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H3H3 responds after claims he tried to “delete” Leafy’s YouTube channel

Published: 5/Jun/2020 19:01

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and H3H3 comedy duo member Ethan Klein has responded to allegations from longtime YouTuber Leafy of making attempts to delete his channel on the site.

Following Klein’s viral feud with fellow YouTuber KEEMSTAR, the H3H3 member is now facing allegations from Leafy, who accused him of making attempts to suppress and even delete his channel from the platform.

In a series of tweets on June 4, Leafy alleged that his channel had been copystriked twice, with one of the strikes coming from Klein due to purported “harassment” against a video he’d made that was critical of the H3H3 duo.

“I believe H3H3 is trying to get my channel deleted,” Leafy wrote. “Had to private all my videos, just got two channel strikes today for ‘harassment’ on my new videos. Another strike and my channel gets deleted.”

Klein was quick to dispute Leafy’s claims, retweeting his original post with the caption, “And nothing of value was lost.”

He went on to elaborate his point, explaining that he’d never reported Leafy’s videos as the YouTuber so claimed.

“I had nothing to do with it,” he refuted. “I never reported his videos and its very bizarre that he thinks I wield some godlike power to remove his videos. But no. Not me, sorry.”

Klein then exposed alleged messages from a friend of Leafy, who asked the YouTuber for help in saving Leafy’s channel, stating it was “one strike away from termination.”

“Meanwhile, his friends are begging me to help poor Leafy,” Klein wrote of the exchange. “Bash me publicly and beg me privately.”

Leafy seemed to react to Klein’s statements with a photo of the star and his wife posing with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, captioned, “Here’s the deal, I want Leafy dead, clean shot.”

Thus far, nothing else has come from their spat — just the latest in a series of dramatic developments involving both content creators, with Klein having come under fire for appearing to target KEEMSTAR’s sponsor over their feud in May.

For now, all fans can do is watch and wait as the fate of Leafy’s channel is determined.

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Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 21:09

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
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Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.
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Fans absolutely love the video.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.