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Pokimane to take ‘mental health’ break from streaming and social media

Published: 5/Aug/2020 23:30 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 17:53

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys published a message to Twitter on August 5, revealing that she will be taking a month-long break from streaming after quarantine and overwork have burned her out.

Anys is one of Twitch’s most popular broadcasters, boasting over five million followers on the platform, as well as finding success on other social media outlets like YouTube and Instagram.

However, the streamer has been a subject of contention lately, after angry fans expressed dismay that she was keeping her relationship under wraps — but that doesn’t seem to be the reason as to why she’s taking a step back from the camera.

In a tweet on August 5, Imane explained that she will be taking a month-long break from posting on social media and streaming on Twitch after keeping a consistent schedule over almost 6 years on the platform.

Pokimane models CLOAK merch.
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Pokimane is one of Twitch’s top streamers, who is taking a step back from her regular broadcasting schedule due to creator burnout.

The streamer explained that her decision was brought about by burnout, claiming that the quarantine has shut down conventions and ways for her to see her fans, which are “joys and motivation for making content.”

“This has led to me feeling burnt out for quite some time, and because of that, I’ve been planning to take a month off,” she explained. “I haven’t taken a month off since I graduated from high school over 6 years ago, and I feel long overdue for some time away from my career and online expectations.”

“I want to be happy and excited to make content for you all, and I’m looking forward to getting back in that head space,” she continued. “Until then, I hope you use this message as a reminder to take care of yourselves.”

Thus far, Pokimane’s social media and streaming hiatus has been met with approval from fans, and comes just a month after YouTuber JackSepticEye’s own lengthy hiatus from content creation due to similar reasons.

For now, it looks like viewers will have to wait a month for new streams from their favorite broadcaster as Pokimane disconnects and takes a much-needed siesta away from the internet.

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NELK boys’ Kyle brings dad to tears after giving him $300,000 to retire

Published: 20/Jan/2021 21:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular YouTube celebrities giving money to random people and improving their lives is nothing new, but when NELK boys’ Kyle Forgeard decided to improve someone’s life, he set out to make it personal.

Taking to their new channel, “Full Send,” Kyle explained that the purpose of the new hub would be to show off small creators and anything they think is cool. For Kyle, this meant doing something he had wanted to do for a long time.

“I’m going to be retiring my dad,” the steamer revealed while driving in his car.

As it turns out, he had been talking with his father about how much money he needs to be able to finally retire with just a little under $300,000 left on his mortgage.

Nelk boys Kyle at drive thru
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Kyle stopped for a coffee before seeing his dad.

“I asked him very casually about it and he said that he can retire after that,” he explained. “He said he’s sick of working. He’s sixty-two. I don’t think I would be where I’m at without my parents. So, I don’t know what NELK would be if my parents didn’t support me.”

According to the content creator, his parents let him take a leap of faith by dropping out of school and doing YouTube full time. They never doubted him, let him travel to LA and supported him every step of the way.

After meeting with his dad in his garage, he gave his old man a present containing the money transfer, which shocked his father to the core.

“You’re kidding me, right?” he gasped. “Shit man!”

While his dad was fully moved, you could tell he was doing his best not to get too emotional on camera. “We wouldn’t be where we’re at if you and mom didn’t support us,” Kyle noted.

Eventually, the surprise overwhelmed Kyle’s father who had to wipe the tears from his eyes. Certainly a proud moment and a gift any dad would love to receive from their son.

It’s going to be fun to see what else the NELK lads have in store with their new channel as 2021 rolls on ahead.