TikTok star Bryce Hall opens up on "mortifying" experience after arrest - Dexerto

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


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.”


PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
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The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.