TikTok, a “lip-sync battle” app, has just crossed the $100 million dollar barrier.
YouTube star Billy Eichner is a bit upset.
Eichner publicly complained on Twitter that TikTok creators made hundreds of dollars a minute.
Eichner is particularly mad about Sklyer the Chandelier Guy.
I could tell you who the Chandelier Guy is. But Billy Eichner would freak out. — Billy Eichner (@billyeichner) April 4, 2020
“By the end of this year, TikTok creators could make as much as $100 million a year, according to studies by digital marketing firm Tubular Labs. That’s equal to earning the same yearly salary as the casts of several TV shows,” reports Mashable.
Money, money, money.
The Chandelier Guy (real name: Sklyer Eliades) is making hundreds of dollars a minute.
As this story unravels, he appears to be the most popular man on TikTok. And he doesn’t say a word.
If he doesn’t say a word?
His fans will tear your mic off!
They call it a collage.
What’s collage? They’re rolling the rack. pic.twitter.com/FOlW4BFlJI — Robin (@Lunicashard) March 5, 2016
Whoever creates the most solid collage wins.
It comes with a $75 dollar gift card.
Sklyer doesn’t spend all that dough on anybody.
He just breaks his catchphrase into 18 different (relatively) small pieces, which can be merged and then Photoshopped into action shot format.
I just submitted a collage to TikTok. pic.twitter.com/pJIfUA2iZl — Davon Wickline (@davanowickline) March 4, 2018
As Mashable points out, “It’s pretty simple. Sklyer is essentially a collage.
Sklyer creates artistic collages with a small picture attached to a block of photo. He will choose the pattern, photos, and textures. He then cuts together his creations to form a collage.”
With Sklyer the Chandelier Guy doing “That’s What I Like,” the King of Snapchat is threatening to ban him from his app.
Here’s what he posted Thursday evening:
“Last night I got a violation on my Snapchat while Sklyer the Chandelier Guy was in a video playing make believe. I just posted about it in an Instagram story. I’m a human. I will get one of my fans to comment to report it for content violations, so I will get a violation report which will get me a technical message for the app. I am a human. I can’t afford to pay 5000 dollars to have a built in filter. “All ok, what’s your world these days — I just need my group of friends to report it and I’ll change my bio name. That’s what I do, change my bio’s in TikTok. But do what you gotta do — spam me. it was caught, but I’m joking. TikTok’s owner Snap has my screen with my original name.”
See, he’s taking it all in stride.
Davon Wickline is an entrepreneur and small business owner from Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter.