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Limmy opens up on how moving from TV to Twitch saved his life

Published: 10/Sep/2020 2:52

by Andrew Amos

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Scottish comedian turned Twitch streamer Brian ‘Limmy’ Limond had it all. He was a king of comedy, with his Limmy’s Show being a smash hit across the globe. However, he wasn’t happy. Now, he’s given up television to focus on Twitch full-time, and he says it’s saved his life.

Limmy is a comedy cult hero. He seemingly had it all after his hit series Limmy’s Show went global. He has written books and memoirs about his career in comedy. However, behind closed doors, Brian Limond was struggling.

Limmy has been open about his struggles with anxiety and depression across his career. To try and find a new line of work he was passionate about, he turned to Twitch streaming. It made perfect sense ⁠— he could be himself, on his own schedule, without having to worry about appealing to TV executives.

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Limmy was dealing with depression while working in television.

The career swap has done wonders for him on multiple levels. He has slowly built on his cult following, with thousands tuning in every day to see his antics. The stress has been taken off, and he’s never been happier.

“I’m never stressed out thinking about f**king streaming. That’s my main thing ⁠— stress, anxiety, all that stuff, nearly f**king killed me. All the suicidal thoughts and thinking ‘I hate this.’ I don’t want that anymore,” he explained on a September 9 Twitch stream.

“I’m doing something that’s successful. It’s not like I’m cuddling into a wee ball under my bed in a cardboard box. I’m streaming, and because of your generosity, I can have a job that can pay the bills and give me money and things like that. I’m not like ‘I need to get a real job now.’”

The Limmy of old, who was constantly under the pump, is gone. He’s now able to be the family man for his wife and kids, while doing his own job at his own pace. In his words, “everything is magic,” and his entire outlook on life has changed.

“I’m scared of dying. I don’t want to die. And I used to want to die, or not care about dying. I don’t want to go out on my bike in case I get hit by a bus and I’ll lose the next 30, 40 years that’s coming to me. I didn’t feel that when I was doing the telly stuff, or the books. I’m enjoying [streaming] so f**king much.”

Limmy is giving up his TV career for good in just a few months. His final special, Limmy’s Other Stuff, will be airing shortly in the future. After that, he’s done. He’s done his sketches, he’s written his books. Now, all he wants to do is play games, entertain his Twitch stream, and live his life his way.

“I love streaming, I love playing games, I love talking a lot of sh*t ⁠— it’s magic. Those other people [in television], believe it or not, they’d feel it’d be a waste of their life. I’m not like that. This is perfect for me.”

If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, there is help out there. You can reach out to one of these helplines below.

  • US: 1-800-273-8255 (Suicide Prevention Helpline)
  • UK: 116 123 (Samaritans)
  • Australia: 13 11 14 (Lifeline)
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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.