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LeafyIsHere hits back at critics celebrating his YouTube departure

Published: 15/May/2020 23:42

by Brent Koepp


During his May 15 upload, Calvin ‘LeafyIsHere’ Vail roasted critics who celebrated his absence from the platform since 2017. The YouTuber mocked them as “Walmart quality Content Cops.”

In 2014, reaction channels began to take YouTube by storm. Leafy was one of the most popular channels in the genre, as his brutal commentary mocking subjects became a hit. However in 2017, the personality disappeared from making uploads.

However, the star made his triumphant return in March to take down Ian ‘iDubbbz’ Carter, after the Content Cop creator became embroiled in “simp” drama involving his girlfriend. Now, he’s hitting out at his peers who celebrated his absence.

YouTube: LeafyIsHere
The reaction personality was wildly popular in 2016.

Leafy mocks critics who celebrated his absence 

In the YouTuber’s latest upload, he featured a compilation of clips of his peers making commentary videos about him. Creators such as ImAllexx and H3H3 are shown celebrating his departure from the platform in the past.

The reaction channel personality responded to the criticism, arguing, “Got to love people like this, that make it out like there’s some sort of tier list of intellectual humor on YouTube. Every time they list the same s**t!”

Leafy then argued that these critics always judge people based on perceived effort. “It always boils down to this video just doesn’t have enough effort put into it. If you want higher quality, go turn on your f**king TV.”

He then argued that some viewers come to YouTube to relax. “Seriously, it’s YouTube. This movie critic bulls**t is SO LAME on many levels. People are here to relax and have fun.” He then called the criticism “overzealous bulls**t”.

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The popular content creator explained in the past that he left the platform due to Google’s increasingly strict policies – which demonetized reaction channels and edgy content.

This isn’t the first time the YouTuber has jabbed back at a critic. On April 12, he responded to H3H3’s comments about him on their podcast. The personality hit out at Ethan Klein, exclaiming, “You are a fat f**king disgusting piece of s**t.”

Leafy’s latest video featured critics asking whether anyone would really care if he returned. However, judging by his latest uploads viewership numbers, it appears the answer is yes. The personality has continued to pull in millions of views a video.


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.