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Logan Paul video results in charges of “animal mistreatment”

Published: 5/Dec/2018 21:12 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 21:13

by Virginia Glaze


Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is back in the news for yet another scandal – this time, due to charges of “animal mistreatment,”after a tiger cub was used in one of his older videos.

Paul uploaded a vlog on October 21, 2017, which featured his Insta-famous Pomeranian ‘Kong Da Savage’ meeting with a tiger cub.

The video in question, titled “KONG MEETS A BABY TIGER! **Showdown**,” has since earned the cub’s owner charges of “animal mistreatment,” as reported by celebrity news website The Blast.

According to The Blast, owner Nicholas Perkins was charged with a total of four criminal counts, as confirmed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

A search warrant was released on Perkin’s home following the video’s publication, which found “poor living conditions” for the cub – and even revealed that the tiger was allegedly being fed a replacement for kitten milk formula through a baby bottle, rather than receiving a proper diet.


Perkins could face a sentence of two years and six months in jail, if convicted.

“My office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure these treasured creatures are safe, and [that] those who illegally keep them are held accountable,” City Attorney Mike Feuer told the Blast.

While Logan Paul has yet to make a statement about the issue, he has since been revealed as one of YouTube’s most lucrative creators, landing in tenth place in Forbes’ top ten list of highest-earning stars on the video platform.

Call of Duty

Small Warzone streamer gets 3 million Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett


A Warzone streamer has been thrust into the top 30 of most followed Twitch streamers after receiving a huge, and unusual, boost in one go. 

Building up a following and community on Twitch can, obviously, be a slog if you’re starting from scratch. Streamers can stream for weeks and months on end without even having their talents recognized and blow up in popularity like others. 

Some others can take shortcuts, be it because they have a following on another platform, or because they decide to inflate it with fake accounts. 

This has happened before, with casino accounts smashing records in a bid to advertise their platform, while smaller streamers have been hit with huge boosts in an attempt to troll them for one reason or another. 

Screenshot showing the fastest growing Twitch streamers for October
Screenshot via TwitchMetrics
NeonSniperPanda has become the fastest growing streamer for October.

Warzone streamer NeonSniperPanda has become the newest content creator to be struck by these boosts, as his channel has rocketed into the top 30 of most-followed Twitch streamers. 

The streamer, who had previously built up a modest following of nearly 10,500, received the unusual boost in early October, jumping up to over 3.3 million followers. 

As previously mentioned, this figure puts him up there with some of Twitch’s biggest names like Fortnite World Cup champion Bugha and Spanish content creator Ibai, though, NeonSniperPanda hasn’t inflated the figures himself. 

Screenshot showing Twitch channel and their followers
Screenshot via TwitchMetrics
NeonSniperPanda jumped up over 3.3 million followers on Twitch.

The Warzone streamer has called on Twitch a number of times to help him out, noting that he’d been botted out of the blue and given the ridiculous amount of followers.

“Yo quick reminder, I was follow botted 3.3 million and there’s no way to delete them @TwitchSupport @Twitch can you help me out bro bro,” he tweeted. 

Previously, the aileybeanssa channel had been hit with a similar botting, as they rose up to have over 4.64 million Twitch followers in September. However, those figures have since been removed. 

Given that Twitch has been able to scrub channels of botted followers, they should be able to do the same for NeonSniperPanda, but it remains to be seen as and when they might do so.