Charli D'Amelio Fans Rush to Defend TikToker, 17, Over Twerking Video

TikTok star Charli D'Amelio has been defended by legions of fans, after footage emerged of her twerking at a Fourth of July party on Sunday night.

In a video clip—shared by JT, of rap duo City Girls, on Instagram stories—the social media sensation, 17, was seen pulling out the risqué dance move as she partied with a group of pals at a star-studded bash.

Stabilizing herself against what appeared to be the edge of a stage, D'Amelio was cheered on by a small group as she got into the celebratory spirit.

However, as the brief clip was circulated on Twitter, a faction of critics questioned why the teenager was partying with adults at the gathering, which appeared to have taken place in the Hamptons, New York.

And fans quickly came to D'Amelio's defense, with some claiming that her older sister and parents were present at the soirée, while others said that the star has the right to enjoy herself like everybody else.

"Charli is having fun like a normal teen I've been shaking my a** since I was six let her be😭😭😭😭," wrote @Chasehatebot on Twitter.

Said @braddisonlmao: "'charli damelio's 17 twerking on grown a** ppl🤨' YALL THAT'S LITERALLY HER SISTER BEHIND HER."

"The girl can't go to damn party and have fun without y'all complaining," tweeted @CAaRrtier. "She's twerking on her sister, it's the end of the damn world. Leave the poor gal alone, she's obviously safe her sister and parents were there."

Also defending D'Amelio, @ilymaars wrote: "why's charli receiving hate for twerking when theirs other teens her age twerking? the only issue here is why she's in the club anyways when shes not even an adult yet."

Said @lethalpixiedust: "yall are so weird Skull Charli was twerking on her SISTER. and literally everyone twerks and i mean EVERYONE of all ages, why are yall freaking out now? how was everyone in that room supposed to know she was doing that? and yall body shaming her aswell?? get help. yall grown."

Meanwhile, another fan pointed out that D'Amelio had kept the party going hours later, as the star took to TikTok to share a video of herself twerking in a kitchen.

“charli damelio’s 17 twerking on grown ass ppl🤨” YALL THAT’S LITERALLY HER SISTER BEHIND HER.

— salem (@braddisonlmao) July 5, 2021

Sharing the video in question on Twitter, @swayxrae wrote: "i'm sorry this is so funny charli really said u guys wanna hate on me twerking let me do it some more HAHAHAH."

In November, Charli—who is TikTok's most popular creator with more than 119 million followers—faced backlash after sharing a video in which she and her sister, Dixie D'Amelio, made faces as a personal chef described a menu.

She subsequently shared a teary video, in which she mulled quitting the platform altogether as she spoke about the vitriolic posts that had been aimed at her.

i’m sorry this is so funny charli really said u guys wanna hate on me twerking let me do it some more HAHAHAH

— michelle (@swayxrae) July 5, 2021

"You can not like me but not attack the way I look of the fact that you don't want me here," she said. "That's where I kind of draw the line. Seeing how people reacted to this, I don't even know if I want to do this anymore. This is messed up stuff that people are saying."

"People telling me to hang myself and blatantly disrespecting the fact that I'm still a human being is not okay at all," she continued.

"You can hate on me for whatever I've done but the fact that all of this is happening because of a misunderstanding... I just feel like that's not okay," said D'Amelio.

Newsweek has contacted a representative for Charli D'Amelio for comment.

Carli D'Amelio faces backlash over twerking video
Charli D'Amelio attends the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, which was broadcast live on FOX on May 27, 2021. The TikTok star has been defended by fans, after video emerged of her twerking at a Fourth of July party. Getty Images for iHeartMedia/Emma McIntyre