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Cryaotic banned on Twitch after grooming allegations come to light

Published: 10/Sep/2020 6:10

by Andrew Amos

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Popular YouTuber Ryan ‘Cryaotic’ Terry has been banned from Twitch. It comes after allegations of Terry grooming minors came to light back in June. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and is unlikely to return to the platform.

Cryaotic made his claim to fame through Let’s Plays and reading stories on his YouTube channel. However, his career in the internet limelight is likely to be over.

The 31-year-old, who had, at one point, nearly three million subscribers on YouTube and over 800,000 followers on Twitch, was banned on the latter streaming platform on September 9. He has also lost his partnership with Twitch.

It comes three months after grooming allegations were leveled against Cryaotic. Numerous people came forward claiming Cryaotic tried to get into sexual relationships with underage girls.

“I was 16 when I became a fan, soon after a friend. You were 22. I admired and cared for the person you were, not the persona you put up. I developed feelings for you and you knew. You never discouraged them, just amusingly kept me at arms length for when you felt lonely,” Twitter user ‘LadyTiabeanie’ said on June 17, referring to Cryaotic.

“On my 18th birthday, things took a turn and I was too blinded by rose colored glasses to see what had actually happened to me.”

After LadyTiabeanie came out with her own experiences with Terry, numerous others spoke out against the YouTuber.

Cryaotic defended himself, releasing a YouTube video on June 20 titled “We stopped being genuine a long time ago.” In the video, he indirectly addresses allegations leveled against him, and talks about his experiences in the limelight.

He admitted in the video that he “cheated on [his] girlfriend with people who [he] didn’t realize were even underage in the first place.” He then clarified this later in the video’s description, saying he “was never with anyone underage on a physical level.”

“It was all online, but this does not diminish the act ⁠— I just know this matters to those who are concerned.”

Cryaotic hasn’t uploaded a video since. At the time of his Twitch ban, Cryaotic had over 800,000 followers on the platform. He hadn’t streamed since June.

Terry still has active Twitter and YouTube accounts, with 360,000 followers and 2.6 million subscribers respectively. He is verified on both platforms.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”