Who is TikTok star Yandere and why have they been charged with manslaughter?

YANDERE shot to fame on TikTok after posting clips dressed up as some of their favorite characters from video games and television.

The popular cosplayer has more than 1.6 million followers on the platform and almost 50 million likes.

Yandere started their TikTok account in 2016


Yandere started their TikTok account in 2016

Who is TikTok star Yandere?

Yandere is a popular online ‘cosplayer’, a practice which sees fans dress up and roleplay as their favourite characters from movies, video games and TV.

The star is known online by the handle of yandere.freak – although they previously went by snowthesaltqueen and are sometimes known as ‘Snow’.

The 23-year-old identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them.

Why has Yandere been charged with manslaughter?

Yandere was reportedly arrested in January, 2021.

Harris County District Courts records claim that “on or about January 17”, Yandere “recklessly caused the death of Helen Rose Hastings by pointing a handgun at the complainant and pulling the trigger.”

Yandere told police that “they were all drinking and she got pretty drunk.”

The 23-year-old says that they had been talking about their cosplaying when Hastings had jokingly said “shoot me”.

Yandere says that they pointed the gun towards Hastings and pulled the trigger, believing that it was not loaded.

Tragically, Hastings – a first year student at Oberlin College – lost her life.

A number of tributes appeared in the student newspaper, where Helen was described as having “infectious laughter” and a “bubbly, really energetic personality.”

Helen was reportedly interested in pursuing a career helping to treat misophonia, a condition which causes sufferers to be distressed by certain sounds made by others – especially eating and breathing.

What is Yandere’s real name?

Yandere was born Mary Anne Oliver-Snow.

Yandere is based in Texas, USA


Yandere is based in Texas, USA

The 23-year-old was born in Houston, Texas and is believed to still live in the area.

After they were released on bond, Yandere resumed regularly posting on TikTok and has never publicly discussed the case.

TikTok star Yandere Freak shows off cosplay


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