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True Geordie responds after DMs leak online

Published: 28/Aug/2019 14:04 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 17:19

by Calum Patterson

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Popular British YouTuber Brian ‘True Geordie‘ Davis has responded after DM’s between himself and a partner were leaked in August, revealing some messages.

Initially, the messages caused confusion, with some speculating that they had been faked via a hack, and Geordie kept fans in the dark for a few days with no immediate response.

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The conversation was incredibly explicit, even with some of it blanked out, and the extreme nature of the messages led to many believing it was a hoax.

YouTube: TrueGeordieTrueGeordie was subjected to a roast by Stephen Tries over his leaked DM’s.

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Finally, on August 24, True Geordie responded on his 1.6 million subscribed-YouTube channel, during his popular ‘True News’ show, joined by frequent co-host Laurence.

To get things off on a light-hearted note, Geordie was subjected to a roast by fellow YouTuber Stephen Tries, who reeled off some witty puns including: ‘Apparently you were really drunk when you sent those messages – it’s not the first time you’ve been sh*t-faced.”

Geordie did get down to the nitty-gritty though, admitting that the messages were in fact real, explaining: “Sometimes you just go down a road. Dirty messages flying back and forth, you just want to say the sickest sh*t possible, so that you can outdo each other. This is just fantasy talk.”

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He continued: “I get that for a lot of people, that’s quite extreme, but, I don’t know, sometimes my brain just goes places if I’m having a dirty conversation. It doesn’t mean it’s all real.”

When asked about the “shit on me” remark, Geordie explained, “No, not really. No one actually wants someone to squat over them and shit on them. It’s just something people would say, well, something I would say.”

The leaked DM’s even sent True Geordie to number two on Twitter’s trending column in the UK, and his response video has already racked up over a million views.

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Feedback from fans has been generally positive, with comments like “Once you own it they can’t win,” and “Geordie took this like a champ, didn’t deny it like most people would have, big respect, it’s his private life, not anyone else’s to judge.”

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TikToker Larray sparks backlash for joking he “pretended” to be gay

Published: 18/Oct/2020 17:16

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Larray has found himself in controversy once again, after he Tweeted during his livestream that he’s only “pretending to be gay for clout”. 

22-year old Lawrence Merrit, who is better known by his screen name Larray, is part of TikTok content creation collective the Hype House.

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He recently hosted a livestream for fans, which included a game or two of popular online game Among Us. However, the good spirits soon soured when Larray Tweeted that “this whole time ive been pretending to be gay for clout [sic]”.

Twitter: Larray
Larray caused confusion with his latest Twitter joke – but not everyone saw the funny side.

Of course, this led to many fans reacting with anger and shock.

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As well as many Twitter users predicting that Larray would now be “canceled”, one user demanded that he “leave the hype house” following this Tweet. Another quipped that Larray should “get the note app ready”, referring to TikTokers’ favored mode of online apologies.

The Tweet also caused a lot of speculation, with one user suggesting that the revelation, if true, was “not a big deal.” They argued that “David bowie lied about being gay/bi at the beginning of his career” and suggesting that Larray, like Bowie, used his sexuality “as a facade and it caught people’s attention.”

Note: David Bowie did come out later in life, but didn’t lie about his sexuality beforehand.

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Meanwhile, another Twitter user theorized that this wasn’t the only thing Larray did for “clout”: So is [t]he Black Lives Matter photo for clout as well? These things make you wonder?”

A lot of fans, on the other hand, stepped in to defend Larray, with many of them explaining that the Tweet was part of a joke he was making with fans on his livestream, with one fan saying: “ya’ll, it’s a joke on his ig live… [sic]”.

Another fan criticized the reaction, asking: “so we can’t joke now?”

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Meanwhile, when Nikita Dragun responded to Larray that “we been known” in a now-deleted Tweet, she immediately received backlash, with one user saying “Yikes” and another declaring her “canceled [sic]”.

Both Larray and Dragun have been in a constant swirl of backlash on social media throughout the 2020.

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While Larray was recently accused of ‘slapping’ bestie Charli D’Amelio, fans have recently turned against Nikita Dragun for allegedly telling her security guard to “shoo” in a viral video.