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Ace Family respond to outrage over part-time job video

Published: 2/Nov/2019 17:57 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 18:01

by Virginia Glaze

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Family vloggers “The Ace Family” are generally known for their wholesome, family-friendly videos – but one of these videos sparked outrage from the working class, after the two “worked” a part-time gig for content.

In what many saw as a slap in the face, Ace Family matriarch and patriarch Catherine Paiz and Austin McBroom tried their hand at working 24 hours in the food service industry – although they only ended up lasting a little over two.

Critics across the net accused the couple of making light of the everyday struggles of the working class, with McBroom himself claiming that he “never had the opportunity to work a 9-5.”

Just over a month later, the couple has finally replied to the mass backlash surrounding their video, with Paiz discussing the matter during a Halloween-themed upload on October 29.

“It’s interesting how people always wanna take certain words you say and certain things you say and turn it into a completely different thing,” she said of the outrage. “And we live in this era where social media has really taken that to the next level, and it’s just really frustrating.”

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Paiz went on to explain that she’d worked in the service industry for years before rising to YouTube fame, claiming that their part-time video idea was a means to serve their fans.

“…I was cleaning houses for several years,” she said. “I helped my mom. She had another job. That was actually my first job, along with many, many other jobs I’ve had… who gets to reach 17-18 million people at any given moment of the day and say, ‘Hey, come meet us. Let me serve you, let me make your food.’”

Austin McBroom, InstagramThe family-friendly Ace Family have been embroiled in controversy – but matriarch Catherine Paiz claims that their restaurant video was meant as a means to “serve” their fans, despite the backlash.
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Thus far, it seems like fans are largely satisfied with Paiz’s response to the drama – although her restaurant stint is far from the biggest of the family’s scandals, at present.

On October 14, fellow YouTuber Cole Carrigan accused Austin McBroom of sexual assault and rape. In Response, McBroom claimed he would be taking legal action against Carrigan on the grounds of extortion, and flatly denied the allegations.

For now, it seems that the Ace Family’s restaurant issue has been laid to rest – but the allegations against McBroom continue to divide the YouTubers’ fanbase.

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Apex Legends streamer Dizzy returns from hiatus to play Valorant

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:41

by Bill Cooney

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Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows practically took over Apex Legends esports before moving to streaming, and then leaving social media entirely in July. Now he’s back, and ready to take on a whole new challenge: Valorant.

Dizzy was known for his stellar Apex Legends play, with thousands of viewers heading to his stream or whatever pro event he was playing in to watch him put on a show. He swept through basically everyone he came across in matches, leaving no doubt he was one of the best players around

Then, in July 2020 he disappeared from the internet entirely, after stepping back from Apex esports in 2019 to focus on streaming the game. Now, after roughly six months, Dizzy has announced his return and the latest game he’ll attempt to master.

EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends ExhibitionDizzy was one of the most well-known Apex pros since release, even winning the very first Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge.

In a Twitlonger announcing his return on January 18, dizzy said he was ready to get back to streaming and would be playing mostly Valorant this time around instead of Apex. Meadows also revealed that the passing of well-known WoW streamer and good friend Byron ‘reckful’ Bernstein in July, 2020, was one of the big reasons he took his break.

“I felt like I wasn’t performing and felt like I just let everyone down with my constant breaks and inconsistent play. I felt I had just burnt myself out,” the streamer said in a Twitlonger. “Around the time of Byron’s passing I was thinking about him the night before and waking up the next morning to the news, I was heartbroken. I fell into a depressed state and just needed some time to myself. I needed a hiatus for my mental health.”

“I’ve been slowly recovering and I feel like I’m ready to come back to streaming and plan on playing mainly Valorant,” dizzy continued. “I’ve also decided I’m going to start streaming on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. I look forward to being back. I missed you guys.”

If you want to catch dizzy in person, head over to his Twitch channel at 4 PM EST on Monday, January 18, where he’ll be streaming for the first time in over half a year, and welcome him back.

The loss of Reckful was definitely a hard time, not just for the WoW community but for Twitch as whole, and just add on the kind of year that 2020 seemed to be for everyone else, and we can understand why dizzy took some time off. It’s good to have him back though, and we can’t wait to see him pick up where he left off.