Entertainment

TikTok stars Bryce Hall & Jaden Hossler allegedly arrested on road trip

Published: 26/May/2020 14:02 Updated: 27/May/2020 10:38

by Jacob Hale

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TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Jaden Hossler have allegedly been arrested for drug offenses in Lee County, Texas in the late hours of Monday, May 25.

The duo, who are part of the Sway House alongside the likes of Josh Richards and LuvAnthony, were on a road trip across America — leaving the confines of their usual Los Angeles abode to experience different parts of the country.

It is now being reported that Hall and Hossler were arrested just a few days after their adventure started while in Texas. Here’s what we know.

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The Sway House brings together some of the biggest names in TikTok.

The Sway Boys have tens of millions of followers on TikTok between them, so it’s no surprise that there were a lot of eyes on them during their trip.

Footage emerged of Hall and Hossler being taken away by police for unknown reasons, with social media users sharing clips and images of the events that were ongoing.

In a video posted on YouTube, you can see what appears to be the Sway boys being taken by police, with one close-up shot revealing the stars with police, in what appears to be a café of some sort.

Alongside the Snapchat footage, Exposing Tea – a channel dedicated to updates on TikTok drama – showed screenshots of the arrest records, which shows Hall and Hossler’s mugshots with information on their charges, which is down as “possession of marijuana.”

The records match up to the TikTok stars, but there has been no update from either party on the situation just yet.

This is an ongoing story while the full picture is being gathered and the truth found, so we will make sure to update this article should there be any new developments from the incident.

For now, it looks like only Hossler and Hall were held by police, though it’s unclear why the rest of the group were not detained.


UPDATE: Bryce Hall has seemingly confirmed that he is out of police custody, as told in a Tweet on May 26. He simple wrote “I’m back” before deleting the Tweet

Bryce later deleted the Tweet.

We will keep you updated with the latest on this incident.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.