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Markiplier stands up for Cr1TiKaL amid ‘unfair’ YouTube controversy

Published: 2/Sep/2020 8:41 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 18:14

by Brad Norton


YouTube recently handed out a punishment that has been deemed unjust by the community with marquee names like Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach coming out in support of fellow creator Charlie ‘Cr1TiKaL’ White.

A recent upload from Cr1TiKaL on his popular YouTube account ‘penguinz0’ was hit with a strike from the video platform. Within a week the video was outright removed, leading to the start of an appeal process.

Throughout his upload, Cr1TiKaL was “making jokes” over a “fake, staged video.” The clip in question featured individuals in costume as popular cartoon characters. They then got into a fake scuffle before running off-camera.

Despite the clip seeming mostly harmless, “YouTube removed it for violent and graphic content.” This particular video has been re-uploaded dozens of times without issue, according to Cr1TiKaL. Yet his commentary was taken down without warning. “For some reason, they have decided to target mine,” he said, leading to a wave of support from fellow content creators.

“They believed my video was genuinely disgusting, shocking, and overwhelmingly disturbing to the point that it needed to be removed from the platform,” he explained in a September 1 upload.

While he tried to appeal the decision, it was quickly overruled as the strike was locked in place. “Confirming that a member of the team reviewed the video and the decision stands,” the official Team YouTube Twitter account replied. “That just confirmed no one watched the video,”Cr1TiKaL soon added

“Everyone I’ve talked to at YouTube doesn’t agree with this decision either.” As his community came out to show support and slam the strike to his channel, so too did fellow YouTube star Markiplier. He made a similar video “laughing” about the same fake fight. Cr1TiKaL questioned, “When will he be getting his strike?”

“Fair is fair, Team YouTube, where’s my strike?” Markiplier said. Showing support for his fellow creator, he added the hashtag #AnswerUsYouTube to his tweet too.

“I hope YouTube will do the right thing and recognize the strike was a mistake and get rid of it,” he said. 

Update, September 2, 11:17AM EST: Markiplier has now revealed that he too was given a warning on his channel against the video, indicating that the strike against Moist Critikal was not, in fact, a mistake.

Because it is his first community guidelines warning, he does not receive a strike on his channel. So, Markiplier and Critikal now have the answer they demanded, but not the one they wanted.



TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing


Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

Quenlin Blackwell and Addison Rae Instagram
Instagram: QuenBlackwell
Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.