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Russell Brand reveals what he really thought of Logan Paul

Published: 29/Jan/2020 17:44

by Jacob Hale


In a video uploaded to YouTube on January 28, Russell Brand has revealed what he really thinks of Logan Paul after the pair appeared on each other’s podcasts.

Across the two podcasts, the two discussed the come-up of Logan Paul, Brand’s journey into – and out of – Hollywood, and how their childhood affected who they are today.

The episodes were about as introspective as you’ll see Paul be, and the two seemed to get on really well, but now Brand has addressed exactly what he thinks of Logan in a follow-up YouTube video.

Image of Logan Paul and Russell Brand
YouTube: Russell Brand
Logan was the first YouTuber to appear on Brand’s Under the Skin podcast.

Opening the video, Brand is on his way to Paul’s house to film their episode of Impaulsive, saying he expects it to be “some kind of frat house […] half a dozen millionaires sitting around smoking weed, eating potato chips and making videos and laughing at each other’s farts.”

He then spoke about watching some of Logan’s videos before the two initially met, saying that he thought Logan was genuinely funny and could understand why he had become successful, also describing him as “wholesome, sort of decent and inquiring and sort of bright.”

Clearly, Brand had already started to like Paul before they first met and had a good first impression of him, but did say he expected Paul’s house to “not have enough furniture” and “require a woman’s touch.”

Following the podcast episode and when he had left, the woman behind Brand’s camera asked him if he was surprised by Logan at all – and he said he was.

“I was surprised by his warmth, his sweetness, his self-reflection,” Brand started. “My assumption with anyone that’s successful is that they’re basically going to be an a**hole, a glacial, indefatigable personality that isn’t porous enough to be present.”

Logan, he says, goes completely against that. “He’s very present and inquiring. If you’ve been around famous people for a long time, you expect them to be cubic and unapproachable, but then you meet people and they’re generally lovely.”

Logan made no secret of the fact that he is a big fan of Russell, and it looks like after their conversations together the feelings might just be reciprocated.

Paul even expressed that he would be keen to follow in Brand’s footsteps, doing more work in Hollywood, so we may see them working together one day in the future.


Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton


Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.