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PewDiePie mocks Soulja Boy’s latest knock off console in hilarious video

Published: 18/Jan/2019 20:01 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 23:53

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is taking shots at American rapper ‘Soulja Boy,’ who unveiled yet another knock-off console after removing his previous gaming systems from his online store in late December of 2018.

PewDiePie discussed the debacle during a ‘Pew News’ segment on January 17, where he speculated that the rapper had decided to move towards emulating Sony’s systems, after facing possible legal action from Nintendo due to his previous console line.

“You’d think after Nintendo cracked down on Soulja Boy, he would stop,” Pewds said of the issue. “But no! Soulja Boy is like, ‘Okay, well then – Sony. It’s Sony time, everybody!’”

PewDiePie went on to note the system’s price point, which currently sits at $99 – marked down from a normal price of $200.

“Why should you pay $33 for a product when you can buy the exact same product, called ‘SouljaGame,’ and it’s $99.99?” PewDiePie asked sarcastically, noting that the knock-off system was available for a mere $30 on another website. “Why pay a third of the price when you can pay way more?”

Soulja Boy has since responded to the backlash surrounding his latest product, claiming that all of his systems are “original,” and even revealed that he’d made over $375,000 in profits for the SouljaGame in an Instagram story on January 14.

Soulja Boy’s website is now off the net as of January 18 – which could hint at yet further legal action taken against the rapper after copying Sony’s PS Vita.

SouljaWatch.com was taken off the net on January 18 – hinting that Sony may have taken legal action against the rapper.
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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.