Logan Paul and Mike Majlak explain why the NELK Boys can't be canceled - Dexerto
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Logan Paul and Mike Majlak explain why the NELK Boys can’t be canceled

Published: 13/Aug/2020 16:38

by Jacob Hale

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Hosts of the Impaulsive podcast, Logan Paul and Mike Majlak, have explained why the NELK Boys can’t be canceled after a number of people attempted to call attention to their “dangerous” decision to party despite health guidelines.

Due to the ongoing global health situation, many have been advised to stay indoors and not risk spreading anything. While a number of influencers have already come under fire or disobeying these guidelines and flouting the rules, NELK had somehow got away without being brought up.

That was until recently, when one publication ran a story about their ignorance of guidelines being “dangerous” for their young followers, and while some were quick to condemn or ‘cancel’ the YouTube pranksters, many believe it won’t impact them at all.

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The NELK Boys crazy lifestyle is what fans love to see — but now some have tried to cancel them for it.

As members of, and commentators on, influencer culture and the online lifestyle, Paul and Majlak are all too familiar with both the NELK Boys and cancel culture itself. That’s why they think NELK simply can’t be canceled.

In episode 207 of Impaulsive, they were discussing the accusations levied against the group, and Majlak said that even without sponsorships and YouTube ad revenue, it’s “disturbing how much money these kids make.”

In the meantime, Logan himself simply described the group — led by Kyle Forgeard and Jesse Sebastiani — as “un-cancelable.”

He then explained two major issues with the article in question. The first is that the only people who care about it, “don’t care about the NELK Boys.” The second, he says, is that as they’re referred to as the “NELK Boys” — not a singular name — the efforts to cancel them are “diluted.” He said it’s “hard to try to cancel or completely wipe out an entire entity.”

NELK themselves had a similar sentiment, and clearly aren’t willing to bow down to pressure from outside influences, as proven in a series of tweets posted shortly after the accusation started to fly.

“We’ll never change or simmer down our comedy to please people, especially snowflakes,” they said. “And we don’t have to, because we don’t rely on brands like everyone else.”

Obviously, while the concept of ‘cancel culture’ has been prominent online for years now, it certainly begs the question: are certain people immune from being canceled?

And if so, could NELK be canceled, especially when they’re providing fans with the content they want to see?

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TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing

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Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

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Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.