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BTS performs Fortnite dance challenge on the Tonight Show

Published: 26/Sep/2018 23:08

by Virginia Glaze

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Widely popular K-pop group BTS performed Fortnite’s most popular emotes with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.

The pop sensations were tasked with re-enacting some of the game’s best-known dances, including ‘Orange Justice,’ ‘The Floss,’ ‘Tidy,’ and more – to thunderous applause.

While the band pulled off the moves with ease, Fallon had a bit of a tougher time. BTS cheered him on nonetheless, and the whole group performed a few moves together – although Fallon ended up falling to the floor out of desperation during ‘The Floss.’

The segment ended with BTS teaching Fallon the choreography from their song ‘IDOL.’ The crowd even sang along with them to the clip, and Jimmy’s moves weren’t too shabby, either.

The band ended up performing their song ‘I’m Fine’ just after the segment. Their moves on the show have garnered them over 1,633,000 views on YouTube as of September 26 in a video of the broadcast.

Many commenters noted the irony of the group mimicking Fortnite dances, due to their noted preference of Overwatch and League of Legends. The group are even invested in the games’ esports scenes, and have favorite players and teams within their competitive leagues.

The band’s performance followed member Kim ‘RM’ Nam-joon’s address to the UN on September 24, where he announced the launch of the group’s Love Myself campaign in partnership with UNICEF’s End Violence program.

BTS’s efforts continue to mark the Korean music industry’s stride into the West, with the Tonight Show marking their latest performance in the region.

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Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.