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NELK boys stopped by secret service after plans to crash a rally

Published: 11/Oct/2020 12:16

by Georgina Smith

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Hugely popular YouTuber collective the NELK boys are in hot water once again, after they were halted by the secret service at the airport following their plans to crash a political rally.

The NELK boys are most well known for their outrageous pranks, building a subscriber base of almost 6 million through their crazy antics. Their fiercely loyal fans are never far behind the boys, arriving in hordes wherever their favorite YouTubers go.

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They haven’t secured their popularity without getting in trouble several times, however. After hosting two huge meetups in one day, as well as a party at Illinois University where students who attended could be fined up to $750, the group were slammed by law enforcement and frustrated social media users.

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The NELK Boys crazy lifestyle is what fans love to see — but recently some have tried to cancel them for it.

Crashing events is by no means unfamiliar to the boys, as they were kicked out of a rally in September after trolling the attendees, a video that ended up getting over 6 million views and 400,000 likes.

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However, this time around, on October 10, they weren’t able to get as far as the “Fighters Against Socialism” rally in Florida, getting stopped at Tampa airport by the secret service, after getting wind that they were heading to disrupt another gathering.

In a copy of the trespass warning issued to NELK member Salim, the justification for the authorities’ involvement read “subject made posts on social media referring to his intentions to disrupt an event being held at the Tampa convention center.”

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Image of Salim’s trespass warning, received at Tampa airport.

Yet this didn’t stop the boys from causing chaos in other ways, as hours after the incident they posted videos of a cramped looking party in Tampa, with the caption “it’s getting rowdy in Florida.”

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Despite the warning, it’s unlikely that the NELK boys will be halting their antics anytime soon, as thus far nothing else has stopped them.

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Addison Rae & Kourtney Kardashian targeted by anti-fur protesters

Published: 12/Oct/2020 12:40

by Georgina Smith

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TikTok star Addison Rae and A-list celebrity Kourtney Kardashian were followed and confronted by animal rights activists in New York City amid ongoing accusations that Khloe has sported real animal fur in her previous outfits.

Since Addison Rae transformed from ordinary teenager to internet megastar within the space of a year, she has felt the enormity of her TikTok following through the opportunities she’s received since.

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She’s released her own beauty line, Item Beauty, and is even set to star in a remake of the 1999 romantic comedy “She’s All That,” just proof of how far TikTok fame can catapult lucky stars into incredible opportunities.

However, perhaps the most unexpected friendship to emerge from the collision of TikTok and celebrity spheres, is 19-year-old Addison Rae and 41-year-old Kourtney Kardashian. Despite the age gap, the pair seem to get along like a house on fire.

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Addison Rae and Kourtney Kardashian pose side-by-side for a selfie.
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Kourtney Kardashian has previously hit back at trolls for criticizing her friendship with 19-year-old Addison Rae.

They first met when Kourtney arranged to surprise her son Mason, who is a huge fan of the TikTok star, and the women hit it off so well that they’ve been spotted hanging out with each other on several occasions since.

However this particular meet-up ended up being disrupted, when the pair were followed by animal rights activists. As the stars got out of their car, sounds of yelling got louder as the group of protestors approached Addison and Kourtney at speed.

They held up signs that had slogans like “defend animals” and “say no to fur,” and were screaming at the pair as they tried to break their way through the group into the building. The activists screamed “shame on you! Those animals are skinned alive.”

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They directed their attacks primarily at “disgusting animal abusers like Kourtney Kardashian” but shoved signs in Addison’s face as she walked by, the activists yelling “despicable animal abuser” into the building once the pair were both inside.

Kourtney along with other members of the Kardashian family have previously been heavily criticised for their use of real animal fur, and while they seem to be making an effort to use fake fur in recent months, activist groups are still unconvinced.

While Addison doesn’t seem to be the target of this particular attack, it certainly looked to be an unnerving experience for the young star. The video of the incident has now accumulated over 160,000 likes on TikTok.

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