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Nessa Barrett slams TikTok “look alike” for thinly veiled insult

Published: 23/Apr/2020 20:22 Updated: 23/Apr/2020 20:27

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikTok creator Nessa Barret has spoken out after taking notice of her very own lookalike on the video platform — but it doesn’t look like her copycat is interested in playing nice.

Nessa Barrett is a relatively popular face on TikTok, boasting over six million followers due to her viral videos, which have similarly gained millions of views.

However, the social media star came under fire earlier this month after filming a video with a friend in which they danced to audio of the Quran being read aloud.

While Barrett has since apologized for a video that many considered offensive, it doesn’t look like the internet is cutting her any slack anytime soon, as evidenced by a comment made by her very own lookalike.

TikTokker Isabella Garcia has gone viral due to her uncanny resemblance to Barrett, which she mentioned in a TikTok with the caption, “Day one of trying to get Nessa Barrett to notice that I’m her twin.”

However, it doesn’t look like Garcia is too interested in having similarities with the TikTok star, uploading yet another side-by-side comparison video with the caption, “Nessa Barrett, but less problematic.”

It seems that Barrett has since taken notice of Garcia’s lookalike videos — as well as her not-so-subtle insult toward her recent scandal, as evidenced by her comment on the video: “Ouch.”

That wasn’t the end of her responses to the matter either, with Barrett also addressing Garcia’s video via a Twitter: “Please don’t dedicate your entire TikTok account on how you’re my ‘look alike,’ but insult me in your captions.”

Garcia has since responded to Barrett’s comments in a now-privated video, apologizing for offending both the TikTokker and her fans and admitting that she’s actually a fan of Barrett in spite of her controversy.

This wouldn’t be the first time a famous TikTokker has had their look lifted recently; the platform’s most-followed creator, Charli D’Amelio, was tied to lookalike Ellie Zeiler, who became the center of drama after fans created fake accounts to trick viewers into thinking that Zeiler was actually trying to impersonate Charli.

While Zeiler has since clarified the account was not her, it seems that lookalikes are growing into a trend on TikTok — although whether this trend is for good or ill remains to be seen.

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How to use special fonts on Twitter

Published: 25/Oct/2020 23:08 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 23:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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With 330 monthly active users and 145 million users daily, Twitter is one of the most popular social media apps out there. Whether you’re a casual user, business or even the US President, nobody can resist the allure of sharing snapshots of our thoughts within 260 characters.

There are many ways to show your personality through your Twitter account. Whether it be through a funny bio, pinned Tweet, interesting profile/cover photo or unique Twitter name, there are plenty of ways that you can make your Twitter account feel more like you.

However, one limitation that a lot of Twitter users note is the lack of fonts available. A lot of users find themselves stuck with Helvetica Neue, or even Arial if they’re really lucky.

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The easiest way to get custom fonts on Twitter is through third party websites.

While there is no quick fix within the app to use special fonts on Twitter, it is possible to use special fonts through the use of third-party websites or apps.

What websites are best for using special fonts on Twitter?

As with any third-party website, you should always be careful that the website you’re visiting is safe and isn’t full of malware and other potential risks to your device. Be wary of websites with a lot of pop-ups and redirects.

No third-party website is completely risk-free, but here are some of the most popular ones used by Twitter users to get access to special fonts:

  • LingoJam
  • FontsforTwitter
  • Fontvilla

How to use special fonts on Twitter

While individual third-party font websites vary slightly from one another, they all essentially work the same.

However, for this tutorial, we will specifically focus on LingoJam.

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A lot of these third party websites, like LingoJam, can be used on smartphones as well as desktops.
  1. Type the text you want to snazz up into LingoJam’s Fancy Text Generator, specifically in the box on the left-hand side that says ‘normal text goes here’.
  2. On the right hand side of the screen, you should see a box that displays your Tweet in a variety of different fonts. Scroll through this box to find the font you like the best.
  3. Highlight your Tweet in it’s chosen font, and then either click Ctrl/Command + C or simply right-click the text and select ‘copy’.
  4. Open Twitter and log into your account.
  5. Paste the text wherever you want to put it: this can be in your Bio – which you can access by clicking on the ‘Profile’ icon on the left-hand side, clicking the ‘Edit Profile’ button, and then pasting the text into the box that says ‘Bio’ before pressing the ‘Save’ button – or as a Tweet, wherein you can simply paste the text into the ‘What’s happening?’ box on Twitter before pressing the ‘Tweet’ button.

So, there you have it. Now you can give your Tweets that extra edge and be the envy of all your friends!