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Bryce Hall slammed after releasing footage of street fight

Published: 5/Oct/2020 11:50

by Georgina Smith

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After tweeting footage of a violent scrap he appeared to be involved in, TikTok star Bryce Hall has caused outrage among many fans who claim he is a bad role model, calling his actions “embarrassing.”

While Bryce has a substantial following of over 14 million people on TikTok, his place in the limelight has certainly thrown him into many public controversies throughout his time as an influencer.

In particular he has been criticized by fans and other influencers alike for hosting and attending several regulation breaking parties, even after claiming that he “fully regrets” the incidents.

He has even been dubbed ‘the Jake Paul of TikTok,’ a label he seems to celebrate. The likeness between the two high profile stars’ is uncanny, and Bryce Hall’s polarizing behavior is reminiscent of Jake’s Team 10 days.

Bryce Hall and Jake Paul speak while sitting on a couch outside.
YouTube: Bryce Hall
Bryce and Jake filmed a video together in which they determined whether he really is TikTok’s Jake Paul.

Bryce shocked his Twitter followers on October 5 when he uploaded a video that appeared to show him and several friends involved in a street fight, though who exactly was involved in each side of the scrap is difficult to ascertain from the video, taken at night.

Alongside the video, he wrote: “We don’t condone violence, but if you punch someone in front of us, we’ll have no choice but to defend ourselves.”

Speculation as to when and where the fight took place and who exactly involved is aplenty, but nothing has been confirmed, and Bryce has not identified which individual in the video he is.

It’s safe to say that the video caused a stir, with many viewers appalled that he would upload the video to share with his young follower base.

“Embarrassing, aren’t you supposed to be a role model?” one user said, another saying “He’s out here wanting to get cancelled again. Seriously when will you learn to not be problematic?”

While no details as to the context of the fight have been confirmed, some viewers were concerned that the video appeared to show several guys ganging up on one person. “OK defend yourself but this seems like about 6 guys on one? Defend yourself one on one.”

There were however several people who defended Bryce, suggesting that he is not under any obligation to refrain from self-defense because he’s an influencer. “Influencer or not he’s human, if you throw a punch at him or his friends, or whoever that isn’t at fault, he’s not gonna stare at you and apologize,” one commenter said.

Another suggested “okay before you all got off about role models etc.. Just remember you weren’t there and don’t know the full story..”

Despite many analyzing the video in an attempt to establish the context of the fight, no further information has been confirmed by Bryce.

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Twitch star Sykkuno officially reveals he’s moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:50

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch superstar ‘Sykkuno’ has seen an explosive rise to internet stardom in the past few months, and after dropping a few hints that he’s making major life changes, has officially revealed he’s moving house.

Sykkuno’s is a unique and surprising case in online fame; while he’s been making content since 2011, the influencer saw a huge rise in YouTube subscribers during the last few months of 2020, skyrocketing him from 400k subscribers to over 2 million.

This impressive growth has been applauded by fans and fellow streamers alike — and it makes sense, as the creator managed to score a jaw-dropping 1.6 subscribers in just four months’ time.

It seems that his newfound success is also kicking off a major life change for the streamer, as hinted at during a broadcast in early January.

Data from videoamigo shows Sykkuno's rise to fame
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Data from VideoAmigo shows that Sykkuno’s subscriber count on YouTube started rapidly growing from August.

The star teased that he would be moving out of California, where he previously lived with major streaming group OfflineTV before exiting the collective to pursue his own personal projects in November 2020 — right when his subscriber count began to climb.

“I will say this, though, guys — I’m actually moving soon,” he said during a January 8 broadcast. “I don’t know if I should say where. But you guys will know, and it’ll happen within a month, probably. I will say this, guys… there’s a decent chance I won’t be in California anymore.”

It seems that Sykkuno’s hint was a bit more on-the-nose than fans expected, although he isn’t moving too far away; on January 15, the streamer revealed that he is moving to Las Vegas, home to several other major content creators.

However, it looks like Sykkuno’s streams will be on the back burner until he’s all settled in — but it doesn’t seem that his fanbase is too worried about that particular drawback.

“Moving to Las Vegas!” he tweeted. “I’ll be back on streams soon!”

Sykkuno’s post has been met with hilarious reactions from a slew of other top streamers, with the likes of Mizkif replying with a video of himself merely saying, “Bye.”

This move to Vegas marks another in a major series of life changes for one of the net’s biggest stars as he continues on his high rise to fame.