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Gene Simmons shocks Twitter after revealing bizarre breakfast habit

Published: 2/Jan/2020 23:32

by Isaac McIntyre

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Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has spent the first days of 2020 stirring up a healthy serving of heated discourse on social media after the heavy metal rocker revealed one of the more interesting ways to eat breakfast cereal.

There’s plenty of odd ways to eat breakfast, for sure, and considering it’s the first meal to get you out of bed in the morning, you want it to be just right.

As it turns out, Kiss bassist Simmons has found his chill twist, revealing two photos of his blended Oreo and frosted shredded-wheat cereal and asking his 884,000 followers “anyone else put ice cubes in their cereal?” on January 2.

True to the rocker’s words, the first photo showed large chunks of ice floating in his cereal and milk. The second, a closer shot, revealed just how many large blocks were included in his near-overflowing bowl of sugary cereals.

Twitter was less than thrilled about the Kiss star’s breakfast ritual, with some dubbing the frozen choice an affront to nature, and others suggesting Simmons was “moving further from god’s light” by creating the iced cereal.

Hollywood comedian Tom Arnold quickly added his two cents, suggesting cereal and ice was a delicacy served for $40 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and that it was both “tasty,” and “makes you poop too.”

Others were more damning of the cereal hack, especially writer Dave Jorgenson, who slammed the 70-year-old rocker’s breakfast choice and said he had “ruined 2020” already – a big call considering the year is less than a week old.

Others offered up alternatives which ranged from not doing it at all, to having smaller ice cubes, so they didn’t fill up the bowl, and some wiser fans even suggested freezing milk in chunks to avoid making the cereal watery at all.

One fan even suggested Simmons needed to “start living in 2020,” and shared their image of nearly half a dozen frozen cubes of milk in a bowl.

Unfortunately for those left offended or shocked by Simmons’ cereal may not see any respite on the horizon, after the Kiss star’s son Nick revealed he had been watching his father doll out ice onto his cereal for his entire life.

“30 years… 30 years watching him do this. This is my life,” Nick said, confirming this wasn’t just some weird 2020 trial the Kiss bass player was testing out. Gene’s wife Shannon was less informative, only weighing in with “No no no!”

While there have been plenty of replies damning the Grammy nominees’ icy Wheaties, it seems like there’s the silent majority who are either on Simmons’ side or at least pretty amused by it all, considering he’s racked up more than 22,000 likes.

There’s also another thing worth considering: Simmons is a pretty creative guy, obviously, and he and Kiss broke new barriers when it came to rock. Maybe he’s just pioneering more creativity in another field. It’s worth a taste-test, at least.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.