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Tana reveals social media plans after Jake Paul’s Alissa Violet teaser

Published: 4/Dec/2019 19:10 Updated: 4/Dec/2019 19:31

by Virginia Glaze

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Team 10 founder Jake Paul married fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau in a live-streamed wedding in late July – but despite their union, the youngest Paul brother is releasing a song about his ex-girlfriend.

Paul announced a teaser for the track “These Days” on December 3, posting an image of himself and ex Alissa Violet embracing while wearing sweaters that featured their ship name, “Jalissa.”

While it’s odd enough that Paul chose to release the song shortly after his wedding, the announcement also comes after significant drama between Violet and ex-boyfriend FaZe Banks – who allegedly cheated on Violet on multiple occasions.

Fans, of course, turned to Mongeau for her reaction to Pauls’ post: and while her subsequent Tweet, “Eesh,” seemed to be a response to the matter, her forthcoming Instagram story belied an even greater potential acknowledgment.

Mongeau posted a lengthy message to Instagram that same day, where she revealed her plans to take a break from social media in the wake of her husband’s song reveal.

Although she made no mention of the song specifically, the YouTuber claimed that she wanted to “advocate for authenticity and mental health awareness” as the reason for her hiatus, also stating that she felt she is “succumbing to the pressure of the highlight reel” of internet stardom.

“I wanna have a conversation with someone without thinking about the internet for five minutes,” Mongeau wrote. “I don’t wanna fill my heart with doubt posting things that I know aren’t authentic to the way I feel.”

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i think i’m gonna take a few day break from socials. for my brain. maybe i’ll be on IG live tmrw with my tits out and fine. who knows. ALL LOVE to everyone in my life & zero shade to ANYONE. i just wanna take a little time to tell the people i love that i love them. and not care about comments or tweets or people’s opinion of me for the first time in six years.. i wanna have a conversation with someone without thinking about the internet for five minutes. i don’t wanna fill my heart with doubt posting things that i know aren’t authentic to the way i feel. knowing the people who are real fans of me would see right through that facade and hating myself for becoming what i never wanted to. authenticity has and always will be the most important thing to me and i think i hate myself most in moments that i stray from that. i don’t want to act like i’m happy when i’m not to maintain an image that isn’t true.. i’d rather clear my head for a sec so that you guys always know when i’m smiling that it isn’t fake… i encourage you to do the same. it’s so easy to get caught up in the highlight reel. victimizing myself in any situation is not the route i want to take, i guess i just wanna be authentically happy and myself or nothing else.. idk. just know that this is just something i wanna do for me & not at the fault of anyone else. i wanna advocate for authenticity and mental health awareness. i wanna advocate for being honest about my emotions. i wanna grow. so ima do me for a few days, i encourage you to do the same if you’re ever feeling down or succumbing to the pressure of the highlight reel. love u hookers i’m gonna go look at the sky or some shit what do people do other than instagram???

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It’s unclear how long her social media break will actually be, though, considering that she hinted at going on Instagram Live within her post – but this wouldn’t be the first time she’s mentioned staying true to herself, as she previously revealed she’d turned down a $2 million deal with Bang Energy due to wanting to stay “authentic” to her brand.

Paul’s song regarding Alissa Violet is set to go live on December 13, but there’s no telling if Violet’s claims of mental abuse from the Team 10 star will be mentioned in the track in the wake of their drama-filled split in 2017.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.