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Logan Paul speaks out on Jake Paul & RiceGum’s gambling scam fiasco

Published: 6/Jan/2019 1:33 Updated: 6/Jan/2019 1:34

by Virginia Glaze


Social media star Logan Paul invited YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le onto his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast on January 5, where he asked him about his controversial video promoting alleged gambling website ‘MysteryBrand.net.’

Logan Paul admitted that he understood RiceGum’s reasoning for partnering with the brand, speculating that the YouTuber earned anywhere from $200,000 to $250,000 for the deal.

Paul also sympathized with Le’s video on the subject, where he noted that many other YouTubers with far more subscribers were also working with the site.

“In my opinion, it’s a very minor thing,” Paul said of the debacle. “It’s just the first thing of the year for people to be like, ‘Gotcha!’”

RiceGum himself went on to state that he shouldn’t have promoted the website to children – but didn’t turn his nose down at the money offered for the deal, either.

“All I’m saying was, it was a mistake, I probably shouldn’t have done it, and it will never happen again – but, shit, I made the bag!” RiceGum laughed.

However, Le took issue with critics labeling the site a ‘scam,’ claiming that he “didn’t know much” about the service and wasn’t involved in a shady plot to swindle users out of their money.

YouTube has since spoken out on the issue, claiming that creators are responsible for being transparent with their audience and adhering to local laws in an interview with The Verge on January 3. 

Even so, the platform’s policy on promoting scams and or “deceptive practices” could come back to haunt both Le and Jake Paul, should they change their stance on the matter.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!