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KEEMSTAR calls out Philip DeFranco, Shane Dawson, and more for ties to BetterHelp scam

Published: 7/Oct/2018 20:51 Updated: 7/Oct/2018 20:56

by Virginia Glaze


Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has called out a few major YouTubers for their ties to online counseling service BetterHelp, which has been claimed to be a scam.

KEEMSTAR took aim at the service on the popular Baited! podcast, where he revealed some discrepancies in the site’s now-rewritten terms of service, stating that the site may share patient information as well as turn patients away should their situation escalate past a certain point of comfort.

Additionally, he took issue with YouTubers promoting the service, who are allegedly receiving up to $200 per signup through their channel.

“…major, major YouTubers promoting this service, getting 200 bucks for every depressed fan they can find,” KEEM stated. “… they spun this right into promoting this bullshit scam. …dude, fuck these people, this is such a betrayal of trust with their subscribers.”

While KEEMSTAR’s comments have been echoed by fans on Twitter, YouTuber Philip DeFranco has since cut ties with the organization, and will be investigating the BetterHelp offices with a journalist.

He likewise covered the site’s terms of service in a recent video, which revealed that they were written to “mitigate legal risks,” as stated by BetterHelp founder Alon Matas.

In addition, Matas denied that anyone can sign up to the BetterHelp team without certification, and held that the company has a strict vetting process for their counselors.

However, KEEMSTAR is still taking issue with DeFranco, and doesn’t believe that he actually uses the service as he says he does in his promotions. DeFranco’s investigation into the site has yet to be initiated, but those interested in the scandal can expect further clarification once it goes live.


Why is #FreeTommy trending? Tommyinnit responds after shock TikTok ban

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:46

by Brad Norton


Popular Minecraft YouTuber Tommyinnit has become a major trend across social media again as the internet celebrity had his TikTok account banned out of nowhere.

Tommyinnit has been one of the fastest-growing stars on the internet of late. From remarkable Twitch viewership to staggering income, his growth across a number of social platforms has been something to behold. Though there was one major setback in his way for a short period.

The popular personality was suddenly removed from TikTok on February 24. Seemingly without reason, the platform banned Tommyinnit’s account which had just climbed to over four million followers.

“TikTok just banned me,” he revealed on Twitter.

“Crushed. I am absolutely crushed. Please TikTok,” he added with a hashtag that went on to trend in a matter of minutes. “#FreeTommy.”

Having trended on Twitter just days prior, this latest viral moment comes as a result of the bad news. Thousands of loyal fans immediately jumped on the trend, spamming #FreeTommy across social media to get it trending.

There’s no denying the enormous community support had an impact as Tommy’s account was restored in under an hour.

Hundreds of tweets and thousands of impressions later, his TikTok account was back to normal. All of his videos were brought back to the platform and the creator was free to engage with fans once again.

There’s currently no telling why the sudden ban came through in the first place, however. The 16-year-old has just 18 videos on TikTok at the time of writing, most of which are simple close-ups on his face.

#FreeTommy trends on Twitter.
#FreeTommy shot to the number one trend worldwide in a matter of minutes.

While the controversy was short-lived, it goes to show that even the biggest social media stars can have their profiles erased in the blink of an eye. 

TikTok is yet to explain the reason behind this shock ban, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated if any further information comes to light.