TOMMYINNIT REVEALS HOW YOUTUBE FAME BECAME “OVERWHELMING” AMID MINECRAFT BOOM
Tommy wasn’t exactly prepared for the recognition that his status as a major Twitch star would bring him.
“I found the start of this year pretty hard with anxiety and stuff, about going out in public,” he began.
The whole getting recognized s**t, that was really overwhelming. I think a lot of it - the sort of feeling of alienation with YouTube, and people not seeing you for just, like a guy that makes videos.
I was thinking about dropping out of college, I was really anxious about it. I didn’t like the idea of going out in public.
It was this choice between privacy and identity. … I went out with glasses and a disguise, because I wanted to see if I was still getting recognized.
Luckily Tommy managed to find the tenuous balance between stardom and normalcy.