Anyone who has been on TikTok recently knows that there are some young adults who seem to run the platform. They start the trends that million of other people then follow and the hype is real with them. One of the platform's biggest stars is Addison Rae, and she's considered to hold the second largest following on the platform.
She's also a member of The Hype House and boasts more than 61.5 million followers. She shares a steady stream of lip-syncing, dance, and other fun videos on the platform, her influence is huge and being someone with such an incredibly large platform, it's no surprise that Addison Rae's political party is being questioned.
TikTok has a large young Republican audience.
2020 is a voting year for the presidential election and this year has been arguably more contentious than ever with the Democrats pushing for their party lead, Joe Biden; the other side, the Republicans, pushing to have Donald Trump win a second term. With everything that's been going on in the country from the civil unrest, the coronavirus pandemic, and the wildfires that have been ripping apart the country, some are saying it's a vote that's more important than ever before.
Because of this, the urge for young eligible voters to go out and cast their ballot has been pushed. And with the ability to share the message faster across social media, people are looking at the influence the influencers have, even if they're not typically discussing politics.
According to BuzzFeed News, there's a large Republican following on TikTok, full of young voters and influencers in their own rights.
"Republican Hype House, a group account maintained by and featuring a collective of conservative TikTok users, similar to the Hype House that hosts semi-famous TikTok stars like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae," the site wrote. While the Republican Hype House isn't associated with the Hype House, which Addison Rae is a part of, it does highlight the influence TikTok is having on this year's election.
Addison Rae's political party has been a topic of discussion.
And that brings us to Addison Rae; there is no question of her large influence and ability to send a message to millions of young people. According to rumors, Addison Rae's political party is Republican, and it's caused some to question Addison.
While, as far as we know, Addison herself has never outwardly said who she's voting for — or if she's even voting — but that hasn't stopped people from looking into how she votes. In April, the 19-year-old star shared a photo of her messy room on Twitter. She included the caption, "Someone pls help me clean my room." The post went viral a months later after followers started to question why she had, what looked like, a "Trump 2020" flag in her room.
Addison responded to the rumors saying it was a beach towel from Old Navy, adding, "My meme used to buy us these for my papas bday (July 4th) a good 2010 souvenir."
In September 2020, Addison Rae's political party came into again when someone who goes by the TikTok handle Tommy.memetastic claimed to find Addison's voter registration along with the caption, "We all knew @addisonre's dumbass loved #trump."
Addison herself commented on the video and vehemently denied that voter registration he had found was her. "First of all I'm not registered and never have been registered before," Addison commented. Adding, "second I'm from Louisiana.."