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MrBeast sacrifices his own video to help PewDiePie regain YouTube record

Published: 17/May/2019 21:20 Updated: 17/May/2019 21:22

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is an avid supporter of YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg – but MrBeast’s latest initiative to help PewDiePie requires a major sacrifice on his part.

MrBeast uploaded a video in January with the title, “Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube,” aiming to have the upload break records on the platform – but not enough to surpass PewDiePie’s own YouTube Rewind 2018 video, which was the most liked non-music video on the site at the time.

However, MrBeast’s fanbase has since taken his request overboard, with his video now sitting at the top of the non-music video list at over 8.13 million likes.

MrBeast called out this development in a Tweet on May 17, asking his fans to dislike the video in order to drop beneath PewDiePie’s “YouTube Rewind 2018 but it’s actually good.”

“Go switch your like on my video to a dislike so PewDiePie can reclaim the title of the most liked non-music video,” MrBeast wrote. “I SPECIFICALLY SAID I WANTED TO BE #2 IN THE VIDEO.”

While his video still reigns as the most liked non-music video as of the publication of this piece, it wasn’t always so; PewDiePie’s YouTube Rewind video quickly climbed to the top of the charts in late December of 2018, after YouTube’s own Rewind video was met with mass backlash.

In fact, the official YouTube Rewind 2018 video is one of the most disliked videos in YouTube’s history, surpassing Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ to take the number one spot with over 16.14 million dislikes, after fans felt that some of the platform’s biggest moments weren’t featured in the yearly recap.

Despite PewDiePie having the second most liked video on YouTube, his YouTube Rewind rendition isn’t even his most viewed upload on his channel – in fact, his “Bitch Lasagna” diss track against Bollywood label T-Series takes that spot, sitting at over 193 million views as of May 17.

While PewDiePie has yet to respond to MrBeast’s call for dislikes, he still remains YouTube’s most subscribed independent creator, with over 95 million subs in light of his now-defunct battle with T-Series.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.