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FaZe Banks reveals how much money Tati may have made from James Charles beef

Published: 19/May/2019 19:52 Updated: 19/May/2019 19:54

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube’s beauty community imploded after popular makeup guru Tati Westbrook made damaging claims against young influencer James Charles in her viral “Bye Sister” video – but FaZe co-owner Ricky Banks thinks there was more to Tati’s allegations than a mere “wakeup call.”

Banks published a series of Tweets on May 18 appearing to accuse Tati of using her beef with Charles as a means to advertise her vitamin brand, ‘Halo Beauty,’ even demanding that she come forward with Halo’s profits in wake of the drama.

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However, Banks wasn’t finished speaking out on the debacle just yet; he went on to upload a video discussing the drama the very next day, where he called Tati’s actions “malicious” and “evil.”

“She flat out lied, exaggerated, manipulated through that whole video,” Banks said of the issue, claiming that Tati made Charles out to be a “sexual predator” by alleging that he’d used his fame to “manipulate” a straight man’s sexuality.

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Banks even calculated an estimate of how much Tati likely earned from her “Bye Sister” video, speculating that Tati made at least $19.6 million in profits from Halo Beauty’s sales due to emotionally invested” fans and “impulse buys.”

“If Tati’s video converted just 1% of the people who watched that video – just 1%, which is a very normal conversion rate – her product costs $40,” Banks explained. “…that would mean Tati and her company had sold $19.6 worth of product.”

Banks isn’t alone in his thinking, either; YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg expressed similar sentiments in his own video on the matter, calling Tati’s video “an advertisement” for Halo Beauty.

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“What has that to do with Tati’s brands?” Felix said of her statement, laughingly. “This is an ad.”

While PewDiePie went on to express sympathy for Tati in a later video, he still felt that the two ought to resolve their issues in private, arguing that Tati was “unjustified” in bringing their feud into the spotlight, considering the major damage done to Charles’ career and subscriber count.

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Tati has since claimed that she is taking a “digital break” from the drama and is collecting her thoughts before moving forward, while YouTuber Jeffree Star threatens to expose “receipts” about Charles’ “manipulative” behavior in response to his follow-up video on the matter.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.