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H3H3 slams YouTube demonetizing his video for alleged “racism”

Published: 5/May/2020 16:17

by Jacob Hale


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.”

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?”

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.

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.


Griffin Johnson not surprised Bryce Hall & Addison Rae are official again

Published: 1/Dec/2020 6:36

by Brad Norton


Bryce Hall and Addison Rae just announced that they’re officially back together again, though fellow TikTok star Griffin Johnson has explained why he wasn’t surprised at all.

After a full year of on again off again social media teasers, ‘Braddison’ is finally official. Despite months of dodging rumors and claiming they were just friends, the two TikTok celebs officially confirmed their relationship on November 30.

 “He asked me out on October 13 to be his girlfriend,” Rae explained in a November 30 YouTube video. “This is our second time dating.”

While the confirmation set the internet ablaze, with fans around the world overjoyed at the news, one TikTok star wasn’t all too shocked.


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“I mean… are we surprised?” Johnson said in an interview with The Hollywood Fix on the same day. “I’m not surprised,” he said before laughing in light of the announcement. Obviously one of Hall’s closest friends, he’s sure to have known the good news for quite some time now.

After taking things slow throughout all of 2020, it came as no surprise to Johnson that the duo got back together.

The newly reformed TikTok couple kept things under wraps at first. A few months went by as they got the relationship going for the second time before making it public. “Well, it’s the internet,” Johnson said, implying the two kept things under wraps to avoid new levels of attention.

While Johnson himself isn’t involved with a significant other just yet, he joked off the lovey-dovey nature of his friend’s relationship. “He’s such a simp,” he said while laughing about a recent post from Hall.

Clowning their announcement one last time, he brought up a post from the very start of the year. Hall may have kissed Rae over New Years’, but “it’s weird because Bryce kissed me first,” Johnson joked.

“Addison didn’t know about that.”