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YouTuber Isaak Presley hits out at critics over potential Sway House move

Published: 8/Apr/2020 23:00 Updated: 9/Apr/2020 0:02

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber, actor, and music artist Isaak Presley has responded to outrage from his fanbase after critics speculated that he is moving into a popular content creation house with other internet stars.

While Presley may be a popular online personality now, the YouTuber has a background in acting for huge networks, best known for portraying Bobby Popko in Netflix’s “Fuller House” series and Wilbur in “The New Normal.”

That’s not all; he is also an avid musician with a history as a Disney child actor, with his role as Stuck in the Middle’s Ethan Diaz recently coming up as a heated talking point among his fanbase.

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YouTuber, music artist, and actor Isaak Presley has become the subject of controversy after fans speculated he could be moving into the Sway House.

Presley’s fans have speculated that the star is taking the next step in his content creating career, with many suggesting that he is making plans to move into popular content house ‘The Sway House.’

Much like the ‘Hype House’ of TikTok fame, the Sway House brings together top internet stars under a single roof for optimal brainstorming — but some fans worry that this could mean trouble for Presley, who hit out at critics in a series of pointed Tweets in early April.

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The Sway House is a group of viral online stars, who live together for optimal content creation.

“I just quickly want to address some comments/messages I’ve seen about me talking about joining Sway,” he wrote. “People saying I’m not close with them. Bryce and I have been friends before anyone else met. Jaden is like a brother. Josh, Anthony, Griffin, Kio, those guys are my homies.”

He went on to address his time at Disney, reminding critics that he can’t be a child-friendly icon forever in wake of his transition to more mature content as he grows up.

“Secondly, yes I was on Disney Channel,” he continued. “I don’t forget my roots. But, that was two years ago. I’m sorry if me moving on to other things is bothersome, but I’m not always going to be a little Disney kid. You don’t have to agree with my decisions, but let’s not bring up silly points.”

Since then, many fans have expressed their support for Presley’s move, which he appears to have now confirmed in his social media posts — a promising prospect in light of the Hype House’s own ensuing legal drama.

Gaming

Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.