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TikTok star Bryce Hall opens up on “mortifying” experience after arrest

Published: 24/Jun/2020 4:09 Updated: 24/Jun/2020 8:53

by Andrew Amos

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Bryce Hall has opened up about his arrest in May for the first time, writing an essay about the “mortifying and shameful experience” and how he’s taking “a huge step towards making real changes.”

Bryce Hall was arrested on May 25 on drug offences in Lee County, Texas. While he was released the day after, the Sway House member spent his time behind bars to reflect on himself as a person.

The TikTok star, who has almost 10 million followers on the platform, penned an essay that was published by People magazine, reflecting on the “mortifying” experience of being arrested.

Hall spoke about letting down not only himself, but his fans, and his mother especially.

“As a single mom, she worked really hard to raise me and has always been my number one supporter through everything ⁠— including my screw-ups. I knew that if I had listened to her 100 percent, I wouldn’t have ended up there,” he said.

He also mentioned that he’s spent the last 20 years wanting to not follow in the footsteps of his “abusive and irresponsible” father.

“He spent time behind bars for unpaid child support and abuse; and as I sat in that cell, it made me feel just like my father. It was a mortifying and shameful experience,” Hall wrote.

 

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Instead of dwelling on the past though, the TikTok star wants to take this energy and action it into positive change. He wants to inspire his “huge platform,” especially his younger fans, and he’s working towards getting sober, and living up to the “Party Animal brand” responsibly.

“It dawned on me what a huge platform and responsibility I have — especially with my younger fans. I realized that living up to my Party Animal brand isn’t dependent on being intoxicated; it’s about who I am deep down.

“As a huge step towards making real changes, I started on the path of getting sober. It’s been transformative. While I will still drink occasionally, gone are the times of drinking heavily every day.”

He’s also using his platform to promote social movements, like Black Lives Matter, and showing how his “powerful group of young people…can all help during this important moment in history.”

“There is a time and a place for everything — for partying, working hard, and making a difference. I want people to know Bryce Hall for all three; not just the first.”

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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.