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Jack Black takes over TikTok with viral Five Nights at Freddy’s dance

Published: 24/Sep/2020 12:51

by Georgina Smith

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American actor and comedian Jack Black has both delighted and slightly confused fans with a Five Nights at Freddy’s themed dance video that very quickly went viral on TikTok, and had fans hypnotized by the weird and wonderful video.

Jack Black has made a name for himself through a variety of roles in Blockbuster movies. Some of his most iconic parts include makeshift teacher Dewey Finn in School of Rock, and the voice of Po, in Kung Fu Panda.

On top of his packed acting and comedy career, Jack has kept up with the times and made a name for himself in the social media world. In December 2018 he started a YouTube channel, Jablinski Games, that racked up 1 million subscribers within just one week of its launch.

Jack Black in one of his YouTube videos
YouTube: JablinskiGames
Jack Black makes a variety of content on his YouTube channel Jablinski Games

He’s also dipped his toe into the waters of TikTok, making a few silly videos and garnering over 2 million followers. In a recent video he commented “guys I played the new FNAF and it’s pretty good,” which seemed to be an understatement when looking at his most recent viral video.

The TikTok features Jack, dressed in Five Nights at Freddy’s trousers that are pulled up to his waist, with a Rick and Morty shirt tucked into them. He sings “Five Nights at Freddy’s, that’s where I wanna be,” with no other background music, while dancing.

@jackblack5 nites♬ original sound – Jack Black

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a survival horror game that revolves around frightening events with animatronics at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant, and as been a hugely popular franchise since release in 2014.

Fans were absolutely captivated by the video, flooding the comments with their thoughts about it. “I watched this earlier this morning and thought it was a fever dream but it’s actually real,” one viewer said. Another said “help me I’ve come back here like 43 times today I can’t STOP.”

Comment on Jack Black's FNAF TikTok

Comment on Jack Black's FNAF TikTok

People loved chaotic nature of the video, bringing up “the way it cuts off” abruptly halfway through the song, as well as commenting on his interesting pronunciation.

Comment on Jack Black's FNAF TikTok

Comment on Jack Black's FNAF TikTok

The strange video has taken TikTok by storm, now with over 6.5 million views and 1.4 million likes, people returning to Jack’s page repeatedly to watch the captivating video on a loop.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.