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Destiny streamer SayNoToRage accused of harassment by multiple women

Published: 20/Jun/2020 20:04 Updated: 20/Jun/2020 22:01

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch partner and popular Destiny streamer Lono ‘SayNoToRage’ has been accused of making unwarranted advances by multiple women who are coming out with claims of harassment.

There are people from multiple spaces in the industry who alleged similar interactions with SayNoToRage in the past. These reports have been coming out into the fold since streamer ‘JewelsVerne’ briefly mentioned her story from 2017 which encouraged others to do the same.

“All I can think about is the time I played an entire card game with a notable streamer’s hand on my thigh the whole time and was then basically asked for s*x,” JewelsVerne claimed. “Oh and it was Lono [SayNoToRage] so there you all go.”

Jewels described her alleged experience as “mild.” Throughout the night, more women came forward with claims of accounts between them and the Destiny broadcaster.

Sara Daniels Barrett, known as SarahDanielsTV, explained how she was allegedly “cornered and made uncomfortable enough to have blocked one particular incident out of [her] memory until it was jogged recently.”

She too explicitly named SayNoToRage, but also described her account as “mild.” Like Jewels, Daniels told her story to encourage others to share theirs and to provide a support system for those “who have heinous stories, which will come out when those women are ready.”

Hours later, Twitch partner MindofSnaps did just that with a lengthy and detailed sequence of alleged events from 2018.

Her letter was a comprehensive retelling of multiple scenarios in which SayNoToRage allegedly either denied or downplayed advances that MindofSnaps said left her “feeling violated and uncomfortable.”

In response to the mounting stories against SayNoToRage, Community Manager at Bungie Chris ‘Cozmo’ Shannon said that the developer’s partnership with the streamer had ended a long time ago, but there wasn’t any chance of it happening again.

“Proud of the brave women in the community coming forward. This was their story to tell and it’s our job to listen,” Cozmo said. “Bungie hasn’t worked with Lono [SayNoToRage] in a long time and won’t ever again.”

Bungie Community Team lead, David ‘DeeJ’ Dague, addressed the situation as it was developing, noting that people who fell short of their expectations would be “removed from our guest list.”

SayNoToRage made a video response to the accusations.

He attributed his decisions as ones stemming from his own troubled past, but took down the video moments later saying it sounded “insincere and [was] claiming to be a victim” himself.

The streamer is expected to make another response to address the claims against him as more people are becoming aware of the allegations.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.