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Fouseytube sparks concern after admitting he “feels like a failure”

Published: 24/Jan/2020 23:42

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Yousef “Fouseytube” Erakat is sparking concern across social media after posting a few emotional captions to Instagram on January 23.

Fouseytube notably returned to YouTube in late 2019, following the aftermath of his disastrous July 15 event that ended in a purported bomb threat.

While he later threw himself into the sport of boxing, his loss against fellow content creator Slim hit him hard in more ways than one, with Erakat admitting he felt he “had no purpose” and was “alone” due to his family’s move.

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YouTuber Yousef “Fouseytube” Erakat made a huge comeback to social media, which included his start in the sport of boxing.

After debuting his rhinoplasty in mid-January, it seemed like the YouTuber was fully recovered from his post-match blues; but this may not be the case, as his forthcoming social media posts are once again causing fans concern over his mental health.

In an Instagram caption uploaded on January 24, Erakat once again showcased his recovering nose, admitting to struggling with unhappiness and claiming that his feelings stem from a lack of productivity in wake of his operation.

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Fouseytube’s concerning social media posts follow his post-boxing match rhinoplasty.

“I feel like a failure,” the YouTuber wrote. “A loser. And I am so, so, so hard on myself. I’m not really doing anything with my life, and the feeling of not doing anything productive kills.”

That’s not all: the internet star even admitted that he hopes to branch out into acting, a desire similar to that of Logan Paul, who also revealed plans to break into other careers down the line.

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( @fashionnovamen fashionnovapartner ) instagram captions have helped me breathe recently so here it goes. i’m coming to you from the heart. my source of unhappiness comes from feeling like a failure. i feel like a failure. a loser. and i am so so so hard on myself. i’m not really doing anything with my life and the feeling of not doing anything productive kills. i know what i want to do. i want to act. my mind is trying to talk me out of posting this as i type it but it’s my truth right now as bad as the energy is. i want to work. i want to be busy. but my life is not that at the moment. so the difference between expectations vs reality is suffocating. this is all without even bringing up comparison being the thief of happiness. i feel like this without having to compare myself to any of the perfect lives i scroll through everyday. i dunno man. i just want to start being honest and open with my feelings. i feel like a failure today. i don’t want to have to post and pretend like i’m not. ?

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“I know what I want to do,” he continued. “I want to act. My mind is trying to talk me out of posting this as I type it, but it’s my truth right now, as bad as the energy is. I want to work. I want to be busy. But my life is not that at the moment.”

Fousey also uploaded two separate photos to his Instagram story, where he claimed he wanted someone to “hang out with” and that he’d been “crying all day.”

While this isn’t the first time Fousey has expressed such feelings, his audience continues to send him support and advice, and the creator later stated that his emotional posts could be the result of post-surgical depression.


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.