CallMeCarson explains why he’s taking an “indefinite” break from YouTube - Dexerto
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CallMeCarson explains why he’s taking an “indefinite” break from YouTube

Published: 12/Mar/2020 22:12 Updated: 12/Mar/2020 22:14

by Scott Robertson

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The popular YouTuber announced that he is taking an extended leave of absence starting on March 12, and revealed some of the personal struggles he’s faced that have led to his decision.

One of YouTube’s most popular creators at over 2.5 million subs on his main channel, and part of the recently formed collective Lunch Club, Carson spoke candidly on Twitter about “recent personal events” that have had an effect on him.

Citing the need to take an indefinite break, Carson said he wanted to “focus on making himself a better person,” and has recently started both taking medication for depression and speaking to a counselor.

Due to the “whirlwind of emotion and pain” in his personal life, Carson says that he currently can’t handle the responsibility of his current job.

While his videos still perform well, with the lowest in recent memory still cracking 1 million views and others averaging 4 million or more, his most recent uploads have been generally longer but posted more infrequently.

Several big names in YouTube and streaming wished Carson well on the next step of his journey, including comedian Gus Johnson, animator Ross O’Donovan, and YouTuber Jacksepticeye.

Carson is known for creating videos on a wide range of silly subjects, including strange Discord interactions, other weird channels on YouTube, cursed images, and three separate uploads featuring only weird videos of toilets.

He also streams regularly on Twitch at CallMeCarsonLive, and has a popular and robust Discord server.

According to his channel, he left college where he was studying Media Communication in September of 2018 to become a full-time YouTuber and Twitch streamer. His upload rate quickly increased after he made that decision.

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This photoshopped image of Carson from one of his streams has circulated as a popular meme format.

Carson isn’t the only massive YouTuber who has taken extensive time off from the platform: One of the site’s biggest stars in Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg returned in February after a month-long hiatus, claiming that he needed to take a break even though he didn’t really want to.

However, Carson’s statements indicate that his time off is needed for more than just slowing down his channel, so it may be longer until he makes a return. We wish him well in whatever he chooses to do next.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

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A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”