IRL streamer "disgusted" as random man 'grabs' and harasses her in public - Dexerto
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IRL streamer “disgusted” as random man ‘grabs’ and harasses her in public

Published: 29/Jun/2019 15:12 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 15:30

by Marcus Banks

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A Twitch IRL (in real life) streamer says she was “disgusted” after a random individual appeared to harass her during a live broadcast, while walking the streets of Japan.

IRL streaming is one of the most popular categories of cintent on Twitch, as the random nature of the broadcast can lead to some crazy, unexpected incidents, but equally, some scary moments too.

Streamer ‘EllieGato‘ began her adventure on the platform on June 8, hoping to showcase her travels to the world, but was left visibly shocked after experiencing physical harassment while streaming in Tokyo on June 29.

TWITCH:ELLIEGATOThe streamer has only recently started streaming on Twitch.

While interacting with her Twitch chat, a man appeared to take a peek at her phone screen before seemingly attempting to get under her umbrella, with a smirk on his face.

The stranger didn’t stop there, apparently attempting to grab the streamer’s arm on more than one occasion, leaving her shook.

“What are you doing?!” she shouted. “The fuck? He just started following me. Oh my god – I feel so disgusted right now.”

The man made little attempt to hide his actions before quickly disappearing out of shot, with the streamer revealing the whole encounter occurred on the doorstep of a local police station.

Ellie said: “I was like ‘What the fuck – get away’. He walked up and grabbed my arm. I was right in front of the police station. Oh my god.”

Despite being clearly stunned by the incident, she quickly put it behind her and continued to broadcast her adventures in the country.

The decision to do so highlights her thick skin, something that will definitely be needed should she continue to IRL stream on Twitch, but of course the behavior from the man in question was unacceptable and potentially unlawful, although Ellie doesn’t seem to want to take the situation further.

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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.