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Ethan Klein exposes James Charles “admitting” he ripped off H3H3 merch

Published: 19/Sep/2020 22:23

by wpengine


After trading blows with James Charles on Twitter, H3H3 Productions founder Ethan Klein has now Tweeted a private conversation he had with the beauty YouTuber, wherein he claims Charles “basically admits that his team ripped of us [sic]”.

Recently, James Charles unveiled his long-awaited ‘Sisters Apparel’ clothing line which, among other things, included pastel, color-blocked hoodies that look remarkably similar to those offered by Ethan’s wife, Hila Klein’s, Teddy Fresh line.

Whilst Ethan has clarified on Twitter that he doesn’t claim to have “invented color-blocking”, he does point out on Instagram that “it’s the exact colors in the exact spot on our most iconic item”, with him posting a tongue-in-cheek TikTok about how James Charles’ new hoodie “looks familiar”.

In the explosive exchange, Charles admits that “one of the color ways we’re doing IS an exact copy of the purple tan pink and teal hoodies you guys have”. He then goes on to suggest that whilst he didn’t copy anything, “they [his team] certainly may have”.

However, when Ethan explains in the exchange that this hoodie design is “the hallmark of our brand” and that he is “speechless” it has been “knocked off”, Charles appears to go on the defense.

He says that the Kleins don’t “own color block” and that the main hoodie in the collection – which the beauty guru argues is inspired by own Nike hoodie – has a “different source of inspiration, […] color body” and “color pocket”.

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The private conversation between Ethan Klein and James Charles appears to show the beauty vlogger growing defensive

He also claims that their different fanbase and brand means that there is “no competition here”, and argues that he has “never shopped on their website” and so could not have possibly copied them.

Justifying his reasoning for going public with this exchange, Ethan explains that he wanted a “sense of justice before he sells a billion of these”, and that he wanted to provide evidence of Charles’ admission of “ripping [them] off” to all those who initially refuted his claims.

Suggesting that he is unbothered by the leaked conversation, James simply Tweeted out a “good morning” message to his followers, which Ethan then responded to with a screenshot of their conversation. This Tweet has since been deleted by Klein.

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Whilst James tried to ignore the drama, Klein was quick to remind him.

When it comes to this latest drama, fans have had a range of responses. Whilst some have moved to defend Klein, encouraging him to “lawyer up”, other fans have taken this exchange to be proof that James “never changed” following his drama with Tati Westbrook, Shane Dawson and Jeffree Starr last year.

Meanwhile, supporters of Charles have accused Klein of having a “mid-life crisis”, whilst other users are claiming that he’s “throw[ing] a fit on Twitter for clout”.

It remains to be seen if this is the end of the drama between these two creators, but the ball is in Charles’ court and he hasn’t responded yet at the time of publication.

As always, we’ll continue to bring you the latest on this story as it develops.


Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney


Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.