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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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YouTubers & influencers congratulate Halsey on pregnancy announcement

Published: 28/Jan/2021 0:45

by Theo Salaun

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Singer-songwriter Halsey is pregnant – and social media, from influencers and YouTubers to countless fans, has lit up with congratulations for the beloved cultural sensation.

Ashley ‘Halsey’ Nicolette Frangipane is an American singer-songwriter with Grammy nominations, Billboard accolades and, above all else, a feverish social media following. Known for her activism and eclecticism, the musician has become a cultural icon with fans across the world.

That variety of fans is not restrained to just social media stans, either, as the singer has apparently amassed a ton of appreciation from fellow influencers. Some of the biggest names from YouTube and social media have popped up congratulating her, nestled between messages from the 36.9 million followers Halsey boasts throughout Instagram and Twitter. 

Posting a “surprise” Instagram carousel of baby bump pictures, the 26-year-old’s comment section is filled with verified check marks sending their love and joy. From established models (and fellow activists) like Emily Ratajkowski to YouTube superstars like James Charles, the support has been nothing short of overflowing.

In the replies to Halsey’s viral IG post, influencer Gabbie Hanna was joined by TikTok legend Addison Rae by sending an ecstatic “congratulations” message. Singer Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Drivers License” track has gone viral on TikTok, joined in too, but wasn’t satisfied with just one message.

In all caps (the pinnacle of excitement), Rodrigo sent a “YESSSS” before following up with a “SENDING U SO MUCH LOVE.”

Similarly uppercased, Charles chimed in with a reply that seems to concisely echo the sentiments shared by all of Halsey’s fans and friends: “CONGRATULATIONS AHHH.”

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Aside from being happy about the idea of a mini version of Halsey entering the world, close fans are likely well-aware of how meaningful the moment is for her. The singer has been candid about her past with infertility and her desire for a child, as a 2015 miscarriage prompted the song “More” on her Manic album.

In the wake of such a harrowing history with the desire to bear a child, the news of Halsey’s pregnancy is certainly cause for celebration. Caps-locked congratulations are most certainly in order and few, influencers and fans alike, have held back in rejoicing with the singer and her boyfriend, screenwriter Alev Aydin.

“More,” too, can now be played with added joy. Some of its more expressive lyrics take on a new dimension, as a foreseeing welcome to her baby: “And when you decide it’s your time to arrive, I’ve loved you for all of my life.”