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Over 50,000 sign petition to remove PewDiePie, “White Supremacist content” from YouTube

Published: 3/Apr/2019 1:48 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 16:16

by Alan Bernal

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A new petition targeting YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg wants the content creator removed entirely from Google’s video hosting platform, and it appears to be gaining some traction.

In the past, controversies tied to extremist leanings have been linked to the Swede, and it looks like a growing movement is shaping to “remove PewDiePie from YouTube permanently.”

Petition organizer Maria Ruiz has collected over 50,000 digital signatures at the time of writing, in response to the March 15 tragedy that occurred when a gunman opened fire in a New Zealand mosque.

Update: The petition has now surpassed 76,000 signatures, as of April 7.

PewDiePie YouTubePewDiePie’s channel is filled with memes and antics, but some feel that he’s crossed the line in more than one occasion.

Ruiz says that the mosque shooting was the signal “to take action as a community and remove white supremacist content from [their] platforms.”

While the organizer is targeting all content that holds racist or white supremacist inclinations, Ruiz points to PewDiePie as the biggest and most direct threat.

“One of the largest platforms for white supremacist content is PewDiePie’s YouTube channel,” Ruiz wrote in the Change.org petition. “PewDiePie has on many occasions proven once and again to promote and affiliate himself with white supremacist and Nazi ideologies… The New Zealand mosque shooter even mentioned PewDiePie by name and asked people to subscribe.”

Following the news of the Christchurch attack, and the fact that one of the gunmen had used the phrase “subscribe to PewDiePie” beforehand, Kjellberg released a clear statement denouncing such actions.

“Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch,” he said. “I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

The change.org petition leader listed a number PewDiePie’s previous controversies, such as using “the N slur twice in two separate videos,” promoting content creators with “videos that contain Adolf Hitler speeches and anti-Semitic cartoons” as reasons to ban him from YouTube.

Even though PewDiePie has denied any such ties to racist or white supremacists leanings, Ruiz still thinks his actions makes him a “clear and present danger to society.”

PewDiePieThe petition points to different incidents in the YouTuber’s past as grounds to ban him from the site.

PewDiePie supporters looking to exonerate the Swede from the many claims against him signed the petition in order to access the site’s comment section.

“I’m signing to say that you are wrong,” Robert Consola said while denying Ruiz’s accusations. “…You are watching the WSJ [The Wall Street Journal] compilation of clips taken out of context, and reading biased news articles. PLEASE I’m begging you, Felix is not who you think he is. He has raised MILLIONS for charity…”

Aside from removing PewDiePie from the site, the petition is demanding YouTube to create an AI for eliminating content with “extremist/inflammatory/non protected speech” and for the company to develop better parental controls to block out entire channels from children.

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The incredible cars of FaZe Clan featuring Adapt, Rain, Rug, Blaze & more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:40 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 14:49

by Kieran Bicknell

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FaZe Clan is one of the best-known gaming and content houses on YouTube, and they have some incredible cars to boot.

Billed as “The world’s most subscribed gaming team” FaZe Clan has built itself a reputation as one of the best-known esports teams on the planet. Since its creation in 2010, the team has dominated in Call Of Duty, CS:GO, and more.

With their rise to fame, naturally, their income streams have grown substantially. Therefore, many members of the FaZe team have splashed the cash on awesome cars to showcase their success, here are some of the highlights from each member.

FaZe Clan cars

Faze Adapt

FaZe adapt next to his new custom GTR
Youtube: FaZe Adapt
FaZe Adapt has one of the most heavily-customized cars from the clan.

Starting off with what is without a doubt one of the coolest cars in the FaZe Clan collection, Adapt is the owner of a stunning custom Nissan GT-R. Featured on the iconic West Coast Customs channel, this GT-R is a long way from how it left the factory.

With a custom FaZe-themed wrap, new wheels, and custom interior matching the design of the outside, this is one serious ride. Assuming the engine has remained stock, the GT-R puts out an impressive 485bhp from its twin-turbo V6, with the power going to all four wheels.

Faze Rain

FaZe rain by his McLaren
YouTube: FaZe Rain
FaZe Rain enjoys his “real life Batmobile” in the form of a McLaren 570s.

Adapt isn’t the only member of the FaZe Clan to have a supercar. Rain also has his own high-performance car in the form of his black McLaren 570s. This British-built supercar delivers 562hp to the rear wheels from its twin-turbo V8 engine, resulting in a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds, on to a top speed of 204mph.

In complete contrast to the McLaren is his other car – a Tesla Model X. This all-electric SUV is perfect for cruising around in silence, but is still cool enough and certainly fast enough to make it the envy of many other YouTubers.

FaZe Megga and FaZe Blaze’s Teslas

FaZe Blaze Tesla Model 3
YouTube: FaZe Blaze
A number of the FaZe Clan members own Teslas, such as Blaze and his Model 3.

At only 15 years old, Megga is one of the youngest members. Despite his age, he has already bought his “dream car” in the form of a Tesla Model 3. Clearly the members of FaZe Clan like to go fast AND be eco-conscious.

Not only does Megga own a Tesla, but so does fellow clan member FaZe Blaze, who also owns a Tesla Model 3.

FaZe Rug

G63 AMG FaZe RugFaZe Rug has a G63 AMG similar to this, but in white.

FaZe Rug has owned a number of cool cars over the years, but currently owns a Mercedes-AMG G Wagon, which was recently ‘destroyed’ as part of a prank. Having admitted his want for a Rolls-Royce Phantom, it may only be a matter of time before we see him add one to his garage.

FaZe Clan team cars

FaZe Apex Lincoln
YouTube: FaZe Apex
Long-time viewers will remember the custom FaZe-Themed Lincoln Navigator.

While a number of the members have individual rides, there is also a ‘team’ car for the FaZe members. Their custom Nissan Armada wrapped in FaZe colors has been spotted a number of times at press events.

Long-time FaZe followers will also remember the customized Lincoln Navigator that they had back in New York City, but that is now long-gone.