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Shannon Briggs under fire for punching fan at KSI v Logan Paul weigh-in

Published: 9/Nov/2019 0:59 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 1:05

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul made a showing at the Los Angeles Staples Center on November 8 for their pre-fight weigh-in – but they aren’t the only ones with a score to settle.

Shannon Briggs, two-time world heavyweight champion and coach to Logan Paul, got caught in a scuffle sometime at the weigh-in, as shown by footage taken by FightHype.com.

In their four-minute-long video, Briggs can be seen arguing with a member of KSI’s entourage – seemingly WKA World Champion Amer Abdallah – outside the Staples Center, reaching out to push his throat as their argument escalated before being separated by security.

Briggs is under fire after getting involved with two separate scuffles at the KSI vs Logan Paul weigh-in.
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“He shouldn’t have come up to me,” Briggs explained. “I’m not like that.”

That’s not all: after being talked down, Briggs walked away from the altercation to a barrier several paces away, where another scuffle erupted between the former world champ and a group of bystanders.

Briggs can be seen throwing a punch to a white-shirted civilian’s face as the second altercation erupted, which was quickly contained by police.

“Chill out,” Briggs warned once the commotion died down. “Chill out. Nobody touch me. Leave it at that.”

This altercation did not go unnoticed by KSI, who called for the commission to remove Briggs from the venue on fight night.

“So why is Briggs punching civilians now?” KSI Tweeted. “The commission should have you removed from the fight tomorrow.”

KSI isn’t the only one up in arms from Brigg’s actions, either: commenters across the net hold similar sentiments, with many accusing the boxing pro of assaulting civilians twice over.

However, it looks like tensions have finally been settled, with WBA light heavyweight champion Badou Jack Tweeting that the “beef” between Briggs and Abdallah had been “squashed.”

“It was all a big misunderstanding,” Jack wrote of the scuffle. “We are all brothers again.”

Despite trying to keep the peace, it doesn’t look like the internet is letting go of the incident anytime soon – and whether or not Briggs will be allowed to coach as Paul’s cornerman during the rematch remains to be seen.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.