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Madison Beer hits back at fans calling her “Wannabe Ariana Grande”

Published: 20/Nov/2020 17:59

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok star and singer Madison Beer has hit back at fans after they accused her of trying to copy Ariana Grande in a recent post to Instagram.

On November 19, Madison Beer posted a picture of herself to Instagram sporting a cute half-up half-down, high ponytail, and subsequently faced a number of Ariana Grande fans implying that she was copying the globally famous artist.

One fan posted a picture of Madison alongside a parody of the tracklist for her next album which was a version of Ariana’s “Positions” tracklist, making it out to look like Madison copied her. Another fan commented on the’s picture saying “Ohh thank you, Ariana! No, wait that’s Madison Beer.”

In an Instagram Live, when asked about fans describing her as an “Ariana Grande Wannabe” she responded asking people not to pit them against each other, expressing that she has her own unique identity separate to the singer.

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Madison Beer said she has her own unique identity separate from Ariana

“I’ve openly supported and loved and been a fan of Ariana for years and years and years, so I think she would say and I would say that she makes things and does things to inspire what an artist is all about. I think that it’s a little sad and hurtful when people are bullying and harassing me and taking away the legitness of anything I do.

“I don’t think that we’re to be compared and that we’re our own people. She’s definitely inspired me because she’s one of my idols. I love her and it makes me sad when I see people pinning us against each other. I don’t see why there would be a problem with her positively impacting me or anyone else.”

 

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She finalized with a strong request to Ariana stans saying: “People should stop comparing women and let them all do their thing on their own.”

After the video was posted, Madison’s own fans echoed her requests online, with one fan writing: “Madison and Ariana are two queens and they both have a completely different style. I hope the comparisons are finished as soon as possible.”

While some members of either fandom are still at war with each other, some appear to have taken Madison’s request on board.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.