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Myth and Dakotaz disagree on streamers promoting products to kids

Published: 22/Aug/2019 18:55 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 19:32

by Albert Petrosyan


Ali ‘Myth‘ Kabbani and Brett ‘Dakotaz‘ Hoffman are two of the biggest Fortnite streamers on Twitch, but they can’t come to an agreement on how online content creators should influence children. 

Whether parents like it or not, content creators play a massive role in shaping their young viewers’ lives in modern society.

With so many of today’s kids constantly watching streamers and YouTubers, especially when it comes to Fortnite, it’s inevitable that what influencers do, say, and promote affect these children’s character and habits. 

That then brings up the question of how careful do these creators have to be when putting out content, knowing that at least a significant portion of their viewer-base are kids.

That question stirred up a debate on Twitter on August 22 between Myth and Dakotaz, who seem to have a fundamental difference in opinion when it comes to the issue.

MythMyth became one of the biggest Fortnite streamers when the game first became popular.

Myth’s main gripe was was with the promotion of caffeinated products, and how those promoting such products on their channels should also warn children of potential dangers.

“I wish more content creators highlighted some of the dangers of caffeine to their young audiences if they are going to be promoting that type of product consistently,” he tweeted. “Caffeine is no joke kids, and you probably don’t need it.”

Dakotaz, who of course has a massive partnership with GFUEL, seemingly had an issue with Myth’s statement, and instead offered a different solution.

“By the way, how about we let parents take care of their kids,” he replied.

“Parents should take care of their kids,” Myth wrote back. “But influence is a real thing and it’s our line of work.”

At this point, Dakotaz decided to take a tongue-in-cheek jab and replied with a GIF of a man holding a Dr. Pepper soft drink and saying “nailed it.”

The message he was trying to get across was that Myth’s Team SoloMid was sponsored by the brand, perhaps trying to insinuate that the Fortnite star streamer was being hypocritical. 

It’s clear that these two certainly have different viewpoints when it comes to managing how they promote products to their young viewers, and they’re likely not the only big-time content creators who disagree.

That said, at the end of the day, streamers and YouTubers have the prerogative of pushing their content out as they please, so the onus is on them to do what they think is the right thing. 


Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”


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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”