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James Charles calls out Uber after being “threatened” by driver

Published: 28/Feb/2020 19:39

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star James Charles is one of the net’s most popular beauty gurus with a successful makeup empire — but the social media celebrity was met with unexpected backlash after calling an Uber.

Charles is more than a social media influencer: the makeup mogul, who boasts a whopping 16 million YouTube subscribers, is also hugely popular in the real world, and even caused a traffic gridlock in Birmingham, UK due to a meet and greet event.

However, even famous personalities aren’t exempt from the odd negative confrontation, as Charles unfortunately experienced in an unsafe encounter in late February.

James Charles, Instagram
James Charles surprised fans with a Tweet claiming that he had been threatened by an Orlando-based Uber driver.

In a shocking Tweet, Charles claimed that he and his employees had been “threatened” with physical violence by an Uber driver in Orlando, Florida, who purportedly verbally abused the group with various expletive insults.

“Hi!” the YouTuber wrote, tagging both Uber and Uber Support’s Twitter accounts. “One of your drivers in Orlando just called my employee and I dumb*sses, b**ches, and threatened to hit us. Please contact me as soon as possible.”

The company replied promptly, asking for Charles’ contact information to rectify the issue.

At the time of writing, Uber has reportedly taken steps to remedy the situation, as stated by a representative of the company via People Magazine.

According to Uber’s spokesperson, the company is “looking into the matter” and reminded People that they boast a “clear non-discrimination policy,” although it’s unclear what exactly prompted the driver’s outburst.

Charles has yet to speak further on the matter, as well — but a quick look at Uber’s guidelines shows that the driver broke several tenants of the business’s policies, including its stance on “aggressive, confrontational, and harassing behavior,” which they state is clearly “not allowed.”

A spokesperson from Uber made sure to mention the company’s non-discrimination policy, an claimed they are investigating the matter.

This isn’t the first time a YouTuber has been threatened with bodily harm by employees of newly emerging companies, either: in fact, MTV starlet Tana Mongeau claimed a gun was pulled on her by a Las Vegas Airbnb owner in January, although further information on the incident has yet to be revealed.

Thankfully, Charles is safe and sound, despite a scary situation that put both himself and his team at risk.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
Minecraft.net, Mojang, Microsoft Studios / dreambranding.com
The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.