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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

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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.

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xQc has hilarious response after Logic roasts him on stream

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:13

by Georgina Smith

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Twitch streamer xQc had the best response after rapper Logic declined his invitation to a chess match live on stream, having mistakenly thought him to be the winner of the PogsChamps chess tournament.

Felix Lengyel a.k.a. xQc has been absolutely crushing Twitch stats this year, proving to be the most popular, and the highest-earning, streamer of 2020.

Despite his success, one area where he is most certainly lacking is chess skills – look no further than his 6-move loss to critikalMoist during the first PogChamps tournament as evidence of that.

In bizarre circumstances though, xQc’s chess skills earned him an unexpected roast from rapper Logic, live on stream, sparking a hilarious interaction between the streamers.

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xQc has become arguably the biggest name on Twitch in 2020.

xQc has been trying his hand at online chess recently, and has played with multiple different people online. Keen to see if Logic was willing to participate in a game, Lengyel sent him an invite, and hopped over to his stream to watch the reaction.

But, the reaction wasn’t quite what he expected. “F**k that dude, man. xQc wants to play with me, but he was Pog champion wasn’t he? F**k that dude, man. F**k xQc,” Logic joked.

Logic had got his wires a little crossed, as Felix actually placed last in Chess.com’s PogsChamps tournament back in June, and again in August. It’s safe to say xQc was bewildered, unsure of what caused the seemingly unprompted roast.

Though xQc had a hilarious comeback of his own, calling him a “strawberry looking a** man,” going on to say “what does he mean? What did I do?”

In the background, Logic continues with “he’s about to smack me up man,” as Felix looks on completely baffled as to how he’d been confused for an unrivaled chess player.

It’s clear the jokes were all in good fun, as Logic quickly asked his team to follow xQc on Twitter so the pair could DM.

Fans were loving the hilarious exchange between Felix and Logic, with one of the clips uploaded to YouTube gaining over 400,000 views in only a couple of days.