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Logan Paul faces backlash after claiming being a YouTuber is “wack”

Published: 24/Mar/2019 17:53 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 17:57

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to controversy – but his latest statement could see him walking away from the platform for good.

Paul uploaded a lengthy text post to his Instagram story on March 23, where he claimed to be disenchanted with his YouTube career and wants to do “more.”

“YouTube is dope,” Paul began. “…but I have a deep desire to do MORE. …I’m just stuck in a loop where my stupid millennial brain is so satisfied with the instant gratification that social media provides.”

Logan Paul, InstagramPaul posted his message on Instagram.
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In an Instagram story, Paul claimed to be disenchanted with his YouTube career, and even teased a year-long break to focus on bigger prospects in the entertainment industry.

That’s not all; Paul even went on to claim that being a YouTuber is “wack,” and entertained the idea of taking a few years to break from the platform in an effort to become a “super entertainer.”

Paul’s statement has since been met with ample backlash, with even the likes of Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem uploading a solemn message to the YouTuber via Twitter on March 24.

“Dude, what is wrong with you, bro?” KEEMSTAR asked. “This mainstream Hollywood stuff… It’s thousands of people getting together to create a piece of work. ….YouTube is democratic. The people are picking the winners and losers.”

Other users claimed that Paul’s post was incited by the supposed decline of his channel; however, according to metrics provided by statistics site Social Blade, Paul has been steadily gaining subscribers, earning over 41,000 subs in the past 30 days as of March 24.

Social BladeLogan Paul’s metrics show a steady growth for his YouTube channel, despite past controversies.
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“Every YouTuber whose channel is going downhill says, ‘I’m aShAmEd tO bE a yOuTuBeR,’ nothing new!” one commenter wrote of the issue.

“Why do think all we see same actors over and over again in the movies?” another said. ”…these YouTubers or Ninja trying get into hollywood are delusional think [to] they got [a] shot.”

This isn’t the first time Paul has considered leaving YouTube’s platform, either; the social media star claimed that he sees himself as “so much more than the ‘controversial YouTuber’” in an interview with Access in December 2018.

Paul has already been a part of several film productions, to boot, having roles in the remake of ‘Valley Girl’ and his very own comedy film, ‘Airplane Mode.’

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Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith

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New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.