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Ethan Klein reveals surprising reason YouTube removed Papa John’s video

Published: 12/Feb/2020 1:53 Updated: 12/Feb/2020 3:57

by Virginia Glaze


H3H3 comedy duo member and YouTuber Ethan Klein was shocked after his podcast interview with Papa John’s founder John Schnatter was scrubbed from the site — but now, he’s discovered a potential explanation for the issue.

Following Schnatter’s viral “day of reckoning” fiasco, where the mogul claimed to have eaten 40 pizzas in 30 days and argued that the chain had lost its verve, Klein decided to invite him onto the H3H3 podcast as a means to pick his brain about the debacle.

Despite the video’s quick rise on YouTube’s trending page, it suddenly went missing from the list, which Klein announced in a Tweet shortly thereafter.

According to the content creator, YouTube had demonetized the interview and even removed it from their trending page, with no explanation given as to why the company had taken such a drastic action.

However, a subsequent Tweet reveals a surprising development in this story: apparently, YouTube’s automated closed captions coded some of Schnatter’s speech as a racial slur, as evidenced by a screenshot of the video.

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Ethan Klein proposed a purported explanation for the demonetization of his interview with John Schnatter, citing an alleged glitch with YouTube’s closed captions.

“Looks like the reason YouTube demonetized and removed the video from trending is this,” Klein wrote. “And let me be clear… HE DID NOT SAY THAT. You’d think there would be more systems in place before taking down a two hour podcast.”

Although Klein clearly called out the platform for their unexpected response to the slip-up, he went on to find humor in the situation, writing, “Can we please appreciate the irony of YouTube accusing Papa of using the N word?! This has never happened on any of our other 180 episodes!”

This debacle certainly does come with a touch of irony, considering that Schnatter was expunged as Papa John’s chairman in 2018 after leaked audio from a conference exposed the founder for saying a racial slur.

Although this is most definitely not the case with Klein’s interview, it seems that the “day of reckoning” has struck, once again — and although YouTube has since fixed the issue, Klein feels it’s a problem that the site should consider “how dangerous this can be for a creator’s wellbeing and livelihood.”


Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing


TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

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Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

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Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.