H3H3's Ethan Klein hits out at YouTube for demonetizing Papa John podcast - Dexerto

H3H3’s Ethan Klein hits out at YouTube for demonetizing Papa John podcast

Published: 11/Feb/2020 16:02

by Matt Porter


H3H3Productions’ Ethan Klein has hit out at YouTube for demonetizing the latest episode of the H3 Podcast, which featured a long-awaited interview with Papa John’s founder John Schnatter.

For fans of YouTube, Ethan and Hila Klein are an instantly recognizable couple, with a legendary career on the site that has seen them roast, criticize, and make jokes about fellow content creators, trends, or drama that has hit the site and the famous faces who make a living from the platform.

Long-time viewers will have heard Ethan say “Papa Bless” thousands of times across various channels, all a direct reference to John Schnatter, who founded Papa John’s Pizza. Eight years since the joke began, the former CEO of the company finally appeared on an episode of the H3 Podcast, but Klein has been left frustrated with YouTube’s actions following the release of the episode.

Etah and Hila Klein posing with John Schnatter.
Twitter: h3h3productions
The latest H3 Podcast featured Papa John himself.

Since releasing the 174th episode of his podcast on Monday, February 10, the episode featuring Papa John himself has already amassed over 650,000 views, an incredible number considering the video has only been live for around 24 hours.

It appears that it won’t be appearing on YouTube‘s “Trending” tab any time soon though, which is where videos that have quickly gained popularity on the platform appear, allowing users to see what others are watching and enjoying on the site.

In a tweet posted early on Tuesday, February 11, Klein complained that not only had they removed it from the Trending tab but that he would also not be making any earnings from the podcast, writing: “Shout out to YouTube for demonetizing [the] Papa John interview and removing it from trending.”

Klein has refrained from revealing what caused the video to be demonetized, or if he had spoken to YouTube about the issue. Dexerto has reached out to the YouTuber for comment.

Schnatter has come under criticism in the past regarding comments he made regarding national anthem protests by NFL players, calling out the league’s commissioner Roger Goodell for not acting. He remained as chairman of Papa John’s Pizza until July 2018 when he resigned from the board of directors.


TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo


TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.


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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.