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James Charles hits out at critics after donating to fans on Twitter

Published: 27/Mar/2020 0:38

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has hit back at haters in a series of now-deleted Tweets, after donating to fans he interacted with on the platform.

As one of YouTube’s biggest rising stars, Charles boasts a sizeable audience on multiple social media platforms — Twitter being one of them, where he interacted with his viewers in a unique way.

In light of the current global and economic crisis, James decided to donate to his fans affected by the ongoing situation, taking care of their bills and even sending them free palettes as a thank-you for their viewership.

James Charles, Instagram
James Charles is one of YouTube’s most popular beauty gurus, boasting over 17 million subscribers on the platform.

However, not everyone was pleased by Charles’ efforts to give back to his audience, echoing the actions of other top stars in the space like Jeffree Star and Mr Beast.

Charles revealed he’d been receiving some negative comments in two now-deleted posts, claiming that haters were quote tweeting him saying mean things for clout points.

“It’s so funny opening up my Twitter notifications and watching people quote my tweets saying rude things, desperately trying to get a viral Tweet lmao,” he wrote.

That’s not all; he also noted how quick critics were to switch up once he started his charitable donation campaign, revealing how often he receives online hate and how the tone of his replies seemed to swiftly change once he was being generous.

“It’s also sad that I get hate comments all day long, and then as soon as I retweet someone and offer to help out an amazing supporter, suddenly everyone only has nice things to say.”

This is far from the first time James has clapped back at online trolls; the star has dealt with a slew of hatred throughout his career, with the latest instances stemming from trolls claiming that the star slid into their dating app DMs, despite being straight.

Charles has denied such claims multiple times in wake of his 2019 drama with former mentor Tati Westbrook — but he has successfully put the past behind him, seeing massive success after collaborating with TikTok stars like Charli D’Amelio and even the creator behind ‘Rosa,’ Adam Martinez.

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

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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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
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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
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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.