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Dr Disrespect has perfect celebration after hitting ‘1 billion’ Twitter followers

Published: 16/May/2019 19:14 Updated: 16/May/2019 19:54

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has sensationally revealed a trophy he says was given to him by Twitter after reaching “1 billion followers,” in what would be far and away the most impressive landmark the platform has ever seen. 

The popular Twitch streamer announced that he had reached a total of 1 billion Twitter followers on May 16, just two days after claiming to have reached the same number in YouTube subscribers just two days before. 

Both milestones would sound incredibly impressive to any of his fans, if they were to be genuine, but that hasn’t stopped people from sending some firm handshakes in his direction after he broke the ‘news’ on social media. 

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The trophy itself – he says – is made from a mix of very expensive elements, too, which would make it well worthy of both the achievement, and for the self-proclaimed best video gamer of all time. 

“We just hit 1 Billion followers on Twitter. They also sent us a trophy already… It’s made of tanzanite, blue diamond and gold. Firm handshakes,” he tweeted alongside a photo of the impressive piece of silverware. 

The Two-Time has actually reached a total of one million followers, a very impressive number in its own right, and was sent messages of congratulations by a number of accounts on the platform – including Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, gaming hardware company Razer, and others. 

For those that have worked out that the announcement has a slight inaccuracy, though, you may be wondering who actually has the highest amount of followers on Twitter. 

The rankings, as of the time of writing, are led by singer Katy Perry – who boasts over 107 million – and is around one million away from the man in second place with 106 million, the former President of the United States, Barack Obama. 

That means that Dr Disrespect’s tally, if it was to be 1 billion, would be far and away the highest ever recorded on the platform. However, that – sadly for him – is not the case just yet. It would to take a vertical leap of the highest order to get to his statistics to that level, but he’s certainly moving in the right direction. 

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Nessa Barrett hits back at attacks telling her to kill herself

Published: 25/Oct/2020 21:04

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikToker Nessa Barrett has, once again, had to hit out against some of the trolls who harass her online, after their bullying took a sinister turn. 

Barrett has had a difficult few days after becoming unwittingly involved in the Jaden Hossler and Mads Lewis ‘diss track’ drama.

After hinting at a collaboration with Hossler on Twitter, she was accused of ‘shading’ his ex girlfriend and former friend, Lewis by hiding a range of Twitter replies referring to her.

However, judging by her recent Tweets, Barrett has enough problems of her own to concern herself with someone else’s drama, as she opened up about some of the intense abuse she had recently received online on Twitter.

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Twitter: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett appeals to fans to leave her alone.

In a series of Tweets, she appealed to trolls to “stop telling [her] to kill [her]self,” explaining that she doesn’t “need to hear it anymore on top of [her] own thoughts [she] battle[s] everyday.”

Giving an insight to the struggles of being in the public eye, Barrett tells fans that they “have no idea how draining it is.”

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Instagram: nessabarrett
Fans have rallied around Barrett following her Tweets.

In response to these raw and honest Tweets, fans on Instagram rallied around the TikToker, with one user saying: “Imagine receiving thousands of death treats I could never — all I have to say is she’s so strong.”

Another user said that the fact that she had to tweet this was “so sad,” while a further user said “TikTok is so toxic damn.”

Nessa Barrett’s mental health battle

Nessa Barrett has bravely spoken out about her experiences with mental health several times in the past. In an August interview with Entertainment Tonight, she opened up about being diagnosed with conditions like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

“I’ve been in therapy for anxiety since I was like, six,” she said at the time.

“And then, when I was about 14, I was misdiagnosed with depression. And then, recently, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”

Being a singer as well as a TikToker, she channelled a lot of her mental heath struggles into songs such as her debut single ‘Pain,’ which she explains was written during a “really vulnerable time” where, among other things, she was once again receiving a lot of hate online.

She also spoke out on Twitter in September about the “serious” and “personal” nature of her mental health issues after she was filmed crying in a restaurant by celebrity paparazzo Kevin Wong.

Hopefully, Barrett’s latest Tweets will be enough of a wake up call for trolls to stop harassing her when she is already feeling vulnerable.