Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil deals with the antics of “Truthfully” Trisha Kirley: a woman who live streams her entire life at the cost of almost everything else in a bid to become YouTube famous. Her streaming habits over the past year have led to her making quite a few enemies and stirred up turmoil in her family. She’s very open about having multiple mental and physical illnesses like fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder, and is adamant that her constant streaming helps shed an honest light on what’s its like to live with these disorders. Her detractors say her online behavior is putting herself and others in danger.
Before her appearance on Dr. Phil Trisha had two incidents with her “haters.” During one incident she streamed herself receiving pizza from a hater after being doxxed. She paid for the pizza, ate some of it, and got into a fight with her dog over the rest. Suddenly she says she started feeling ill and wondered if there was black pepper in the pizza because she’s allergic to it. Paramedics were eventually called, but some wondered why she ate the pizza in the first place, especially if she’s allergic to something as ubiquitous as black pepper.
In the second incident, she went on vacation with her dog, and a local “hater” tracked her down at her hotel. The hater first approached Trisha as if she didn’t know who she was, but when it became known what was going on, there was a minor verbal confrontation. As the hater, who was also live streaming, was trying to leave the parking lot in her car Trisha is seen on video running up to the car and throwing herself on the hood.
Trisha and her husband split this summer and she live streamed the entire time. After they reunited, her streaming continued to cause strife in her marriage and in Trisha’s relationship with her teenage daughter Becca culminating in Trisha letting the camera roll as the three of them engaged in an emotionally devastating fight.
After the Dr. Phil show taped, Trisha left her family and is now staying somewhere else. She continues to stream. In one of her latest streams she expresses excitement over how her audience is growing and believes that YouTube may be the career she’s been hoping for her whole life.