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James Charles declares “war” on Logan Paul over altered Instagram pic

Published: 5/May/2020 23:59

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has just kicked off his reality competition show ‘Instant Influencer’ —  but its advertisement billboard got in the way of fellow creator Mike Majlak’s own advert for his new book, ‘The Fifth Vital.’

James Charles has been seeing huge success in the YouTube space as of late, with his ‘Instant Influencer’ Original show becoming one of the platform’s most-watched Premiers in the history of the website.

However, Charles isn’t the only social media star releasing new projects, as ‘imPaulsive’ co-host and Maverick member Mike Majlak has also just published his very own book, ‘The Fifth Vital.’

James Charles, YouTube
James Charles’ Instant Influencer reality competition show has already been met with huge success, garnering over 200,000 concurrent viewers during its premier.

Both Majlak and internet sensation Logan Paul posed for a photo in front of a billboard advertising his book on Hollywood Boulevard — which was humorously placed adjacent to a billboard for Charles’ Instant Influencer series.

“Best billboard placement ever,” he captioned his photo of the scenery, making sure to tag James for an extra laugh.

While Majlak was happy to get a chuckle out of the situation, it seems that Logan Paul saw the opportunity to make a humorous jab toward the makeup star, as he erased Charles’ billboard in his own photo via Instagram.

Mike Majlak, Instagram / James Charles, Twitter
Mike Majlak was quick to notice how closely James Charles’ billboard was placed to his own advertisement for his book, ‘The Fifth Vital.’

The beauty guru quickly took notice of this change and jokingly called out Logan via Twitter: “Excuse me Logan Paul, I don’t f**king think so! This means war.”

Luckily, Paul was quick to remedy the issue with a slapdash photoshop job, who pasted the logo for Charles’ show onto the whited-out billboard, writing, “I fixed it.”

“That’s what I thought, b**ch,” the YouTube star tweeted in a lighthearted reply.

In spite of the ever-prevalent drama among social media celebs, it doesn’t look like the “beef” between these two is real, with Charles clarifying that he and Paul are on good terms in response to a fan urging him not to argue with the ‘Maverick.’

“We’re friends and soon to be neighbors,” he explained. “Haha I’m just kidding… kinda.”

Considering all the collaborative content James has been putting out lately, it would certainly be interesting to see these two get together to film a video in the future — that is, if their “war” isn’t getting in the way of things.


xQc claims that bots “ruined” his 2020 Twitch recap stats

Published: 17/Jan/2021 20:34

by Julian Young


While most Twitch streamers celebrated their impressive 2020 channel recap numbers, Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel had a different take and shared how the figures presented in his recap from last year are actually fake.

On January 15, Twitch announced the release of their 2020 channel recaps. After a stressful year, the platform wanted to celebrate its many channels by showing off statistics like how many viewers, followers, and hours of watch time each streamer had in the past year.

Twitter was quickly flooded with tweets from creators showing off their impressive numbers; in a time where the world consumed more video game content than ever before, some streamers boasted viewership numbers reaching into the tens of millions.

While most streamers praised the move by Twitch to release this information and enjoyed sharing it with their communities, one of the platform’s biggest stars, xQc, had a different outlook.

xQc Twitch Clip Recap 2020 Chat
Twitch / xQcOW
xQc explained to his viewers why he feels that the 2020 Twitch Recap numbers aren’t accurate.

Pulling up his 2020 stats on-screen, xQc remarked “Unique viewership . . . 35 mil,” while also pointing out that he’d clocked nearly 140 million hours of watch-time in 2020.

After looking at his numbers, the streamer questioned how Twitch came up with the 35 million number: “So they’re like, unique individuals?”

“There’s a lot of bots in there, 100 percent. There’s a crazy amount of bots probably in there. This is not even real dude. This is all fake.”

The streamer pointed out how a wave of bots in 2020 – over 3 million – threw off his numbers. The botting issues from last year made it impossible for him to know how many of those numbers are real people or fake accounts.

“All these moments are ruined by ‘Botter Andys’, that’s so stupid.”

Bots or not, there’s no doubting that xQc was the face of Twitch – or streaming in general, for that matter – in 2020.

The Luminosity Gaming star had the most hours watched out of any channel on any platform, nearly 20 million more than the second-highest, Brazilian streamer Gaules.