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TikToker Nessa Barrett begs paparazzi to leave her alone amid breakdown

Published: 2/Sep/2020 21:09

by Virginia Glaze


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.


Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam


It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.


Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.


However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.


“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.


Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.