KEEMSTAR calls out YouTube for new policy on ‘abusive’ Super Chats - Dexerto

KEEMSTAR calls out YouTube for new policy on ‘abusive’ Super Chats

Published: 20/Oct/2018 20:50 Updated: 20/Oct/2018 20:55

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber and Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem is calling out YouTube for its new policy on contributions from ‘abusive’ Super Chats.

He posted a screenshot from an article detailing YouTube’s updated terms of service regarding its Super Chat system, which allows users to purchase a special, highlighted message that stays pinned to a video’s live chat for a limited period of time.

The article explained that YouTube will now send the revenue from any ‘abusive’ commenters who purchase a Super Chat to a charity of their choosing, instead of splitting the amount between itself and the creator.

“If a user is caught sending abusive Super Chats, the revenue received will be donated to charity instead of being split between YouTube and the channel’s creator,” the statement read.

KEEMSTAR took issue with this development in his Tweet, which he called ‘unreal.’

Other users across Twitter are similarly up in arms about the change.

“…it’s a major YIKES!,” one user commented. “YouTube is taking money from someone who wanted to support YOU #nobueno”

Some YouTubers are calling for a boycott of the service, as suggested by controversial IRL streamer Ice Poseidon, who suggested that KEEMSTAR disable Super Chats altogether.

“You could just disable Super Chat and force people to use streamlabs, easy fix to that and gives YouTube reason to fuck off with this change,” he replied.

Others are suggesting that the change may be an incentive for creators to control the behavior of their audience by placing a potential risk on their pocketbooks.

Whatever the case, the change has largely been met with open dissent. Other major YouTubers on the platform have yet to speak on the development.


PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.