Thousands of people came forward to defend a TikToker named Zoe Gabrielle after she was being trolled for calling an $80 bag a ‘luxury item.’
She is a Singaporean influencer famous as @zohtaco on TikTok.
A couple of weeks before, Zoe posted a video on her social media account where she was seen showing her shopping and also unbiased her new Charles & Keith bag.
While thanking her father in the caption, she wrote in her video, “my first luxury bag,”
Zoe’s video went viral on the social media platform as it received almost 23 million views along with 2.3 million likes and more than 41000 comments on TikTok.
Some social media user liked her new bag and commented that it was so adorable and they were happy to see her getting one, but many of them trolled her and said that was why she called an $80 Charles & Keith bag a luxury item by making fun of her.
After being bashed by many people the TikTok user finally uploaded a follow-up-video while replying to one of the hateful comments she received, in which it was written that,
“who’ gonna tell her?”
In a heartbreaking response video, the influencer said that she did not live a happy childhood as her family had to face a lot of financial problems during that time. So it was a really big thing for her when her father got her, her very first branded bag.
“Replying to @cressy i am so happy and grateful for you, that you can consider charles and keith not a luxury. also btw if you google it, lots of sources do classify them as a luxury brand. So,” Zoe wrote under her second video.
“To you, an $80 bag may not be a luxury. For me and my family, it is a lot, and I’m so grateful that my dad was able to get me one. He worked so hard for that money,” she added.
Her second video also went viral and received almost 7 million views. Thousands of people defended her and bashed all the people who mocked Zoe.
“No matter what brand it is. The most importantly is a gift from your father. That’s all. That is the MOST LUXURY GIFT is. Smile girl,” someone wrote.
“I can tell how much you love your dad! I’m sorry you received hate. Those people need to do some soul searching cuz OOF. Love your bag!” another one added.
“omg!! she deserves everything nice in the world. don’t hurt her,” a third said.
A lot of people tagged the official account of Charles & Keith on TikTok to requested the brand to “do something” for her.
As per the reports of The Straits Times, when Zoe’s video went viral on the social media app, the owners of C&K in Singapore sent initiation to Zoe and her dad as they wanted to have lunch with them at the company’s headquarters.
Zoe posted a photo on her Instagram account, where she and her dad were standing in front of the C&K headquarters, and wrote, “We had such an amazing opportunity to visit @charleskeithofficial ‘s headquarters, and learn more about the behind-the-scenes! it was so fun, everybody was so nice and accommodating. we had the chance to sit down with keith and get to know their company a little better. thank you to everybody who has shown their support!!! without you, we would never be here <3,”
“shoes are the Charles & Keith Lucile Satin Platform Sandals, in black, with special thanks to miss Lyn Ng (look out for an unboxing, haha)”
However, Zoe’s story didn’t finish here as earlier this month, the brand, Charles & Keith posted a photo on their official Instagram account, in which she was spotted doing modelling for their bag as they said now Gabrielle is the new creative brand ambassador of the brand.
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