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PewDiePie destroys James Charles’ apology video to Tati

Published: 17/May/2019 18:34 Updated: 18/May/2019 2:22

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is no stranger to controversy, and has made several apology videos following his scandals throughout the years – and now, he’s using his experience to dissect the apology video of beauty guru James Charles.

Charles uploaded a teary, eight-minute-long apology video on May 10, following Tati Westbrook’s 43-minute-long “Bye Sister” video that exposed Charles for allegedly using his fame to “manipulate” the sexuality of straight men and promoting a product from her direct competitor.

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Many fans weren’t impressed with Charles’ apology on the topic, and his video has since become one of the most disliked uploads on YouTube of all time – prompting PewDiePie to step in and pinpoint exactly where Charles went wrong.

Kjellberg called Charles’ video a “trainwreck,” noting that the beauty guru didn’t explain much of the controversy currently surrounding him and spoke incredibly slowly throughout the duration of his message, also taking issue with Charles claiming that he would “make more mistakes” in the future before making visible efforts to improve.

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“…this video did nothing,” PewDiePie said of Charles’ apology. “…I don’t know how James is going to come back from this. I think this actually could be the end, I don’t know.”

This wouldn’t be the first time PewDiePie has spoken out on the drama between Tati and Charles, either; in fact, Kjellberg appeared to pin the blame on Tati once the drama went live, claiming that he “had a lot of problems” with her statements in a Tweet before making his own video on the subject.

PewDiePie “couldn’t imagine” why Tati addressed her beef with Charles in such a public manner, rather than hashing it out between the two of them – and even felt she was using their feud to advertise her own vitamin brand, Halo.

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“I can’t imagine making a video just publicly dragging someone instead of talking to them,” PewDiePie said of Tati’s video. “…“What has that to do with Tati’s brand? This is an ad.”

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Tati has since released a second video on the issue, begging fans to stop dragging Charles with offensive memes and language, claiming that she’d made her initial statement as a “last-ditch effort” to reach Charles, as he was “unreachable.”

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Tati’s spiel about Charles saw a massive drop in subscribers for the young YouTuber, costing him nearly three million subs – while Tati herself has risen to over 10 million subscribers in the aftermath of the drama.

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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.