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Ben Shapiro could be down to host PewDiePie’s meme review videos

Published: 14/Oct/2018 20:02 Updated: 14/Oct/2018 20:05

by Virginia Glaze

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American conservative commentator, writer, and lawyer Ben Shapiro might actually be interested in collaborating with YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg.

PewDiePie made the suggestion in a recent ‘meme review’ video, a series where the YouTuber reacts to the internet’s trending memes.

In the video, Pewds reviewed two clips of Shapiro playing the violin – although he wasn’t quite sure why Shapiro was so popular as a meme.

“Why is Ben Shapiro peak meme right now?” he asked. “Can someone explain this? Ben Shapiro! We need Ben Shapiro hosting the next meme review. That’s the only way.”

Shapiro was made aware of his mention in the video by another Twitter user by the name of Keegen McCracken, who responded to one of Shapiro’s Tweets with a captioned image of the video.

As it happens, Shapiro apparently feels that Pewd’s suggestion is pretty ‘epic.’

“Okay, this is epic,” he Tweeted in response to the image.

PewDiePie himself responded to Shapiro’s comment in kind – although whether his response was in jest or in seriousness is unclear.

“This is beyond epic,” he Tweeted, posting a screenshot of Shapiro’s comment below.

While PewDiePie’s suggestion in the video was likely a joke, a legitimate collaboration between the two would certainly produce a slew of meme-worthy moments.

Shapiro is known for his conservative political views, which have garnered him ample criticism across the internet. 

Although he was made fun of in PewDiePie’s video, he seems to be taking the joking in good spirits – or, should we say, ‘epically.’

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Tayler Holder addresses merch controversy with Corey La Barrie’s family

Published: 30/Oct/2020 12:41

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok star Tayler Holder has issued a formal apology after he was accused of stealing a design from late YouTuber Corey La Barrie, which he will use on his own upcoming line of merchandise.

Corey La Barrie was a popular YouTuber who tragically passed away on May 10 due to a fatal car accident. Fellow YouTuber Daniel Silva was also involved in the accident and was driving the car during the time of the crash.

Tayler recently appeared to use La Barrie’s slogan and logo for his own merchandise line — prompting shock and upset from some of the YouTuber’s fans.

Tayler was hit with a wave of backlash from fans accusing him of stealing the logo and design. The slogan reads “Under-Appreciated,” with the letters “nde” crossed out so that it reads “U R Appreciated.” The logo also features a pair of angel wings above the slogan.

Tayler Holder shows off his new merchandise.
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Tayler Holder’s upcoming merch line features a design and slogan from late YouTuber Corey La Barrie.

Tayler responded to critics, explaining that he partnered up with La Barrie’s family to produce the upcoming merchandise. He also claimed that he would be donating a percentage of the line’s profits to Corey’s foundation.

Shortly after, alleged DMs to Barrie’s mother appear to show that she was unaware of her family’s supposed partnership with Holder for the merchandise line. In the messages, she claimed that she is “pretty upset” to have found out about the initiative via public internet drama.

However, Tayler has now confirmed the family’s involvement in a short video that he tweeted, clearing up any confusion around the situation. In the video alongside Corey’s brother Jared and his dad Simon, Tayler said: “There seems to be a lot of confusion that got out of hand.”

He apologized and reiterated what he had initially said in his previous response: “First up I just want to say that from the bottom of my heart I’m so sorry for anyone that I affected with this and upset it was by far never my intentions with this.

“Corey is a very very close friend of mine. He’s like family to me. We were teaming up on this, it was a thing that me, and Jared, and Simon had been talking about for the past few months”

Simon, Corey’s father addressed the concerned fans, adding: “Wow, you guys are the best. We’re not saying it was wrong you thought what you did was right but this shows how much love there was for Corey… Thank you for what you did. What you said on social media was from the heart we get that”

Tayler ended by saying that they would be holding off on the merch line for the time being.