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Jack Link’s Jerky denies David Dobrik partnership after “non-consensual conduct” claims

Published: 17/Feb/2021 10:51

by Jacob Hale


Jerky company Jack Link’s has denied that any partnership or collaboration occurred with David Dobrik in a video that a former Vlog Squad member described as “traumatizing”, following non-consensual physical conduct.

On February 12, Seth Francois, who used to be in the Vlog Squad, explained that he was “touched by someone I did not consent to” in a controversial makeout video.

In the video, he believed he was to be kissing popular streamer Corinna Kopf but ended up locking lips with Dobrik’s best friend and comedian Jason Nash.

This exact prank ended up happening twice, despite Seth not consenting to it, and the first video is now unlisted and age-restricted on David’s YouTube channel. It has amassed almost 10 million views.

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Dobrik and Francois filmed plenty of videos together, but some of them clearly went too far.

With some fans spotting some of Jack Link’s products in the videos, they demanded answers from the jerky company, asking for comment on what they believed to be a collaboration or sponsorship.

Now, Jack Link’s have denied any partnership with Dobrik occurred, responding to multiple requests for information or explanation.

Speaking of the video, they said: “Jack Link’s does not tolerate or condone any non-consensual conduct such as what happened in this video. We vet partnerships to ensure individuals uphold the values of our company. This was not in partnership with our brand, & we stand against the kind of behavior it displayed.”

While Dobrik has not yet commented on the drama, the videos have been either unlisted or made private — and therefore unwatchable — on his channel, suggesting he’s well aware of the issue and outrage it has caused.

As for Jack Link’s, the company is clearly keen to distance itself from the situation, and does not want to play any part in the videos that have traumatized multiple former Vlog Squad members.

Whether Dobrik responds to the allegations and addresses his former friends’ complaints remains to be seen.


KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.