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Chris Brown faces backlash for hanging out with YouTuber Austin McBroom

Published: 25/Mar/2020 19:32

by Virginia Glaze

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American rapper and singer-songwriter Chris Brown is facing backlash from fans for an unexpected reason, after being seen hanging out with popular YouTuber Austin McBroom.

While Chris Brown boasts his own fair share of controversies, it doesn’t look like the music artist is being slammed by fans for any fault of his own after posting a divisive video to Twitter.

Instead, his fanbase is upset over another personality featured in the clip, which shows Brown busting a move with fellow rapper Tyga and YouTuber Austin McBroom.

McBroom is the patriarch of the internet-famous ACE family, best known for their viral family vlogs and massive annual charity basketball game, which sees such celebrity invitees as Snoop Dogg, Lil Pump and other top YouTube stars.

However, McBroom also boasts a somewhat divisive history on the video platform — which apparently has Chris Brown’s fans up in arms, as evidenced by comments underneath his Twitter video with the YouTuber.

“The only Gang I see is you and Tyga,” one displeased fan commented. “We don’t like Austin.”

“Why is Austin there?” a commenter comically asked.

Those aren’t the worst of the criticisms, either: some users slammed both McBroom and Brown, with one critic writing, “Chris Brown and Austin McBroom hanging out… not surprising, since they’re both pieces of s**t.”

“Chris brown & Tyga are really associate with Austin McBroom,” another Tweeted. “The f**king cringe I do NOT support.”

McBroom came under fire in January 2019 for letting his young daughter eat a suggestively-shaped lollipop from Spencer’s, earning the YouTuber ample backlash across social media despite claiming that his child insisted upon having the candy.

Austin McBroom, Instagram
YouTuber and ACE Family patriarch Austin McBroom came under fire in lte 2019 after announcing a short hiatus from family vlogs.

The ACE Family star also faced outrage from fans after announcing an unexpected break from holiday YouTube uploads, with critics accusing him of failing to keep his promises — prompting him to clap back at “ungrateful” viewers over the issue.

No matter the case, it doesn’t look like fans are happy seeing the two celebs breaking it down for the camera any way you slice it.

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TikToker Tony Lopez responds to being sued for allegedly soliciting minors

Published: 8/Jan/2021 13:10 Updated: 8/Jan/2021 13:21

by Dexerto

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TikTok influencer Tony Lopez has responded to a lawsuit filed against him over allegedly soliciting minors, saying that “these allegations are not at all true” and that he is going to “fight it to the very end.”

21-year-old social media influencer Lopez was first accused of inappropriate behavior toward minors in August of 2020. A video went viral on TikTok appearing to show explicit messages sent to a teenage girl by Tony Lopez, prompting backlash against the influencer online.

On August 22 Lopez posted an apology in the form of a screenshot via Twitter, in which he stated “I am not proud of my past choices” and that “I’m truly disappointed in myself for them.” He reminded people he was “new to the entertainment/ LA scene” and said that in the future “will make better, well-informed decisions.”

The apology was criticized by some for being “too vague” as he did not specifically address the allegations within the message.

In the months following, multiple other minors came forward to claim that Lopez had also behaved inappropriately toward them, with one viral TikTok alleging that the TikToker had invited one individual over to the Hype House where “things did happen.”

In a response to claims that Lopez had deleted TikToker Oneya’s comment about the accusations, he said “no one knows the full story, and I have yet to speak about everything properly from my side of this whole thing, yet people speak on it as if they do. Stop using this whole situation for likes. It’s not a joke. Never was a joke.”

According to reports by TMZ, Tony Lopez is now being sued by two underage girls for “sexual battery and emotional distress.” The individuals claim that Lopez began communicating with them online despite knowing they were minors, and “engaged in unlawful sexual acts with her.”

Fellow Hype House members Chase Hudson and Thomas Petrou are also being sued for “negligence.”

Hype House members
Instagram: TheHypeHouseLA
The Hype House once peaked at 28 members, but creators have left over time.

With regard to the lawsuit, Lopez reportedly told TMZ, “these allegations are not at all true. I never sent nudes to these women and didn’t ask them to send me pictures either. And, I certainly wouldn’t have sex with someone who told me they were underage.”

He went on to say “This whole thing seems like a money grab to me. I’m going to fight it to the very end. I will not allow them to continue to slander my name and attack my character.”

What the outcome of the lawsuit will be is yet unclear, but the news has been received with mixed reactions online among fans and critics of the influencer.