FaZe Rain Speaks Out About His Intense Struggle With Depression and Why He Took a Break From YouTube - Dexerto

FaZe Rain Speaks Out About His Intense Struggle With Depression and Why He Took a Break From YouTube

Published: 26/Jul/2018 23:31 Updated: 27/Jul/2018 9:33

by DG Goldstein


FaZe Clan Owner Nordan ‘Rain’ Shat has been incredibly transparent about his fight against anxiety and mental illness in the past.

On July 26, Rain, one of the main owners of FaZe Clan, uploaded a video on YouTube discussing why he has taken a break from the platform, along with how his battle against mental illness almost reached a breaking point in April of 2018.

When discussing the wealth that he has generated in his time as a YouTuber, Rain mentioned that money is not a ‘cure’ for all the problems that he has dealt with in his mind since he was younger, even though some of his viewers may think otherwise.

“I really wish making money would helo me get over the feelings I’ve had my whole life, but it hasn’t. Maybe it will for you, but it didn’t for me. Money fixed some problems […] It’s not about that. Of courrse everyone could use extra money and, like, help people in their lives and everything, but it’s not the cure for me […] It’s not going to get rid of my anxiety, get rid of my depression – it’s not going to do that. 

Rain would later go on to discuss how he did not want to ‘cater’ to the way he thought YouTube wanted him to be in his videos, and that it was ‘demotivating’ that the platform started to change their guidelines.

“It was just that they wouldn’t show any of my videos anymore and YouTube become way more controlled, so it was very demotivating for me. I’ve been doing this shit since I was 11 years old., man […] I don’t know what the reason was – I think VapeLordNord – maybe because I swear too much, maybe because I’m not family friendly, but I’m not going to change who I am just for YouTube…”

However, after he decided to take a step back from Youtube, Rain reveals that he had a mental breakdown in April of 2018 which landed him in a hospital for a couple of days, along with being placed in a ‘psych ward.’ 

“Come April, mid-April, I had my worst mental breakdown, like, of all time. I went through them pretty much every other day, if not every day. Some shit happened, I’m not going to lie. Self-harm shit. Ended up in a hospital for a few days, and then i ended up in a psych ward […] I was around so many people going through problems one hundred times worse than I had.”

The full video can be viewed below.


PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.