Reckful gives positive update on his battle with depression

Published: 6/Jan/2020 12:52

by Kamil Malinowski


Popular Twitch streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein gave fans an update on his battle with depression after a series of live streams where he spoke with a psychiatrist. 

Reckful is a veteran Twitch streamer that has been broadcasting on the platform since 2012. He first rose to fame thanks to his World of Warcraft skills and eventually moved onto Hearthstone, where he was able to grow his fan base even more.

Since then the American has moved on to a variety of content, including IRL [In-real-life] streams. In some of those broadcasts, he spoke with Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Kanojia in an attempt to battle his depression.

Reckful (Twitch).Reckful streams a variety of content to his channel.

The streams were quite emotional with Reckful delving deep into his inner thoughts and even being reduced to tears during his first session.

However, things seem to be looking up for Byron, as he shared a heart-warming update during a broadcast on January 5. “I’m happy, I can say with confidence, I’m actually day-to-day happy – even when I’m doing nothing and alone,” he told his viewers. 

The streamer then continued with a positive vibe, adding: “I’m happy. I’ve never felt this way in my life! I’ve never felt day-to-day happy when I’m doing nothing and alone. I’m not saying it’s going to last forever, but right now I am so happy, and I want to keep it going.”

After his touching message Byron went on to continue with his stream where he seemed very upbeat and even showed off his upcoming game, Everland, which he was able to place above the likes of Pokemon on Twitch by broadcasting it.

Reckful has always been open and honest with his viewers about his depression but has continued to stream and deliver entertaining content regardless. No doubt, his viewers were extremely happy to hear his positive message and will hope that he can continue on his uplifting journey.


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

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze


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.