FaZe Banks calls out YouTube in the midst of SMOSH parent company shutdown - Dexerto

FaZe Banks calls out YouTube in the midst of SMOSH parent company shutdown

Published: 12/Nov/2018 1:47 Updated: 12/Nov/2018 1:49

by Virginia Glaze


FaZe Banks has singled out YouTube for the alleged loss of $100,000 to an unnamed creator, who was reportedly under the Defy Media umbrella.

Parent company to massive YouTube comedy channel SMOSH, Defy Media, closed its doors without warning on November 6 – leaving a number of its YouTubers without financial security.

Content creator FaZe Banks has since taken issue with YouTube, itself, citing a major financial loss to one of his friends due to the debacle.

According to Banks, a good friend of his lost $100,000 in revenue because of Defy’s shutdown – and Banks feels that there could be a ‘class action lawsuit’ in order.

“A good friend of mine basically got $100,000 stolen from him, too,” Banks said in reply to YouTuber Shane Dawson, who has also been outspoken about Defy’s closure. “…There’s gotta be some sort of class action lawsuit somewhere in this mess.”

Banks then went on to describe his friend’s channel as a ‘family channel,’ claiming that he could have even lost ‘millions.’

“…I feel like YouTube should be held accountable to some extent,” he continued. “This kinda shit fucks up lives.”

While Banks feels that YouTube should be responsible for some part of the scandal, the platform has since come out in apparent support of the affected creators, in what they call a ‘process’ to help them ‘regain their independence.’

Since Defy’s shutdown, the company has been slammed with a number of allegations, including ‘taking advantage’ of its YouTubers, withholding funds, and more.


Charli D’Amelio reveals her weirdest makeup faux pas with Maddie Ziegler

Published: 27/Oct/2020 18:37

by Virginia Glaze


Charli D’Amelio is more than TikTok’s queen bee; she’s also a competitive dancer, Dunkin’ Donuts connoisseur, and a full-blown makeup mogul, although she hasn’t always been the expert beauty guru she is today.

Charli revealed her collaboration with makeup giant Morphe in late July alongside older sister Dixie, bringing forth a slew of new products for fans to use and express their inner creativity.

That’s not all; Dixie has also had her face beat by none other than James Charles, who gave the TikToker a glamorous makeover that has scored well over 34 million views at the time of writing.

Considering her love for all things beauty and makeup, it comes as little surprise that Charli has a solid handle on new trends and products — but this wasn’t always the case, as she revealed during an October 27 video with fellow TikToker Maddie Ziegler.

During the video, in which the two gals gave fans a tutorial of their everyday makeup routine, Charli revealed that she often asks other names in the beauty space for help — most notably, James Charles.

In fact, Charli revealed that it was James who taught her that you have to dampen your beauty blender before applying any product to the face, a fact that appeared to catch Ziegler completely off-guard.

James Charles poses with Charli D'Amelio.
James Charles, YouTube
YouTuber James Charles collaborated with D’Amelio for a colorful makeup look, where the TikTok star opened up about the more difficult parts of being internet famous.

“I’ve been able to definitely ask a lot of questions from a lot of makeup artists that I’ve worked with,” she began. “It’s been everything. Like, I didn’t even know that I was supposed to wet my beauty blender until like, a few months ago.”

“James was like, ‘You know you’re supposed to wet that, right?’” she continued, drawing a shocked, “Really?” from Ziegler. “And I was like, ‘Ohhh.’ I call James all the time, and I’m like, ‘Hey, I don’t know how to do this. Can you help me?’”

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Luckily for Charli, she’s surrounded by many kind and helpful creators who are available to help coach her through the ins and outs of makeup artistry — something that she claims she still “needs a little bit more help with.”

Both TikTokers were quick to note that everyone is on a different stage in their makeup journey, and no matter what part you’re at, it’s always a fun time experimenting with new looks and products.