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Her Son Become a YouTube Star—Then She Lost Him
Her Son Become a
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Her Son Become a YouTube Star. She Regrets It

Johna Kay Ramirez's son Jentzen is a member of the 'Squad'

(Newser) - Johna Kay Ramirez moved her kids Liana and Jentzen from Texas to Los Angeles about a decade ago. Then-13-year-old Liana's Hollywood career was gathering steam, and Jentzen, then 5, was along for the ride. Soon his own career took off, and as he entered his tween years, he started...

He Trolled Greta Thunberg. Days Later, an Arrest
He Trolled
Greta Thunberg.
Days Later,
an Arrest
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He Trolled Greta Thunberg. Days Later, an Arrest

Influencer Andrew Tate, brother in custody in Romania on rape, human trafficking charges

(Newser) - This story has been updated to clarify how the pizza boxes came into play. Earlier this week, climate change activist Greta Thunberg got into it online with Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer, TikTok star, and controversial influencer who, until recently, had been kicked off most social media platforms. Now, a...

Woman's Video of 'Delicious' Meal Earns Her an Arrest

Thai woman gleefully pulled wings off bat, scarfed it down

(Newser) - A Thai woman who wanted to go viral got her wish, and now she's apparently in big legal trouble after showing herself eating a bat on camera. Phonchanok Srisunaklua, who has identified herself as a teacher, posted a clip Monday on her Facebook and TikTok pages showing her supping...

TikTok Influencer's First Skydive Ends in Tragedy

Tanya Pardazi, 21, died during jump outside Toronto last month

(Newser) - On Aug. 29, a statement from Skydive Toronto announced the death two days earlier of a 21-year-old skydiving student, citing "fatal injuries obtained from an emergency situation." It didn't identify the student, but now her name is out, and it's a fairly well-known one: Tanya Pardazi,...

Famed YouTube Skateboarder Dies in Plane Crash

Bodies of Josh Neuman, 3 others found in Iceland's second-largest lake

(Newser) - American skateboarder and YouTube star Josh Neuman is one of four people confirmed to have died in a small plane crash in Iceland. The bodies of the 22-year-old, the pilot of the Cessna 172, and two other passengers were discovered Sunday in Lake Thingvallavatn—Iceland's second-largest lake, some 30...

Norway Takes a Stance on Photos Posted by Influencers

Touched-up images on social media will need a label

(Newser) - Khloe Kardashian received attention in April for trying to pull an unedited swimsuit photo of herself off the internet that may have been posted accidentally. To quiet the discussion about the issues that raised, she then put a revealing photo on Instagram , saying, "This is me and my body...

Family's Ski Accident Video Shows Why 'YouTube Culture Is Broken'

Fans felt manipulated by 'Bucket List Family'

(Newser) - With their globe-trotting—or, in pandemic times, US-trotting—lifestyle, the "Bucket List Family" has gained more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram , but Stephanie McNeal as BuzzFeed feels they have now gone too far in the search for clicks. Some of the influencers' followers were alienated by the...

Popular Lifestyle Influencer Facing a Major Backlash

Rachel Hollis, who is white, is losing followers after seemingly comparing herself to Harriet Tubman

(Newser) - Lifestyle influencer Rachel Hollis rose quickly to prominence (and riches) thanks to her best-sellers Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing. But as a profile by Katherine Rosman in the New York Times makes clear, Hollis' self-help empire is facing serious turbulence for the first time. She has lost...

The Horror: Influencers Give Girls Similar Odd Names

Baybi, meet Baby

(Newser) - If your pastimes including mocking celebs who saddle their kids with atypical names and Instagram influencers, this is the story for you. It centers around two mommy influencers—or, more specifically, their daughters. All My Friends Are Models blog founder Sasha Benz gave birth nearly three years ago to Baybi...

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