Emma Chamberlain addresses backlash over allegedly racist photos - Dexerto
Entertainment

Emma Chamberlain addresses backlash over allegedly racist photos

Published: 23/Jun/2020 23:38

by Virginia Glaze

Share


Emma Chamberlain is one of YouTube’s biggest stars, boasting over 9 million subscribers on the platform for her humorous videos — but the popular entertainer is now being called out over a photo many critics deemed as racist.

Chamberlain isn’t known for being problematic, and is most widely hailed for both the relatable content she films for her YouTube channel and her open, honest personality.

Despite these traits, the YouTuber became the subject of outrage in late June, after she posted a photo to Instagram that showed her pulling the skin back from her eyes in what some claimed to be an attempt in mocking Asian people.

Emma Chamberlain Instagram post racist
Emma Chamberlain, Instagram
YouTuber Emma Chamberlain came under fire after posting a photo where she appeared to be holding a racist pose.

“Luv, this pose is super racist and is literally the slant eyes gesture that little white kids used to bully me with,” one user wrote on Twitter. “Delete this.”

“Not miss Emma Chamberlain posting a racist pic mocking Asians’ slanted eyes,” another commented. “Regardless of if it was intentional or not, girly should’ve known better. Especially right now to have thought that was okay, because the insensitivity shows through.”

Chamberlain has since spoken out about the photo, which has since been deleted from her Instagram in wake of fan backlash.

“It’s come to my attention that some thought I was posing in an insensitive way in my recent Instagram post,” she explained in a Tweet. “That was NOT my intention at all and I’m so sorry to those who were hurt by it. I love and appreciate you so much.”

This isn’t the only incident she’s come under fire for as of late: Another video of Chamberlain’s has also come under scrutiny, which shows the star wearing foundation that appears to be a few shades far too dark for her skin tone.

Emma Chamberlain dark foundation
Emma Chamberlain, YouTube
An edited photo of Chamberlain wearing dark foundation circled the net – this is the undoctored version of the photo, which calls into question some accusations of blackface from critics.

The star clarified in a Twitter post that the screenshot was taken from an older video where she used dollar store products to do her makeup, and claimed she removed the upload some time ago after being called out by fans.

“I grabbed the wrong shade by accident and didn’t realize the shade was incorrect until I was already putting it on,” she clarified. “…I am learning and growing every day, and I apologize.”

Despite her explanation, some critics aren’t satisfied with her response to the scandals, and continue to call out the YouTuber in wake of her separate replies over two instances that have blown up across social media.

Entertainment

#NateRobinsonChallenge goes viral following insane Jake Paul knockout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:03

by Charlotte Colombo

Share


Former NBA player Nate Robinson has found himself at the receiving end of an unfortunate meme on Twitter following his humiliating defeat by Jake Paul in a boxing match on 28 November.

To the shock of many onlookers during the highly-anticipated fight – which was on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition fight – Paul was able to KO Robinson after just two rounds in a brief but devastating defeat for the basketball player.

Although Robinson initially started the fight strong and energetic, it didn’t take long for Paul to overpower him. He downed Robinson within the first round before sensationally knocking him out with a powerful punch during Round 2.

As Robinson was floored by Paul’s killer punch, the internet reacted by creating the #NateRobinsonChallenge, which involves people taking pictures of themselves pretending to be knocked out.

The savage trend has spread to both Instagram and Twitter, so Robinson might want to stay away from the internet for a while…

Even Fox Sports couldn’t resist getting in on the latest internet craze, as they joked that NFL player Cam Newton was getting in on the challenge as he was warming up lying face down on the field.

Alongside this challenge, the internet also responded to Robinson’s knockout by immediately making him into a meme, taking inspiration from the likes of The Lion King, Minecraft, and Among Us.

Here’s a selection of some of the best memes so far:

 

Meanwhile, in an interview following the fight, Jake Paul revealed that after a short break from the ring, he has ambitions to take on some of the biggest fighters in the world.

“There’s a long list of opponents that I want,” Paul said. “Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

Paul also claimed that he wanted to fight his own brother, Logan Paul, and Austin McBroom, the latter of whom he has recently been going back and forth in an online feud with.