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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


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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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.