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Nikocado Avocado quits YouTube and vows to “get health sorted”

Published: 22/Nov/2020 19:40

by Charlotte Colombo

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After a six-year career on the platform, YouTuber Nikocado Avocado announced on that he was quitting YouTube to focus on health and weight loss.

Known for his ‘extreme eating’ videos, YouTuber Nikocado Avocado, who has over 2.2 million subscribers to his channel, has claimed that his video uploaded on November 20 would be his last.

In a video uploaded to TikTok, Avocado – real name Nicholas Perry – said that his weight, which had reached 320 pounds due to his ‘extreme eating’ videos, was “nothing to be laughing about anymore.”

“If I don’t take control over my health, I’m going to die,” Avocado said.

Following this video up with a Tweet, Avocado, 28, begged fans to stop contacting him about when his next video was out. He said: “Yesterday was my last video and I meant it.”

Who is Nikocado Avocado?

Nikocado Avocado is one of the most popular ‘mukbang’ vloggers on YouTube. The mukbang subgenre, which involves the content creator eating an unusually large amount of food, started in 2010 over in South Korea before becoming popular in other areas like the US.

Avocado originally started his channel in 2014 as a vegan YouTuber before making the switch to the mukbang content he’s known for two years later, in 2016.

However, Avocado’s content have caused a lot of concern among fans in the past, with several of his videos depicting him crying on camera while overindulging in food.

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YouTube: Nikocado Avocado
Some of Avocado’s videos have caused fans to be concerned for his mental state.

Things escalated when, following a collaboration with fellow mukbanger Stephanie Soo in December 2019, she claimed that he made her feel “unsafe” both in the past and during the filming of the collaboration.

As the feud between the two intensified, Avocado’s relationship with his husband, fellow mukbang vlogger Orlin Home, broke down.

In a video entitled “We Broke Up”, which he uploaded in the January of this year, he blamed his recent feuds and the subsequent backlash he got from them for the split.

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YouTube: Nikocado Avocado
Until January this year, Avocado was married to fellow mukbanger Orlin Home.

The two were married in April 2017, and filmed the wedding as part of a mukbang event at Chick-Fil-A.

Most recently, he was criticised by fans for ‘joking’ about sportsman Kobe Bryant’s death during a mukbang video, wherein he forgot the sports star’s name.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!