Petition to have Etika's YouTube channel restored reaches 350,000 signatures - Dexerto
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Petition to have Etika’s YouTube channel restored reaches 350,000 signatures

Published: 26/Jun/2019 11:12 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 11:49

by David Purcell

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A petition to have Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah’s YouTube channel restored has attracted over 350,000 signatures, with fans hoping to enjoy his content long into the future.

The popular internet personality was found dead by the New York Police Department on June 25, at the age of 29, days after posting what many believed at the time was a suicide note in a description of a YouTube video upload. 

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Etika fans have responded by signing a Change.org petition in droves, which calls for YouTube to restore many of his old videos to the platform – most of which were uploaded to his original channel.

Instagram: EtikaFans want to experience some of Etika’s greatest moments again and are calling for YouTube to make it possible.

The late YouTuber’s channel was removed for violating community guidelines, after reportedly posting explicit content in October 2018. However, thousands of fans are now hoping YouTube will reverse the decision and bring back some of his best moments for people to watch. 

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“We the YouTube community and the Joycon Boyz, demand that his YouTube channel be reinstated so his legacy can be archived,” the petition description states. 

“Years of memories are gone due to his misconduct of a few uploads, and we think someone who has done so much for the YouTube platform should be allowed to have his greatest moments archived on YouTube forever.”

Change.org, screengrabThe Change.org petition has a goal of 500,000 signatures, and has already reached over 350,000 at the time of writing.

“Please consider. Think about how much he has done for you YouTube. Think about all the years of his life he poured into his channel, and restore those memories,” the description continues. 

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A number of other high profile figures from the gaming community have reached out to Etika’s friends and family with messages of support during this difficult time, with Pokimane, PewDiePie, Ali-A, and more honoring the former streamer after his body was found near Manhattan Bridge on June 25.  

Fans are hoping that the petition will encourage YouTube to reinstate his channel, or perhaps allow fans to see a select group of previously uploaded videos.

For those looking to support the cause and sign the petition, head over to Change.org

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If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).

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Bryce Hall reveals why he uploaded viral street fight video

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:23

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and TikTok star Bryce Hall came under fire after uploading a video that showed himself attempting to break up a fight between the Sway House boys and a bystander — and now, he’s revealed his side of the story.

The video, originally taken on September 23, sparked outrage among Hall’s fanbase after being posted on October 4, with many critics calling out the influencer for what appeared to be bad behavior.

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However, Sway House member Nick Bean clarified what took place in an Instagram Live stream, stating that the altercation had been his fault and that things ultimately ended on a happy note, while also claiming the incident was “misrepresented” by media outlets.

This didn’t stop some commenters from still finding fault with the situation — especially since a few choice homophobic slurs had been thrown out during the video.

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Bryce Hall later told his side of the story during an episode of his “Capital University” podcast on October 7, seeming to confirm Bean’s version of events: A drunk Bean had tossed a traffic cone onto a nearby car, causing the owner to come out of a restaurant to assess the situation.

Bryce claimed that the car’s owner punched Bean in the face twice, leading to the all-out brawl seen in the video. Just like Bean’s statement, he claimed that the group made up in the end; but that wasn’t all he revealed.

The TikToker also explained why he’d even uploaded the video in the first place, stating that he wanted to get ahead of the media outlets to prevent any misinterpreting of the situation.

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“We didn’t actually know that there was a video,” Hall admitted, referring to the now-viral clip originally taken from a paparazzi outlet. “I actually tweeted out the video, because I knew it was going to come out. I didn’t want the press articles to switch up the story at all. So I tweeted it out.”

At long last, Hall has finally cleared up the events leading up to the viral video; and while some fans are understanding, it doesn’t look like internet critics are willing to let this one go, regardless of his and Bean’s explanation.

What’s your take on the fight? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending!

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