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Cosplayer Jessica Nigri has stern request for invasive fans

Published: 22/Mar/2019 21:58 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 22:05

by Virginia Glaze

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Jessica Nigri is famous in the cosplay community for her impressive crafting skills and risque costumes – but some fans are taking their enthusiasm a bit too far.

Nigri posted a stern Tweet on March 21, where she begged invasive fans to stop visiting her home.

“I hate to have to say this,” Nigri began. “I shouldn’t have to say this… It is never okay to come to someone’s house you follow online.”

Nigri went on to ask that fans respect the privacy of internet personalities in light of their online fame, ending her post with a plea in all caps.

“Good intentions or not, please please please respect people’s privacy,” she continued. “Coming to their homes is NEVER OKAY. FOR ANY REASON.”

Nigri’s Tweet prompted an outpouring of support from across the cosplay community, with other personalities in the space recounting their own horror stories of unwelcome fan visitations.

Even the Game Grumps’ Suzy Berhow admitted that fans have shown up to her home, with husband Arin Hanson concurring in a concerning reply.

“Yes, people have shown up at our house,” Suzy stated. “No- it does not make you look like a ‘cool fun guy.’ You are a stalker with no understanding of boundaries.”

Even massive YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg created a video about this subject in 2016, claiming that fans continually stalked his home – despite moving many times over the course of his YouTube career.

“I’ve even had parents coming over with their kids,” Kjellberg said of the issue. “…Just because you found my address doesn’t mean you found an invitation for you to come over.”

While it is presumed that Nigri’s post was made in response to such a visitation, she didn’t delve further into the topic (although she appears to be safe and sound, despite the interaction).

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.