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FaZe Rug “scared” after fan shows up at his home

Published: 11/May/2020 22:04 Updated: 12/May/2020 17:22

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and FaZe Clan member Brian “FaZe Rug” Awadis was left stunned after a fan showed up to his family home twice in a three-day span, leading the vlogger to make an urgent plea to his viewers.

While being a famous YouTuber might seem like a cake-walk, many top online entertainers suffer from serious breaches of personal privacy due to overenthusiastic fans — an issue FaZe Rug was unfortunately faced with in early May.

The FaZe content creator posted a Tweet on May 10 insinuating that he may have to move to another home, which he clarified with a series of videos shortly thereafter.

According to Awadis, a fan had shown up to his family home in California while he was playing basketball outside, asking if he could have a place to stay and claiming that his parents had kicked him out.

Noting that he felt uncomfortable with the situation, Rug politely declined, and threatened to call law enforcement after the fan attempted to guilt-trip him and refused to leave the property.

“We mentioned this a billion times, we really don’t appreciate when fans come to my house,” the YouTuber explained to his viewers. “We want you guys to respect our privacy. We definitely appreciate the ones that do.”

While the fan eventually left, he returned three days later, with Awadis claiming that the stranger was laying down on his back with his arms crossed on his driveway.

After being approached by Rug and his family, the stranger ran away, only to be detained by a security officer and later detained by law enforcement.

“He’s just like, ‘Yo, Rug, I thought you were nice, I thought you were gonna welcome me into your home, but I guessed wrong,’” Awadis continued. “And I’m like, dude, what?”

Rug later discovered that the fan had escaped from a mental institution in Virginia — meaning they had made a 37-hour trek to show up at the YouTuber’s house.

While Awadis expressed that he hoped the fan was doing well and “gets the help he needs,” he reiterated the importance of respecting one’s personal boundaries — a right that was breached in a serious way and frightened his entire family, in the process.

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Why is #FreeTommy trending? Tommyinnit responds after shock TikTok ban

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:46

by Brad Norton

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Popular Minecraft YouTuber Tommyinnit has become a major trend across social media again as the internet celebrity had his TikTok account banned out of nowhere.

Tommyinnit has been one of the fastest-growing stars on the internet of late. From remarkable Twitch viewership to staggering income, his growth across a number of social platforms has been something to behold. Though there was one major setback in his way for a short period.

The popular personality was suddenly removed from TikTok on February 24. Seemingly without reason, the platform banned Tommyinnit’s account which had just climbed to over four million followers.

“TikTok just banned me,” he revealed on Twitter.

“Crushed. I am absolutely crushed. Please TikTok,” he added with a hashtag that went on to trend in a matter of minutes. “#FreeTommy.”

Having trended on Twitter just days prior, this latest viral moment comes as a result of the bad news. Thousands of loyal fans immediately jumped on the trend, spamming #FreeTommy across social media to get it trending.

There’s no denying the enormous community support had an impact as Tommy’s account was restored in under an hour.

Hundreds of tweets and thousands of impressions later, his TikTok account was back to normal. All of his videos were brought back to the platform and the creator was free to engage with fans once again.

There’s currently no telling why the sudden ban came through in the first place, however. The 16-year-old has just 18 videos on TikTok at the time of writing, most of which are simple close-ups on his face.

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#FreeTommy shot to the number one trend worldwide in a matter of minutes.

While the controversy was short-lived, it goes to show that even the biggest social media stars can have their profiles erased in the blink of an eye. 

TikTok is yet to explain the reason behind this shock ban, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated if any further information comes to light.