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Alinity opens up about past struggles before Twitch: “I nearly died”

Published: 6/Aug/2020 23:58

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer Alinity Divine is a popular online entertainer in her own right — but her path to social media stardom wasn’t always easy, with the broadcaster revealing details about her difficult past in a recent stream.

Alinity has become a subject of contention among many Twitch viewers, with critics accusing her of undermining the site’s community guidelines for not receiving bans (not to mention the viral cat-tossing incident from 2019).

After streaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins took shots at Alinity’s past in a highly-publicized feud in June, Alinity finally broke down, admitting that the hate had driven her to consider harmful actions.

Now, Alinity has opened up further about her private life before reaching Twitch fame, as told in a joint broadcast with fellow streamer Mizkif on August 5.

[Content Warning: The rest of this article discusses sensitive topics like eating disorders. Continue at your own risk.]

After Mizkif complimented Alinity’s mental fortitude, the streamer revealed that her life before the internet was no cakewalk, admitting that her father had been arrested due to involvement in Colombia’s drug cartels when she was a young child and that she had nearly died due to an eating disorder.

“I had to be pretty strong as a young human because I went through some stuff,” she began. “…my dad went to prison when I was like 9 because he was involved with the cartel in a way. My parents separated right after that, then I developed an eating disorder.”

“When I was 15, I nearly died, because I was like 23 kilos,” she continued. “I had to overcome that, which was super hard. Then, my mom got cancer, then I moved to Canada all by myself.”

Despite her rough past, Alinity feels like all of her hardships have helped shape her into the person she is today, allowing her to deal with such topics as massive internet hate in a healthy manner.

“It’s been a lot of things preparing me to the person I am right now, that I guess most people don’t have to learn how to deal with,” she added. “I feel like life prepared me for this moment, you know?”

Alinity poses with her two Samoyed pups.
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Twitch star Alinity Divine has come under scrutiny multiple times in the past, with critics accusing her of mistreating her animals after tossing her cat over her head in a past broadcast and kissing the feline with a mouth full of vodka. The Saskatoon SPCA, however, found no behavior worthy of removing the pets from her home.

Alinity’s recent candid revelations have drawn sympathies from fans and critics, including Ninja, who redacted his Tweet after realizing all the hate she received in the past – a past that has not bee as easy as many assumed it to be.

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NELK Boys trolled Khabib and got Dana White drunk ahead of UFC 254

Published: 29/Oct/2020 5:43

by Brad Norton

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The NELK Boys were invited to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 254 and it didn’t take long before they had trolled Pay Per View headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov along with UFC President Dana White.

The NELK Boys are known for their antics so Dana White was well aware of what he was getting into by inviting them to Fight Island. Abu Dhabi served as host to a huge slate of UFC events throughout the course of September and October, closing out the latest stint with UFC 254.

The October 24 PPV made waves due to undefeated Nurmagomedov’s shock retirement after his 29th consecutive win. However, the NELK Boys made waves in their own way with a brand-new video.

Up to their usual antics, the crew played pranks on each other while mixing it up with UFC fighters. Outside of their shoey with Aussie heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, the NELK Boys trolled The Eagle and even got Dana White drunk.

 

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In a rare interaction with Khabib prior to what would be his final fight, they pranked him by asking for oddly specific MMA advice. “What is the most important aspect of fighting for any beginner fighter to focus on?” Kyle Forgeard asked.

Before Khabib could even answer, the plot thickened. Forgeard joked that the reason behind his interest in MMA is to fight the BMF Champ Jorge Masvidal after he slept with his girlfriend. “How old are you?” Khabib responded, going along with the joke. 

Realizing that he’s too old to start training, he had another solution in mind. “I think you have to buy [a] dog.” With a dog by his side, that might be Forgeard’s only chance, according to Khabib.

Next on the itinerary was to get the UFC President completely wasted. While they downed a few shots at the very beginning of the day, the real party came later that night. “I’ve got weigh-ins at 11 AM tomorrow,” White joked before taking another shot.

“Our goal is for Dana to not make it to the weigh-ins,” Forgeard said. Ultimately, that didn’t quite come to fruition but it’s clear they got him rather drunk. “We did like eight or 12 [shots] right in a row.”

The weigh-ins went off without a hitch and so too did the PPV event the following day. It was a short-lived trip for the NELK Boys on Fight Island, though it was one that proved all too valuable for some content.

This particular video ended with a teaser of what’s to come for the content creating crew too; it appears as though a call with the United States President is in store, courtesy of Dana White.