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Neekolul opens up about her struggles with “draining” new Twitch fame

Published: 20/Mar/2020 6:57

by Isaac McIntyre

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Neekolul may have accidentally hit the aspiring streamers’ dream after being launched into Twitch stardom with a viral TikTok video, but according to the internet’s new star, her rise to fame hasn’t been all sunshine and roses.

For nearly three years, Nicole logged onto Twitch to play Fortnite and League of Legends, as well as a variety of small-time games. She streamed under the name Neekolul, and just over 100 dedicated fans tuned in irregularly.

On March 3, everything changed. A short TikTok clip of the streamer lip-syncing Senzawa’s “oki doki boomer” while wearing a Bernie 2020 crop top went viral. She soon had thousands tuning in. She hit 272,000 Twitter followers.

Neeko’s new fame “isn’t as nice” as she expected

For Nicole, her Neekolul personality had finally exploded. But now that she’s finally “someone interesting,” the streamer said on the Scuffed Podcast, everything seems to have changed, and not exactly for the better.

Where once she could say whatever she wanted to on-stream, and could go days without a post, now she had “pressure” for her fans. She was judged for every single word and photo. For Neeko, the internet has become “mentally draining.”

Neekolul says she felt
Twitter: Neekolul
Neekolul says she felt “scared” by the original fame explosion caused by her viral TikTok clip.

“You know, I still don’t fully understand it,” she explained. “I wanted attention, but when I got it I don’t think it’s as nice as I thought it was going to be. When I say something or post, people try to twist it, or oversexualize me.”

There have been upsides, of course, Neeko added. She’s finally found “a huge audience” for her regular streams. People “actually care.” The new Twitch star has even had brand offers. But the negative reaction has been “insane.”

“It’s ironic cause the Tiktok is like “okay boomer” but it triggered people, and it made them extremely angry at me, toxic comments on my tweet. It was weird, and I was a little scared and annoyed at the same time,” she said.

“I didn’t get the scope of the attention that I got. I’m a nobody. I would still consider myself something of a f**king nobody, so the fact anyone cared about stuff like that I had a boyfriend, made no sense to me.”

Could Neeko leave Twitch for another platform?

Neeko’s explosion on Twitch, and everything that’s come with it, is ironic because she never really wanted to make it big on the Amazon-owned website. She’s always been drawn to the YouTube-style content creation instead, she revealed.

“My original goal was actually to be a YouTuber, but I was studying to be a doctor ⁠— doing biology, stem major ⁠— and it’s material-heavy stuff so I didn’t have time to edit videos, upload. It was just easier to stream,” she revealed.

“I got stuck with streaming. Twitch is good for interaction, but YouTube is where I want to go [in the future], 100 percent. I like being social and being outside. It’s not really my cup of tea. I can show more of what I can do on YouTube.”

Neeko isn’t the only rising content creator to have struggled with online problems in recent times either ⁠— TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio fell foul of the cosplay community earlier this week after doing an anime dance.

The 15-year-old was forced to apologize after the outcry reached fever pitch. D’Amelio said she was “not trying to bring down anyone.” She also added she was sorry the dance video had been “taken completely the wrong way.”

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Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

Bryce Hall Addison Rae relationship
Instagram: Bryce Hall
Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

Addison Rae engaged
Instagram: Addison Rae
Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.