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David Dobrik explains why his parents wanted him to quit YouTube

Published: 10/Apr/2020 13:06

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator David Dobrik has revealed why his parents initially wanted him to quit YouTube before his rise to fame.

David Dobrik has built a massive following of over 16 million subscribers on his channel from his highly entertaining vlog series, which frequents celebrity guests such as Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner.

However, the popular star revealed that things didn’t always look so bright for him and that his parents even wanted him to quit YouTube at a certain point in his career.

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David Dobrik regularly features some of the biggest celebrities in his popular vlog series.

Dobrik revealed, during an interview with EliteDaily, that when he initially shared his plans to become a successful YouTuber with his parents they were left quite unsure about his potential career path.

“I think my family is just constantly confused [about] what’s going on,” he explained, “I remember the first couple years I started doing this they were kind of like ‘OK, what’s going on?'”

He then shared that they had even asked him to quit YouTube and go back to school at a certain point after concerns over how sustainable vlogging could be, “At first, they were like, ‘You need to stop doing this and go back to school.’ They were a little bit scared it was a fluke.”

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Dobrik’s parents had concerns over how sustainable his YouTube vlogs could be.

Despite their initial doubts, David Dobrik continued to see growth on YouTube and is now one of the biggest stars on the video-sharing platform, pulling in tens of millions of views on each of his latest uploads.

“I think they’re a little more comfortable with it,” Dobrik said adding that his parents were more understanding following his recent success, “They’re like ‘OK, maybe he can support himself.’ I think they’re happy.”

He later revealed that one moment that led to his parents easing their concerns a bit was his appearance on popular actress Anna Faris’ Unqualified podcast, who his parents were big fans of at the time, sharing that they had texted him in excitement following the release of the episode.

Although Dobrik is currently taking a break from uploading regularly to YouTube due to the ongoing health crisis, the internet star has since shifted his attention to TikTok and is continuing to grow his fanbase with highly entertaining content.

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Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith

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Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.