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Who is Lia Marie Johnson and why are fans so worried about her?

Published: 4/Jan/2020 9:26

by Virginia Glaze

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Actress and internet personality Lia Marie Johnson is at the center of social media controversy — but who exactly is this young woman, and why are fans across the net expressing concern for her safety?

After multiple distressing instances involving the celeb surfaced online in late 2019 – early 2020, fans are becoming more vocal about their concerns for Johnson, who has repeatedly assured critics that she is “okay” and just wants to be “left alone.”

Her name popping up on Twitter’s trending page, among other online outlets, might spark curiosity in those who don’t know her story — nor who she is, at all.

Who is Lia Marie Johnson?

Johnson is a 23-year-old actress, music artist and online personality, known for her involvement in such internet shows as the Fine Brothers’ “Kids React,” AwesomenessTV’s “Side Effects” television series, and even YouTube Red film “The Thinning 2” as Logan Paul’s co-star.

She likewise boasts her own YouTube channel, a home for her music videos and a few other various uploads, which currently sports over 1.8 million subscribers at the time of writing.

Johnson also has a successful Instagram account, with a similar following of 1.3 million fans, chronicling her lifestyle and travels.

@lia, InstagramActress, music artist, and influencer Lia Marie Johnson is causing concern across the net.

With such a massive online presence and a history of being in the spotlight, it comes as little surprise that her name is in the news — but why is she such a hot topic?

Why are fans worried about Johnson?

Heads turned across the Twitterverse after the influencer began a two-hour ‘Instagram Live’ stream on December 24, where she exhibited worrying behavior and experienced a wide range of emotions as she discussed her career and future.

Despite many labeling the broadcast as “disturbing” and even speculating that she was under the influence (due to the bagged bottle she was seen drinking from), Johnson assured fans that she wasn’t on drugs, but instead argued that her spiel came from an “interesting mindset.”

Drama surrounding the star escalated on January 2, during another Instagram Live stream, in which she appeared to be drunk or under the influence.

During the broadcast, she was seen kissing a man off-camera, who urged her to end the broadcast as it could affect “his work.”

Although the identity of this man remains unknown, many believe him to be her producer, Stephen Wetherbee. Johnson also revealed that police were later called due to fan concern, with the star claiming she was handcuffed and detained.

Other disturbing instances from the star

These aren’t the first recorded instances of concerning behavior from Johnson. A leaked video from November 2019 allegedly shows Johnson engaging in a fist fight while naked, which a Twitter user claimed was due to taking a shower in her bathroom uninvited.

After asking Johnson and her male friend to take their leave, the two got physical with other members of the household, leading to eventual police involvement and even the alleged theft of the Twitter user’s laptop.

Johnson’s distressing live streams also have a storied history, with the star going live in May 2018 with a rant that had many wondering if the star was under the influence of drugs.

For now, Johnson is urging fans to leave her alone amidst the chaos from her January 2 broadcast — a request that many aren’t keen on entertaining, feeling that she is in grave danger or being exploited by those around her.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.