The appeal is obvious: Some 20-somethings are making millions by playing video games or dispensing beauty tips online. But the pressure of having to endlessly produce original content that makes them look accessible, transparent and authentic has proved too much for some people, including Essena O’Neill. The former social media personality went public in her posts about experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety from living an overly curated life.
Jake has recently been in the news for some not-so-great reasons. He frequently trashes his West Hollywood neighborhood and shares the address of his rental house with his fans—known as the Jake Paulers—to encourage their visits. Despite complaints from neighbors to local authorities about the noise levels and hundreds of teenage girls on his property, Jake has continued to deny their requests to calm things down.