Abby Rao responds to "heartless" hate after RiceGum breakup - Dexerto

Abby Rao responds to “heartless” hate after RiceGum breakup

Published: 21/Nov/2019 23:22

by Virginia Glaze


Instagram model Abby Rao parted ways with YouTube star Bryan “RiceGum” Le in mid-November after nearly ten months of dating – but some fans weren’t happy with this development.

The two sparked breakup rumors after unfollowing each other on social media, with names like Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR later confirming their split, but Rao remained relatively silent on the matter, until now.

In an exclusive interview with celebrity news outlet Hollywood Life, she opened up about her breakup with RiceGum, as well as the ensuing hate that followed.

Rice Gum, InstagramInstagram model Abby Rao parted ways with YouTuber RiceGum in a breakup that “destroyed” her – but fans aren’t showing any sympathy.

Much like YouTuber Corinna Kopf’s split with Fortnite pro Tfue, fans accused Rao of using RiceGum for “clout,” calling her a “gold digger” – but the hate didn’t just start with their breakup.

“I fully knew that was gonna happen,” the Instagram star said of the ensuing hate train. “When we started dating, everyone was like, ‘Oh, you’re a clout chaser! You’re a gold digger!’ I get crazy evil, evil messages. …I was getting an influx of hate. And like, ‘Oh, I knew this was gonna happen, you did this as soon as you get the clout.’ It’s really heartless.”

As for the specifics of their split, Rao claimed that she and Le parted ways after discovering they shared different goals in life, which ended up making the couple “clash.”

“I was just really destroyed,” she admitted. “I think with us two, the love was so strong and it still is. I still love him. I think we just wanted different things, and I think that we cared about different things… I wanted to focus on the things I cared about, like life things, and he kind of wanted to care about more his career. It just caused us to clash.”

RiceGum introduced Rao to the world in a YouTube video on January 11 to ample speculation, with many accusing the model of using Le for his money.

It appears that their mindset still hasn’t changed following their breakup – but luckily for Rao, she continues to receive uplifting messages in the fallout of a romance with such a high-profile social media star.


xQc explains why his 7-day Twitch ban was actually a good thing

Published: 25/Nov/2020 23:59

by Michael Gwilliam


Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel finally returned to streaming after receiving a massive seven-day ban for his role in a Fall Guys Twitch Rivals stream sniping controversy. However, according to the French Canadian, the ban was actually good for him.

xQc’s return to Twitch was met with some huge numbers, with over 100,000 viewers packed into his chat.

With such a massive audience, Lengyel explained how, while he expected to be criticized for his actions, he was shocked at how some folks didn’t want him to improve or get better.

“Seeing people not wanting you to move or not wanting you to go past the hurdles, it’s almost like they’re living through you,” he explained. “There’s a lot of them.”

xQc's Twitch viewers upon his return
xQc’s return stream was pulling in huge numbers.

According to the former Overwatch League pro, even after he apologized for his actions, some people were still attacking him for silly reasons.

“‘Oh no, not good enough of an apology, I hope you get perma-banned,’” he paraphrased of his haters. “I hope nobody gets perma-banned and there are people I really dislike in the content creator space, and I wouldn’t want them to get perma-banned.”

His reasoning for this is because he believes people can come back and do better. But he also addressed people claiming that Twitch was using him as an example.

“I don’t think bigger streamers get preferential treatment. And I think that was a good showcase of it,” he added. “I think, out of all the other instances, I think that was a good showcase of me not getting preferential treatment. If anything, I got the full juicer. Seven-day whole thing and I got clapped.”

Twitch has often been accused of giving some larger streamers better treatment than others on the platform, so this was a refreshing revelation from the Laval-born Lengyel.

“Even if, let’s say, I was being used as an example, and they put me out there as an example of doing a bad thing, that’s fine,” he continued. “That’s fine because when we come back, I can also be an example of doing better.”

Hopefully, xQc can make good on this challenge to himself and actually become better, just as suggested.