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Linus Tech Tips explains why he’s considering retirement in emotional stream

Published: 23/Jan/2020 11:20 Updated: 23/Jan/2020 11:23

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber Linus Sebastian, best known as the host of popular channels such as Linus Tech Tips and TechQuickie, has opened up on his thoughts of retirement in a tearful livestream on January 22.

Linus is perhaps the best-known tech expert on YouTube, with tens of millions of subscribers across his team’s various channels.

After over a decade worth of content on PC’s, gaming, phones, tablets and so much more, Linus remains a mainstay in many of the videos, even with a large team of experts now on board.

Linus holds a GPU in his hand in office with two monitors behind him
YouTube: Linus Tech Tips
Linus’s tech channels are some of the biggest on YouTube.

All this content, and the success that comes with it, appears to have taken a toll on Linus though, who poured his heart out to fans on an impromptu livestream.

Titled “I’ve been thinking of retiring,” Linus spoke for almost half an hour about his dwindling passion for the work, and that he desired to spend more time with family.

“The truth is, I’ve been thinking about retiring for quite some time now,” he explains, “it felt so far off, I didn’t think I’d ever get there. I’d often joke that’s what I should do for ten million [subscribers], just like ‘hey, thanks, it’s been a wild ride, see ya!”

He went on to explain that a request from the Make-a-Wish foundation had been “life-changing” for him. A sick child had wished to meet Linus, but due to the severity of their ill-health, the best that could be achieved was a video message.

“I pointed the camera at myself and tried to think of something to say, and I just couldn’t. […] The only thought going through my head was everything I know is going to die.”

Linus confirms he’s not retiring – yet

For fans concerned that he could really be stepping down, Linus confirmed that he wasn’t retiring just yet.

“I’m going to stop looking for a purpose in it, I’m just going to have fun doing what I’m doing,” the YouTuber explained, “So, I’m not retiring. That’s why the stream, which is not clickbait, is titled ‘I’ve been thinking of retiring.’ I’m also not promising that I’m not going to retire, I’m just taking a different approach and we’re going to see how it goes.”

So, for now, Linus’s content looks like it will resume as normal, but we may see less of him and more of the other members taking the helm in many of the videos.

Having just crossed the 10 million subscriber mark on the main Linus Tech Tips channel, the content is still booming in popularity, even all these years on, something many other channels will envy.

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Nessa Barrett and Talent X’s Michael Gruen bury the hatchet after feud

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:40

by Charlotte Colombo

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After a public feud last month, TikTok’s Nessa Barrett and Talent X’s manager Michael Gruen appear to have squashed their long-running beef.

Barrett and Gruen butted heads last month after the latter weighed in on Barrett’s new-found fame, which led to her making some explosive allegations against him in a podcast with her on-off boyfriend Josh Richards.

However, Gruen confirmed in an Instagram post that the two were back on good terms, posting a group photo with Barrett and saying that he was “so thankful” for her.

 

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While Barrett seemed to return Gruen’s statements, saying that she was “so thankful” for him too, she couldn’t resist making light of their previous feud, saying in reference to his previous comments: “Thanks so much for paying for that one way trip to Mexico.”

What happened between Nessa Barrett and Michael Gruen?

It all started when on-off boyfriend Josh Richards began a podcast with friend and Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy titled BFFs. In the podcast’s inaugural episode, Portnoy implied that the only reason Barrett was famous was because she dated Richards.

Unsurprisingly, Barrett’s fans didn’t take to this well, with several of her fan pages rushing to her defense.

What these fan pages didn’t expect was the appearance of her manager, Talent X’s Michael Gruen in their comment section, wherein he said:  “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world.’ The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).”

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Barrett had previously called out Gruen in October, claiming that he called her “ugly.”

This led to Barrett unfollowing Gruen on Instagram, before later making her feelings known after appearing in the third episode of podcast BFFs.

Calling him a “certified a**hole,” Barrett said: “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem, but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people.”

She also claimed that he said he wanted to get her a one-way ticket to Mexico. “I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17, like he is just rude,” Barrett continued. “I just don’t waste my energy on him. I just don’t like him, he’s a terrible person.”

Given how fractured the two’s relationship was in October, it is great that they have since let bygones be bygones!