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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


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.

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.


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.