Is Better Help really ‘YouTube’s biggest scam?’ Philip DeFranco says no - Dexerto

Is Better Help really ‘YouTube’s biggest scam?’ Philip DeFranco says no

Published: 9/Oct/2018 0:27

by Virginia Glaze


Online counseling service Better Help is currently at the center of a massive YouTube controversy, after Drama Alert host KEEMSTAR reported speculation toward its shady terms of service and negative reviews.

While the site’s ambiguous TOS have since been revealed as ‘legalese’ to prevent liability, KEEMSTAR continues to take issue with YouTubers promoting the service – one of which is news YouTuber Philip DeFranco, who KEEMSTAR feels is making money off of his mentally ill fans.

DeFranco vehemently denied these claims, feeling that BetterHelp is a “good product and sponsor with a good purpose” that was “well-received” by his viewers. He even claims to use the service himself, although KEEMSAR has questioned this claim.

While Defranco admitted that the site’s TOS were concerning, he pointed out that BetterHelp has largely positive reviews online, with an A+ from the Better Business Bureau among top scores on other credited sites.

He also addressed those who felt like BetterHelp was turning them away after a brief appraisal or escalation of their mental state, stating that the service would rather patients seek help from face-to-face therapists than continue treatment that isn’t right for them.

In addition, DeFranco referenced a statement made by Better Help founder Alon Matas, who wrote that the service has a strict vetting process for their counselors, and does not allow just anyone to sign up as a therapist.

DeFranco ceased partnership with Better Help following KEEMSTAR’s video on the subject, and will film an investigation into the service’s office with a third-party journalist.


TikTok star roasted by Detroit Lions for quitting shaved head challenge

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:53 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 21:05

by Virginia Glaze


TikTok continues to pump out some of the net’s hottest challenges, but one user has gone viral for not keeping up her end of the bargain — even after receiving comments from the Detroit Lions.

TikTok is the net’s most viral video platform for a reason; having pumped out such hits as the ‘Savage’ and ‘Say so’ dances, among other memes, the app has become an online sensation in the past two years.

However, it’s for more than just dancing and lip syncing; some users have begun calling out certain celebrities, sports teams and brands with a unique challenge, with such premises as: “If [X] comments on this post, then I’ll do [Y.]”

For one TikToker, this meant shaving off her entire head of long, blonde hair if the Detroit Lions decided to comment on her video.

@ripkekenkenz@detroitlions♬ Memories (feat. Kid Cudi) – David Guetta

Unfortunately for her, they did; as did the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Mariners, all top-tier sports teams with huge fan followings.

Despite getting the attention she’d hoped for, it doesn’t look like the TikToker — going by the username ‘kenzie’ — held up her end of the deal.

In a response video on December 1, Kenzie admitted that she didn’t have the desire to shave her head, and instead decided to shave that of one of her male friends.

“Didn’t think it would blow up and really didn’t wanna have a pixie cut for the next three years,” Kenzie explained in the video’s caption.

@ripkekenkenz##greenscreenvideo @user1236800442 didn’t think it would blow up and really didn’t wanna have a pixie cut for the next 3 years♬ Violent carolesdaughter – Carolesdaughter

Needless to say, she was promptly roasted by the sports teams who had commented on her previous video as well as random onlookers, who made sure to voice their displeasure in the comments section.

“Disappointed but not surprised,” the Tampa Bay Rays said.

Tampa Bay Rays roast Kenzie's TikTok challenge fail

“You got all those likes AND got noticed by the Detroit Lions and didn’t even live up to your word,” a commenter wrote. “That’s embarrassing.”

However, the Detroit Lions themselves had a hilarious response, indicating that their “respect” had shifted from Kenzie to the poor soul she’d recruited for her head-shaving mishap.

Detriot Lions clap back at Kenzie TikTok fail

All in all, it seems that this is a good lesson in keeping your end of a deal — or rather, being a bit more realistic about what you’re willing to do for views.