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H3H3 explains why ‘cancel Joji’ Twitter trend is a “compliment”

Published: 17/May/2020 0:56 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:24

by Brent Koepp


During the May 16 episode of the H3 podcast, host Ethan Klein reacted to the ‘cancel Joji’ trend on Twitter. The YouTuber found the situation hilarious, and explained why its actually a compliment to the singer. 

On May 11 a ‘cancel Joji’ hashtag erupted on Twitter after users discovered that the popular singer used to be YouTuber Filthy Frank. Kpop fans became upset by the creator’s old content which contained edgy humor.

Ethan Klein of comedic duo H3H3 defended the artist, and mocked the ridiculousness of people only now getting offended by his past. The podcast host revealed why the criticism actually proves the singer’s talents.

H3H3 defends Joji

YouTube: H3 Podcast
H3H3 reacted to the “hilarious” ‘cancel Joji’ trend during their podcast.

Wrapping up their podcast, host Ethan Klein addressed the Joji controversy by sarcastically declaring him to be cancelled. “I’m sad to say Joji, the artist formerly known as Filthy Frank is OVER. People have just realized that Joji is Filthy Frank,” he joked.

The comedian continued by mocking those that tried to cancel him. “And Kpop stans, of course, were directly on that to cancel him,” he said as co-host Hila broke into laughter. Klein then explained how it was actually a compliment that people didn’t know about his past.

“I think it’s a high compliment to Joji that there are a lot of people that never knew what Filthy Frank is, or that he is Filthy Frank. That means there is a lot of people out there that are just enjoying his music. Which ultimately is what he wanted as a performer,” he said.

The popular YouTuber then exclaimed that the cancel movement was a testament to his accomplishments. “Kpop stans that are trying to cancel him for being Filthy Frank, I think is actually a high compliment to what he has achieved as a musical artist.”

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The host went on to admit that the whole thing was hilarious, and stated that cancel trends often backfire. “Ultimately you see a lot of these such is such is cancelled, where it actually picks up traction of people just clowning on the original poster.”

The whole ‘cancel Joji’ movement kicked off on May 11 when a Twitter user posted lyrics from his past project ‘Pink Guy’ – a fictional person in the Filthy Frank universe.

At the time of writing, the singer has yet to respond to the criticism – although the cancel trend quickly died off after a couple of days. The artist has been open in the past about the character, and explained it to be satire.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.