• "My mental health issues are so serious and personal," she tweeted
  • Barrett has close to 11 million followers on TikTok
  • She had previously opened up about her struggles with mental health

TikTok star Nessa Barrett has requested paparazzi to leave her alone after she was recently captured crying during dinner with friends.

On Tuesday, Barrett was caught on camera crying while having dinner with friends at Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles. Also seen in the video was fellow influencer Josh Richards.

The video soon started trending and got mixed reactions from people. Several of her fans took to the comments section to request the photographers to not film people at their vulnerable moments.

"I dont think he shouldve filmed this," one person wrote.

"Could you like not film her when she’s crying that’s personal," another person commented,

"The moment a person is having an anxiety attack is totally private, it only makes the situation worse that they see that there is a person recording, honestly these paparazzi have crossed the line," another user commented.

"I wish u didn't film her. Let her breathe a lil. this is not it. Imagine ur having a breakdown and someone came in filming u cry to show it to the whole world for views," wrote another user.

A few hours later, Barrett herself took to Twitter to request paparazzi not to film her.

"My mental health issues are so serious and personal. Don’t record me while I’m going through something and post it please," she tweeted.

Last month, Barrett, who has close to 11 million followers on TikTok, opened up about her struggles with mental health after being constantly bullied on social media for allegedly kissing Chase Hudson while he was in a relationship with Charli D’Amelio.

"I’ve been in therapy for anxiety since I was like, six. And then, when I was about 14, I was misdiagnosed with depression. And then, recently, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder," she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"All the hate I got was overwhelming. I had to spend time away from reading comments, watching hate videos on me. happens and it s---s, but we have to deal with it. And I hope it changes," she told the outlet.

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