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True Geordie opens up about suicidal feelings after leaked DM controversy

Published: 6/Jan/2020 13:59 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 14:19

by Jacob Hale

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UK YouTuber and podcast host Brian ‘True Geordie’ Davis has spoken out on the suicidal thoughts he had following the controversy over his leaked direct messages with women.

In August 2019, True Geordie was continuing on his path to online stardom, at least in the UK YouTube scene. He had acquainted himself with most of the top names and was hosting a podcast that has seen the likes of boxer Tyson Fury, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, and Logan Paul appear on it since.

However, in the space of four days within the summer month, he lost a major deal that was making him some serious money and, the straw that broke the camel’s back, a series of sexually-charged messages between himself and a woman got leaked for the world to see.

YouTube: True GeordieTrue Geordie interviewed Ninja in what the Fortnite star called “one of his best interviews yet.”

In an hour-long video titled “The Fall of True Geordie,” he was interviewed by friend Laurence McKenna, who asked about the leaked DMs – and Davis was as thought-provoking as he was honest.

“It was like a nightmare,” he said. “An actual nightmare. Seeing so many tweets of hate towards me, just pouring in, by the thousands. The enjoyment that people got out of destroying me was clear as day.”

After discussing the notion of sex not being a taboo subject for him, he continued: “It wasn’t that they were trying to make jokes. They were trying to end me. ‘You are canceled.’ ‘We f**king hate you.’ The thing that shocked me more than anything was the hate.”

YouTube: True GeordieFormer heavyweight champion Tyson Fury opened up about his mental health struggles on the True Geordie podcast.

It was then that Brian started getting into the darker side of the controversy, addressing how he felt when all the hate was pouring in.

“I’m a strong person. I dealt with suicide. I’ve dealt with people trying to take my life. But the wave of hate passed through all of my protection. I couldn’t ignore it,” Davis said. “I couldn’t not feel it. It went straight through my skin and into my heart. Everyone hates me, and that was what shocked me.”

The popular YouTuber added: “I’m back here. I’m back feeling suicidal again… I drunk more than I’ve ever drunk in my life. I was thinking about methods of suicide. I was looking at banisters wondering if it could take my weight. Do I want to live in a world where this many people hate me? I’m ready to get off now.”

(Timestamp 26:45 for mobile users)

True Geordie went on to say that his only goal was to “not kill himself,” a sad summary of the way his life was during that time period and, when questioned why he didn’t do it, he simply said “I don’t have the bottle,” essentially meaning that he was too scared to go ahead and do it.

He also said that while he didn’t want to live, he didn’t want to hurt people by dying, especially the people behind the scenes who may end up struggling because of the lost deal just days prior.

He added that he knew he had to face it head on, it was never going to go away if he didn’t, and that he knew from the jump that he was going to accept it and address the issue at large, despite advice to simply deny it entirely.

True Geordie has never been one to shy away from the discussion surrounding mental health and the difficulties so many people face in times of hardship, having seen and experienced it all first-hand.

This story is eye-opening and speaks to the power of ‘cancel culture’, which a number of prominent online personalities have spoken out against recently, including the likes of beauty YouTuber James Charles and streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).
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The incredible cars of FaZe Clan featuring Adapt, Rain, Rug, Blaze & more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:40 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 14:49

by Kieran Bicknell

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FaZe Clan is one of the best-known gaming and content houses on YouTube, and they have some incredible cars to boot.

Billed as “The world’s most subscribed gaming team” FaZe Clan has built itself a reputation as one of the best-known esports teams on the planet. Since its creation in 2010, the team has dominated in Call Of Duty, CS:GO, and more.

With their rise to fame, naturally, their income streams have grown substantially. Therefore, many members of the FaZe team have splashed the cash on awesome cars to showcase their success, here are some of the highlights from each member.

FaZe Clan cars

Faze Adapt

FaZe adapt next to his new custom GTR
Youtube: FaZe Adapt
FaZe Adapt has one of the most heavily-customized cars from the clan.

Starting off with what is without a doubt one of the coolest cars in the FaZe Clan collection, Adapt is the owner of a stunning custom Nissan GT-R. Featured on the iconic West Coast Customs channel, this GT-R is a long way from how it left the factory.

With a custom FaZe-themed wrap, new wheels, and custom interior matching the design of the outside, this is one serious ride. Assuming the engine has remained stock, the GT-R puts out an impressive 485bhp from its twin-turbo V6, with the power going to all four wheels.

Faze Rain

FaZe rain by his McLaren
YouTube: FaZe Rain
FaZe Rain enjoys his “real life Batmobile” in the form of a McLaren 570s.

Adapt isn’t the only member of the FaZe Clan to have a supercar. Rain also has his own high-performance car in the form of his black McLaren 570s. This British-built supercar delivers 562hp to the rear wheels from its twin-turbo V8 engine, resulting in a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds, on to a top speed of 204mph.

In complete contrast to the McLaren is his other car – a Tesla Model X. This all-electric SUV is perfect for cruising around in silence, but is still cool enough and certainly fast enough to make it the envy of many other YouTubers.

FaZe Megga and FaZe Blaze’s Teslas

FaZe Blaze Tesla Model 3
YouTube: FaZe Blaze
A number of the FaZe Clan members own Teslas, such as Blaze and his Model 3.

At only 15 years old, Megga is one of the youngest members. Despite his age, he has already bought his “dream car” in the form of a Tesla Model 3. Clearly the members of FaZe Clan like to go fast AND be eco-conscious.

Not only does Megga own a Tesla, but so does fellow clan member FaZe Blaze, who also owns a Tesla Model 3.

FaZe Rug

G63 AMG FaZe RugFaZe Rug has a G63 AMG similar to this, but in white.

FaZe Rug has owned a number of cool cars over the years, but currently owns a Mercedes-AMG G Wagon, which was recently ‘destroyed’ as part of a prank. Having admitted his want for a Rolls-Royce Phantom, it may only be a matter of time before we see him add one to his garage.

FaZe Clan team cars

FaZe Apex Lincoln
YouTube: FaZe Apex
Long-time viewers will remember the custom FaZe-Themed Lincoln Navigator.

While a number of the members have individual rides, there is also a ‘team’ car for the FaZe members. Their custom Nissan Armada wrapped in FaZe colors has been spotted a number of times at press events.

Long-time FaZe followers will also remember the customized Lincoln Navigator that they had back in New York City, but that is now long-gone.