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Logan Paul incites outrage after inviting conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on podcast

Published: 11/Apr/2019 1:02 Updated: 11/Apr/2019 1:04

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber Logan Paul is no stranger to controversy – but one divisive guest on his podcast is earning him ample backlash across the web.

Paul announced that he would be receiving noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones onto his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast in a Tweet on April 9, showing a sneak peek from the episode that featured Jones flipping off the camera.

The Tweet has since circulated across the internet, with users decrying Paul’s decision to invite Jones onto the show for fear that his ideology would take root in the YouTuber’s relatively young audience.

The issue with Alex Jones

Free speech activist Nathan Bernard posted a scathing take on Paul’s episode with Jones, making sure to reference the YouTuber’s past controversy in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest,’ where he filmed the body of a suicide victim for a vlog in early 2018.

“Logan Paul, a Youtube meathead who recently mocked suicide victims and has 18 million teenage subscribers, is hosting far right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his podcast today,” Bernard wrote. “This is how radicalization happens online.”

Bernard wasn’t the only one to speak out on the matter; NBC news reporter Brandy Zadrozny likewise decried Jones’ appearance on the podcast, writing, “What kind of person thinks a hilarious podcast guest would be a guy who terrorized the parents of babies killed in a mass school shooting?”

Logan Paul or Joe Rogan?

Of course, Paul isn’t the first to invite Jones onto a podcast, by far; noted podcast host Joe Rogan invited the conspiracy theorist onto his own show in an attempt to make amends after their comical “spat” – resulting in a five-hour conversation concerning aliens and human-pig hybrids.

Paul’s podcast with Jones went live on April 10 and took a deep dive into his past claims and controversies, with ample good-natured banter between the group and even a few games (including a Rorschach test to “analyze” Jones’ psyche) – not excluding rants about spider-goats and human-animal hybrids, of course.

Jones has been banned on multiple social media platforms, including the likes of Facebook, YouTube, and even cryptocurrency websites. 

Thanks to Logan Paul, the theorist has made a return to the video platform once more – but not without stirring controversy.


xQc responds to Hungrybox’s Super Smash Bros challenge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:44

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has responded to Smash Bros pro Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma’s challenge of a game after the streamer had a few issues with the iconic Nintendo title. 

Just like plenty of Twitch’s other top streamers, xQc isn’t tied to one game. Sure, his fans would love to see him grinding Overwatch again, but the Canadian likes to dabble in other titles during his streams. 

Most recently, some fans got their wish as the former Overwatch League star decided to have a go at playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate online against other players. However, it didn’t work out all that well for xQc. 

The Canadian streamer let loose on his opponent, the connection, and how “trash” Smash is after a few issues with lag. However, Hungrybox wants to give him a helping hand and get xQc back playing Smash. 

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Hungrybox is considered one of the “Five Gods” of Smash.

After xQc started playing Smash during his November 27 stream, Hungrybox quickly floated a challenge out on Twitter. “@xQc let’s play smash this week,” he posted, sparking excitement from fans who wanted to see the pair go head-to-head. 

Though, xQc didn’t respond as quickly as some may have liked, taking a few hours to get back to the Smash star. 

When he did, however, he was seeking Hungrybox’s help rather than hitting him with some trash talk about a potential match. “You better teach me how to not get rolled by bottom 1% players,” the former Overwatch star replied. 

Seeing the pair join forces on one stream will, no doubt, delight fans of both – especially if Hungrybox is able to coach xQc up and turn him into a solid Smash player. 

Who knows, we might even see xQc ultimately take on Tyler1 after he managed to impress a number of Smash players with his performance against Hungrybox’s fellow pro MKLeo.