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Dakotaz reports teammate after sick joke about shooting up a school

Published: 27/Jun/2019 10:43 Updated: 27/Jun/2019 11:19

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Brett ‘Dakotaz‘ Hoffman was forced to report a random teammate in Fortnite to Epic Games and authorities, after the player made ‘jokes’ alluding to committing a school shooting.

Playing with random teammates in Fortnite can be a risky business, and even more so for streamers, with trolls always ready to say something out of line.

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Many streamers have had the misfortune of random teammates making racist or sexist remarks, even joking about rape – but Dakotaz’ encountered an even more sinister troll during his June 26 broadcast.

The player in question was explaining to Hoffman that he experienced bullying in school, although it was difficult to determine if he was being sincere.

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After Dakotaz expressed that he “was sorry to hear that”, the player responded “I’ll get through it, either that or I am going to go there and ‘double pump’ them” – referring to the ‘pump’ shotgun in Fortnite.

Replying “I don’t like that kind of talk”, Dakotaz quickly mutes the player, before expressing concern to his viewers.

After his initial shock, the streamer decided that it would be best to just report the player, first to developer Epic Games, and later says he will also report them to ‘authorities.’

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“I’m actually reporting your name to people right now, because that’s actually criminal to say,” Dakotaz explains, with the random player simply responding, “that’s ok”.

Having reported the player to Epic, Hoffman confirms that he will also report it to authorities: “This is no joking matter. He’s going to learn [that you can’t say things like that].”

Although it’s likely the player was only making the comments in an attempt to be edgy, Dakotaz was clearly not amused, and took the opportunity to make sure none of his viewers thought such jokes were ‘funny’ either.

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PewDiePie defends Elon Musk after backlash for Tesla price change meme

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:10

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg defended Elon Musk during his October 18 upload. The Swedish star hit out at those getting upset over the Tesla CEO’s viral meme about changing the price of the Model S.

The one thing PewDiePie and Elon Musk have in common is their love of memes. The YouTube star even had the tech giant host an episode of his popular Meme Review show back in 2019 that has over 26 million views. 

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The Tesla CEO faced backlash from critics in October after tweeting that the Model S price was being changed to $69,420. The YouTuber defended the billionaire during his latest upload, and argued that people can’t take a joke.

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The YouTuber defended Musk over his Tesla 420 joke.

PewDiePie defends Elon Musk’s Model S meme

During his October 18 episode of Last Week I Asked You, Pewds addressed the criticism Elon Musk received from some over a tweet he made on October 14 about the Model S price change. 

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“I saw some people being so butthurt over this. It’s like, dude, it’s just a joke. I’m sure Elon knows it’s ironic,” he said, before he jokingly imitated critics in a baby voice. “So childish, he’s like a 12-year old! … Yeah, that’s the joke! Ever hear of fun?”

The creator then applauded the CEO for being attuned to meme culture: “You just want another overweight, gray-haired, boomer billionaire? I don’t. I think we have enough of that!”

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The tweet that PewDiePie was referencing was made on October 14 when Musk posted, “The gauntlet has been thrown down! The prophecy will be fulfilled. Model S price changes to $69,420 tonight!”

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The joke exploded on the social media platform, instantly going viral with over 330k likes and 35k retweets. While many found the meme to be hilarious, some critics hit out at the CEO for being irresponsible with the company’s prices.

This isn’t the only time PewDiePie has defended Elon. In past uploads, the 30-year-old has admitted to viewers that he’s admired the tech CEO for his innovations while still being wired into internet culture.

With Kjellberg being so fond of the tech giant, maybe the Tesla owner will someday return as a guest host on Meme Review. Maybe the Swede could also convince the billionaire to show up for a round of Among Us – now that would be entertainment gold. 

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