NELK Boys' Jesse Sebastiani explains why he "hates" being YouTube famous - Dexerto
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NELK Boys’ Jesse Sebastiani explains why he “hates” being YouTube famous

Published: 29/Jan/2020 20:00

by Virginia Glaze

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Member of popular YouTube prank group “The NELK Boys” Jesse Sebastiani has had enough of his internet fame following a practical joke gone wrong just a few days prior.

Although online stardom may seem all sunshine and roses, to Sebastiani, he and the Nelk Boys’ infamous pranks have placed a veritable “target” on their backs, which he opened up about in a somber Tweet on January 28.

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The NELK Boys are known for their ridiculous practical jokes and pranks, with their YouTube channel boasting over 3.9 million subscribers due to their antics.

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The Nelk Boys’ Jesse Sebastiani opened up about the very real price of being famous.

However, according to Sebastiani, these antics are taking a huge toll on his personal life, claiming that he truly hates being internet famous.

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“Honestly love what we do, but f**k, I hate being such a target,” he wrote. “It’s cliche and s**t, but I hate fame. I’ve only had a taste of it, and I already experienced how much you have to give up for this life choice. It sounds petty, but I’ve lost almost everything I use to love about life.”

That’s not all: a fan asked the YouTuber exactly what about the lifestyle caused him to feel this way, prompting further explanation from Jesse that included his apparent loss of normal communication.

“…it’s hard to explain until you’re in it,” he replied. “It’s all exciting, then you realize this is your life. For some, they feed off it. Personally, [I] feel I lost natural interactions, relationships, just doing normal s**t. You’re always the center of attention, every conversation’s about you.”

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Although he didn’t mention it as a defining factor for his feelings, Jesse’s concerning social media posts follow a physical assault on fellow Nelk Boy Kyle Forgeard, who was struck by a Walmart customer after fake “sneezing” on them as part of a prank.

A video of the altercation quickly went viral online, proving that not everyone is enthusiastic about practical jokes while going about their daily business — but it certainly doesn’t help the constant attention the group receives.

Jesse isn’t the only content creator to express such sentiments, by far; even stars like Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg have had to beg fans for basic rights like personal privacy after being sabotaged at a drive thru and even having their address leaked.

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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.

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Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.

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“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

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Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.

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“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.

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“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.