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Logan Paul & Mike Majlak slam TikTok as “most toxic platform”

Published: 11/Nov/2020 12:10 Updated: 11/Nov/2020 12:44

by Alice Hearing

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Logan Paul and Mike Majlak have slammed TikTok as “the most toxic platform” on the latest episode of the Impaulsive podcast

Since its rapid rise as a platform from 2019 to 2020, TikTok is one of the most-downloaded apps globally. The app’s biggest creators are quickly taking over YouTube stars in terms of popularity — Charli D’Amelio, who is about to hit 100 million TikTok followers, surpassed Logan Paul long ago.

But on Tuesday, November 10, Mike Majlak explained that he thinks that the platform is by no means perfect and that it promotes damaging behavior. He explained that when it comes to dark humor, TikTok is the worst platform.

Mike described how some TikTokers peg their viewers as “too sensitive” if they’re offended by their “dark humor.” The podcast hosts brought up the humor in Borat 2, and how Sacha Baron Cohen makes it work, but when it comes to TikTok, Mike said, “You didn’t put a storyline together, you didn’t create something, some beautiful piece of art.

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Mike Majlak is the co-host of Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast.

“There’s a lot of people on TikTok who think being mean quickly is dark humor. It’s not. That’s called being mean, being ruthless, and being disgusting. There’s a huge difference between the craft and the art of creating dark humor and just being a f**cking asshole.”

Logan responded by saying “There’s a group of people who would tell you no. There’s a group of people who will watch Borat 2 and be sick to their stomach that this type of content was released.”

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He continued, “I’ve said this since the beginning. I believe TikTok to be the most, hands down, the most toxic platform that exists currently in the landscape today. It is absolutely f***** disgusting dude. I think it just creates a lazy path for people to say really mean shit.”

Logan Paul has over 22 million subscribers on his individual YouTube, garnering an enormous fan base since his activity on Vine and YouTube from 2013, with his podcast Impaulsive currently with 2.6 million subscribers.

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BTS crushes 28-year-old record for most music show awards in a year

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:34

by Charlotte Colombo

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K-Pop group BTS have once again broken a record after scoring a win at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA).

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, consists of seven members: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga. The group debuted in 2013 before soaring to international popularity in 2018 after releasing the YouTube Premium documentary Burn the Stage.

Most recently, BTS released their fifth studio album ‘Be’ on November 20, which includes Dynamite – the first of their songs to be recorded fully in English.

Dynamite helped BTS break their latest record after the song won the Daesung for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the AAAs.

In the K-Pop world, a Daesung is one of the most prestigious accolades an artist can receive. When winning a Daesung, the focus is on the records the artist released that year, and takes into account how many copies – both digital and physical – were sold.

By winning this latest Daesung, BTS broke a record that has previously been held since 1992 by K-pop trio Seo Taiji and the Boys. The band had previously collaborated with BTS in 2017 in a 25th anniversary concert, wherein Taiji announced that he was passing the torch onto BTS to continue K-Pop’s legacy.

“This is your generation now,” Taiji said at the time.

BTS’ Daesung for Dynamite also extends their record for the most Daesungs in history to 43 – a record they previously broke in 2019 after they won a total of 37.

This isn’t the first time the group’s hit song Dynamite has broken records. Back in August, they broke several milestones on YouTube after fans eagerly watched the premiere of the song’s music video.

One record they broke was for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video, as over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Dynamite during that timeframe.

The live premiere of the video also broke the YouTube record for most concurrent viewers.  One live count recorded that between 3 to 4 million people were watching the video at once.