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Bryce Hall explains why he’s “so happy” he got arrested

Published: 31/Jul/2020 5:23

by Andrew Amos

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Bryce Hall has opened up to Logan Paul on the Impaulsive podcast about his May arrest, explaining to the YouTuber why he’s “so happy” he got arrested, as well as detailing the moments leading up to his arrest.

Bryce Hall and Jaden Hossler were arrested back in May 2020 on drug offences in Texas. While they’ve still got their court date ahead of them, Hall went onto Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast to talk about the entire ordeal.

He outlined exactly what happened on the night of May 25, and also spoke candidly about how the experience behind bars changed his life.

“I’m actually so happy that I got arrested because it kind of put me in check,” the TikTok star admitted on the July 29 episode.

“We were in jail for 13 hours, we got out. Everyone said that we were privileged and shit, but actually Jaden and I – and even the people who didn’t get arrested – came to a huge realization, and we leveled out after that. Honestly, worst experience of my life. I don’t ever want to go back.”

Hall mentioned that they were pulled over for no reason, but he did admit he suspected it was some sort of profiling due to the car he was in with his “black security guard” in tow.

“We got pulled over for no reason. We were in a luxury Sprinter van. We were literally driving the speed limit. We are in Giddings, Texas, so they don’t see that sh*t often. They see my black security guard and my light-skinned driver, driving with tinted-ass windows in the back,” he explained.

“They pulled out my driver and they just started searching him. I’m like talking to all the people in the car ⁠— Jaden [Hossler], Josh [Richards], my photographer, my videographer ⁠— and I’m like ‘guys, if they check us, we’re all going to jail for a very f**king long time.’ We were just in shock.”

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The TikTok star did admit that he should have known better, and done better. “I f**ked up. I got caught with f**king drugs.”

However, Logan Paul came in with a different perspective. Given Hall was only caught with marijuana on him, the YouTuber claimed the charges were “laughable.”

“Depending on where you are, this is laughable,” Paul chimed in.

Hall also mentioned that he is getting ready to go to court to try and contest the charges. “We are changed. We haven’t smoked. It’s our first offence. We’ve got our lawyers, we’re ready.”

Hall will appear in court on September 3.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

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Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.