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Chinese-speaking YouTuber catches Chinese women “gossiping” about him

Published: 9/Feb/2020 12:51

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular multilingual YouTuber ‘Xiaomanyc’ caught women “gossiping” about him during his latest February 7 vlog around New York City’s Chinatown.

Xiaomanyc has built a massive following of over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube for his entertaining vlog series where he surprises people with incredible fluency in different Chinese dialects.

During his latest upload, the popular YouTuber had set out to get a makeover with his friend in Chinatown, New York, planning to catch people off guard with their Chinese-speaking abilities during their trip to the hair and nail salons.

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The YouTuber often leaves people speechless with his multilingual skills.

Xiaomanyc often tends to cheekily mislead those he encounters during his Vlog by speaking English with them at first, and then switches mid-conversation to make for an interesting reaction.

Although when he entered the nail salon during his latest video, his ploy to surprise the workers there did not quite go as he planned.

After the YouTuber and his friend spoke English with the employee for a short while, she turned to one of her co-workers and began talking about them in Chinese, even calling them crazy for filming the experience.

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Xiaomanyc seemed to let the woman’s comments go, however, and later revealed his fluency in Mandarin, transitioning to the Chinese language during a conversation with his friend about what color nails they should get.

The employee was startled after noticing them make the switch, “Hold on, you guys speak Chinese?” she asked before looking over at her co-workers in disbelief.

Despite the fact he noticed her “gossiping” earlier, Xiaomanyc still remained friendly towards the nail technician during his time in the salon and explained how he picked up his skills.

The video has gone incredibly viral, hitting over 7 million views in only two days.

The YouTuber continued to impress throughout the rest of his vlog and even started speaking in the employee’s native dialect of Fuzhounese once he found out where in China she was from. He also speaks Cantonese, and has shown that off in other similarly viral videos.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.