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PewDiePie apologizes for snapping at fans after PlayStation name leak

Published: 19/Jul/2020 21:04 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 14:32

by Brent Koepp

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Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg apologized to fans for getting angry during his Ghost of Tsushima livestream. The Swede became frustrated after viewers spammed him with messages after he accidentally showed his PlayStation 4 profile name.

With over 105 million subscribers, PewDiePie is not only the biggest individual content creator on YouTube, he’s also one of the most followed online personalities in the entire world.

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On July 17, the star became frustrated after his livestream of Ghost of Tsushima was brought to halt by viewers flooding him with messages on PlayStation Network. On July 19, he apologized to his audience for being “too harsh” in the moment.

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The YouTuber’s livestream was interrupted with viewers spamming him messages on PlayStation Network.

PewDiePie apologizes to fans

The personality opened the upload with an apology for snapping at fans during his July 17 stream of Ghost of Tsushima. Pewds’ attempt to the play the game had been interrupted after viewers who discovered his PlayStation name flooded his account with messages.

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“I wanted to make a genuine apology. I kind of snapped yesterday on the livestream towards my fans, and I didn’t like how I did that. I was getting hyped to play the game. I was so hyped to play it. And then as soon as I started, people saw my PSN and started spamming me,” he said.

The YouTuber also said that even though most of his fans didn’t think it was a big deal, he felt bad for how he acted. “I hate being interrupted, especially if I’m ready to do something, and I kind of just told people to “f**k off” and I’m sorry. I don’t like how I reacted. I never want to tell my fans to f**k off,” he continued.

The 30-year old also explained that he loves talking to his viewers, but not when they cross his personal space.”I don’t mind talking to fans. I like doing that. But not when it’s intruding on my own space,” he said, before he reiterated that he wasn’t angry at his fans, just frustrated by those spamming his personal account in the middle of a stream.

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The incident the entertainer was talking about happened on July 17 during his first livestream of Sucker Punch Productions latest release Ghost of Tsushima. His attempt to play it in front of thousands of viewers was quickly interrupted when he showed his PlayStation username.

As the game’s opening sequence began to play, PewDiePie was suddenly hit with invites and messages on his account. “F**k off! I don’t care. Oh my God, please!” he exclaimed. “Why!? I hate you all so much. You ruin all fun. F**k off, you are so annoying!”

The Swedish creator became frustrated as he was overwhelmed with notifications. “F**king children. What, I show my account for two seconds, and this is what you did? Way to ruin everything. Do you guys have no friends, is that the issue? God, you guys, what is your problem?”

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PewDiePie immediately apologized after getting upset during the broadcast, and stated, “Sorry. I was a little harsh there, I apologize. I regret what I said when I was angry.” However, the creator wanted to make amends again during his July 19 upload.

The YouTuber’s frustrating situation was compounded by the enormous amount of people tuning in to watch him live. On average, his streams have been amassing 60k viewers, with some of his broadcasts even peaking at over 120k. If nothing else, it’s a reminder of how careful popular personalities have to be with keeping their information hidden.

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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.