A popular Fortnite-streaming YouTuber has come under fire for offering career advice to his followers. | Source: Image via Youtube/Formula
Fortnite YouTuber Formula causes controversy by suggesting that aspiring gaming streamers should sell their beds to buy professional equipment. One follower of the YouTuber, who has more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube, called it “some of the worst advice” posted on Twitter.
On Twitter, Formula gave followers his suggestions for saving money to buy more powerful gaming equipment used for game streaming. “Sell your bed” and buy a $10 air mattress, suggested the Fortnite YouTuber, “only eat $1 ramen,” stop buying Fortnite skins, and “buy the cheapest setup and keep saving for upgrades.” In a second tweet, Formula said that while people could get a job to fund this, “you’re giving up time creating content/streaming which could hold you back”.
In a now-deleted tweet, he stated:
[Y]es you can obviously get a job if you want to, but then you’re giving up time creating content/streaming which could hold you back.
Jobs Can ‘Hold You Back’ from Creating Gaming Videos, Says YouTuber Formula
Formula’s followers were quick to slam the tweet, with many users asking how anyone could pay for this without getting a job. “What about set bills” such as phone, Internet, and insurance asked user Ian Dunn, while another user, who said that they had been made homeless at 17, said that heat, water, and health are all more important than making content.
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— LG Formula (@Formula) September 10, 2019
The backlash to Formula’s tweet was so strong that the Fortnite YouTuber has now deleted it, leaving only his second tweet up.