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TikToker Nessa Barrett begs paparazzi to leave her alone amid breakdown

Published: 2/Sep/2020 21:09

by Virginia Glaze

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Nessa Barrett is a popular face on TikTok, boasting over 10.8 million followers on the viral video app for her catchy dance videos — but sometimes, internet fame can come with a steep price.

Nessa Barrett has been a hot topic across social media for quite some time, having come under fire for a controversial video where she danced to audio of the Quran being read aloud in early April.

This scandal aside, Barrett has been relatively welcome sight online, even gaining notoriety for her original song “Pain” — although some critics accused her of copying the music video of singer Madison Beer’s own song, “Selfish.”

Now, Barrett is coming under the microscope again, taking to Twitter to beg paparazzi to leave her alone as she struggles with her mental health.

“My mental health issues are so serious and personal,” Barrett wrote. “Don’t record me while I’m going through something and post it please.”

The videos in question appear to have been filmed by popular celebrity news outlet The Hollywood Fix and photographer Kevin Wong, which show the TikTok star “breaking down crying” during a dinner with fellow influencer Josh Richards.

The videos, which now boast over a combined 340k views on YouTube, have been met with some contention among fans, some of whom have expressed grief that she is being exposed during such a vulnerable moment.

 

“I don’t think you should film someone crying,” one user advised.

“What was literally the point of recording her crying?” another asked. “She’s just a teen, everyone makes mistakes, The hate she’s getting is too much, and even if she were an adult, why would you record someone crying?”

“WHY ARE YOU FILMING HER WHILST SHES CRYING?! Just give these people a break from cameras and paparazzi all in their faces. SOME OF THEM ARE STILL A TEEN!”

Commenters speak out against paparazzi filming Nessa Barrett during an emotional moment.
YouTube: The Hollywood Fix
Commenters were not happy that paparazzi had filmed an emotional moment from TikToker Nessa Barrett.

This isn’t the first time Barrett’s mental health has been the talk of the net; the star opened up about her struggles in an interview in early August, revealing that she’d been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression.

Fans are reaching out to the TikToker in support as the incident sparks conversation regarding privacy while living in the public eye.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.