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Ben Shapiro actually reviewed memes for PewDiePie’s YouTube show

Published: 2/Nov/2018 21:10 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 21:12

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro have finally collaborated in an ‘epic’ episode of Meme Review.

Shapiro appeared in an extra segment of the show called ‘Bonus Meme.’ He admitted that Kjellberg had asked him to review a series of memes for his ‘Meme Review’ YouTube show, where he rates the internet’s latest and greatest jokes as taken from his subreddit.

Shapiro was tasked to review memes about himself, which he appeared to take in good spirits. He even admitted that he ‘loves’ memes that poke fun at how he ‘destroys’ his liberal opponents, and showed off his thermal mug that read, ‘leftist tears.’

PewDiePie thanked Shapiro for his involvement with the series, which had been hinted at in a series of Twitter interactions between the two in early October.

PewDiePie had jokingly mentioned in a previous meme review video that he needed Ben to host the next iteration of the show. “We need Ben Shapiro hosting the next meme review,” he joked. “That’s the only way.”

One Twitter user screencapped and captioned this statement, making sure to tag Shapiro in their post. Shapiro responded to the possibility with his classic tagline, “Okay, this is epic.” PewDiePie then retweeted the image with the caption, “This is beyond epic.”

It looks like PewDiePie’s joke has turned into a full-blown bonus segment, which Shapiro has already been Tweeting about.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”