Followers who attended a meet and greet with TikTok star and OnlyFans creator Anna Paul have lashed the activewear brand that organised the occasion.
Celebrating her collaboration with Australian attire brand Stax, the 23-year-old influencer was slated to do an in-store look at its Hay Road Mall location in Perth’s CBD.
Whereas the brand anticipated 200 to 300 individuals to attend, followers had started lining up from 10.30pm the evening earlier than.
By the occasion’s slated begin time of noon, the whole procuring strip was overwhelmed with over a thousand individuals, with stories of shoving, queue leaping and some attendees collapsing.
Police have been later known as to the shop and the meet and greet was cancelled. An announcement from WA Police stated it was because of the “size of the crowd and lack of appropriate security and other event planning in place to cope with the larger than expected crowd”.
One girl who had been lining up since 7am stated the group was “insane” and blamed Stax for the poorly organised occasion.
“It was very disappointing,” stated TikTok consumer, @tiffashleigh.
“I just wasted five hours of my day to go meet Anna Paul, which I didn’t even get to.”
She stated that by 11am, the group was pushed into the “side of the street, like sardines”.
“People were pushing you from behind, so you literally had no choice but to push forward to the person in front of you (even if you didn’t want to) or get trampled on and fall.
Tiffy claimed that police told her that four people collapsed and said she saw a girl in the Stax store being treated by paramedics.
Another fan slammed the brand for ‘not knowing how to organise an event’.
“There was no fencing whatsoever when we got here and there was already 2000 people here when we got here at 7am,” stated TikTok consumer @thaliahorgan.x.
“So Anna Paul, we still love you but f**k you Stax for not knowing how to organise an event because we asked all the cops and rangers and they had no clue there was an event happening.”
In one of many many movies which confirmed the packed and sprawling crowd, a bunch of youngsters was seen leaping and chanting Paul’s title.
Later within the clip one woman might be heard saying: “Oh my god, I’m getting squashed”.
The caption of the video stated the behaviour of the individuals within the crowd was unacceptable.
“I’m absolutely disgusted at the events that had happened at Anna Paul’s meet and greet,” it learn.
“People were throwing food at people and making deodorant bombs. it got to the point where people were passing out and allegedly (having) seizures.”
Footage shared of Hay Road Mall after the cancelled occasion additionally confirmed the world littered with rubbish and meals.
An announcement launched by Stax at 4pm on Sunday stated they have been compelled to cancel the occasion as a consequence of course from Perth Police.
“We are overwhelmed with the response and cannot thank you all so much for continually supporting Stax. and all that we do,” the assertion learn.
“As you can imagine this is not how we foresaw today going, I am personally heartbroken that we cannot go ahead.
“We love and appreciate each and everyone of you.”
Paul – who was greater than 5 million followers on TikTok, two million Instagram followers, and is without doubt one of the top-earning creators on Solely Followers – additionally apologised for the chaotic occasion.
The Sunshine Coast girl has greater than 5 million followers on TikTok and two million followers on Instagram. Paul can also be one of many high earners on OnlyFans.
“Due to safety, the West Australia Police had to shut down the Perth Meet and Greet early. It became a huge safety hazard,” she wrote in an Instagram tales.
“I am so, so, so sorry. We tried our very best to work with the Police but it got too much.
“Your safety is always our number one concern always.”
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