Jaclyn Hill hits out at "verbal abuse" from YouTuber insulting her weight - Dexerto
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Jaclyn Hill hits out at “verbal abuse” from YouTuber insulting her weight

Published: 7/Feb/2020 1:28

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and makeup mogul Jaclyn Hill opened up to fans in an emotional video in early February, explaining the physical toll her failed lipstick launch had taken on her body — but some fellow creators weren’t sympathetic.

Jaclyn Hill’s 2019 makeup launch was met with backlash from unsatisfied customers across the net, who uploaded multiple photos of lipsticks covered in fuzz, bumps, and even completely crushed in half.

The YouTuber explained the fallout from being “canceled” over her lipsticks in early 2020, admitting that she’d turned to alcohol as a way to “self-medicate” her debilitating anxiety over the outrage.

With her alcohol consumption came significant weight gain, which the YouTuber claimed had swollen her face — but despite fans’ overwhelming support, another beauty tuber took the opportunity to make a seemingly snide remark.

Fellow beauty guru “Eden The Doll” replied to an Instagram post covering Hill’s vulnerable video with “Bloated boots,” referencing Jaclyn’s weight gain.

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A screenshotted Instagram comment from fellow beauty guru “Eden the Doll” is riling up some fans of Jaclyn Hill.

This comment didn’t go unnoticed by Hill, who responded in a Tweet on February 4 where she appeared to label Eden’s comments as “verbal abuse” and gave a call to action for her subscribers.

“These types of comments make ANYONE feel like they can’t post a picture if they are not ‘perfect,’” she wrote. “I’m so over it and won’t tolerate it anymore. There is a difference between freedom of speech and verbal abuse. Me and my subscribers will make a change in 2020!”

Eden the Doll followed up her comment with a post via Instagram stories, where she clarified that she harbored no ill will toward Hill and claimed she was merely repeating her caption because she could “relate” to her weight gain.

“I would NEVER have commented if I thought people (or Jaclyn) would have taken it seriously,” she explained. “I apologize to her and anyone who took it the wrong way.”

Hill has yet to respond to Eden’s statement at the time of writing, but it’s safe to say that fans are sticking with Jaclyn in wake of a video that shines light on the dark side of internet fame.

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?