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Angry fans petition for Kylie Jenner’s removal from Cardi B “WAP” video

Published: 8/Aug/2020 22:17

by Theo Salaun

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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” music video has accumulated over 38 million views in just two days, but a 23-second cameo by Kylie Jenner has sent fans into an absolute uproar.

While Twitter was by no means thrilled with Kylie’s inclusion in the “WAP” video, that annoyance has turned surprisingly quasi-litigious as a new Change.org petition calls explicitly for the world’s most prominent influencer to be removed from the video entirely. And it has over 53,000 votes, with many more pouring in by the minute.

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The Change.org petition for Kylie Jenner to be removed from the “WAP” video.

The video, which features six cameos including Kylie, is already breaking music industry records as the biggest debut for a female collaboration in YouTube history. And the song is breaking records too, as “WAP” hit 2,340,504 streams in its first day, reaching No. 1 on the US Spotify chart, giving Cardi and Megan their first chart-topper on the platform and breaking the record for most single-day streams by a female rapper in history. 

And Kylie is not the only notable cameo. Cardi, Megan, and Kylie were joined by Normani, Mulatto, Sukihana, Rosalia, and Rubi Rose for the hit.

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While the petition simply explains that “the video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone,” the rationale behind Kylie’s presence being problematic is nuanced. Principally, many fans believe her cameo distracts from the video’s celebration of Black women and deflects from her history with cultural appropriation. 

Others have been quick to note that those factors should not prevent Cardi and Megan from profiting off of her popularity. Kylie has 189 million followers on Instagram, among the highest in the world and an audience to which she (and her family) directly exposed the video.

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While thousands of fans may be bothered by her inclusion, Cardi is not. The superstar took to Twitter to thank the women who were a part of her and Megan’s historic, record-breaking video for taking the time to help her represent female power across races and backgrounds.

As Cardi explains, she found it important “to include different women, that are different races and come from different backgrounds but are so powerful and influential.”

While the petition’s signatures continue to mount, nobody involved in the now-controversial video seem bothered. And that’s understandable, all that extra attention does is bring more clicks, exposure, and a chance to break even more records.

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Pokemon GO streamer has phone & car stolen while live on Twitch

Published: 8/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 21:27

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon GO player’s livestream was interrupted when a mugger robbed them in front of viewers. The Trainer’s phone and car were stolen during the broadcast.

Pokemon GO took the world by storm in 2016, as players from all over ventured outside of their homes to catch their favorite monsters. The mobile title developed by Niantic brought the beloved Nintendo RPG to real life for millions.

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Unfortunately, because the game takes place in the real world, unexpected things can happen – from fans assaulting each other over Gyms, to even murder. On October 8, a streamer’s broadcast quickly turned violent after they were mugged, much to the horror of their audience.

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The Pokemon GO player was robbed while trying to catch a Croagunk.

Pokemon GO player robbed live on stream

Pokemon GO streamer Anthony ‘xDeezzNutzx’ was broadcasting live on October 8 when his Twitch stream was abruptly brought to a halt. The player was trying to catch a Croagunk when a stranger attacked him.

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While there is no video of the incident, viewers tuning it could hear the audio of the terrifying moment. “Whoa dude, I’m live! I’m live! I don’t got nothing. I don’t have anything!” the 23-year old told the assailant.

The thief can be heard telling the Pokemon fan “The f**k wrong with you?!” after they tried to resist the theft. The GO stream then cut off after the criminal stole the player’s phone.

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The thieves could be heard talking on the stream after multiple attempts to unlock the victim’s phone. “We got to get up through here really quick. Come on. We got his vape, his car keys, let’s get the whip, right,” they said.

It wasn’t long before the criminals realized that the phone was still broadcasting live. “He was going live? Why does he got so many goddamn portable chargers?” they said, before taking off with the stolen items.

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According to Reddit, a police investigation is now underway. At the time of writing, the individuals have not yet been found or arrested. Based on the audio, it appears that the streamer was mugged by four individuals.

This story is sadly another example of how unpredictable the real world can actually be. And unfortunately, that means even players trying to enjoy Pokemon GO outside can sometimes get caught up in some scary situations.

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