James Charles shows off $10,000 custom Balenciaga sneakers and bags - Dexerto

James Charles shows off $10,000 custom Balenciaga sneakers and bags

Published: 12/Feb/2020 11:23

by Jacob Hale


James Charles has received several pairs of custom Balenciaga sneakers and bags worth $10,000 and has shown them off in a new video.

The world of YouTube and major online personalities has collided with that of big, high-end fashion brands, and you’ll often see these people donning outfits worth tens of thousands of dollars.

In a new video by artist ZHC, he gifts Charles $10,000 worth of Balenciaga items including multiple bags and pairs of sneakers, all with custom one-of-a-kind designs that are exclusive to the fashion and make-up guru himself.

Twitter: jamescharles
Charles has not made any secret of the fact that he’s a fan of Balenciaga.

The sneakers include a Balenciaga Triple S, which ZHC has painted a rainbow dragon and flames along the sides of, as well as three pairs of the Balenciaga Speed (or “sock”) sneaker.

One has green ‘scrunchie’ toy designs along the side, another pair he calls the “donut drips” because of the donut-icing styling along the edges, and another that has a unique floral-inspired theme.

Finally, he works on three different custom bags: a backpack, a handbag and a fanny pack, that all featured similar space-themed designs with quirky colors and shapes throughout the ensure there was no way anyone would be able to miss Charles with his high-end gear.

While on their way to visit the star, ZHC and his crew found time to work on a custom pair of Balenciaga sliders with “trippy” flames painted on them, as well as a wallet that follows the same space theme as the other bags being gifted.

Charles looks in absolute awe throughout, trying on every piece and visibly overwhelmed by the incredible gifts and work he’s being given, and saying that the Triple S design is officially his favorite.

Finally, James opens the backpack which he is “literally obsessed with” and clearly can’t believe his luck, saying that he’ll “use it every day.”

YouTube: ZHC
The backpack alone is worth nearly $2,000.

Given the amount of time, effort and money that would have gone into making these designs and gifting them to Charles, it’s fortunate he responded the way he did.

Finally, they worked on custom iPhone 11s to give away to their fans – which would definitely make you feel better about not receiving a unique $10,000 Balenciaga haul.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.