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MrBeast teases big plans for PewDiePie’s next subscriber milestone

Published: 16/Nov/2018 0:33

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube’s king of big-budget videos may have just teased his next major project, as revealed in a Tweet he published on November 15.

Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson hinted at a ‘big’ plan for PewDiePie’s next subscriber milestone, calling for Pewd’s ‘army of nine-year-olds’ to continue their fight against competitor channel T-Series in the interim.

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“I need the nine-year-old army to hold out for a while,” he wrote above a screenshot of T-Series’ and PewDiePie’s subscriber counts – which are steadily growing closer. “I have something big planned, but I need time. There is hope!”

MrBeast is an avid supporter of YouTube’s most-subscribed creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg. In fact, MrBeast even created a major advertisement campaign across his own city, buying out every billboard and even a truck to promote PewDiePie’s channel.

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This promotion saw a massive increase in subscribers to PewDiePie, who was nearly overtaken by Bollywood label T-Series in late October – months ahead of Social Blade’s projections for the channel’s growth.

While Pewds has since reached a whopping total of 70 million subs, he and T-Series are neck and neck, yet again; but MrBeast isn’t giving up hope.

“I’ll fight ‘til the day I die,” MrBeast said in response to a fan, who asked how long he would defend Pewds against his Bollywood nemesis.

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While MrBeast fights on American soil, one YouTuber is even supporting PewDiePie from the inside; Indian YouTuber ‘Saiman’ likewise bought out billboards and passed out flyers in PewDiePie’s defense, following a similar campaign for T-Series a few weeks beforehand.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.