Controversial YouTuber LeafyIsHere is back with new content

By Olivia Richman


Apr 5, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

LeafyIsHere might be back. Again. This time, the controversial content creator is streaming on Rumble.

Calvin “LeafyIsHere” Vail became big on YouTube back in the 2010s with videos that featured him providing commentary on different content creators while playing games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He was often the subject of controversy due to his harsh videos that would often lead to other YouTubers getting harassed and threatened.

Eventually, Leafy was banned from YouTube permanently in 2020 after continuously uploading videos targeting Imane “Pokimane” Anys. His Twitch channel was also permanently suspended, with the streaming platform claiming he was a “risk” to the community.

LeafyIsHere returns to streaming and social media

After a few years away from the internet, Leafy has come back. He returned to Twitter after Elon Musk started allowing previously suspended accounts to tweet again, using the social media platform to announce that he’s streaming on Rumble.

LeafyIsHere tweeted that he’s cooking up some videos, providing a link to his Rumble account. Rumble responded by letting him know he was getting verified.

“Leafy is BACK!” the account exclaimed.

The news has been unsurprisingly controversial all over the internet. While Leafy has been the subject of a lot of criticism, his fans have remained loyal and announced that they would be making Rumble accounts to watch his new content. This is something fans have been hoping would happen for quite some time. Others commended Rumble for having more “free speech” than YouTube.

Similar to Kick threatening Twitch with a lack of guidelines and the ability to show porn and gamble, Rumble is hoping to be seen as a YouTube rival with a lot more flexibility when it comes to content. Andrew Tate and Nicolas “Sneako” Kenn De Balinthaz have also announced that they are going to upload to Rumble after being banned from YouTube.