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Logan Paul faces backlash after claiming being a YouTuber is “wack”

Published: 24/Mar/2019 17:53 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 17:57

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to controversy – but his latest statement could see him walking away from the platform for good.

Paul uploaded a lengthy text post to his Instagram story on March 23, where he claimed to be disenchanted with his YouTube career and wants to do “more.”

“YouTube is dope,” Paul began. “…but I have a deep desire to do MORE. …I’m just stuck in a loop where my stupid millennial brain is so satisfied with the instant gratification that social media provides.”

Logan Paul, InstagramPaul posted his message on Instagram.

In an Instagram story, Paul claimed to be disenchanted with his YouTube career, and even teased a year-long break to focus on bigger prospects in the entertainment industry.

That’s not all; Paul even went on to claim that being a YouTuber is “wack,” and entertained the idea of taking a few years to break from the platform in an effort to become a “super entertainer.”

Paul’s statement has since been met with ample backlash, with even the likes of Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem uploading a solemn message to the YouTuber via Twitter on March 24.

“Dude, what is wrong with you, bro?” KEEMSTAR asked. “This mainstream Hollywood stuff… It’s thousands of people getting together to create a piece of work. ….YouTube is democratic. The people are picking the winners and losers.”

Other users claimed that Paul’s post was incited by the supposed decline of his channel; however, according to metrics provided by statistics site Social Blade, Paul has been steadily gaining subscribers, earning over 41,000 subs in the past 30 days as of March 24.

Social BladeLogan Paul’s metrics show a steady growth for his YouTube channel, despite past controversies.

“Every YouTuber whose channel is going downhill says, ‘I’m aShAmEd tO bE a yOuTuBeR,’ nothing new!” one commenter wrote of the issue.

“Why do think all we see same actors over and over again in the movies?” another said. ”…these YouTubers or Ninja trying get into hollywood are delusional think [to] they got [a] shot.”

This isn’t the first time Paul has considered leaving YouTube’s platform, either; the social media star claimed that he sees himself as “so much more than the ‘controversial YouTuber’” in an interview with Access in December 2018.

Paul has already been a part of several film productions, to boot, having roles in the remake of ‘Valley Girl’ and his very own comedy film, ‘Airplane Mode.’


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
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.

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.