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Dave Portnoy starts “TikTok war” with Nessa Barrett & Chase Hudson fans

Published: 14/Oct/2020 13:01 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:08

by Alice Hearing


Barstool Sports’ president Dave Portnoy has claimed he is “in the middle of a TikTok war” after the release of his new podcast with Josh Richards sent fans into a frenzy.

On Tuesday, Dave and Sway house member Josh Richards released the first episode of their new podcast BFFs in which they spoke about TikTok and many of the app’s biggest stars.

The hosts were quick to slam and shade other creators including Chase Hudson who Dave said “dressed like an a**hole,” and Nessa Barrett who, Dave claimed, found her fame through dating Josh Richards.

Fans of Nessa Barrett were very quick to come to her defense after Dave’s comments, and fired a barrage of insults his way, some of which Dave shared to Twitter. One comment Dave received on Instagram said: “You’re a disgrace to the world & you belong in a graveyard with your president. You’re literally bored and look like a r**ist so I guess you just hate on random girls that are 18.”

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Instagram: Josh Richards
Portnoy claimed that Nessa Barrett used Josh Richards for clout

Another fan direct messaged Portnoy and wrote, “Are you tired of waiting for someone to pick you up and take you to a nursing home?… You are like 60-70 trying to start beef with an 18-year-old girl, sit down.”

Portnoy made light of the situation, tweeting a video of a comic fight from a film with faces of the personalities involved superimposed onto the characters. He added “They are coming at me from all angles! I don’t even know what they are mad about but my a** is in the jackpot.”

Hype House member Alex Warren also came in with an attack via Instagram, saying “What is wrong with all these interviewers? Says Chase dresses like an a**hole, then proceeds to be an a**hole.”

In the midst of the drama, Nessa Barrett’s former manager at Talent X, Michael Gruen, weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star, defending Josh and writing “there’s this thing called a joke… a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline.”

Micheal later added, “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world’. The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).”

Nessa has not spoken out about the drama surrounding the podcast, but she has unfollowed Micheal Gruen on Instagram.


Is viral TikTok star Bella Poarch joining 100 Thieves?

Published: 8/Oct/2020 14:45

by Jacob Hale


Some fans believe that TikTok star Bella Poarch may soon be joining 100 Thieves thanks to some videos she has posted — but is it actually happening?

Bella Poarch is somewhat new to the light of TikTok fame, having created the most liked video on the platform in September, reaching over 30 million likes (and counting) bopping her head to Millie B’s ‘M to the B’.

The simplicity of the video, and satisfaction of the perfect timing, clearly made it a hit among fans and has likely helped Bella push to achieve more success in the online world: more, perhaps, than she would have imagined such a simple video could.

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Instagram: bella.poarch
Poarch became a viral sensation in September, and it looks like it could pay off big time.

Now, just a few weeks after taking the crown, Poarch is being linked with esports and online entertainment organization 100 Thieves, thanks to several videos posted on TikTok.

On October 3, Bella was spotted livestreaming on TikTok from 100 Thieves’ Cash App Compound in Los Angeles, which first raised many questions from fans of both Bella and 100T.

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TikTok: bellapoarch
Bella was streaming from the 100 Thieves Cash App Compound.

Then, on October 4, Poarch posted a video to TikTok wearing the cream 100 Thieves hoodie, which prompted even more rumors to start circulating, especially as she has shared her enjoyment of gaming on her various social media platforms over time.

The rumors started to pick up steam, and even Esports Talk’s Jake Lucky suggested that he thinks a signing would “make sense.”

Obviously, with 100T’s signing of Neekolul in July, the team isn’t content with just picking up the biggest names in gaming, they’re looking to gain notoriety in all corners of viral content, and Poarch would fit the bill perfectly in that regard.

Although there’s no real evidence to support this as of yet, it’s not outside the realms of possibility, so keep your eyes peeled.