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Nintendo community outraged over lack of Etika tribute in Youtube Rewind

Published: 6/Dec/2019 21:52

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube Rewind 2019 showcased some of the platform’s most popular creators, channels, and rising talent – but not everyone is pleased with the video in wake of a tragedy that occurred earlier in the year.

YouTube star and Smash Bros enthusiast Desmond “Etikah” Amofah was declared deceased by the NYPD on June 24 after going missing six days prior.

Amofah’s body was reportedly recovered from the East River, nearly half a mile away from the Manhattan Bridge, where it is believed he jumped.

Etika, InstagramPopular YouTuber and Smash Bros community figure Etika was declared deceased by NYPD in June.

The sudden tragedy rocked the internet star’s fanbase, who flocked to the bridge for an emotional memorial in wake of his passing – an event that saw interaction from other major names across the online entertainment sphere.

With YouTube Rewind 2019 praising some of the site’s top talent, fans of Etika are criticizing the platform for not featuring the entertainer in its “best of” highlight reel, including Amofa’s ex-girlfriend, “Alice Pika.”

“The only time Etika would be relevant enough in a YouTube Rewind, and he was snubbed because they decided to do a category top 5 instead of honoring the people that impacted internet culture this year,” she wrote of the issue.

Alice isn’t alone in her thinking: Smash Bros caster and Nintendo ambassador “D1” also spoke out on the matter in a heartfelt Tweet that same day.

“I don’t need a YouTube Rewind to remember what effect you had on me, and others worldwide,” he wrote. “We still miss you my dude, wish you were still here.”

Other commenters agreed with this sentiment, arguing that, rather than opting for a “best of” video, the platform should have highlighted creators who impacted the scene.

“Instead of doing what they do every year, and getting people together to make a big fun video they just… made a literal highlight reel,” one fan said. “…I really do think that there should have been some sort of memorial for Etika in some way.”

Thus far, this year’s YouTube Rewind has been met with mixed reviews, with many feeling that the site put in little effort in wake of the backlash from last year’s video – which became the most disliked upload in the platform’s history.

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio slam “super weird” paparazzi for camping outside their homes

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:20

by Connor Bennett

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Social media stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have called out the “super weird, super uncomfortable” practices of paparazzi following them and camping outside their homes. 

With the success of TikTok around the globe, a new batch of social media stars have been born, but perhaps, there have been none more successful than the D’Amelio sisters, Charli and Dixie. 

The pair have a massive fanbase across TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, and obviously, that means they attract media attention too.

However, it seems as if some paparazzi have been overstepping their boundaries, with the sisters calling them out for sitting outside their houses. 

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Charli and Dixie have seen unrivalled success on TikTok.

It came during the January 21 episode of their 2 Chix podcast as the pair got into things that have really been grinding their gears, with the paparazzi camping outside their homes being a big one. 

“Something that’s been grinding my gears – paparazzi. Kevin, Josh, this is for you guys – please stop waiting outside my house,” Charli said. “Super weird, super uncomfortable, super big invasion of privacy. Home is supposed to be a safe space, not where you have people waiting for you. Super weird, thank you.”

Dixie added that whenever she leaves her apartment, she’ll see paparazzi illegally parked outside, and they’ll follow her when driving. “They used to be really chill, we’d be like ‘hey, not right now we’re just sitting outside’ but now, I feel like since everything is closed, and they’re getting zero content from anyone, they kind of know our routine now,” she added.

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Dixie further noted that it’s quite “scary” in Charli’s situation, as her home is all glass and so there’s plenty of ways to look inside, if they wanted to do so. 

TikTokers have called out paparazzi before overstepping boundaries, with some being called out for “stalking” the D’Amelio’s in particular, even when they’re not doing much at all.

Whether or not they change after being called out by the sisters remains to be seen, but, maybe they’ll back off a little bit.