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Jenna Marbles leaves Twitch channel with boyfriend Julien Solomita

Published: 6/Aug/2020 14:54 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 15:12

by Georgina Smith

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Jenna Marbles’ departure from YouTube in June sent shockwaves through the internet. But the homecoming of this beloved YouTube star is looking unlikely, as her shared Twitch channel ‘jennajulien’ with partner Julien Solomita becomes simply ‘julien.’

Jenna’s decade long stint on YouTube has earned her a vast community of adoring fans, reaching a subscriber base of over 20 million. However, Jenna was one of the influencers thrown into the firing line earlier this year when old problematic videos resurfaced.

Following an emotional apology regarding depiction of racist stereotypes and blackface earlier in her career, Jenna departed the internet with no guarantee that she would ever return.

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YouTube: Jenna Marbles
Jenna Marbles filming a YouTube video

While she’s remained silent on social media ever since, fans maintained hope that she would return at some point.

However, in a recent Twitch stream, Julien announced some “small changes” to the channel. This included removing Jenna from the channel name altogether.

He explains it as an attempt to not “mislead” anyone, and to “show respect” to his loyal viewers. Still, there was also the reassurance that “the community will not change.”

Shortly after, Julien took to his side twitter account ‘notjulen’ to thank fans for being part of their cherished memories. He described it as an“bittersweet” decision.

Julien finally rebrands

These changes came to fruition on the 6th, as Julien streamed for the first time under the new channel name. He expressed that he’s excited for “all the streams to come,” calling his fans “incredible” for their support.

Viewers speculate over “what Jenna is even doing now,” and voice fears that now the pressure lies solely on Julien, it may mean a permanent end to the duo’s mood-boosting content.

While there isn’t a definite answer on whether Jenna will return to social media, her removal from the Twitch channel certainly doesn’t bear good news for those who anticipate her return.

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Claudia Conway & Perez Hilton in heated feud over “huge” party

Published: 28/Oct/2020 18:06

by Alice Hearing

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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has hit out at TikToker Claudia Conway after she hosted a huge party that got out of hand. 

In the last few days, Claudia Conway has come under fire after footage was revealed of a party she hosted at her family home, where chaos ensued and social-distancing appeared virtually non-existent.

Claudia promptly apologized on her TikTok account following the backlash, explaining that masks were supposed to be worn and restrictions were planned to be followed, but the party got out of control. She said that she would never put anyone’s lives in danger and the party did not go how she’d planned.

She added that everyone was eventually kicked off the premises and that she is not trying to deceive anyone. “I’m very disappointed in the way things turned out and I can only offer my deepest apologies.”

Claudia Conway party Instagram
Instagram: Claudia Conway
Claudia explained that she intended to comply with restrictions, but the party got “out of hand”

Following her apology, she also pointed out that Perez Hilton had recently shared one of her “friends only” videos with the public, in which she admitted that she was feeling suicidal, and he added a caption linking the video to the party.

Perez quickly clapped back: “I have not deleted it and I’m not going to delete it. I did not make fun of Claudia as she was claiming… She did have a big birthday party. I did not make fun of her, and FYI, she chose to become a public figure, and she chose to become an advocate, and has been very critical of people hosting parties and going to parties, and she and her mother threw a big party.”

@perezhilton##duet with @claudiamconway♬ original sound – claudia conway

In another video, Perez continued that while Claudia criticized the parties attendees for not wearing masks, “She should be criticizing herself,” and provided “receipts” of both her and her friends without masks at the event.

Fans of the TikToker came to her defense in the comments on Perez’s video, with one saying, “You have no business reposting stuff like this. Please stay in your lane next time,” to which Perez replied, “This is my lane.”

Another user said, “You have young daughters, how would you feel if someone reposted something one of them posted to a private story/acc? What’s not clicking?” Perez responded, “I would not care. And I will teach my daughters that they have no expectation of privacy on social media. Even if their accounts are ‘private.'”