The TikTok world recently witnessed controversy as Lilly Davis and her husband Paul of Dear and Darling responded to accusations of family vlogging made by fellow TikTok user and author KC Davis. The couple addressed the controversy on their TikTok account, shedding light on the accusations and offering their perspective.
Dear and Darling: TikTok Controversy
Dear and Darling’s content creators, Lilly and Paul, took to their TikTok account to address accusations of family vlogging made against them by KC Davis. The controversy erupted when Davis, on her personal account @domesticblisters, criticized the practice of family vlogging, citing concerns about filming children for content.
@domesticblisters Replying to @I Heart Disney You all need to stop. #strugglecare ♬ original sound – Kc Davis
Lilly Davis’ Response to KC Davis’s Accusation Spreadsheet
KC Davis, without directly naming Dear and Darling, featured one of Lilly’s videos with her husband’s brainstorming spreadsheet, suggesting the couple had planned on filming their children during their vacation at Disneyland. Lilly, however, denied this accusation, stating that anyone familiar with their content knows they are not family vloggers.
Defending Against Ethical Concerns:
Lilly responded to Davis’s ethical concerns by emphasizing that their channel predominantly focuses on her, with occasional appearances by her children, and only in a limited number of videos. Out of 250 videos, only 14 included their children, and Lilly Davis argued that even if those were removed, it wouldn’t impact the essence of their TikTok channel.
@dearanddarling How lovely would the world be if we all lead with kindness and compassion, giving each other the benefit of the doubt? May we be quick to seek understanding and slow to blindly attack. #kindnessandcompassion #adhd #depression ♬ original sound – Lilly Davis | Dear and Darling
ADHD and Depression Disclosure:
Addressing the controversy surrounding the spreadsheet, Lilly revealed that she suffers from ADHD and depression. Paul created the spreadsheet to assist her in organizing tasks, acknowledging the challenges she faces in task management. Lilly clarified that the children’s involvement in videos is voluntary, and they make their own decisions, even choosing costumes for trips.
Lilly Davis of Dear and Darling on TikTok has responded to the spreadsheet controversy and accusations of family vlogging. The couple maintains that their content is not centered around family vlogging, emphasizing the infrequent appearances of their children. Lilly’s disclosure about her struggles with ADHD and depression adds a personal dimension to the controversy, shedding light on the challenges faced by content creators in managing their platforms. As the TikTok community awaits further developments, the discussion around ethical content creation continues.