Logan Paul shades David Dobrik’s viral YouTube vlogs

Published: 5/Feb/2020 20:55

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber-turned-boxing pro Logan Paul is back in the vlogging game after his split-decision loss to rival KSI — but he’s not the only internet celeb he’s got an issue with, apparently.

David Dobrik is one of YouTube’s most popular personalities, known for his short-form vlogs featuring his group of friends known as the “Vlog Squad,” who usually get up to ridiculous antics like putting his assistant’s drunk texts on a billboard in Los Angeles.

Although Dobrik boasts a whopping 15.7 million subscribers and a huge legacy, Logan Paul showed some apparent distaste for the vlogger’s content, as told during a similarly short vlog uploaded on February 5.

Amidst Paul’s own antics (which included catching a stingray and then subsequently nearly getting impaled by its stinger), “The Maverick” brought up Dobrik’s thumbnails, noting that he seemed to use the same photo of himself for many of them.

“David’s running YouTube right now,” Logan announced. “I’m about to show you boys something. Look at his thumbnails.

“Tell me if you notice the difference between this one and this one. …It’s the same f**king picture!”

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That’s not all: YouTuber Tanner Fox even alleged that Dobrik edits in laugh tracks to emphasize funny moments in his videos, which the group proceeded to mock in several subsequent segments.

Although Fox’s claims haven’t been verified, this isn’t the first time that Paul has expressed some wariness towards Dobrik either.

In fact, Paul claimed that the vlogger had broken into the set of his “imPaulsive” podcast in June 2019 and was worried that he would become the “butt of a vlog joke. I don’t want that smoke, dude.”

David Dobrik, Instagram
YouTuber David Dobrik is a massively popular face on social media, boasting over 15 million subscribers.

Paul even claimed to have invited Dobrik onto his podcast in 2018, although he was effectively ‘left on read,’ with the “Vlog Squad” leader instead offering a partnership with Maverick member Mike Majlak.

“I go, ‘Yo, that’s interesting,’” Paul said of the matter. “‘How about you don’t make that brand partnership unless he responds to my text about being on imPaulsive?’”

Although Paul was likely merely poking some lighthearted fun at a fellow content creator, the two remain on relatively rocky terms, with Dobrik having yet to respond to Logan’s public criticism of his viral videos.


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.