GTA RP streamer Leslie “Fuslie” Fu has revealed the devastating impact the hate messages she receives from viewers have had on her life.
With 1.2 million subscribers on Twitch, 100 Thieves star Fuslie has made a name for herself as one of the most popular streamers in the community.
After initially being drawn to streaming via League of Legends, she quickly became enthralled with role-playing Grand Theft Auto, tearing up the streets of Los Santos as her redhead alter ego April Fooze.
However, despite her love for her alternative GTA lifestyle, Fuslie admitted that the amount of hateful comments she receives online from trolls takes its toll on her. So much so that she finds herself “crying” regularly.
Fuslie describes ‘stressful’ messages from trolls
In an interview with Refinery29, Fuslie gave an in-depth look at his life as a GTA RP streamer and how gamemode has become such an important part of his life. After all, not only has April Fooze’s life in Los Santos become particularly absorbing for fans, but she’s even found a life outside of the game with her own songs on Spotify.
While Fuslie certainly has a lot to balance as a roleplayer, she explained that it’s the trolls in her chat that cause her the most stress. “I cry from RP like once a month because I’m so stressed out by the viewers.”
Fuslie’s comments follow the 29-year-old saying she felt “burned out” playing GTA RP and was considering taking a step back from the game.
It was so out of my comfort zone, but it was one of the coolest opportunities I’ve ever had :’) My interview with @ Refinery29 is here:
— Leslie (@fuslie) April 27, 2022
Fuslie says fans help him defend against trolls
While some viewers leave her feeling stressed after her GTA RP streams, Fuslie explained that it’s the kind words of her fans that keep her going saying she’ll “take some heat or whatever to make it a more comfortable space for everyone.”
“My favorite comment comes from viewers saying, ‘Hey, I was too scared to use voice comms in my games, but now I see you and your friends, I see all of you girls talking, that I started talking in my games. To have played any kind of role in this, it’s so worth it. It’s so worth all the negativity.
Streamers are used to being scrutinized by trolls on a regular basis and have openly criticized those who make such comments. However, Fuslie has proven that she won’t let any hate stop her from doing what she loves.