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KSI bashes Alex Wassabi over his new Nickelodeon series

by Virginia Glaze
KSI, YouTube / Alex Wassabi, Instagram

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While YouTube star KSI may be known for his infamous rivalry with Logan Paul, there’s another YouTuber he’s been beefing with, as well – and they just got a brand new show.

YouTuber Alex Wassabi has moved from the online world to television after being cast as a judge for Nickelodeon’s new reality competition show “Top Elf.”

The premise of the show pits seven children against each other to compete in various creative tasks, such as constructing a gingerbread house or even “3-D holiday cards” to become Santa’s “Top Elf,” as the show is so named.

Alex Wassabi, Instagram
Alex Wassabi, Instagram
YouTuber Alex Wassabi has been cast in Nickelodeon's upcoming competition show, "Top Elf."

While it might seem like a huge step in the right direction for Wassabi, KSI isn’t too impressed with the move, as shown in his Instagram comment on the matter.

Rather than celebrating Wassabi securing the bag, as it were, KSI replied to celebrity news outlet “The Bread Batch’s” post on the subject with a circus tent emoji – effectively labeling Wassabi as a “clown.”

This wouldn’t be the first time KSI and Wassabi have beefed, though: in fact, Wassabi issued a challenge toward KSI in 2018 when the YouTuber was seeking boxing opponents, which KSI promptly denied with several meme videos on the subject.

That didn’t stop Wassabi from following his boxing dreams, though, who later sparred with YouTuber Fouseytube in 2019 – which unfortunately resulted in a cold knockout for Wassabi.

Despite both KSI and Logan Paul’s subsequent mockery of the situation, Wassabi continues his hustle with his latest show, which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, November 29 at 8 PM EST.

Wassabi isn’t the only star cast as a judge on the show, either: in fact, musician Pete Wentz is also part of the cast, as well as actor Tommy Snider actress Samantha Turret.

It seems that Nickelodeon is bent on tapping into the YouTube market for its reality shows, having also casted vlogger David Dobrik in its “America’s Most Musical Family” competition show in July.

David Dobrik, Instagram
David Dobrik, Instagram
Nickelodeon similarly cast YouTube vlogging star David Dobrik for a competition show in July.

This wouldn’t be Wassabi’s first time starring on a Nickelodeon show, either, having already made an appearance on “Double Dare” in 2018.

With more and more YouTubers making their way to the mainstream media, Wassabi marks the latest internet celeb to take such a major leap – although KSI remains unimpressed by his money moves.