James Charles falls for the oldest trick in the book during Minecraft Twitch stream - Dexerto

James Charles falls for the oldest trick in the book during Minecraft Twitch stream

Published: 6/Jul/2019 22:28 Updated: 6/Jul/2019 22:30

by Virginia Glaze


While massively popular makeup mogul James Charles might be known for his huge audience on YouTube, he has since begun a new career on Twitch, even collaborating with names like Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg – but he’s still a greenhorn to computer mechanics, as evidenced by his hilarious Minecraft stream in early July.

James Charles has made no secret that he’s a fan of Minecraft, following his participation in KEEMSTAR’s Minecraft Monday series with PewDiePie – but he’s not a huge fan of getting trolled by the Twitch chat, after being spammed with emotes during his very first broadcast on the platform.

However, this time, Charles wasn’t busy banning the word “eggers:” instead, the YouTube star was duped by one of the oldest internet pranks in the book.

James Charles, InstagramJames Charles is becoming a dual-platform internet sensation, following his massive success on YouTube – where he has over 15 million subscribers.

Charles was in the middle of a Minecraft stream on July 6 when trolls in his chat asked him to press the Alt and F4 keys simultaneously, which his assistant quoted aloud.

For those uninitiated in this classic prank, the Alt and F4 keys (when pressed at the same time) close the current window: for instance, if someone is playing a video game, pressing Alt + F4 would immediately close the game.

FreepikThe Alt + F4 trick caught James Charles by surprise – leading to a hilarious reaction from the newbie streamer.

However, Charles wasn’t privy to this fact, and went along with the chat’s practical joke – ultimately closing the window and inciting a good-natured laugh from the YouTuber.

“Oh my god, you’ve got to be kidding me!” Charles laughingly exclaimed, falling back in his chair. “Okay, fuck whoever just did that, that is not funny!”

This wouldn’t be the first time Charles has been overwhelmed by his chat, either: the beauty YouTuber’s very first broadcast on the platform saw him quit his performance mid-stream, after his chat was spammed with streamer Mizkif’s “eggers” emote and phallic-shaped ASCII art messages.

While Charles has since made a positive comeback to the platform, he’s still a favorite face for troll harassment, despite his moderators’ best efforts – a fact that he seems to be taking in stride, following his rocky start to streaming.


Jake Paul claims Disney didn’t fire him after Bizaardvark controversy

Published: 26/Nov/2020 6:37

by Andrew Amos


Jake Paul has dismissed new claims he was fired by Disney back in 2017 during his stint on sitcom Bizaardvark, addressing the three-and-a-half-year-old controversy in a recent interview.

Jake Paul, while juggling his YouTube and Vine antics back in 2017, was fast-becoming one of Disney’s biggest stars. The then 20-year-old played Dirk Mann on the sitcom Bizaardvark for two seasons.

However, his stay on the set was cut abruptly short in June 2017. He parted ways with the project, and there was a mixed reaction.

Jake Paul on Bizaardvark
Craig Sjodin for Disney Channel
Jake Paul (far-right) played Dirk Mann on Bizaardvark for two seasons.

Back then, Jake Paul said that he and Disney “came to the agreement” to mutually part ways. However, others have claimed the star was fired over a series of controversies, including a news segment that saw neighbours complain about the then-Disney star.

Paul has rubbished those claims though. He doubled down on his initial statement three years ago, saying that he played along with the community sentiment as a joke.

“It’s funny because, for the last three years I’ve sort of ran with everyone saying, “Oh, he got fired,” just because I think it’s funnier to say, “I got fired by Disney,” but in reality it was a mutual decision to split from each other,” he told The Daily Beast.

The decision was purely a business one, according to Paul. He wanted more money, and Disney wasn’t offering it.

“They weren’t paying me enough. I was making millions more — per week — than I was on that show, and it was a mutual decision for us to split up,” he added.

“Everyone I worked with on that show was fantastic, but from a business standpoint it didn’t make sense. I was aging up and wanted more money.”

Jake Paul poses in a car for an Instagram photo
Instagram: Jake Paul
Jake Paul has managed to grow his career despite his Disney exit in 2017.

Jake Paul has since gone on to grow his career on YouTube, even expanding into boxing the likes of AnEsonGib on a Mike Tyson card, something the younger Paul brother said was the highlight of his life.

However, the real reasoning behind his parting with Disney will always be questioned.