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Lele Pons reveals “severe” OCD & depression in emotional YouTube series

Published: 21/May/2020 1:04 Updated: 21/May/2020 18:41

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Lele Pons is one of the net’s most popular online entertainers — but life as a social media celebrity isn’t all sunshine and roses, as she revealed in her new YouTube Originals series, “The Secret Life of Lele Pons.”

Pons is touted for her hilarious sketches and over-the-top sense of humor, garnering over 16 million subscribers on YouTube and over 40 million followers on Instagram after finding massive success on Vine.

While Pons’ life might seem perfect from in front of a smartphone screen, the star revealed it’s anything but, as told in the first episode of her YouTube Originals series that aired on May 19.

The show’s first episode, titled, “I Have Severe OCD,” revealed that Pons has been diagnosed with OCD, depression, ADHD, and even Tourette’s Syndrome — with her OCD taking an especially heavy toll on her day-to-day life.

“OCD doesn’t leave you,” the YouTuber explained. “In times that I’m sad, in times that I’m going through stuff, OCD is there. It’s just really hard, because there’s triggers, and in OCD, if you are triggered — let’s just say, to do something — you have to do it.”

“My OCD is thoughts,” she continued. “Very, very powerful thoughts that make me do stuff that I don’t want to do. …when you have a condition that controls you most of the time, you wish you didn’t have that.”

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YouTuber Lele Pons shared an emotional video from a therapy session, where her therapist encouraged her to resist performing a “ritual” three times.

Pons went on to explain that she’s had the disorder since she was a child, and often has to carry out certain “rituals” three times before moving on, which was evidenced by a tearful video of the star trying to resist getting up and sitting down from a chair three times.

Pons’ docuseries also touched on the hateful comments she receives online, with the star admitting how much the negativity affects her.

“When did it all become that?” Lele said in another tearful segment. “When did it all become so, like, evil? What’s happening here is that people are making hating me ‘cool.’”

Pons’ docuseries has since taken to the top of YouTube’s trending page, with fans speaking out in support for one of the platform’s biggest content creators in wake of her soul-baring confession.


Floyd Mayweather calls out Logan Paul as fight rumors intensify

Published: 19/Nov/2020 12:53

by Jacob Hale


Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has officially called out YouTuber Logan Paul, warranting a confident response from the social media star, as things heat up in relation to their rumored fight.

Back in September, reports started to come out that the unlikely pairing would face off in the ring at some point, with Logan clearly not scared off by Floyd’s incredible 50-0 unbeaten record.

On September 16, former NFL kicker Pat McAfee reported that “a contract has been signed” for an exhibition match between the two though, since then, there has been little more said in regards to the fight.

That was until the early hours of the morning on Thursday, November 19, when Floyd Mayweather tagged Logan in a tweet, directly calling him out in response to the YouTuber’s boasts that he could beat Floyd.

“These YouTube girls better find some Barbie dolls to play with ‘cause I’m not the one for the kid games,” Mayweather said. “3 years ago a fighter from the UFC said my name and I had to put a muzzle on that b**ch. @LoganPaul can get the same treatment before I go conquer Japan again.”

While a tweet like this would usually intimidate possible opponents, or just about anyone else in the world, Logan wasn’t phased at all.

He simply made a very bold prediction for the fight, saying “50-1,” implying he plans to end Floyd’s incredible unbeaten streak.

Like Floyd said, though, the last person to challenge him was Conor McGregor, one of the most successful fighters in the UFC, and even he looked unlikely throughout the duration of the fight to even hope for a win.

Just as everything was going quiet on the fight front between these two, fans will welcome the trash talk going on, and definitely suggests that things are heating up, so maybe fans will have more to look forward to in the near future.