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Logan Paul claims Flat Earth mockumentary was a “f*** you” to his haters

Published: 29/Mar/2019 23:38 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 23:42

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul debuted his anticipated Flat Earth documentary on March 20 – but the film wasn’t as audiences initially expected.

Rather than being a legitimate documentary on the Flat Earth community, Paul’s film played out more like a comedy sketch, featuring hilarious moments between the cast and an obviously scripted dialogue.

Paul opened up about the making of his ‘mockumentary’ in a video on March 28, where he admitted that the film had been created as an insult to his critics in light of his recent scandals.

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“Part of the reason I made it – it sounds bad – it was kind of like a ‘fuck you’ in a way,” Paul said of the project. “…this was my way of tricking every single person who wanted to hate me.”

The YouTuber went on to explain the difficulties in keeping the joke a secret, claiming that he had to put on a charade as a Flat Earther after making his speech at the Flat Earth International Conference in November 2018.

“It was so hard to stay in Flat Earth character for so long,” he continued. “I was getting railed for being a Flat Earther.”

He likewise responded to backlash resulting from the film, which caused some critics to accuse him of taking advantage of the Flat Earth community for his project.

“My logic is this: if they’re willing to lie to themselves and lie to the world… I was willing to lie to them about something I really, really don’t believe in,” he explained.

Paul’s initial appearance at the Flat Earth International Conference made waves across the internet, with many believing that he truly believed in the Flat Earth theory.

Paul himself even teased the possibility in a podcast with ‘The Corridor Crew’ in January 2019, claiming that, “You two could be sitting in front of a Flat Earther right now.”

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Logan has since expressed a desire to step away from YouTube, stating that he wants to “do more” and branch out into music, filmmaking, and comedy in an Instagram post on March 23.

While Paul teased a one to two year break from the platform, he continues to upload videos in the interim ahead of his boxing rematch with YouTuber KSI.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.