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TikTok star Peyton Coffee facing backlash for erasing her ‘fan wall’

Published: 13/Sep/2020 20:56 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 10:18

by Charlotte Colombo

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Hawaiian influencer Peyton Coffee has attracted backlash from fans after her Snapchat story showed her painting over her ‘fan wall’.

As explained in a video by TikTok user @tylersenglishproject, fans had been sending Coffee gifts over the past two years in order to have their account handles written on her wall in return.

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In the comments, a lot of fans expressed their upset over Coffee painting over that wall, with one user even accusing the star of “using her followers for money”, whilst another demanding she “refund people money”.

The video also led to fans sharing some negative experiences with Coffee. One commenter described how after buying Peyton a gift, the influencer subsequently unfollowed her.

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However, many fans have also moved to defend Coffee, with some users pointing out that the reason she was painting the wall was that the family was moving.

Meanwhile, other users demanded angry fans get some perspective, with one commenter noting: “It’s her wall… y’all need to grow up [sic].”

The original poster of the TikTok, on the other hand, is sticking to his guns. He said in a comment: “No hate for Payton, she seems sweet, but she didn’t have to post this.”

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Some users are accusing Coffee of using her fans for money.

This isn’t the first time Peyton Coffee has attracted criticism and trolling over the way she approaches her followers. She was previously mocked for posting a TikTok appealing for more followers, describing how she was ‘so close’ to 13 million followers despite, at the time, being 700,000 followers away.

One commenter quipped, “I mean you’re a lot closer 12M to 13M so we could bring you back down if we really tried”, while another user said, “By the time you hit 13M, this trend is gonna be over.

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Who is Peyton Coffee?

For the Coffees, it would appear that being an influencer runs in the family. Peyton is the daughter of influencer and family vlogger Jason Coffee, who boasts 20.4 million TikTok followers as well as a million on Instagram.

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As well as regularly featuring in her father’s content with her brother Caleb, Peyton has branched out to become a social media personality in her own right.

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Peyton, Jason and Caleb Coffee have made a name for themselves as the ‘TikTok Family’.

Although she lags behind her father by 13 million followers on TikTok, she has overtaken him on Instagram, with her own account boasting 2.7 million followers.

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Peyton is yet to respond to those criticizing her for painting over her ‘fan wall’, so it remains to be seen what her stance is on what many people view to be a controversial move.

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Fake Lady Gaga tweet trashing Gabbie Hanna goes viral

Published: 13/Oct/2020 21:19

by Brent Koepp

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A fake tweet of Lady Gaga trashing YouTuber Gabbie Hanna went viral on social media. Users were tricked into thinking the Grammy Award-winning artist had mocked the influencer over her looks.

Lady Gaga is not only one of the top artists in the world with countless number one singles and 11 Grammy wins, she also boasts over 82 million followers on her Twitter account.

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On October 10, the singer went viral on the social media platform when she appeared to trash YouTuber Gabbie Hanna with a harsh tweet. Thing is, the post was 100% fake.

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Fake Lady Gaga tweet mocking Gabbie Hanna goes viral

The whole firestorm started on October 10 when Gabbie Hanna tweeted out a side-by-side photo of herself and the pop star. The YouTuber compared her latest look to Gaga, stating, “twinning!! <3”

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Not long after, the post exploded on Twitter, attracting both fans and critics. Before being deleted by the influencer, the tweet had received thousands of retweets and replies.

The YouTuber then went viral when a Gaga fan posted a fake tweet of the chart-topping singer supposedly reacting to Hanna’s comparison. “When an uglee stranger calls you twin. No B**ch,” the fake message read. Thousands of users retweeted the image, with many believing it to be real.

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A fake Lady Gaga tweet trashing Gabbie Hanna went viral.

The fake tweet even contained a “response” from Katy Perry. Despite being a joke, the image took off on Twitter. At the time of writing, the post has over 389.k likes and 44.8k retweets.

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This isn’t the first time the YouTube personality has brought up looking like Gaga. On Instagram, Hanna posted a story video where she claimed fans had been comparing her to the star lately. “I’ve been getting this a lot. People have not stopped saying ‘I’m getting Lady Gaga vibes. Oh my, god I thought this was Lady Gaga,'” she said.

Even though the tweet was clearly fake, some Twitter users actually thought it was real. Critics that knew it was a joke retweeted the image out of not being a fan of the influencer’s comparison.

If nothing else, the story is a good example of how even a troll post can quickly go viral on social media. It’s also a cautionary tale to stay away from making comparisons, as it can backfire spectacularly.

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