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Twitch streamer PotasticP left speechless after massive donation

Published: 22/May/2020 8:19 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:46

by Andrew Amos

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Jeannie ‘PotasticP’ Lee ⁠— the partner of Henry ‘MxR Plays’ Liang  ⁠— was left speechless by an outpouring of support from her fans, after she made the decision to stream full-time on Twitch instead of going to medical school.

PotasticP made a life-changing decision on May 21. After getting accepted into medical school, she decided to move on from her dream profession to focus on another new-found passion ⁠— streaming.

In an emotional video with boyfriend Liang, she said she was going to start full-time streaming instead of spending the next eight-plus years of her life working towards becoming a doctor.

 

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On her first stream as a full-time Twitch star, Lee’s fans came rolling in with a huge amount of support. Fans pitched in with donations and gifted subs, but there was none bigger than a $1,000 donation from ‘JimmyKibaX’.

The gifter sympathised with Potastic, after making a decision similar to hers in their own life. That four-figure donation pushed the streamer over the edge, and she quickly burst into tears before sitting in silence for a moment.

She was skeptical of the reaction she’d receive after posting the announcement, and Lee was certainly not expecting this much positivity.

“Oh my god JimmyKiba,” she said, after takings some time to compose herself. “Holy sh*t, thanks for the $1,000. I don’t know what to do.”

 

The reason why she chose Twitch over medical school, she said, is because of the immediate impact she can have on people’s lives. While she will have to study for years to become a doctor, her Twitch stream can be an outlet for people to forget about their woes.

Her successes on the platform have also allowed her to give back to not only her community, but her family, who are supportive of the move as well.

“When Twitch came along, I didn’t expect anything like this to happen,” she explained. “I feel like something has been kind of dropped down on me to be like ‘you don’t have to be that burden anymore.’

“It’s been insanely difficult of a decision that I can’t even say that has even been decided because it’s so big.”

 

Potastic brings in around 2,500 concurrent viewers every time she goes live, and with the announcement of her going full-time, that number is surely going to rise.

She got the support of her fans and her family, and she’s got the faith in herself, and with that kind of backing, she’ll be able to give back in the way she dreamed about doing as a doctor.

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Nessa Barrett and Talent X’s Michael Gruen bury the hatchet after feud

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:40

by Charlotte Colombo

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After a public feud last month, TikTok’s Nessa Barrett and Talent X’s manager Michael Gruen appear to have squashed their long-running beef.

Barrett and Gruen butted heads last month after the latter weighed in on Barrett’s new-found fame, which led to her making some explosive allegations against him in a podcast with her on-off boyfriend Josh Richards.

However, Gruen confirmed in an Instagram post that the two were back on good terms, posting a group photo with Barrett and saying that he was “so thankful” for her.

 

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While Barrett seemed to return Gruen’s statements, saying that she was “so thankful” for him too, she couldn’t resist making light of their previous feud, saying in reference to his previous comments: “Thanks so much for paying for that one way trip to Mexico.”

What happened between Nessa Barrett and Michael Gruen?

It all started when on-off boyfriend Josh Richards began a podcast with friend and Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy titled BFFs. In the podcast’s inaugural episode, Portnoy implied that the only reason Barrett was famous was because she dated Richards.

Unsurprisingly, Barrett’s fans didn’t take to this well, with several of her fan pages rushing to her defense.

What these fan pages didn’t expect was the appearance of her manager, Talent X’s Michael Gruen in their comment section, wherein he said:  “I must’ve missed the memo that Nessa – or anyone for that matter – deserves ‘the world.’ The earth is inhabited by ~7B people…last I checked Nessa is just one of them (along with myself and everyone else).”

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Barrett had previously called out Gruen in October, claiming that he called her “ugly.”

This led to Barrett unfollowing Gruen on Instagram, before later making her feelings known after appearing in the third episode of podcast BFFs.

Calling him a “certified a**hole,” Barrett said: “I do not like him. He’s rude. He hates me. He has it out for me. I think he’s jealous because he’s secretly in love with Josh which is no problem, but yeah he has called me ugly to my face and in front of people.”

She also claimed that he said he wanted to get her a one-way ticket to Mexico. “I’ve been sat there alone and I was 17, like he is just rude,” Barrett continued. “I just don’t waste my energy on him. I just don’t like him, he’s a terrible person.”

Given how fractured the two’s relationship was in October, it is great that they have since let bygones be bygones!