"Have I ever bought followers for myself or anyone? No, I have not," answered D'Amelio.
The professional dancer also cleared the air on whether or not her sister, Dixie D'Amelio, 19, and their famous friends had done the same. "Has my family? No, they have not. Has anyone that I know? No, they have not."
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"Are there bots on the app called TikTok? Indeed. Everyone has bots. That's how the app is run. That's how the app works. That's how they make the app look the way it is," she responded after receiving skepticism on the large amount of suspicious blank profiles that follow her account.
"Can I control that? Absolutely not. I have no power. I do not work at TikTok," the "StarDog and TurboCat" actress continued. "My father does not work at TikTok either. I know a lot of people think that. He does not. Moral of the story. I do not buy followers."