YouTuber had to beg fans to stop showing up at father’s funeral - Dexerto

YouTuber had to beg fans to stop showing up at father’s funeral

Published: 22/Nov/2019 22:01

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber and beauty guru Bretman Rock is asking fans for privacy after fans showed up to the funeral of his late father asking for pictures.

While internet fame might seem like sunshine and roses, many influencers have complained of over-enthusiastic fans who take their fandom too far, with some even being stalked and harassed in real life.

Boasting a fanbase of over six million subscribers on YouTube, makeup mogul Bretman Rock is no stranger to having a huge audience – but some of his fans are overstepping personal boundaries by showing up to the funeral of his late father.

Bretman Rock, InstagramYouTuber Bretman Rock is begging fans for privacy in wake of his father’s passing.

Rock opened up about the less-than-savory situation in a series of Tweets on November 21, claiming that fans had discovered the location of the funeral, and were even snapping photos of his father and grieving family.

“Can people just let me be sad for once?” Rock wrote. “I’m here in the Philippines for my dad who just passed, don’t come to my house and ask me for pictures. So many people showed up to my dad’s funeral uninvited and started taking pics of my dad and my family.”

Rock went on to ask the overbearing fans why they thought asking for a photo during such an emotional time was acceptable in a striking Tweet that showcases the hefty price of fame in the digital age.

“I just don’t understand why people think it’s okay to ask me for pictures when my eyes are literally swollen from crying,” he continued. “How you you gonna say ‘Condolences, can we take a picture?’”

Rock isn’t the only YouTuber to have undergone such an unfortunate breach of privacy, either: YouTube duo the Dolan Twins similarly asked fans to refrain from meeting up at their own father’s funeral in late January of 2018, after the hashtags “#seandolanfuneralparty” and “#SeanDolanMeetUpParty” surfaced across Twitter.

News of Rock’s situation also follows a disturbing development for Twitch streamer “Sweet Anita,” whose stalker was released from prison without charges after moving to her city, and even sleeping behind her home.

With the rising, perceived “accessibility” of online entertainers, issues like these continue to arise – but stalking and harassing such personalities is never “okay,” no matter how much fans think they might “know” them.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.