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Lele Pons breaks down after revealing “evil” social media comments

Published: 18/Jun/2020 0:07

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and former Viner Lele Pons has added another episode to her original documentary series — one that highlights the slew of hateful comments she receives on social media and how they affect her mental health.

Lele’s docuseries, titled ‘The Secret Life of Lele Pons,’ unveiled her “severe” OCD, depression and Tourette’s Syndrome, with the YouTuber admitting that she’s dealt with the conditions since she was a small child.

Revealing tearful therapy sessions, tics, rituals and triggers, Lele’s series has delved into the often debilitating parts of her life that fans don’t see — but its latest episode, aired on June 16, exposed a world some viewers know all too well.

It’s no secret that social media personalities often bear the brunt of the internet’s displeasure, with many online entertainers sitting at the forefront of hateful comments and even outright harassment.

For Pons, one of the worst cases of harassment occurred after her performance at Venezuela Aid Live, an event meant to bring awareness to human rights issues in the country.

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Lele Pons backstage with her father, Luis Pons, ahead of her performance at Venezuela Aid Live.

Despite being a proud Venezuelan, many critics accused the singer of using her time at the event as a publicity stunt, with the series exposing a plethora of hateful comments asking Pons to take her own life.

“A stranger just told me I look like Lele Pons,” one user wrote. “Someone please kill me.”

“Please kill yourself,” another commented. “Unfunny.”

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The latest episode in Lele Pons’ documentary series revealed the shockingly negative comments she receives online – including messages asking her to take her own life.

Pons broke down in tears over the vitriol during the episode, admitting that her OCD leads her to obsessively check hateful comments despite encouragement to step back from social media.

“They just don’t understand that it hurts,” she sobbed. “For you to like that it hurts — that’s so evil. And what did I do wrong for people to be like, ‘I hate her.’ When did it all become that? When did it all become so evil? What’s happening here is people are making hating me cool.”

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“It’s so hard,” she continued. “It’s so hard because I’m so tired of like, whatever I do… ten years go by and I do everything right, but there’s always people that are going to be so mean to me for no reason.”

The YouTuber has since been met with an outpouring of sympathy in wake of an emotional episode that has left fans both shocked and proud that she is revealing such an intimate part of her life with the world.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.