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Thomas Petrou begs fans to stop showing up at the Hype House

Published: 23/Jul/2020 20:19

by Virginia Glaze


Hype House co-founder Thomas Petrou is begging fans to stop showing up to the content group’s private home, claiming that over 100 people are visiting the location each day and disrupting the neighborhood.

Being an internet famous superstar is no cake-walk; plenty of top online entertainers have had their privacy breached in serious ways by over enthusiastic fans, and TikTokers are no exception to this unfortunate rule.

Thomas Petrou, co-founder of the Hype House of TikTok fame, is now begging fans to stop showing up to the locale after the address of the entertainment group has apparently been made common knowledge among viewers.

In a series of Instagram posts, Petrou revealed that over 100 visitors a day are showing up to the House, and is even looking to move as a result of their now-serious lack of personal privacy.

Thomas Petrou begs fans to stop showing up to the Hype House
Instagram: petroutv
Thomas Petrou revealed that over 100 fans are coming to the Hype House every day, and is worried that the breach of privacy could get the group evicted.

“Hi everyone,” Petrou began. “We love and appreciate all of you, but please stop coming to our home. We’re looking at moving once again due to a lack of privacy. We have over 100 people come to our house every day, and it’s going to get us evicted. Please stop.”

That’s not all; Petrou also uploaded a video of the situation, which showed a slew of young fans gathering outside the Hype House and mingling in the street.

“This is unreal,” he captioned the video. “Please respect us enough to not come to our home.”

This isn’t the first time that members of the Hype House have asked fans to keep their distance, either; TikTok star Nick Austin published a similar message to his Instagram nearly a month prior to Petrou’s own posts, admitting that they’d already moved previously due to fans flocking to their old address.

Nick Austen asks fans to stop showing up to the Hype House
Instagram: nickaustin
Hype House member Nick Austin revealed that the group has already had to move house once due to their address leaking online.

The Hype House isn’t the only TikTok collaborative suffering from such a privacy breach, either, with Bryce Hall also admitting that the address of the Sway House had also been leaked at the beginning of July.

With major personalities like PewDiePie having his address leaked in the past, to Twitch stars like Sweet Anita even being stalked by a disturbed fan, these kinds of scenarios don’t seem to be slowing down soon — leading to an urgent conversation on the topics of personal privacy and small-time celebrity.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”