The LA Mayor Reportedly Turned Off The Power At The Home Of Three TikTok Stars To Stop Them Holding Parties During Lockdown

    In a statement on Wednesday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said: "Today I authorized the City to disconnect utility service at a house in the Hollywood Hills to stop the large parties held there."

    LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has turned off the power being supplied to a home in the Hollywood Hills after a number of parties were hosted there, despite public health orders being put in place due to the coronavirus crisis.

    Gregg Deguire / Getty Images

    In a tweet on Wednesday, Garcetti said he had "authorized the City to disconnect utility service" to the property in order to eliminate the risk of the virus being spread further.

    Today I authorized the City to disconnect utility service at a house in the Hollywood Hills to stop the large parties held there in flagrant violation of our public health orders. Parties like these can quickly and easily spread the virus and put our communities at risk.

    Although the statement didn't specifically name who the house belonged to, multiple reports quickly surfaced claiming that it was the property of TikTok stars Bryce Hall, Noah Beck, and Blake Gray.

    Following the news, Gray went on Instagram Live, seemingly proving that the power to their house had been cut off as he walked around the property in the dark.

    Instagram: @blakegray

    In the live-stream, Hall could be heard in the background saying that he'd had to take a cold shower before confirming that the lights in the house weren't working.

    A fundraiser poking fun at the decision to turn the power off at the house was then set up under the title: "Help Bryce Hall Shower."

    gofundme.com

    "He was not throwing parties. He was simply 'peacefully protesting' which [he] is allowed to do under current covid rules," the description of the fundraiser said. "Bryce was protesting against low-tier Tequila by showing his support for superior top-tier Tequila brands such as Don Julio. 1942 was in abundance at these protests."

    According to screenshots on social media, Hall responded to the fundraiser via direct message.

    A number of influencers — including Hall, Beck, and Gray — have been criticised over the last few weeks for partying during lockdown, with Hall recently hosting an event for his 21st birthday that was reportedly broken up by the LAPD.

    YouTuber Tyler Oakley also called out influencers for partying during lockdown after a crowd of people attended a birthday party for social media star Larray.

    hi @jamescharles @NikitaDragun @tanamongeau @larrayxo @charlidamelio @dixiedamelio & any others who have been partying in large groups - please consider social distancing, mask wearing, & using your huge platforms to encourage responsibility during a worldwide pandemic. https://t.co/G3CeWfk3uZ

    Following the backlash, a number of prominent names apologised for the party, including James Charles and Tana Mongeau.

    BuzzFeed News has reached out to the Mayor's office, as well as Hall, Beck, and Gray for comment.

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ben Henry at ben.henry@buzzfeed.com.

    Got a confidential tip? Submit it here