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Noah Beck admits he “feels bad” about $10k TikTok duet brand deal

Published: 11/Nov/2020 20:45

by Virginia Glaze

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Social media star Noah Beck sparked backlash among his fanbase after charging them a whopping $10,000 to duet with him on TikTok — a decision he claims that he now regrets, as told in a paparazzi interview.

Collegiate soccer player-turned-internet superstar Noah Beck has been turning heads ever since he joined Sway House in June, although it seems like his rise to fame has managed to incite some anger among his longtime viewers.

Beck caught flak from fans late last week, after news circulated that he was charging $10,000 for duets and other “pair” posts on TikTok, which essentially allow users to collaborate on videos together.

While normally, this feature is free, Beck seemed to want a pretty penny for others to collab with him, which understandably caused some outrage online.

Noah Beck's TikTok advertising a $10,000 price point to duet with him.
TikTok: Noah Beck
Beck had initially angered fans after they thought that he was charging 10,000$ for TikTok duets with them.

In an interview with celebrity photographer Kevin Wong on November 11, Beck revealed that he now feels guilty about charging such a high amount, claiming that it was a brand deal gone wrong.

“It was just a brand deal, and it really wasn’t like, supposed to be taken that way,” he explained. “I feel bad, honestly. Because like, I have DMs with some of my OG fans on Instagram — just constantly, I’ll always respond to them, talk to them.”

“They’re the best,” he continued. “I wouldn’t be here without them. I gotta keep my fans close. But at the same time, it’s like, I hope they don’t take that the wrong way. That duet thing was… it was just a brand deal.”

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This isn’t the first time Beck has spoken out about the issue, either; the TikToker explained the brand deal in a previous interview on November 7, appearing to defend himself while admitting that the price was outrageous, at the same time.

“I know people have been saying like: ‘He thinks he’s Harry Styles’ but it really isn’t like that, it’s just a brand deal,” Beck stated in the interview. “I don’t think anyone should be charging $10,000 for a TikTok duet.”

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It seems that the TikTok star is well aware of how wild the brand’s pricing was, and feels bad about the reaction it stirred among his fans — but a brand deal is a brand deal, after all.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Instagram, @drdisrespect
Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.