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Minecraft YouTuber Fundy responds to backlash over ‘offensive’ Jackbox jokes

Published: 22/Feb/2021 12:05

by Connor Bennett

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Minecraft YouTuber Fundy has apologized for his ‘offensive’ jokes from a game of Jackbox where he played alongside KSI, James Charles, Quackity, and others.

Just like Cards against Humanity, Jackbox games have players pulling out outrageous answers to win points and minigames against friends and other creators. 

It’s become a popular game with streamers and YouTubers, but during a star-studded February 20, a number of creators – including KSI and Fundy – came under fire for jokes that some fans labeled as offensive and demanded he issue an apology for.

While he brushed off the cries at the time, joking that some of the tweets “hurt his feelings,” Fundy responded with an apology during a short stream afterward. 

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Jackbox minigames like Quiplash reward players for making crass jokes.

The Minecraft YouTuber hopped on Twitch for 20 minutes to address what had happened, noting that he didn’t want to hide away for a few days, but rather tackle his “f**ked up” jokes head-on. 

“I just want to own up to it, that’s all I want to do. I don’t want to sugarcoat it, I don’t want to talk around it,  I don’t want to stay quiet about it – I just want to say, what I said was shit,” the Minecrafter said. “What I said was horrible, it was not good. That’s simply it, and I apologize for that.”

In case anyone had missed them at the time, Fundy showed off his joke, admitting that he was wrong to take jibes at sexual assault and that he never meant to hurt anyone with the jokes. 

Plenty of his viewers accepted the Minecraft stars apology, while others questioned as to why he was apologizing, seeing as plenty of other similar jokes are made by other creators. 

Ultimately, you won’t please everyone, and some viewers will never come back around after the initial outrage, but at least the YouTuber attempted to mend some fences with a lengthy and heartfelt apology.

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Sway House respond to allegations of steroid use

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:16

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikTok group ‘Sway House’ has long been under public scrutiny for their physical appearance, with many critics accusing the influencers of using steroids to achieve their gains — and now, the entire group has spoken out about the rumors.

The Sway House is comprised of a slew of top-tier content creators, including the likes of Bryce Hall, Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson, and Blake Gray, who boast millions of followers between them across multiple social media platforms.

On February 23, the group got together to address popular rumors and speculation about them, using questions specifically provided by their own fans via Twitter.

One of the more popular assumptions about these TikTokers has been spread around many times before, which claims that the group collectively takes steroids and other such enhancers to boost their workout results.

 

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While Bryce Hall has admitted to steroid use before, the entire group had yet to speak on the issue as a whole, which came up during their February “assumptions” video.

“I guess I can’t really say anything on this one,” Hall laughed.

“Griffin takes like, fake steroids though,” Richards joked. “He’s not even a full committer!”

“Oh yeah, he gets ‘test boosters,’” Hall replied. “Just shoot it up in the butt!”

“Dude, I literally only take vitamins!” Griffin retorted. “They help increase your natural testosterone levels!”

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The jokes against Griffin come as a humorous turn of the tables, after Tayler Holder grilled Bryce Hall about his own purported steroid use in December. During their humorous Q & A session, Hall did admit that he had used steroids in the past, but had since gone back to being “all natty.”

“Yes, I did,” Hall laughed. “So do so many other people, so f**k you guys! More plates, more dates. You guys were correct!”

“Let me tell you, I’m not encouraging any of my viewers to do it,” he added. “I just wanted to get big. I’m off now, I’m all natty now. Fully.”

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While the accusations of steroid use among the rest of the group remain as mere allegations, it’s important for fans to remember that their favorite influencers likely have a slew of resources at their disposal to obtain such bodies, and that being completely shredded isn’t a totally realistic body goal to set for everyone.