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NICKMERCS explains why he’s leaving LA and possibly 100 Thieves too

Published: 10/Mar/2019 12:20 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 13:21

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite streamer Nick ‘Fortnite star, who recently competed at the ESL Katowice Royale, has represented Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s brand since 2016 – building his popularity along the way in the hugely popular battle royale game.

However, he is planning on leaving Los Angeles and heading back home to Michigan to be closer to his friends and family – but could he be departing 100 Thieves too?

NaibuzzNICKMERCS has played under Nadeshot’s umbrella for quite sometime.

Speaking on his March 8 stream, the 100 Thieves star said: “A lot of things have happened since I came to LA. But like I said, since I’ve came to LA I’ve learned a lot of things as well, you know. One of the big things that I learned is I don’t like living out here. I don’t like it. People like it, it might be for them – it ain’t for me.

“I want a porch, I want a yard, I want snow. I want it. I want fall, I want spring, I want my family. I don’t want this stuff. The 100 Thieves thing is like, you know. It’s supposed to be a lot different than the way it is today – a lot different. It’s a lot of things. But, it’s all good things for me.”

He added further: “I’m moving on man. I’m going back home, back to my roots and I want to be back with my family and friends. There’s a lot of stuff to do back there and when I raise my family-family I want that to be home.”

While the streamer did not explicitly state he was departing the organization, stating that things are meant to be different than they currently, could be a sign of frustration. 

However, it remains to be seen if the streamer will branch off from the popular squad.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.