YouTube star Valkyrae is considering quitting YouTube and Twitter after receiving a wave of non-stop TikTok hate following a “silly” TommyInnit and Addison Rae mixup.
Valkyrae has always been one of the most influential and powerful female streamer and the past one and a half years had one of the best moments of her entire career.
She has been awarded as one of the most-watched female streamers and has got herself the co-ownership of 100 Thieves during the shuffle.
But all these ups are in danger now as she reveals that she might be leaving her online career and “pivot into business and investing.”
“I’ve been thinking about it a lot,” she said during her April 27 stream. “There’s definitely going to be a time in my life where I pivot out of social media especially. I don’t want to live this way [with her online fame] for the rest of my life.”
“I don’t know when,” she added, “but it’s been on my mind.”
The reason for Valkyrae quitting YouTube and Twitter is not what anyone expected.
“I actually really, really hate social media. It’s scary… I hate it. All the trolls, and hate, and creepiness,” she said. “I just don’t think this fame is really that fulfilling. It’s incredibly invasive. It [quitting] has been on my mind a lot.”
The most recent incident of hate started when she was accused of removing Minecraft personality TommyInnit from the popular DreamSMP server, mainly by Addison Rae followers.
And the young streamer was caught right in between the storm of hate from both the sides.
“This whole TikTok thing,” she said, “I don’t even know how I got involved in that. It all feels so unnecessary, but it just keeps happening and happening.”
We have no idea of when she is going to completely shut down her channel but we do know for sure that she has been fed up and having thoughts of quitting YouTube.
“What makes me happy is being safe,” the YouTube star explained.
“[This life] is so exposing, and people — especially on social media — are always looking for the worst in you. They want to find something bad about you, and actually use it against you. It’s just scary, really scary.”
“I already have things in business and investing, so I can pivot when I’m ready,” she concluded. “I have that plan, I just don’t know when I want to do it.”