KEEMSTAR accuses controversial YouTuber Marina Joyce of drug abuse - Dexerto

KEEMSTAR accuses controversial YouTuber Marina Joyce of drug abuse

Published: 3/Nov/2018 21:22 Updated: 3/Nov/2018 21:24

by Virginia Glaze


Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has gotten into it with controversial YouTuber Marina Joyce, who underwent massive speculation in 2016 for her increasingly disturbing videos.

Joyce uploaded a video on November 2 addressed to her ‘haters,’ where she appeared to admit that she had actually been in danger during the initial scandal surrounding her videos, during which many fans had speculated that she was being abused.

“I was endangered in a lot of different ways, and that was the truth,” she stated. “…I was actually in danger, and I went through a lot of physical pain.”

However, her explanation didn’t quite clear up what had actually happened, and KEEMSTAR took issue with this. He even speculated that Marina is potentially on drugs, as claimed in several Tweets on the matter and even in a statement to Newsweek.

“I suggest that she’s on drugs,” KEEMSTAR said to the outlet. “I don’t think she has a right to be upset with anyone speculating when she won’t provide a reasonable explanation.”

The two have since gone back and forth with one another in a series of Twitter replies, where Marina (or a spokesperson for her) claimed that she is ‘half-blind.’ Marina then went on to explain that she had spent two months in hospitalized care due to this issue, which left her ‘traumatized.’

However, that explanation didn’t satisfy KEEM either, who posted a Google search that queried, “Can drugs make you blind?”

Marina has since insinuated that she intends to sue KEEMSTAR for ‘public disclosure of private facts,’ about which KEEMSTAR appeared to be indifferent.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.