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James Charles responds to outrage over ‘World War 3’ tweet

Published: 4/Jan/2020 11:10

by Joe Craven

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James Charles, popular American YouTuber and beauty artist, has responded to fan outrage following a ‘World War 3’ tweet he posted on January 3.

January 3 saw Twitter hit with a tidal wave of ‘World War 3’ tweets, as social media users around the world quipped about the possibility of a third global conflict. The viral trend followed the death of Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian military general who was killed in Iraq by a US air-strike.

Many Twitter users marked the increase in Washington-Tehran tensions with expectedly dark humor, joking about the upcoming third world war and the ways in which they would avoid conscription.

One of the many Twitter users to participate in the viral trend, James Charles shared a tweet on January 3, captioned: “Me when the government comes knocking on my door for the draft”. Attached were a number of photos of Charles dressed in women’s clothing, and wearing wigs. 

Despite the viral trend, many interpreted Charles’ tweet to be referencing the transgender military ban implemented by President Trump earlier in 2019. However, the American YouTuber quickly replied to clear up any accusations of transphobia. 

“Just to clarify,” Charles said. “This tweet has nothing to do with the trans military ban, which I obviously do not support.” 

He went on to explain that his tweet was nothing more than a “light-hearted joke,” referring to the fact that young men would be the most likely to be conscripted in a potential conflict. 

“It’s a light-hearted joke regarding the fact that I had to register for the draft when I turned 18,” he said. “Just like every other boy, and I don’t want to fight in a war. That’s all.”

YouTube: James CharlesJames Charles is one of the most popular beauty YouTubers in the world.

Social media had a mixed response to the tweet. Some users argued Charles’ tweet was harmless and simply fit with the trend of joking about the possibility of a third world war. 

Others, however, argued it was careless and could potentially offend some transgender individuals.

Charles has made clear he did not mean to offend anyone and was merely trying to hop on the viral joke.

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.