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Shane Dawson postpones Jake Paul docuseries release ahead of Alissa Violet episodes

Published: 5/Oct/2018 18:57 Updated: 5/Oct/2018 19:15

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Shane Dawson’s docuseries over social media star Jake Paul has taken a sudden hiatus just ahead of its episodes covering Paul’s relationship with ex-girlfriend Alissa Violet.

Shane broke the news in a Tweet on October 4, where he revealed that he was skipping his upload schedule of Monday/Wednesday/Friday to take extra time developing the series’ fifth episode.

“Part five and six coming Monday and Wednesday,” he wrote. “We wanted to release Part Five tomorrow, but we underestimated how much footage we had and we wanna make sure it’s perfect!”

Dawson likewise stated that he was ‘reworking’ the series in an earlier Tweet, which could hint at even further investigation into Paul’s well-documented past.

Part five will likely cover Jake Paul’s controversial relationship with Alissa Violet, as hinted at by a voicemail Dawson received toward the end of the series’ fourth episode.

A now-deleted vlog of Paul’s shows the YouTuber spitting on Violet, who came forward with allegations of emotional and verbal abuse concerning their relationship.

Paul himself admitted that discussing Violet was his biggest fear for the docuseries, admitting that it was difficult to open up to Dawson about the issue in a video addressing concerns around the series’ reception.

“That’s definitely the part I’m most nervous about,” he said in response to a fan’s question on the matter.

While Dawson’s series has been the center of recent speculation over its handling of the term ‘sociopath,’ it continues to break records, and regularly sits in the top trending videos on YouTube with each release.

With part 5 being hyped up ahead of its release, there’s no telling what tea will be spilled in regards to Paul and Violet’s relationship – or what further secrets of the Paul family might be revealed.

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Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.