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CoryxKenshin explains why he left YouTube for nine months

Published: 4/Apr/2020 23:00

by Virginia Glaze

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CoryxKenshin is a hugely popular YouTuber, boasting over 5 million subscribers due to his humorous commentary videos — but the star disappeared from the platform last year, which he explained in his unexpected return months later.

Cory took a sudden hiatus from all social media nine months ago, with fans and fellow YouTubers both confused and desperate for the creator to make a comeback with more videos.

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However, the internet star didn’t return until April 3, uploading a 15-minute-long video explaining where he’d been and why he’d chosen to step back not only from YouTube, but from all social media platforms, altogether.

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YouTube star CoryxKenshin disappeared from social media nine months ago, and finally explained his absence in a surprise video on April 3.

In his video, Cory clarified that he’d taken the time off for some much-needed R&R, showing viewers footage from his trips to Japan, New York, and other excursions, including multiple Make-A-Wish visits with fans.

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While he claimed that he’d had the “time of his life” during his break, he also admitted that he’d been struggling with anxiety over making videos and returning to YouTube, in general.

“It hasn’t been sunshine and blue skies the entire time on this side of the camera,” he explained. “There were indeed some times that the anxiety, and just me overthinking things really came down on me.”

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CoryxKenshin explained that he’d taken a break to “recharge,” while also meeting with fans for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Despite making multiple attempts at coming back to YouTube throughout last year, he claimed his heart wasn’t in it, and felt stressed and guilty about leaving his viewers without content in the interim.

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“I would turn the camera on, and my heart would not be in it,” he continued. “You can’t force it. You can, but it’s just kinda wack. People can usually see through fake YouTubers. I never want to be fake. I never want to purport that my life is perfect and I’m happy all the time. I’m not.”

The YouTuber ended his video by thanking his fans for their loyalty in spite of his break and explaining that he’d needed to “recharge,” understanding that he can’t expect himself to pump out viral videos at all times.

Cory’s video has since shot to the top of YouTube’s Trending page and has garnered over two million views at the time of writing — so it’s safe to say that his community is both relieved and happy that he’s finally back.

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Bryce Hall hits back at critics of his “new rock hard abs”

Published: 17/Oct/2020 21:57

by Charlotte Colombo

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As one of the most popular members of the Sway House, TikToker Bryce Hall is more than used to experiencing a bit of social media scrutiny every now and again.

Hall has recently been sharing his body journey over on Twitter, with him recently posting how much muscle he has gained in the last month. However, with fans mocking him for using ab sculpting treatments to achieve his physique, it looks like he has finally hit back.

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When leading celebrity doctor Dr Jennifer Berman uploaded a TikTok revealing that he had been undertaking body contouring sessions with leading body sculpting clinic EmSculpt, many fans reacted negatively.

One TikTok user mocked Hall for “buying abs”, while another was critical of him not “put[ting] the work in” to get a better physique and instead relying on cosmetic treatments. Other users described the video as “embarrassing”, with one commenter quipping: “What abs?”

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Unsurprisingly, with several fans tagging him in the replies of these hateful comments, Hall seemed unwilling to take this criticism lying down.

In his own comment on the TikTok, which amassed over 200 likes, he said: “Half the people in the comments talkin’ can’t even lift their own body weight in the gym… shut up, hit the gym, and stay mad [sic]”.

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Hall was quick to hit back at fans criticising him, telling them to ‘shut up’ in a TikTok comment.

With Hall’s clapback later being picked up by Instagram page TikTokRoom, it didn’t take long for fans on Instagram to show their support for Hall. In one comment that got over 11,000 likes, one user accused fans of “body shaming” Hall.

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Meanwhile, in another comment that got over 10,000 likes, an Instagram user pointed out the irony of fans “talk[ing] bad about these “influencers” and cry[ing] when they clap back”.

Referring to some of his past controversies, another fan claimed that while Bryce was “educating himself and growing”, fans continued to “keep hating on him for literally anything”.

Hall isn’t the only TikTok star to be experiencing a lot of hate recently. When Charli D’Amelio posted a video opening up about her struggles and the stress of being in the spotlight for World Mental Health Day, fans instead focussed on her “D’Amelio privilege”, calling her out for flouting social distancing rules.

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