After tweeting footage of a violent scrap he appeared to be involved in, TikTok star Bryce Hall has caused outrage among many fans who claim he is a bad role model, calling his actions “embarrassing.”
While Bryce has a substantial following of over 14 million people on TikTok, his place in the limelight has certainly thrown him into many public controversies throughout his time as an influencer.
In particular he has been criticized by fans and other influencers alike for hosting and attending several regulation breaking parties, even after claiming that he “fully regrets” the incidents.
He has even been dubbed ‘the Jake Paul of TikTok,’ a label he seems to celebrate. The likeness between the two high profile stars’ is uncanny, and Bryce Hall’s polarizing behavior is reminiscent of Jake’s Team 10 days.
Bryce shocked his Twitter followers on October 5 when he uploaded a video that appeared to show him and several friends involved in a street fight, though who exactly was involved in each side of the scrap is difficult to ascertain from the video, taken at night.
Alongside the video, he wrote: “We don’t condone violence, but if you punch someone in front of us, we’ll have no choice but to defend ourselves.”
Speculation as to when and where the fight took place and who exactly involved is aplenty, but nothing has been confirmed, and Bryce has not identified which individual in the video he is.
It’s safe to say that the video caused a stir, with many viewers appalled that he would upload the video to share with his young follower base.
“Embarrassing, aren’t you supposed to be a role model?” one user said, another saying “He’s out here wanting to get cancelled again. Seriously when will you learn to not be problematic?”
embarassing, arent you suppose to be a role model
— z (@ovxrit) October 5, 2020
He’s out here wanting to get cancelled again. Seriously when will you learn to not be problematic?
— Misty (@missmistycope) October 5, 2020
While no details as to the context of the fight have been confirmed, some viewers were concerned that the video appeared to show several guys ganging up on one person. “OK defend yourself but this seems like about 6 guys on one? Defend yourself one on one.”
OK defend urself but this seems like about 6 guys on one? Defend urself one on one.. Not a gang on one….
— addifan (@saywhayiwant) October 5, 2020
There were however several people who defended Bryce, suggesting that he is not under any obligation to refrain from self-defense because he’s an influencer. “Influencer or not he’s human, if you throw a punch at him or his friends, or whoever that isn’t at fault, he’s not gonna stare at you and apologize,” one commenter said.
Influencer or not hes human , if u throw a punch at him or his friends or whoever that isn’t at fault he’s not gonna stare at you and apologize tf y’all be on ?
— maryam (@mxryamr) October 5, 2020
Another suggested “okay before you all got off about role models etc.. Just remember you weren’t there and don’t know the full story..”
Okay before you all got off about role models etc.. Just remember you wasn’t there and don’t know the full story.. could have been a simple thing of holding him until security came to deal with him. Just don’t presume things, cause it gets you no where in life.
— 𝓚𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓮 𝓑 ♡ (@katielou0806) October 5, 2020
Despite many analyzing the video in an attempt to establish the context of the fight, no further information has been confirmed by Bryce.