TikTok star Bryce Hall had a rude awakening this week when he woke up to no power during a heat wave in LA. Kind of sounds like first world problems if you ask us…but he actually might be onto something. He has since decided to use his stardom to raise money for the homeless in LA.
with my power recently being shut off I now see what having no power can have on someone.
I decided to donate a portion of my upcoming merch sales to @nokidhungry
hoping to do my small part to help those in need in LA during these times. #losangeleshttps://t.co/Yprxl9fZRl
— Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) August 21, 2020
21 year old Bryce Hall has been facing a lot of backlash recently brought on by the fact that he has been continuously throwing large parties in LA amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Now he is finally facing the consequences of his reckless actions.
woke up sweating bullets in this 100 degree weather / no air condition #dope
— Bryce Hall (@BryceHall) August 20, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti was not having any of this and ordered the city to shut off Hall’s utilities. Garcetti stated that large parties like those Hall was throwing can spread the virus and put the whole community at risk. Hall was quick to take to Twitter to express his frustration, and so were his fans.
stop throwing parties in a middle of a pandemic pic.twitter.com/538P4LEEWo
— 😹 (@ascharlishould) August 20, 2020
thats what you get for throwing parties during a worldwide pandemic ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4e4hrW8OKq
— ᴀʙʙy (@ioiabby) August 21, 2020
that’s what happens when you party during a pandemic 😹😹 pic.twitter.com/M3sucpi1s5
— 𝐥𝐢𝐥𝐲 ♡‘𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 & 𝐞𝐦𝐦𝐚²⁸ (@defencelesskmm) August 20, 2020
Someone ironically made a GoFundme for the star, to “raise money for the innocent and one of the most progressive activists in Los Angeles so he can shower.” Man, people really do have a lot of time on their hands. But this was kind of funny. The fundraiser has actually raised $79 dollars, so that’s something.
After a little soul-searching, Hall decided to use his TikTok fame for good use. He announced earlier today on Twitter that he would be donating “a portion of” his upcoming merch sales to the nonprofit No Kid Hungry. The organization’s mission is to end hunger in children across the country.
In the wake of #COVID19, more American families are waiting in line at food banks and rationing meals for their kids. Hear their stories, and join #NoKidHungry in the fight against childhood hunger: https://t.co/mLIB6srel8 pic.twitter.com/GDCmrm5ciH
— No Kid Hungry (@nokidhungry) July 30, 2020
But of course, people are quick to judge. Hall received a lot of backlash on his tweet.
how much is a portion?
— W (@scorpiobixch) August 21, 2020
u talking abt giving back to people but he put ppl’s lives at risk w that party and showed he doesn’t care LMAOO y’all r weird in these comments
— barbie luver (@abigbrotherhoe) August 21, 2020
why dont we just donate directly to the charity instead of buying ur ugly hoodie lol
— ramsh (@rameshtwinkle69) August 21, 2020
This user summarized what a lot of fans were thinking. It seems like fans wish that Hall would use his platform more effectively and lead by example. Everyone is over his TikToker charm now that he has made so many reckless decisions during the pandemic.
I mean it’s the absolute least you could possibly do and it still has to be engineered to be beneficial for you. How your audience doesn’t see that is baffling to me.
You have been blessed to have a massive social media following. You should be leading by example.
— Matt Hogan (@TheMattHogan) August 21, 2020
Others still applaud his efforts and take his offer to donate to a nonprofit as a sign he has grown and learned from his past behavior.
Yes we are proud of you doing something good in the world. We forgive you for the silly thing you have done but everyone does silly things in their life. But you have learnt from it and your giving back to the ones that need it the most ❤️❤️
— CRAWFC4BABY (@28lt1991) August 21, 2020
Dude I love how you took something that negatively affecting your life rn and you still wanna give back to those who need it! Proud of you and I am glad to see you maturing and yet still keeping your wild side alive!👌🏻
— aashnaantao (@aashnaantao) August 21, 2020
So what do you think? Does Bryce Hall need to do more to make up to the public for potentially endangering them? Is it enough to donate a portion of his merchandise proceeds to a non-profit? Will he ever get his power back, that’s the real question.