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BrookeAB and Pokimane speak out against “gross” YouTube clickbait thumbnails

Published: 7/Aug/2019 9:00 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 17:59

by Calum Patterson


Popular Twitch streamers BrookeAB and Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys have hit out against YouTubers using their name and image alongside suggestive thumbnails, calling it “gross”.

BrookeAB is a relatively new streamer, having skyrocketed in popularity since May 2019, and is now experiencing some of the downsides to that internet fame.

Her relationship with fellow Fortnite streamer Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier has contributed to her success on Twitch, but is now, unsurprisingly, being used as material for clickbait thumbnails on YouTube.

On August 6, BrookeAB spoke out about the “gross” thumbnails and titles, explaining that her family will often look her up online and could come across the content.

The streamer said that posting clips or highlights from her stream is “one thing”, but to post “blatant lies” is another, sharing a screenshot of a video titled ‘SYMFUHNY & BROOKEAB *ACCIDENTALLY REVEAL THEIR *S3XUAL* STORY.

The thumbnail includes text like “Brooke touched my peen” and “Sym was so s3xy IRL.”

Pokimane has been around the world of streaming for much longer, and is more experienced with the dirty tactics used by YouTubers responsible for these videos.

In her case, it’s often been paired with TSM member Ali ‘Myth‘ Kabbani, who also responded to BrookeAB, explaining it’s part of the business.

Pokimane appears to be resigned to the fact that it can never truly be controlled, “especially YouTube clickbait”, and that instead the streamers need to focus on educating viewers that not everything they see is to be believed.

The video highlighted by BrookeAB now appears to have changed its title and thumbnail, removing the more blatant references. However, the description still says “accidentally reveal their s3xual side.”

It’s not the first time BrookeAB has endured the darker side to being a popular streamer, after she and her family were apparently sent threats, prompting her to take a break from Twitch.

Despite these troubles, the rising streamer continues to grow in popularity, and is set to surpass half a million followers soon.


James Charles slays Kylie Jenner’s Halloween makeup with fierce look

Published: 27/Oct/2020 23:06

by Virginia Glaze


Social media mogul and reality tv star Kylie Jenner is known as much for her lipstick line as she is for her over-the-top Halloween costumes, and one of her 2020 looks absolutely “killed” the competition — in part due to the talents of James Charles.

As soon as Halloween rolls around — even during the current health crisis — fans look toward to the crazy costumes that celebrities will pull off, which is almost always a visual treat due to their top-tier budgets and friendships with special effects artists.

Kylie Jenner is one such celeb, who has turned heads across the net for her rendition of a Barbie doll and Ariel from the Little Mermaid — not to mention the time she dressed up as a woodland fairy.

However, her latest costume has taken a more “wild” turn, as inspired by her brand-new Cheetah-themed makeup collection.

Kylie Jenner shows off her fairy costume for Halloween.
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Kylie Jenner has completely floored fans throughout the years with her creative Halloween costumes, one of which was a classic fairy.

Partnering up with YouTuber-slash-makeup artist James Charles, Kylie decided to go full-on big cat, with Charles lending his own talents to deliver some stunning special effects.

Using tissue and liquid latex, James created three fake slash marks on her left cheek, as though Kylie had been scratched by the very Cheetah from her makeup collection.

After applying the rest of her makeup — also using the Cheetah collection — Charles completed the look by using black and red eyeshadows, as well as fake blood, to create a surprisingly realistic facial injury.

It’s clear that no cat scratch is going to get Kylie down, though, as evidenced by how amazingly fierce the entire ensemble came together, which the two showed off in a no-nonsense Instagram photo.

As for Kylie’s actual Halloween costume on the official holiday, she isn’t giving out any hints, preferring to keep it a surprise on the actual day (even though James tried his best to get her to spill the beans).


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Considering the incredible creativity behind some of her most beloved costumes in the past, fans can safely bet that it’s probably worth the wait — especially if this one is anything to go by.