PewDiePie Accuses VICE of Slander Following his Response to Alinity - Dexerto
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PewDiePie Accuses VICE of Slander Following his Response to Alinity

Published: 26/May/2018 16:49 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:59

by Calum Patterson

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The most subscribed YouTuber, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has accused digital media and broadcasting company VICE of slander, following his response video to Alinity.

PewDiePie and Alinity had been caught up in a dispute after the Twitch streamer threatened to ‘copy strike’ a video in which he called Alinity, amongst other female streamers, “Twitch thots”.

PewDiePie quickly apologized for his word choice and removed the clip from Alinity’s stream from the video. 

But Alinity did not accept his apology, releasing a statement accusing him of spreading a negative message to what she claimed was a young, impressionable audience.

PewDiePie’s response was scathing, reminding Alinity that she had openly admitted for breaching copyright law, and filing, through agency CollabDRM, fraudulent copyright claims on fair use content.

In his video, he highlighted the very sexually suggestive nature of Alinity’s stream content, as well as showing a moment where she admits to receiving preferential treatment from Twitch staff regarding punishments for breaking terms of service.

But VICE took this section of his video to mean he was implying that Alinity was “asking for it”, due to her sexualized content.

According to the article:

“Kjellberg chastised Alinity for filing the claim, and suggested that Alinity somehow deserves the abuse she is getting online for wearing revealing clothes.”

The article perhaps missed the point of this section, which was not necessarily to ‘chastise’ Alinity, but rather to highlight the hypocrisy in accusing PewDiePie of spreading a negative image of women to a young, impressionable audience.

As the most subscribed YouTuber on Twitch, PewDiePie is likely experienced in articles which perhaps miss the point of sections of his videos, and result in skewed headlines.

For now, it seems the debate with Alinity has been settled, with no rebuttal from the streamer being posted since.

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Nessa Barrett hits back at attacks telling her to kill herself

Published: 25/Oct/2020 21:04

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikToker Nessa Barrett has, once again, had to hit out against some of the trolls who harass her online, after their bullying took a sinister turn. 

Barrett has had a difficult few days after becoming unwittingly involved in the Jaden Hossler and Mads Lewis ‘diss track’ drama.

After hinting at a collaboration with Hossler on Twitter, she was accused of ‘shading’ his ex girlfriend and former friend, Lewis by hiding a range of Twitter replies referring to her.

However, judging by her recent Tweets, Barrett has enough problems of her own to concern herself with someone else’s drama, as she opened up about some of the intense abuse she had recently received online on Twitter.

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Twitter: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett appeals to fans to leave her alone.

In a series of Tweets, she appealed to trolls to “stop telling [her] to kill [her]self,” explaining that she doesn’t “need to hear it anymore on top of [her] own thoughts [she] battle[s] everyday.”

Giving an insight to the struggles of being in the public eye, Barrett tells fans that they “have no idea how draining it is.”

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Instagram: nessabarrett
Fans have rallied around Barrett following her Tweets.

In response to these raw and honest Tweets, fans on Instagram rallied around the TikToker, with one user saying: “Imagine receiving thousands of death treats I could never — all I have to say is she’s so strong.”

Another user said that the fact that she had to tweet this was “so sad,” while a further user said “TikTok is so toxic damn.”

Nessa Barrett’s mental health battle

Nessa Barrett has bravely spoken out about her experiences with mental health several times in the past. In an August interview with Entertainment Tonight, she opened up about being diagnosed with conditions like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

“I’ve been in therapy for anxiety since I was like, six,” she said at the time.

“And then, when I was about 14, I was misdiagnosed with depression. And then, recently, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”

Being a singer as well as a TikToker, she channelled a lot of her mental heath struggles into songs such as her debut single ‘Pain,’ which she explains was written during a “really vulnerable time” where, among other things, she was once again receiving a lot of hate online.

She also spoke out on Twitter in September about the “serious” and “personal” nature of her mental health issues after she was filmed crying in a restaurant by celebrity paparazzo Kevin Wong.

Hopefully, Barrett’s latest Tweets will be enough of a wake up call for trolls to stop harassing her when she is already feeling vulnerable.