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H3H3 reveals how swatter “attempted to murder” them and newborn baby

Published: 26/Oct/2019 17:46 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 19:29

by Brent Koepp


During the October 23 episode of the ‘h3 podcast’, YouTube comedic duo Ethan and Hila Klein revealed a horrific story of how they were swatted when they were returning home with their newborn son.

H3h3 is one of the most popular reaction channels on YouTube, as the comedic duo created hilarious skits that gave thoughtful commentary. With viral videos like their iconic ‘vape nation’ video, they eventually amassed a following of over 6.5 million on the video hosting platform.

However, the duo eventually transitioned over to podcasting, and on their latest episode, Ethan and Hila opened up to their audience about how they had been swatted on numerous occasions, and it got so bad that they were forced to get the FBI involved. 

Instagram: @h3h3productionsThe YouTube stars revealed that their family had been the victim of swatting.

The YouTubers were initially hesitant to talk about their situation, as they didn’t want to give attention to their harasser, but decided to open up about what they had been going through in the last year.

“I didn’t want to talk about it because I didn’t want to give them any satisfaction, attention or encouragement,” the podcast hosts said when speaking about how their old address became public.

After debating over whether to just leave it there, Ethan then decided to address it. “We kept getting swatted. The first time it happened it was terrible enough, because the police showed up, their guns drawn, there was multiple helicopters.” Hila then jumped in and exclaimed, “It was traumatizing, it was absolutely awful!”

As if that wasn’t terrifying enough, the YouTube duo then revealed that their harasser had swatted them on another occasion, and timed it with when they were arriving home with their recently born son.

“These people timed it up with when we were arriving home with Theodore to put him in harm’s way,” Ethan revealed upsettingly. “There is an FBI case open, we have taken it all the way up the chain.”

He then made it clear that swatting is not a prank and said, “You will go to f*cking jail!” before he stated that the pair consider what their harassers did to them to be “attempted murder” as it puts them in harm’s way. 

“I do seriously consider it to be attempted murder,” the podcast host reiterated. “They tried to kill our baby. They tried to traumatize our baby!”

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Swatting is a very serious issue, as wrongdoers not only waste police resources, but put the target of their call into potential danger as police arrive assuming that they are facing a serious threat to the public. 

One swatting incident even tragically led to a death in June of 2017 when a man called up police after having a dispute with a gamer online. The incident ended in tragedy, and landed the perpetrator in jail, where he was sentenced to twenty years in prison.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!