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H3H3’s Ethan Klein slams Noah Beck for promoting “scam”

Published: 27/Sep/2020 13:34

by Joe Craven

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Ethan Klein, popular YouTuber behind H3H3, has hit out at TikTok star Noah Beck for promoting a “scam” abs toner product to his 14.9 million followers. 

The growth of TikTok has led to a brand new wave of internet celebrities, many of who have amassed monumental followings on the Beijing-based social media platform.

One of these individuals in Noah Beck who, at the time of writing, sits at just shy of 15 million followers.

With such a following comes the opportunity for sponsorship and brand deals, the likes of which saw Beck promoting an abs toner product. However, this particular promotion left Klein less than impressed.

Noah Beck smiling
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Noah Beck is a member of the Sway House.

The product is an abs stimulator, apparently designed to give the user more definition and tone without having to exercise and properly work out.

Klein responded to the promotion in his own TikTok, calling it a clear “scam” and hitting out at Beck for promoting the item to his audience.

“So it’s nice to see this scam made it to TikTok,” Klein said. “This has been around since basically television came out, they’ve been selling this to house wives and lazy people who just want abs and do nothing, but it’s a total scam.”

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The remainder of the TikTok continues in the same way, with Klein hitting out at Beck and contradicting his claims about the product, even joking that it’s a “transformer”.

He finishes by reiterating that he believes it to be a “scam,” and suggests that TikTok stars should take more responsibility for the products they promote, especially when their audiences are made up of mostly young people.

Beck has not responded to the criticism. Beck is not the first to promote ‘ab toners’ on social media, with a host of celebrities and professional athletes – including Cristiano Ronaldo – have been sponsored by similar products.

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio hit back at Mr Beast trivia cheating allegations

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:11

by Virginia Glaze

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The D’Amelio sisters, famous for their TikTok presence, incited the ire of the gaming community after winning Mr Beast’s Creator Games on October 17 — a feat that many accused them of cheating to achieve.

Mr Beast is hailed as one of YouTube’s most popular — and most creative — content creators, having hosted a slew of outrageous challenges on his channel in exchange for an equally outrageous sum of cash.

While he previously hosted a “Creator Games” (a massive virtual gathering of YouTubers for a huge game of rock-paper-scissors), this time, Mr Beast’s YouTube celebrity challenge was a trivia quiz, which the D’Amelio family found themselves winning.

However, it seems that their victory was much to the chagrin of Mr Beast’s viewers, who accused Charli and Dixie of cheating, claiming that their parents fed them the answers or that they looked up the questions on their phones.

Charli and Dixie spoke out on the backlash during an episode of their ‘2 Chix’ podcast, where they hit back at the accusations against them.

“I didn’t think winning a contest would ever come with so much hate,” Dixie said of the matter. “I’m probably one of the most hated people in the gaming world right now.”

“There’s this one picture that keeps coming up of us with our phones out,” she continued. “That picture is when they brought us on screen while we were waiting. …you can’t cheat if you don’t know the question, which we don’t know until it’s on, and no one’s watching the video!”

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“The other thing is, if Mr Beast had a problem with it being four of us, he would have told us that it wasn’t okay, or that we should pick two,” Charli added. “So I feel like that was just a big misunderstanding. People also think we’re keeping the money, which is 100% not true.”

Mr Beast has also spoken out regarding the stacking of “unfair teams” in the games, explaining in a tweet that, “honestly, the tournament was just for fun and to bring the community together, and I’d appreciate if you were to get mad at anyone, get mad at me. It was my decision.”

It’s unfortunate that what was meant to be a “fun” and carefree event resulted in so much drama, but it looks like Mr Beast is keeping the criticism in mind for the next Creator Games he decides to throw in the future.