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PewDiePie faces backlash for India – Pakistan comments amid YouTube race with T-Series

Published: 12/Mar/2019 22:15 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 6:15

by Alan Bernal

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg faced heavy backlash for his comments on the conflict between Pakistan and India in a March 12 PewNews update, forcing the content creator to delete the segment from his video.

PewDiePie briefly touched on the Pulwama terror attack, which is having residual effects in the entertainment industry, as Indian music label T-Series has started pulling content from Pakistani artists.

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PewDiePie admittedly didn’t know much about the the specifics revolving around the alleged terror attacks, but touched on the recent surge of Pakistani support he received since T-Series started removing Pakistani songs after being pressured by politicians.

PewDiePieThe YouTuber was visibly perplexed by T-Serie’s decision to remove Pakistani content from their site.

“Basically what happened was that after the Pulwama terror attack, T-Series removed Pakistani singers’ songs,” PewDiePie said. “… India blamed Pakistans for the attack, but Pakistan condemned the attack and denied any connection to it… But the most important thing out of all of this, is that the Pakistanis are on our side. Pakistan is on our side, T-Series. You’ll regret making this enemy.”

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The since deleted clip showed a small group of Pakistani musicians and youth rallying in the streets with signs saying “Unsubscribe T-Series.”

PewDiePie later clarified his stance on the issue, saying: “I think it’s clear that I didn’t mean anything in a bigger sense of what goes on between India and Pakistan. I was strictly speaking in the context of T-Series and artists getting screwed over, just want to make that clear here.”

Though the YouTuber took out the minute and a half segment regarding T-Series and Pakistan artists, there were negative sentiments among some of his fans.

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It seems the video might have had some impact on his race against T-Series, since PewDiePie has increased his lead on the music label to around 20,000 subscribers at the time of writing.

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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.