Subscriber Account active since. One of the most popular TikTokers is reeling from a weekend of backlash after saying in a series of videos last week that he doesn't support LGBTQ people and non-Christians. Cash Baker, 17, one of the most popular teens online, is a musician alongside his older brother, Maverick.
Together, they have nearly 30 million TikTok followers; Cash has more than But on Sunday, he said he'd lost "thousands" of fans and possibly sponsorships with brands. Baker has since deleted his most controversial videos , in which he asked his non-Christian followers to read the Christian Bible and pray to Jesus so they would know Christianity is the only way to go to heaven.
Baker prefaced one video by saying he wasn't trying to convert anyone, but he went on to ask non-Christians to question their beliefs and follow his if they wanted to avoid spending eternity in hell. Baker mentioned Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism in the videos, which led critics to brand his statements as Islamophobic and anti-Semitic.
Baker said that his religion "says that if somebody is worshipping a false god, like, I need to tell them that. He also said that any blowback to his videos would mean the critics were disrespecting Christianity. He later deleted the videos. That wasn't the only controversial stance Baker took while preaching the "gospel" to his followers. Though Baker said he loves everybody, his remarks were still characterized as faith-based homophobia , stemming from a belief that being gay is a sin. Some people reacting to Baker's videos were quick to point out that many religious people identify as LGBTQ themselves and that many are accepting of other faiths.
I love everyone with all of my heart we are all sinners. Within four days of posting the TikToks, Baker said in a follow-up video that he loves everybody and wasn't being disrespectful to other religions. I love you no matter who you are. He also said his peers and friends cautioned him against making the videos, telling him that he would lose fans and possibly brand deals and sponsorships that allow TikTokers to monetize their content.
You're going to get canceled. You're going to lose followers. You're not going to make money no more. Brand deals aren't going to want to work with you because you're too problematic,'" Baker said.
Like, I've already lost thousands and thousands of followers. Brand deals probably won't want to work with me as much because I'm preaching the gospel and I'm too problematic. Baker also said his TikTok views had decreased significantly. He estimated that he received more than 1 million views per TikTok before he posted the videos but that his views had since fallen to about , to , per video.
But guys, I'm just trying to preach the truth and what the Bible says, guys," Baker said. You would most likely tell them about it, right? Insider logo The word "Insider". Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options.
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