As an entertainment editor whose job is to report on celebrity gossip, I can tell you that it’s very easy to find yourself smack bang in the middle of said gossip. No one knows this more than three of my favourite tea-spilling Instagram pages, Deuxmoi, Celeb Spellcheck and Aussie Influencer Opinions.
Over the past few weeks, all three accounts have been embroiled in some sort of scandal or another and hang on a minute, it’s just occurred to me that this is all happening during the transition from Pisces season to Aries season…
Could be a coincidence, but then again, I don’t believe in coincidences.
But anyway, I digress.
In case you haven’t been closely following along like moi, I thought I’d compose an easy-to-understand recap about the storm brewing over on Instagram, involving Deux, CSC and AIO.
Buckle up fam, this is a spicy one.
One of the major revelations came via an insider who claimed that the people in Armie Hammer’s camp, which no longer includes his agent or management as they subsequently ditched him, blame the scandal on celebrity gossip Instagram, @deuxmoi, which published unverified allegations about the actor to its followers.
Here’s what the passage read:
Those in Armie’s camp mainly blame the scandal on the unverified gossip account @deuxmoi, which published and proliferated its Armie claims to more than 750,000 users in January. “You used to have to verify facts before making allegations like this,” said one friend, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “He’s being attacked from all different angles on unverified claims…It’s hard for people around him to watch this.”
Deuxmoi was quick to fire back at Vanity Fair , writing: “Whoa! Can’t help but wonder how y’all are digesting that load of shit!!”
“In regards to this ‘load of shit’ reporters should get up on their fact-checking before naming our account as associated with actors involved in serious allegations,” adding that “we broke no news, we broke no story” about Armie Hammer.
“We reshared information that was ALREADY POSTED by other accounts and that was shared by many other people on all social media platforms in addition to two posts that included quotes that were ON THE RECORD.”
They added, “No specific allegations were ever mentioned in any of these posts.
“In conclusion, major ick to any ‘camp’ or publication who would try to put blame for an actor’s scandal on a social media account that reshared information that ALL publications did at that time. And for the record AGAIN we never posted ANY OF THE DETAILS.”
They concluded, “And for the record AGAIN we never posted ANY OF THE DETAILS.”
Vanity Fair has stayed silent on the matter but woof, Deux is maaaaad (rightfully fucking so).
Last Friday, Celeb Spellcheck stans were left stunned after noticing that the page had been scrubbed of all its posts.
The last we heard from the account before it went dark, it posted a video of what appeared to show former The Bachelor contestant Laurina Fleure snorting white powder at a party with friends from over the weekend.
Overnight, the person behind Celeb Spellcheck put those rumours to bed with a statement on Instagram:
“I’m not being sued (that I know of, lol) & I’m not at risk of having my identity revealed. I will be taking a little break while I think about the future of this account. Moderating the comments has become time-consuming (but very necessary), as is dealing with all the other things that come with having a very large audience.”
A bunch of local influencers then took to Instagram to call out the page, including Keira Maguire and Sophia Cachia.
The page still remains dark, barring the aforementioned statement.
Aussie Influencer Opinions
After Aussie Influencer Opinions, a page inspired by Celeb Spellcheck, showed support for the account, they were subsequently DM’ed by oyster-loving influencer Ruby Tuesday Matthews who called them a “coward” and a “bully” and offered the following thinly veiled threat: “I’d hate to see you in Celeb Spellcheck’s boat.”
The DM was shared to Aussie Influencer Opinions’ Instagram Story, have at it:
Aussie Influencer Opinions then fired back, stating that they “do not ever encourage people to threaten people’s children.”
“I call bullshit and take your comment on that with a grain of salt.”
To which Ruby Tuesday Matthews replied: “Are you kidding me? Ha. Call bullshit. Why would I make something like that up about my children?”
Aussie Influencer Opinions then agreed to remove the two posts about Ruby Tuesday Matthews, who proceeded to point out that Celeb Spellcheck “didn’t just take her account down,” insinuating that they didn’t leave Instagram for a break, as she claimed in an Instagram post, but rather for other reasons (FYI there’s a hot theory going ’round that she’s being sued by an influencer, potentially Laurina Fleure over *that* video).
After their online barney, Ruby Tuesday Matthews reportedly called Aussie Influencer Opinions out in an Instagram Live, which prompted the goss page to fire off several Instagram Stories.
“Apparently I said that she has a ‘credit card’ and people are also messaging me asking why I said she has a sugar daddy!? What the actual heck?” she wrote in one Insta Story that featured a screenshot from Ruby Tuesday Matthews’ Live vid.
“Can confirm that I never said either of those things ever.”
Aussie Influencer Opinions continued: “Last night she asked me to take down previous posts about her. I did so. Yet now she is willing to sit on a live and say that an ‘opinions’ page (clearly this one given last night’s discussions) said things about her, that were never actually said?”
They went on to say that because she asked them and Celeb Spellcheck to remove posts about her, then went on to “speak out multiple times” is “such a double standard.”
They concluded: “Stuff that. She isn’t going to have her cake and eat it too.”
In the words of our lord and savour, Sonja Morgan: