H3H3's Ethan Klein and James Charles trade blows over 'copycat' merch - Dexerto

H3H3’s Ethan Klein and James Charles trade blows over ‘copycat’ merch

Published: 18/Sep/2020 6:33

by Brad Norton


H3H3’s Ethan Klein has been going back and forth with James Charles after the makeup YouTuber promoted new merchandise that appeared suspiciously similar to his wife’s.

James Charles is best known for his makeup-based YouTube channel which boasts more than 21 million followers. However, the popular personality has branched out into designing his own products and merchandise for fans as well.

While many of his older creations helped fund his expensive Californian mansion, his latest drop has come under fire. Klein called out Charles on September 17 for his new line of merchandise that appeared oddly familiar. Teddy Fresh CEO Hila Klein has her own ‘colorblocking’ clothing line and her husband claims the new designs from Charles are the “exact same.”

While Charles has since publicly shot down these ‘plagiarist’ allegations, the two have continued to trade blows online.

Teddy Fresh merchandise
Instagram: Teddy Fresh
Hila Klein’s Teddy Fresh brand has been ‘plagiarized’ by James Charles, according to Ethan.

“I know we didn’t invent colorblocking,” Klein addressed, “but I’m having a hard time with the new James Charles merch.”

Both new designs feature vibrant colors splashed across the jumper, which change at each connecting point. The sleeves are a different color to the torso, while the hood is a different color to both, for instance. All the colors are pastel.

“Many people will assume he designed it and start accusing us of plagiarism,” he stressed. “It’s possible it’s all a totally cosmic coincidence but he used pretty much the identical colors here too.”

It didn’t take long before Charles issued a response to his fans.

Supposedly, the two had a private conversation about the merchandise a day prior. “I sent you the original photo that inspired my collection, explained I’ve never seen your brand, but also asked what you wanted me to do,” Charles replied. “If you’d like to continue our conversation and find a solution, my DMs are still open.”

It appears the time for a mutual solution might be long gone, however. “You told me you were going to sell them anyway,” Klein soon followed up. “You also admitted that the similarity wasn’t a coincidence. I dm’d you because I wanted to keep this private but I found your response combative and dismissive.”

That was the final public comment on the matter at the time of writing. Who knows what has been said behind the scenes since then, however. Perhaps the two have come to some kind of agreement despite the initial hostility.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the situation develops between the two internet celebrities.


Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce


During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.