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Dixie D’Amelio, Jojo Siwa slammed for Zoey 101 reunion trailer cameo

Published: 20/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Classic 2000’s show ‘Zoey 101’ is getting a long-awaited cast reunion — but it looks like there’s a little more in store for fans, who are upset that the upcoming event features a few prominent social media stars.

On October 19, Jamie Lynn Spears revealed the trailer for the show’s upcoming reunion, which includes OG cast members like Chris Massey, Sean Flynn and Matthew Underwood.

Also included in the trailer were several high profile YouTubers and TikTokers, such as Dixie D’Amelio, Noah Beck, Loren Gray, GiGi Gorgeous and JoJo Siwa — all prominent names on social media in their own right.

Amid the hype for the upcoming event — which is scheduled for October 25 — was plenty of bellyaching from fans of the classic franchise, who were somewhat flummoxed by the appearance of internet personalities in an otherwise star-studded affair.

“I am honestly tired of seeing TikTokers everywhere,” one commenter wrote.

“Why are TikTokers always added to stuff where they don’t belong?” another chimed in.

Still others noted that fans of the included TikTokers likely aren’t even old enough to have grown up with Zoey 101, as so eloquently stated by this Twitter user: “Nah son chill, the fans of these ‘TikTokers’ are like 12, they haven’t even seen the OG.”

It’s highly likely that this is the case; Zoey 101 originally kicked off in 2005 and ended in 2008, standing as the epitome of tween shows for millennials and “zillennials,” alike.

What is the Zoey 101 reunion?

While there’s not much information stating exactly what this reunion is all about, ‘Follow Me’ can be viewed as a special VIP experience first by mega-fans, with tickets now available for sale.

According to the ticket website, ‘Follow Me’ is a “time capsule where iconic worlds collide.”

The site also claims that Jamie Lynn Spears will “reunite with the original cast of Zoey 101, and today’s hottest stars Chantel Jeffries, JoJo Siwa, Dixie D’Amelio, Sofia Reyes, Noah Beck, Loren Gray, Harry Jowsey, Eva Gutowski, Gigi Gorgeous and more.”

Although it doesn’t look like this is a reboot at all, it seems like more of a fun experience where fans can interact with the show’s original performers, as well as modern-day internet celebrities.

“Follow Me” kicks off on October 25 at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT.

Fortnite

NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.