Connor (YawnYoutuberAward) Franta Part 4

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Post by horatio » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:06 pm

Eh? What’s he actually saying? Is this because of the video ?
I hate it when YouTubers have these long rambling rants on social media in response to some kind of controversy. No doubt only to delete them at some point. It’s so indulgent.

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Post by Lake » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:11 pm

Yes, it's because of that video.

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Post by illegal_mind » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:39 am

he could've been a bit less cryptic.
i saw the tweets before even knowing there was a video and was super confused. thought it was some type of new years venting.
it's not like he made one single tweet about it because he wanted to keep it short. he made a thread, and at any point in that thread he could've just said it was about the video
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Post by Kokopelli96 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:39 pm

Wow, those tweets (if they were about the o2l collabs)...for Connor's sake, I hope he was just being over dramatic. But I'm afraid not, he's way more emotionally fragile than I thought...poor guy.

Regarding the collabs, I thought the boys were cordial towards him and his absence...I didn't sense any malicious intents in their comments. The viewers' comments on the other hand, were a different story...

But if I were Connor, I wouldn't show up either...They acted like a bunch of wild teenagers (I know it's their brand)...but still. 2018-Connor would just be so awkwardly out of place trying to fit in. During Ricky's carpool video (from 3:30 to 3:50), Trevor flat out called Kian and Sam "homophobic f*cking *ssholes." Connor is an introspective and sensitive guy...if he has a choice, why would he want to put himself in this toxic environment (even if he has no beef against any of the guys)?

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Post by Kokopelli96 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Just wondering...as a board, have you guys discussed the Tronnor-to-Tracob timeline?

These were what I was able to gathered from several of Troye's Bloom-promoting interviews...(I paraphrased):
1) The song "Plum" was about waking up next to a person that he was no longer in love with...omg, the lyrics
(Imho, it was an honest assessment, but nonetheless, it was also devastating if you're the person that the song was written about)
2) He was unhappy, and was in a bad place around the time his first album came out (late 2015) and desperately needed a change
3) That change came about when he broke up with his then boyfriend (early 2016)...As a side note, I think "My awkward butt massage" was Connor's very first video post breakup

I brought this up because the Tronnor fandom has long accused Troye of cheating on Connor with Jacob because Tracob happened very quickly.

According to the Tracob fandom:
1) Troye followed Jacob on Tumblr in 2015
2) They met face to face for the first time at the Saint Laurent LA fashion show (February 11, 2016) and became inseparable since

I'm sure Troye and Jacob communicated prior to their face to face meeting (while Troye was still with Connor)...which I think is perfectly fine.

To me, the communication itself was not the problem (Tronnor communicated years before they started dating). The problem was the "nature" of that communication...was it flirtatious, inappropriate, face-time, dick pics, etc? The world will never know the answer (Connor might not know the answer either...only Tracob knows).

All I'm saying is...if Troye "set up" Tracob (in 2015) prior to him ending Tronnor (early 2016), then he's a piece of sh*t (even if he already came to the conclusion that he will ultimately end things with Connor...as in the "Plum" lyrics)

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Post by Guest » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:41 pm

Knowing that Connor has been going through all these mental health issues makes me dislike Troye's 'Good Side' song even more. Imagine if you were feeling very low and your famous ex releases a song that is basically bringing attention to one of your lowest moments and showing pitty on you because his life is absolutely amazing now. So low.

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Post by 7abiib_azzubb » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:59 pm

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YouTubers and YouTubeHasBeens, in this particular case, need to quit it with the mental health plea every time they get "triggered", i.e., discussed in a way that they can't control. You willingly put yourself and your life up for people to watch. For fuck's sake, you have a "public figure" note on your instagram. You know who was a public figure against her will? Monica Lewinsky, a poor intern who was forced into the limelight because she got seduced by power and President Clinton. And even she has a better way of dealing about how people talk about her in an unflattering way.

I have ZERO sympathy for Connor, and half of the other YouTubers. They want their cake (be famous) and eat it too (control how they are talked about in public). You can't. Shape the fuck up, or ship the fuck out, "Conrad"!

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Post by WildBoy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:37 pm

Happy to see Conor appears to be dating again. Somebody named Ian, a student at USC.

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Post by manged » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:07 pm

SkinnyEric wrote:Happy to see Conor appears to be dating again. Somebody named Ian, a student at USC.
Boy if you don't post some evidence...

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Post by WildBoy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:30 am

manged wrote:
SkinnyEric wrote:Happy to see Conor appears to be dating again. Somebody named Ian, a student at USC.
Boy if you don't post some evidence...
It’s been mentioned on Tumblr and Instagram. FrantaWatcher pieced it together in a few posts.
http://instagram.com/frantawatcher/

The photo below (unfortunately poor quality) was posted by Ian’s friend in early December. Connor was tagged but quickly removed himself from the tag. Ian recently followed a few of Connor’s L.A. friends. Ian was with Connor on New Year’s Eve at Tyler Young’s party (they followed each other that day) and it’s unlikely Connor would have brought just anyone. Ian doesn’t have much of a digital footprint. He regularly posted on Instagram though not his Facebook page. Connor does not follow Ian on Instagram most likely to not call attention to them. Ian privated/deleted all but 2 photos from his account a few days ago and has been blocking people who follow him if they are a Connor fan account or only have Connor as their avatar. When Ian purged his Insta he also stopped following his ex-boyfriend from Washington state who he saw on winter break before Xmas. Ian is 24 and a grad student at UCLA.

Connor with Ian, 4 December
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Post by Kokopelli96 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:06 pm

Who thinks that this is the end of "Connor Franta - Youtuber"?
I don't think he'll post more than 6 videos this year...sad because I do enjoy Connor's videos

Ian is cute and smart (home school, UCLA magna cum laude 2017, USC phd 2023).
They kinda look alike (although Ian might be 3-4 inches taller). I'd ship this...Conian <3

P.S. There's a cute picture of them together at "Millersroom" instagram

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Post by manged » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:29 pm

Kokopelli96 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:06 pm
P.S. There's a cute picture of them together at "Millersroom" instagram
Smh I went to that ig account just to find a pic of them just standing next to each other in matching jeans :/

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Post by Kokopelli96 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:02 pm

manged wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Kokopelli96 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:06 pm
P.S. There's a cute picture of them together at "Millersroom" instagram
Smh I went to that ig account just to find a pic of them just standing next to each other in matching jeans :/
lol and double smh (at me and you), I like Connor...and I think that pic is cute. :D

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Post by illegal_mind » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:54 am

ew @ ian's mustache
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Post by stlkr » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:00 pm

And they unfollowed each other. And Ian started following Troye's bf lol. That was fast!

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Post by Kokopelli96 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:35 am

stlkr wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:00 pm
And they unfollowed each other. And Ian started following Troye's bf lol. That was fast!
Ouch!...post-breakup message sent...loud and clear: 'I too (just like your ex) prefer the other guy over you.'

IMO, Connor deserves better.

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Post by Kokopelli96 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:59 am

On another subject, is there any reason for Connor to remain in LA?

He's no longer doing Youtube, or collaborating with other people.
He doesn't seem to be hands-on with the day-to-day management of HeardWell.
Common Culture is dead.
He mentioned several times that he doesn't care for the Youtube culture, the fake people, and tries to get away from LA every chance he gets.
He's starting some sort of talk show...it probably won't get any tractions or views if it doesn't include those "fake" people that he's not very fond of. At this moment, does he even have the clout to attract the Youtube A-listers (J Starr, Shane, Dobrik, J Charles, etc.) to be on his show?

My guess is that within the next 12-18 months, Connor will private most of his Youtube videos, sell his LA home, and move back to Minnesota.

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Post by steffenalastor » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:52 am

This guy’s life seems like a total mess. I would have bet good money on him topping himself around mid 2016.
Good for him that he’s still around, but what is he doing with his life besides running marathons.

Does it seriously surprise anyone that this Ian guy is not around anymore. Connor has (like most Youtubers) no education. That is all fine and dandy when you try to impress pre-teens, but not if you plan to date UCLA students.

Does anyone seriously think that anyone with a college education will be impressed by Connor’s poetry or photography, if they’ve read Yeats or Auden; seen photos by Robert Capa or Brassaï?

He should not go back to Minnesota. He’s probably earned more money than most people make in a lifetime. Why doesn’t he go back to uni? Or move somewhere with an actual art-scene, like NY, London, Paris?

I like this guy and don’t wish him any harm, but if you watch his videos past 2015 you get the impression that a healthy, fun and somewhat manic boy turned into a haggard, spiteful lesbo-spinster.

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Post by TheBasicBitch » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:45 pm

steffenalastor wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:52 am
I like this guy and don’t wish him any harm, but if you watch his videos past 2015 you get the impression that a healthy, fun and somewhat manic boy turned into a haggard, spiteful lesbo-spinster.
funny cuz it's true :rofl:
I hope he's doing fine. I don't think moving back to home would make any difference. He probably still has his social circle in LA and feels home there after all these years. But oh how are mighty have fallen.

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Post by steffenalastor » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:58 pm

Has anyone seen Connor’s coffee table chitchat on Youtube:
“Loud&Clear | Scotty Sire, Gabbie Hanna, Eva Gutowski, Connor Franta | Mental Health & Burnout”

I don’t want to belittle the psychological struggles of these guys,
but the video should be called “I can’t deal with rejection.”

There are children who train in a sport since they were 6. How many of them go to the Olympics 1 in 10.000? How many are cast to become professional athletes?

Brilliant people work their buts off for 6 years or more to get a PhD and then never find a publisher or a job; and their papers are read by 40 people in academia, of which 30 hate it.

And these guys work “very hard” on a Youtube video and it only gets 1/2 the expected views and 1/10 thumbs down.

They were unbelievable successful for a brief time and then its over. It happens all the time to all sorts of creative people and artists and every common buffoon everywhere.

This really is self-pity of the unhealthiest degree!

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Post by ballamyblue » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 pm

Um, is Connor fishing for validity on IG or something? What is with the underwear pics? He claims that this was after intensive marathon training, but his body looks the same as it did when he used to do shirtless videos for views years back when he had a personality. Maybe, I've grown but he just doesn't seem to pull off the faux CK underwear model in a way he would have for me a few years ago...

I think what is best for Connor at this point is to move back to the midwest, find a man with a little more sense and just disappear into obscurity. Then on the off-chance that Troye is still relevant ten years or so from now, write a scathing tell-all on him and the rest of the things he witnessed from the YT community. I'd hire a ghost writer though and not let him put his iPhone photography in it...

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Post by 7abiib_azzubb » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:39 pm

ballamyblue wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Um, is Connor fishing for validity on IG or something? What is with the underwear pics? He claims that this was after intensive marathon training, but his body looks the same as it did when he used to do shirtless videos for views years back when he had a personality. Maybe, I've grown but he just doesn't seem to pull off the faux CK underwear model in a way he would have for me a few years ago...

I think what is best for Connor at this point is to move back to the midwest, find a man with a little more sense and just disappear into obscurity. Then on the off-chance that Troye is still relevant ten years or so from now, write a scathing tell-all on him and the rest of the things he witnessed from the YT community. I'd hire a ghost writer though and not let him put his iPhone photography in it...
Yikes! You nailed the description on the head, tho.

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Post by Cheesey » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:23 pm

It kind of seems like his life is over at 26, thats such a shame. He seems like a nice guy underneath.
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Post by steffenalastor » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:28 pm

Cheesey wrote:
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It kind of seems like his life is over at 26, that's such a shame. He seems like a nice guy underneath.
Well, maybe that’s what happens when you’re a SJW and you concern yourself with all the injustices privileged white middle class kids experience instead of just cleaning your room.

Todays video actually sounds more like a half-assed suicide note than an “epiphany.”

Everything he shares online just makes me pity him.

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Post by ballamyblue » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:33 pm

Part of me feels bad for him. The other part just feels it is time to move on and him stalling as long as he has makes no sense. He makes it no secret that he hates the Hollywood/ LA scene. He doesn't seem to interact with ANY youtubers anymore. Plus, his money making schemes have dried up. The money he has left would last a lot longer in a less expensive area and at this point he probably would be better off taking whatever credits he can transfer and getting an associates or Bachelors degree. After reading both books, and suffering through his videos post O2L up until the end of Tronner really (admittedly because of his looks more than anything, because his content has been terrible), he is not going to do well in the real world. Which is where he is leading himself to. All the philosophical nonsense he spouts or wrote about is just complete BS that someone with way too much time on their hands would say.

Connor really needs to be used as a cautionary tail that while you can be the biggest social media influencer in the world for five minutes, you will just as quickly crash and burn. The worst part is, is that at 26 and the fact that it was like 2-4 years ago he still doesn't seem to have gotten over his first big relationship... I get that the song that is clearly about him on Bloom doesn't exactly come off very well (it honestly makes Troye look like a douche more than anything) but still Conner needs to move on... The world isn't so bad that he needs to be this big emotional wrecking ball... He used to have a personality. I mean, clearly there are A LOT more issues than just Troye because this emo nonsense started before they were even said to be a thing but yeah... He needs to just move past youtube already.

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