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Nessa Barrett opens up about bipolar disorder amid online bullying

Published: 7/Aug/2020 21:29

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Nessa Barrett has opened up about her struggles with mental health after receiving massive backlash due to her alleged involvement with Chase Hudson while he was still dating Charli D’Amelio.

Nessa Barrett is a popular face on TikTok, boasting over 10 million followers due to her viral dance videos and unique look.

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However, in spite of her popularity, Barrett has been a controversial figure among critics for quite some time due to uploading a TikTok in April where she danced to audio of the Quran being read aloud.

The TikToker further incited the wrath of fans after being exposed by Charli D’Amelio for allegedly kissing Chase Hudson while he and Charli were still dating, leading to a slew of backlash against the star online — especially after viewers accused her of copying her new song from singer Madison Beer.

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Barrett has since opened up about her struggles with mental health and social media, admitting in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that she has been diagnosed with such conditions as anxiety, depression and even bipolar disorder.

“I wrote it during a really vulnerable time,” Barrett said of her debut song, ‘Pain.’ “I was dealing with a lot heartbreak and hate on social media. I was just going through a lot. I kinda wanted to express how I was feeling with my song, because a lot of people can’t really see how I truly feel through a 15-second TikTok.”

“I’ve been in therapy for anxiety since I was like, six,” she continued. “And then, when I was about 14, I was misdiagnosed with depression. And then, recently, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”

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Despite these instances and the online bullying she receives, Barrett has learned how to handle the haters, and is hoping for a gradual change in the TikTok community.

“All the hate I got was overwhelming,” she said of the backlash she’s received online due to her past drama. “I had to spend time away from reading comments, watching hate videos on me. ….it happens and it sucks, but we have to deal with it. And I hope it changes.”

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.