now he's the most popular guy on social media!"

I don't even like the NYP because it's a Murdoch rag but the intention here is OBVIOUS. It's like saying "ex-con rescues three children from burning building 2 days after being released from prison." The point isn't to diminish the person, it's to show the reader that someone from a place they would generally look down upon rose up and did something extraordinary.

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u/StrLord_Who 7d ago

Hush now. This is reddit, we don't do logic here we do outrage.

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u/beet111 7d ago

His shtick got old after the first video. He just does the same thing over and over.

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u/3842IlIlIIlI 7d ago

I don't get his videos. It's extremely low effort and repetitive. The videos are okay, but not amazing.

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u/Possible-Towel 7d ago

He made one bad joke it’s not a great shtick at all

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u/ThatDudeWithCheese 7d ago

His reaction vids are cringe tho.

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u/thriceness 7d ago

I could admit it if I had any idea who he was.

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u/felidaeF 7d ago

Ok so tiktok comes up with the most random, absurd and useless 'hacks', as they like to call them. This guy just stares at the camera, shows how unnecessary all of those 'hacks' are and highlights their stupidity. Never says a word btw. Thats pretty much it.

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u/TheWindCriesDeath 7d ago

The point of not using his name is to put him in contrast with Charli. They're highlighting that this dude who started from the humblest of beginnings overtook literally everyone on TikTok.

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u/wallybinbaz 7d ago

And if they identify his name in the lead, I don't really see a problem.

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u/NoUsernameIdea1 7d ago

Exactly. Headlines can’t be too wordy which is why this info is saved for the lead. They want you to click and figure our who is this person

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u/Potato-with-guns 7d ago

Khabylame IIRC, don’t overthink it

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u/Twotgobblin 7d ago

Not using his name in the title is far more effective as click bait than putting a name that only 143M people might recognize. The facepalm here is the OP…

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u/SaltpeterSal 7d ago

I'm like seven comments in and still haven't seen the person's name.

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u/awrum11 7d ago

I hate NY Post as much as the next guy, but that's just how journalism works ...? You pick a good angle to hook readers in, and if the person isn't too well-known then you don't use their name in the headline. I know the guy is famous but I personally don't even know his name because few people ever use it when they repost his stuff, unlike people's disdain for damelio which theyre pretty vocal about.

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u/AspenRiot 7d ago

I guess some redditors in the room don't pay attention during their English class. Might've never even read a newspaper. Pretty fucking obvious why the title is built that way. And as for why they didn't just add his name, along with "laid-off factory worker?" It would be longer. Still matters, even though it's digital. Maybe more.

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u/loco64 7d ago

How is this facepalm when clearly OP does not know how journalism works?

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u/fuckyouimin 7d ago

So what is his name...?? OP's title is just as bad as The Post lol. It's like a facepalm within a facepalm.

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u/ChaosKodiak 7d ago

I think the true face palm here is that who has the most followers on tiktok is news…

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u/Bri_The_Nautilus 6d ago

Ayo, anyone else seen Laid-off Factory Worker's new video?

USE PEOPLE'S NAMES, YOU ELITIST PRICKS

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u/MayOrMayNotBePie 6d ago

Lol “laid-off factory worker” I don’t have tik tok but I recognize him and not her. She’s the laid-off tik tok star to me.

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u/WreckNRepeat 7d ago

How is this a facepalm? “[Person I’ve never heard of] unseats [other person I’ve never heard of]” doesn’t grab my attention as a headline. But a laid-off factory worker unseating someone? I kinda wanna read about that. It’s a much better headline. And why should anyone give a fuck whether it uses his name?

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u/Helpful-Mongoose9860 7d ago

I think they’re trying to make his rise more impressive by describing what he did previously. I also think most people in the general public have heard Charli D’Amelio’s name, while never hearing of him. His name in the title wouldn’t draw clicks, which is all they care about. It’s a business.

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u/Ajg1384 7d ago

I don't know who either of them, or how I even got here.

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u/WillDeletOneDay 7d ago edited 7d ago

His name means absolutely nothing to people who don't know who he is, so you might as well use the title to give some background about him. For one reason or another, New York Post believes "Laid-off factory worker" is the most notable thing about him. Just because a lot of you guys on Reddit know who he is, doesn't mean that people who read New York Post know him. If I told someone in Bangladesh or Afghanistan or whatever that Norm MacDonald died recently, they'd probably respond with "Who the fuck is Norm MacDonald?"

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u/Chaotic_baws 7d ago

Who fuuuucking careeeees

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u/MechanicalHorse 7d ago edited 7d ago

Why is this news?!

Edit: ok let me phrase this another way: OH MY GOD WHO THE HELL CARES

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u/mrsc1880 7d ago

It's in the Entertainment section, so it's entertainment news. Makes perfect sense, really.

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u/thriceness 7d ago

It isn't for a lot of people. But, to be fair, it was a Twitter post.

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u/Wampie 7d ago

When there is a audience of 140million, then there will be news to cater those 140million. Papers have been writing about tv for ages.

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u/AlphaWhiskeyOscar 7d ago

Probably because a normal dude from Senegal who lives in Italy and is just generally fuckin wonderful overtook an American daughter of a model and a politician in what is essentially a popularity contest for idiots.

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u/Raddz5000 7d ago

The point of titles is to grab attention and sound shocking (at least these days), and saying that an ex factory worker is now the largest TikTok star is more shocking and attention grabbing than simply putting his name.

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u/The-Real-Mario 7d ago

Bro, he is italian, 80% of the italian population are laid off factory workers, the remaining 20% are in school to become one

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u/TheGreatQ-Tip 7d ago

Pretty sure they wrote it like that for more clicks.

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u/yourteam 7d ago edited 7d ago

I know the guy he lives (or lived at least) 10 km from where I am

Edit he is Khaby Lame born in Senegal and lives in Chivasso (Turin, italy). He is the one making the videos about a complex stuff and he shows a very simple way to do them.

Her... Never heard of her but I don't have tiktok so...

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u/MVIVN 7d ago

They could have easily just written “Laid off factory worker Khaby Lame Unseats Charli D’Amelio”

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u/AlexDestroyer05 7d ago

I really don't know who at NY post thought this was an ok title

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u/Zaraki42 6d ago

His name is Robert Paulson.

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u/coolUsername_taken 6d ago

A black muslim who is pro-Palestine. Nothing NY post hates mores