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Billie Eilish calls out influencers for partying in viral video

Published: 15/Sep/2020 20:32

by Virginia Glaze

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Massively popular singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is going viral after calling out influencers and other celebrities for partying amid the ongoing global health crisis in a humorously scathing video.

Considering the current state of the world — especially the West Coast’s ongoing fires and air pollution — it stands to reason that many are attempting to stay indoors as much as possible, avoiding smoke inhalation as well as the potential of getting sick.

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However, that isn’t stopping social media stars and other celebs from living it up, with many famous faces coming under fire for clubbing, eating at restaurants, and even throwing huge house parties in spite of Los Angeles city ordinances.

Names like former YouTube group the NELK Boys have hosted massive meetups across the United States, while creators like Jake Paul have thrown packed house parties complete with a boxing ring in honor of his now-professional pastime.

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Although these influencers are catching heat from fans online, one of their own has had enough of the negligence — and her name is Billie Eilish.

The ‘Bad Guy’ singer uploaded a video to her Instagram story on September 14, where she appeared to throw some not-so-subtle shade to those going maskless amid the current crisis.

“Funny how I haven’t hugged my best friends in six months, and y’all are out here partying,” the singer said before removing the comically overblown filter on her face to give the camera a deadpan look.

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While covered by a humorous filter, the star’s words did not fall on deaf ears, and she has since gone viral on multiple social media platforms for her amusing, unamused video.

Unsurprisingly, many critics are linking her comments to recent instances of partying, including that of the NELK Boys, who were even caught on the news after drawing immense crowds for their latest merch drop — seeming to completely ignore potential health concerns.

Plenty of these influencers have faced punishment, as well, with TikToker Bryce Hall even facing a $2,000 fine and potential jail time due to his partying habits — but perhaps huge names like Billie Eilish condemning their actions might be the key to getting certain stars to take safety seriously.

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Thomas Petrou slams Bryce Hall’s accusations of stealing from Hype House

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Thomas Petrou and Bryce Hall have sparked quite the feud after Hall accused Petrou — co-founder of the Hype House — of stealing money from his own content creators.

It’s no secret that the Hype House and the Sway House aren’t on friendly terms, with the two getting into a fierce beef throughout this past year (remember that time the Sway boys drove to the Hype House to confront Chase Hudson?).

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While Hall has confirmed that their feud with the Hype House is definitely real, it seems that he’s going “full send” on his distaste for the group by accusing co-founder Thomas Petrou of outright stealing money from the HH’s content creators.

During an interview with Tom Ward on October 8, Hall made some serious claims about Petrou’s business practices, stating that he’d “stolen” money from the TikTokers working underneath the content collective.

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“I’ll say it — he steals money,” Hall stated. “He steals money from those kids. These kids are — I love a lot of people in the Hype House, but they are not the smartest people. …maybe not now, because I haven’t talked to them in four or five months, and maybe somebody said something to him, but he, at the beginning, was stealing money for sure.”

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Hall’s claims didn’t go unnoticed; Petrou responded to the accusations shortly thereafter, denying having ever stolen money from those in the Hype House in a pointed Instagram reply on a tea page.

“That’s a complete lie,” he wrote. “I’ve never taken a percentage of anyone in the Hype House. Ask everyone who’s a part of it. The whole reason I started this was to help the people around me make sure they weren’t getting taken advantage of by their managers and agents.”

Thomas Petrou denies Bryce Hall's allegations of stealing money from Hype House creators.

This isn’t the first time Hall has struck out at Petrou in recent days, either; the Sway House TikToker also slammed Thomas’s spending habits, claiming that he “spends his money like an idiot” on pricey cars instead of saving up wisely.

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For now, it doesn’t look like there’s any love lost between these two social media stars as things continue to escalate between two of TikTok’s biggest creators.