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YouTuber David Dobrik Is Moving House And It’s All Your Fault

Alexa, play David’s Haunted House by Scotty Sire

Vine-turned-YouTube star, David Dobrik, is going to be in need of a removalist very shortly given the amount of shit that some of his fans have put him through.

Today, the viral sensation has been house-shopping with the one-and-only Charlie Puth because fans keep showing up at his house unannounced. 

He did check out a $22 million USD house, so there’s a chance he’s really just looking for an upgrade. But, given recent events, we certainly doubt it. 

In December last year, Dobrik took to his Instagram stories to vlog about the repeated visit from unwanted visitors that refused to leave. While the stories have been deleted, stans have recorded and re-shared the videos on Twitter. 

David Dobrik addressed the matter bluntly, saying ‘I don’t wanna have to move’ before taking to Twitter to say: 

It’s not at all shocking but it should be noted that he’s not the only YouTuber that’s being stalked. 

I bet you weren’t David, I bet you weren’t.

In 2018, beauty-guru James Charles asked fans to stop showing up at his address and told them “I will not hug you, I will not take a photo with you…it is extremely disrespectful and makes me feel very unsafe in my own home”. TBH, a fair reaction. 

The same goes for contro-YouTuber Logan Paul who told fans to stop showing up at his house unless they want to get into the boxing ring with him.

For some reason, it seems that YouTuber stans think it’s okay to visit these people unannounced. While these YouTubers may flex a virtual reality in which they are constantly happy and interacting with fans, it doesn’t mean they are like this all the time. And it certainly doesn’t warrant you to violate their privacy by googling their home address and showing up. 

The bottom line is, if someone hasn’t invited you into their home, don’t show up. It’s that simple. If you have to meet them, please do it the normal way and just pay for a meet-and-greet ticket, it’s better and safer for everyone involved. 

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What Happens When Artists Get Sick Of Their Own Songs?

The heart wants what it wants.

As Selena Gomez released her heavily-anticipated sophomore album, Rare, she did a press interview with WSJ Magazine, in which she made comments about some of her earlier work.

Specifically, when talking about the highly successful, cult-favorite dance single, “Come And Get It”, Gomez said “That’s so not my personality. The lyrics are, ‘When you’re ready, come and get it.’ I would never say that!”

Um, what?

Now, it’s not at all uncommon for child stars to denounce their old music, especially if they’re from Disney or Nickelodeon fame. We’ve seen Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers all make sly comments rejecting very early works. Even Ariana Grande’s debut single, “Put Your Hearts Up”, saw the pop star openly and passionately reject it. In an interview with Radio Disney, Ariana said: “I hate that song with a burning passion, a burning passion of a thousand suns”. 

Ariana won’t be singing this song in the rain, I tell you that!

So, why do stars hate their old work?

Well, it’s not uncommon to see this rejection with pop stars who were once a child star. This is because of the immense pressure placed on them by their music label, in addition to the pressure of keeping up a cookie-cutter, clean “image”. Thus, there exists this tension of making music that doesn’t reflect that of the artist’s personality but does reflect the ideal pop-image that labels and TV studios want to make. Moreover, it’s those songs that connect with the fans.

Miley? Hannah? Who is she?

So how does it feel when an artist rejects a song that you once connected with? Well, it’s not great. As someone who loved “Come and Get It”, “Give Your Heart A Break” and Camp Rock, it was sad to see these stars reject that work. 

Me, when Nick denounced Camp Rock.

Ultimately, artists grow out of phases and grow into themselves more as they evolve. But, just because they evolve, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have to reject their old selves. 

Take Kylie Minogue for example, instead of rejecting her past, she openly embraces it. She’ll belt out “Locomotion” at a live show, she defends her Neighbours era and she even went on Kath & Kim to play a parody of herself because she is so confident in herself. 

An icon.

In a way, a musician’s discography is like a family photo book: there are going to be haircuts and phases that really didn’t suit, but at the time it was absolutely everything. And regardless, if the artists have moved on, there will still be people that are influenced by their early work.

Bottom line is, be more like Kylie! Embrace the past, because we loved it. We know you’ve moved on, just let us enjoy your old stuff!

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Someone Better Check On Justin Bieber After His Manic Rant

Just shake me, ’til you wake me from this bad dream.

Is Justin Bieber okay? 

Pressure seems to be piling up on the Yummy singer as the Biebs took to social media to beg his fans for support. As he sits in the backseat of a car, next to his wife Hailey Bieber, he struggles to open a can of mints and goes on a wild rant.  “I can’t get a fricken number 2 or 3… second’s the first loser everyone knows that”, the 25-year-old pleaded in a new video. Yikes.

He then goes on to angrily rant, “I haven’t dropped a single in how long? Come back to a number 2 or a number 3 spot? Do I look like a loser to you Hailey? No! I’m a winner!” Later on in the video, Bieber utters “The ends of my hair are looking deader than my hamster.”

You can catch the cringy, manic rant starting from 0:38 seconds here:

The video comes after Justin Bieber posted a whole bunch of photos of babies to promote his new single, which is about sex. To be honest, we’re really not sure where his head is at. 

Baby! Baby! Baby! Noooo! (Credit: Instagram)

Regardless, it looks like the Biebs is really gunning for that number one spot, with himself, Scooter Braun and the rest of his team pulling out all the stops. 

Available for a limited time on his website, you can purchase Yummy on 7 different types of vinyl, 5 different types of CD, a cassette and a digital single. That’s a total of 14 times. 

This merch is Dummy. (Credit: Justin Bieber’s Online Store)

In addition to these merch-bundles, Justin’s manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to tease a Yummy remix that features the biggest-boyband at the moment, BTS

There is also a Yummy game that you can play if you’re feeling bored at work today. 

Will Justin Bieber get his number one with all this promo? Who knows? We just hope that he feels better soon and maybe stops posting those random baby photos. Please…

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