Final episodes of Shane Dawson's Jake Paul docuseries to end in 'two-part finale' - Dexerto
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Final episodes of Shane Dawson’s Jake Paul docuseries to end in ‘two-part finale’

Published: 14/Oct/2018 23:59

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Shane Dawson’s documentary series over controversial social media star Jake Paul is coming to an end, and its final episodes have been officially scheduled.

Dawson revealed the schedule in a Tweet on October 14, which stated that a two-part finale for the series would be released on Tuesday, October 16, and Thursday, October 18. This marks a major change from his original schedule of Monday/Wednesday/Friday (which he admittedly hasn’t been incredibly stringent with).

He also released a set of stills from the unreleased episodes, which appear to feature interviews with Alissa Violet and Jake Paul, as well a photo of Shane facetiming with Drama Alert host KEEMSTAR.

The series’ seventh and eighth episodes are set to showcase in-depth interviews with Jake Paul and his ex-girlfriend, Alissa Violet. While Paul admitted that discussing his turbulent relationship with Violet was the ‘most terrifying’ part of the project, he has since stated that he is open to hearing her side of the story, and wants the truth to be told – even if the consequences are major.

“I just want to squash everything and move forward,” he stated in a video response to the series. “…there’s two sides to every story, and I just want the truth out there.”

While Dawson’s series has undergone massive scrutiny for its treatment of mental illness and use of the term ‘sociopath,’ it has also garnered wide praise for showing Jake Paul in a more relateable light. 

The series continues to top YouTube’s trending videos with each release, and has even surpassed major Netflix shows in terms of viewership.

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DrLupo condemns claims his Twitch community is “racist” and toxic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:40

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo has felt compelled to reiterate his stance against hate on Twitch, amid claims his community is growing increasingly toxic and “racist”.

The last few years have seen DrLupo launched into the most followed accounts on Twitch, thanks mainly to his time on Epic Games’ Fortnite, often alongside Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

However, such a monumental following brings issues, often in the form of individuals intentionally being toxic and making offensive remarks.

This is something DrLupo has struggled with of late, with some members of the Twitch community accusing his following of being “racist.” One Tweet accused Lupo of not doing enough to combat the toxicity among his followers, to which the streamer responded, asking: “You’re telling me I’m responsible for the thousands of random people that I don’t know?”

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DrLupo (right) has also featured as a commentator for Fortnite.

On October 30, a moderator for DrLupo’s Twitch shared a lengthy look at the channel’s history of combatting racism and hate in chat. The Google document, entitled Words, is designed to show the extensive amount of work Lupo and his mods go to in order to keep his community as hate-free as possible.

Examples given show messages from banned users, as well as messages dating back to 2016, in which DrLupo outlines what is not acceptable among his community.

The mod – Twitter user IC1415 – finished his explanation: “To those who would say that silence is happening, I humbly present this in an effort to show that we are not silent on this matter, we actively go after those in the community who bring these hateful words and remove them as swiftly as we can… I, alongside all of the moderation team, stand firmly against racism and wholly believe that it has no place in our community or more expansively, our society.” 

In response to IC’s statement, DrLupo said: “Racism, as always, will never be allowed in my community. Standing up for people is not a “trend” for me. I was raised better than that. Read this. All of it. Be kind to each other.”

He also clarified that he did not ask the mod to put the document together, but that they did so of their own accord.

The document has been viewed widely, with many commending DrLupo’s response to the issues surrounding a small minority of his followers.

It’s clear that he is taking a zero-tolerance policy to toxicity and racism within his fan-base, and his mods are right by his side.