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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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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.