ACE Family YouTubers under fire again after forcing fans to pay for new videos - Dexerto

ACE Family YouTubers under fire again after forcing fans to pay for new videos

Published: 30/Jan/2019 23:40 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 1:17

by Alan Bernal


YouTubers the ACE Family are centered around a new controversy that has a lot of fans lashing out at the popular social media stars for indirectly forcing their audience to start paying for new content.

The ACE Family is comprised of couple Austin McBroom and Catherine Paiz with their daughter Elle, and now the family have created another stir with their audiences as an initiative to bolster their app has many calling them out.

The ACE Family released their own app in early 2019 that promised to feature “exclusive access to discounts, deals, and updates to the Ace Family gear” for a subscription price.

The ACE Family App has been lacking in content, but the YouTubers will look to add more in the coming months.

All would be well and fine, but on January 28, the ACE Family came out with a video saying they were taking a break from YouTube.

“With that being said, during our break, which is why we said it wouldn’t really be a break, we’ll be focusing on our app and our merch” Austin McBroom added.

The decision was heavily criticized, as many people have called the move a scam. YouTube is freely accessible to all, so fans feel that by solely focusing on content creation for their app they are forcing their audience to pay for content through the app’s monthly subscription.

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Fans have speculated that the move is in response to the still unaddressed “Lollipop video,” in which McBroom provided a phallic-shaped lollipop to an adolescent girl and posting it on their Instagram.

The ACE Family has taken a lot of heat recently, and moving their videos behind a paywall hasn’t let up the pressure from their supporters.


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

Nessa Barrett Instagram
Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).” Nessa did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.