World famous TikTok star Khaby Lame becomes Italian citizen
Social media sensation Khaby Lame has been granted Italian citizenship after living in the country since he was one year old.
Lame was raised in the town of Chivasso, which is located outside of Turin, Italy after being born in Senegal. Lame recalled his upbringing in the Viale Palmiro Togliatti neighbourhood after receiving his citizenship in an official ceremony on Wednesday in Chivasso. Lame was not allowed to become a citizen until he was an adult.
To become a citizen of Italy, you must have an Italian parent; otherwise, the procedures might be difficult and time-consuming.
When Italy went into lockdown at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Khaby Lame lost his job at a factory and switched to TikTok. Since then, he has gained nearly 150 million followers through his videos mocking popular content with his recognisable exasperated expression. Last year, Khaby dethroned American TikTok star, Charlie D’Amelio and her 142 million subscribers.