PewDiePie calls out Pokimane for copy striking smaller YouTube channels - Dexerto

PewDiePie calls out Pokimane for copy striking smaller YouTube channels

Published: 11/Jan/2019 18:53 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 18:57

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube’s biggest creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, is going after one of Twitch’s most popular streamers – Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, who allegedly claimed the video of a smaller YouTuber on the grounds of copyright infringement.

PewDiePie discussed the issue in a video on January 11, where he noted that Pokimane had seemingly claimed the video of a YouTuber by the name of ‘Bowblax’ for using clips from her Twitter spat with KEEMSTAR in November 2018.


Pewds went on to note that YouTube’s algorithm may have boosted the video’s reach, ultimately escalating their Twitter beef – which PewDiePie speculated may have been the underlying reason for Pokimane’s strike.

“I can understand why you want to take down this video, because this selected thing blows up and becomes even bigger… but the problem here… is that you’re just drawing more attention to it,” PewDiePie said of the debacle. “The more you try to hide something, the more people are going to find out about it.”


PewDiePie likewise called out other popular streamers for their use of his own content, pointing out that gaming streamer ‘Shroud’ watched one of his videos during a live stream without adding any commentary.

“Hey, Shroud, hit subscribe, god dammit!” Pewds joked of the situation, noting that Shroud hadn’t subscribed to his channel after using his video in the broadcast.

Pokimane herself has vehemently denounced creators for using her content in their videos, as shown by YouTuber ‘Memology’ in his video discussing the ‘Bowblax’ copy strike on December 22, 2018.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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.”


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.


“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.