An online star caused chaos when thousands more people turned up to her meet and greet than expected.

Anna Paul, 23, was set to meet some of her top online followers, with between 200 and 300 expected to attend the event.

However organisers were floored when far more adoring followers arrived, spending hours queueing in a mall in Perth, Australia, which saw fans jostling and shoving to get their time with the star before the event was ultimately called off by police.

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Some people waiting for an audience with Paul, who has over five million followers on TikTok and two million on Instagram, even passed out during the drama.

Posting to TikTok, one begrudged fan showed people getting pushed and shoved as they waited to meet the OnlyFans star.

It was captioned: "Waited 5+ hours, got squished and trampled, gasping for air, nearly fainted all for it to get closed down by the police."

One person even claimed they had waited overnight to meet the influencer.

They said: "I got there at 2am and got to see her but only for a split second and barely could say anything but still very grateful. So sad it got cancelled."

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Another clip shows people chanting outside the venue where the meet and greet was due to take place as police try to intervene.

Officers were eventually forced to step in and shut down the event when some fans got a bit too bold and jumped queues, with several people collapsing and needing medical attention.

A heartbroken Anna took to Instagram after the ordeal, apologising to the many fans who didn't get to meet her.

She wrote: "Due to safety, the West Australian Police had to shut down the Perth meet and greet early.

"It became a huge safety hazard. Thank you for being amazing.

"I am so so sorry. We tried our best to work with the police but it got too much. Your safety is our #1 concern always. I love you."

A police spokesman added: "Due to the size of the crowd and lack of appropriate security and other event planning in place to cope with the larger than expected crowd, and in consultation with the store management, the event was closed down and police commenced dispersing the crowd from the area."

Anna's meet and greet in Perth had been part of a bigger tour of Australia to promote her collaboration with fitness label STAX.

The brand added: "On behalf of myself and Matilda [Don and Matilda Robertson, the founders of the brand], we have the unfortunate news and have been directed by Perth Police that due to crowd control we are unable to proceed with today’s meet and greet in Perth.

"We are overwhelmed with the response and cannot thank you all so much for continually supporting STAX. and all that we do.

"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."


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