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TikTok’s Diego Martir and Ona criticized for “offensive” seizure trend

Published: 23/Apr/2020 14:17

by Daniel Cleary


Popular TikTok content creators Diego Martir and Ona have received massive backlash for mimicking seizures in one of the platform’s latest controversial trends.

Creators on TikTok have seen unprecedented social media growth in the last year, with stars such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae gaining tens of millions of followers for their brief videos.

Many TikToker’s have built massive followings for their efforts particularly through recreating some of the app’s most popular trends and challenges.

Charli D\'Amelio, Instagram
TikTok stars such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae have gained an incredible amount of followers for their videos.

Not all of the trends have been received warmly by fans of the app, however, after the rise of a new “seizure trend” started to go viral, with many of the top creators facing harsh criticism for taking part.

The trend would often feature TikTok stars explaining that they caught themselves having a seizure on camera, transitioning to a clip of them mimicking convulsions before bursting into a dance or twerking.

Among those who received the most backlash for the trend was Diego Martir and Ona, who each have millions of followers on the popular video-sharing platform.

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For Diego’s post, fellow TikToker Lauren Kettering opened up claiming that he had “passed away” before baiting fans with the “seizure trend” and sparking outrage in the comments section.

While she did not go as far as Diego, Ona received similar backlash on her account for her contribution to the trend as many fans found the trend to be insensitive to those who actually suffer from seizures.

“How is this a trend?!” one TikTok user wrote, expressing their disappointment in the creator, ” This is not even good to joke about.”

Ona has since deleted the video from her page following the backlash and Diego has apologized to fans on his post, claiming full responsibility for following the controversial trend.


Many TikTok fans were not happy with the latest trend.

While many were critical of the TikTok stars, some of their fans claimed that it was not as offensive as many made it out to be, however, it is likely that the popular creators will be a bit more careful when choosing to follow a trend in the future.


Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith


Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

Poster image for the film Dallas Buyers Club
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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.