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Cosplayer Jessica Nigri has stern request for invasive fans

Published: 22/Mar/2019 21:58 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 22:05

by Virginia Glaze

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Jessica Nigri is famous in the cosplay community for her impressive crafting skills and risque costumes – but some fans are taking their enthusiasm a bit too far.

Nigri posted a stern Tweet on March 21, where she begged invasive fans to stop visiting her home.

“I hate to have to say this,” Nigri began. “I shouldn’t have to say this… It is never okay to come to someone’s house you follow online.”

Nigri went on to ask that fans respect the privacy of internet personalities in light of their online fame, ending her post with a plea in all caps.

“Good intentions or not, please please please respect people’s privacy,” she continued. “Coming to their homes is NEVER OKAY. FOR ANY REASON.”

Nigri’s Tweet prompted an outpouring of support from across the cosplay community, with other personalities in the space recounting their own horror stories of unwelcome fan visitations.

Even the Game Grumps’ Suzy Berhow admitted that fans have shown up to her home, with husband Arin Hanson concurring in a concerning reply.

“Yes, people have shown up at our house,” Suzy stated. “No- it does not make you look like a ‘cool fun guy.’ You are a stalker with no understanding of boundaries.”

Even massive YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg created a video about this subject in 2016, claiming that fans continually stalked his home – despite moving many times over the course of his YouTube career.

“I’ve even had parents coming over with their kids,” Kjellberg said of the issue. “…Just because you found my address doesn’t mean you found an invitation for you to come over.”

While it is presumed that Nigri’s post was made in response to such a visitation, she didn’t delve further into the topic (although she appears to be safe and sound, despite the interaction).

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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.