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H3H3 slams YouTube demonetizing his video for alleged “racism”

Published: 5/May/2020 16:17

by Jacob Hale

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Ethan ‘H3H3’ Klein has slammed YouTube after a human review of one of his most recent videos was demonetized for being “racist,” requesting that whoever made that decision be fired, clearly disagreeing with the verdict.

Ethan has had his fair share of controversy over the years as a long-standing YouTube stalwart, finding himself on either side of drama as it unfolds, but this time he is clearly upset by YouTube deeming his video to be “racist.”

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While many creators complain about their videos being automatically demonetized for whatever reason by YouTube’s auto-review system, it’s not often content creators speak out against the human reviews they receive, so there’s clearly a serious issue.

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Ethan and wife Hila are near-enough YouTube royalty.

Posting a tweet to Team YouTube in the early hours of May 5, H3 asked “can we agree to fire whoever marked our newest video as being racist?”

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The video in question was titled “Everybody Loves Ethan” and was a response to a “slanderous” video from fellow YouTuber SomeOrdinaryGamers.

Elaborating on the issue, Klein said that “They said it is racist and stopped showing it to people,” adding that the reviewer “didn’t even provide a timestamp” for the allegation, giving him no idea of what was wrong in the video.

YouTube responded quickly and asked for a URL to be provided, obviously looking to see how the issue arose and what could be done about the review, and Ethan seemed grateful enough for their help.

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His initial dismay at the problem, though, was evident, and the fact that ads were limited on the upload means he won’t be able to monetize it to the degree he would have hoped – or at all, depending on the final verdict.

Whether or not the decision is reverted remains to be seen, but neither YouTube or H3H3 have spoken on the issue since or provided more details, so we will have to wait and see.

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TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing

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Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

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Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

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Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

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@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.

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