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KEEMSTAR slams Jake Paul for promoting alleged gambling site

Published: 1/Jan/2019 19:26 Updated: 1/Jan/2019 19:27

by Virginia Glaze


Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem is taking shots at popular YouTuber Jake Paul, who is currently under fire for promoting an alleged gambling site in one of his videos on December 30.

Paul’s video was sponsored by a website called ‘Mystery Brand,’ a service that allows users to pay a set amount of money to open a box of their choice, with the chance of winning name-brand clothing, shoes, or even luxury vehicles out of a random assortment of items.

Some fans have since expressed concern that the website is too close to gambling, and are calling out the YouTuber for promoting this content to his relatively young audience – including Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR.

KEEMSTAR pointed out the issue in a Tweet on the same day Paul uploaded his video, claiming that the site had also offered him money to promote their service. Despite the alleged offer, KEEM appeared to be critical of the website, claiming that Paul was encouraging gambling in children.

“Jake Paul is now promoting gambling to kids,” KEEMSTAR wrote. “Promoting a gambling site where you pay money for a chance to win HypeBeast stuff. They offered me money too. What should I do?”

While Paul has yet to respond to the backlash via his social media accounts, KEEMSTAR’s audience voted highly in favor of the callout, with 58% of participants calling for Paul’s exposure.

2018 was a big year for gambling crackdowns, with lootboxes from games such as Overwatch and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 seeing heavy regulation after being deemed inappropriate.


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.