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iDubbbz hits back at fans calling him a “simp” over girlfriend’s hobby

Published: 28/Mar/2020 23:38 Updated: 29/Mar/2020 16:16

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTube star Ian ‘iDubbbz’ Carter uploaded a video on March 28 where he responded to backlash from fans calling him a “simp” over his girlfriend, Anisa Jomha, and her recent decision to share private content.

iDubbbz became a household name on YouTube with his popular Content Cop series which launched in 2015. The segment called out creators on the platform for their poor contributions to the community and their unsavory behavior.

However the entertainer received backlash of his own in March after fans began to make memes about him being a “simp” over his girlfriend selling private photos. On March 28, he uploaded a video hitting back at critics taking things too personally.

iDubbbz responds to fans criticizing him

Memes about the YouTuber first sparked up when his girlfriend Anisa Jomha revealed on Twitter on March 9 that she was making an account to sell private content through a subscription service.

iDubbbz got in on the joke and tweeted a photo on March 15 of him frowning with the caption “IM DONE, F**KERS! IM DONE. NO MORE MR. NICE-SIMP!”

However, while seemingly okay with the simp meme, the YouTube star took issue with other viewers who felt “betrayed” and responded to them on March 28 as a part of his ‘iDubbbz Complains’ series.

The entertainer opened up by stating, “A good amount of people are just doing the reasonable thing, and just making jokes and laughing about it. But there is a whole other group of people who feel personally devastated and betrayed.”

He then hit out at fans that are disappointed in him for his stance on his girlfriend’s work. “I’m not your f**king dad. Like if you don’t want to look up to me anymore, that’s fine. I don’t want you to look up to me.”

The YouTuber then told fans who were upset to find someone else to idolize. “I’m okay with s*x workers. It has no bearing on my life whatsoever. I love my girlfriend, and I’m totally fine with it. It doesn’t affect me. If you are upset by me admitting this, then I suggest you go idolizing someone else.”

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While the YouTube creator seems to be okay with those making jokes, his issue appears to be more with those who feel personally upset with his opinion.

His response began trending on Twitter, as the video sparked a discussion. If nothing else, this shows the complicated side of being an online personality and maintaining a relationship in the public eye.


TikToker Nessa Barrett slams TalentX’s Michael Gruen: “He hates me”

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:57

by Alice Hearing


Nessa Barrett has slammed TalentX manager Micheal Gruen in the third installment of Josh Richards and Dave Portnoy’s new podcast BFFs in which they talk about all things TikTok drama.

The first episode of the podcast sent fans into a frenzy after the Barstool Sports’ president claimed that Nessa Barrett had found her fame through dating Josh Richards. The host claimed he was “in the middle of a TikTok war” and fuelled drama by tweeting memes and jokes about the situation.

But for their third episode, they actually invited Nessa herself onto the show, and while there appeared to be no beef between Dave and the popular TikToker, it was revealed that the manager of TalentX Michael Gruen and Nessa are feuding.

Fans of Nessa will know that the pair don’t necessarily like each other. After the drama surrounding the first episode, Michael weighed in with his own opinion on an Instagram fan page for the star.

Nessa Barrett Instagram
Instagram: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett has more than 11 million followers on TikTok

He wrote, “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 did not publicly reply but she did unfollow him on Instagram.

It turns out that their beef runs a little deeper. After remaining quite held back with her answers for the first half of the podcast, Nessa suddenly had words to say once Micheal was mentioned by Dave.

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She said, “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people”

Josh attempted to defend Michael, and said that the word “Ugly” wasn’t used, but instead that “he said my taste in women was not good.”

Nessa continued, “He has said like the beginning of quarantine that he wants to send me on a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17 like he is just rude…I just don’t waste my energy on him I just don’t like him he’s a terrible person” She also added and emphasized that “he is a certified a**hole.”

Michael is yet to react to Nessa’s brutal takedown, but given his reputation, he is likely to respond very soon.