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James Charles reacts to YouTube accidentally deleting his channel

Published: 5/Nov/2019 23:55 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 0:04

by Virginia Glaze

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James Charles is one of YouTube’s top beauty gurus, boasting over 16 million subscribers and a makeup product empire – but his video-making days were suddenly cut short on November 5 in a confusing accident.

While James Charles’ YouTube channel has seen its ups and downs in recent months (paging Tati Westbrook), it was deleted altogether in the middle of the day on November 5.

Fans flipped out across the net, sharing screenshots of an error message that read, “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.”

He wasn’t the only YouTuber affected by the deletion, either: members of FaZe Clan also saw their channels suspended for seemingly no reason, with names like FaZe Rug and FaZe Kay posting their concerns to social media.

“What the hell?” Rug Tweeted. “My YouTube channel got terminated. WTF.”

“MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL GOT DELETED,” FaZe Kay exclaimed in all caps.

However, Charles had a humorously measured response to the drama in comparison, using his classic catchphrase to make a good-natured joke.

“My YouTube channel really said ‘bye sister,’” Charles wrote of the issue.

Not all hope is lost for these YouTubers, though: according to esports analyst Rod “@Slasher” Breslau, these sudden deletions were merely a “bug” on YouTube’s end, and the site will reportedly restore the affected accounts.

Charles’ response to the drama follows a major drop in subscribers earlier this year, when drama with fellow YouTuber Tati Westbrook saw the internet turn on him for the worse.

Losing over three million subscribers due to the debacle, it seemed like Charles’ career had taken a major hit – but the YouTube star quickly bounced back after sharing his version of events, and even managed to surpass his 16 million subscriber milestone shortly thereafter.

Charles’ Twitter account was also hacked in late August, with a group of hackers threatening to leak the celeb’s nudes – but his now-infamous response to the threats (including his more recent reaction to the YouTube debacle) shows that he isn’t afraid of what life throws his way.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!