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PewDiePie’s childhood confusion is something we can all relate to

Published: 17/Sep/2019 2:43 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 19:04

by Brent Koepp

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During his latest episode of Meme Review on September 16, YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was brought back to his childhood when a popular Spongebob Squarepants meme reminded him how confused he was by a certain phenomena.

PewDiePie took a day off from his Minecraft series to release one of his popular Meme Reviews and during the episode, the Swede opened up to his audience about his childhood after a Spongebob meme sparked some memories.

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The cartoon had the YouTube king retell a story about how confused he was about the subject in the meme, and confessed that as an adult he didn’t know what it actually was.

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie’s Meme Review turned into a ‘Science Review’ after Spongebob meme brought back childhood confusion.

PewDiePie confused by a Spongebob meme

The YouTuber reacted to a popular Spongebob meme where the cartoon character is dizzy after standing up, when it sparked his memories of being confused by it when he was younger. 

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“This confused me so much when I was a kid. Okay? No-one talked about it. What are these flying things?!” he said, referring to the phenomena of seeing ‘stars” or ‘dots’ after standing up too quickly.

“They would say “no, you’re crazy!” … I’m like “I swear I see them!” What are they!? I’m so confused!” Pewds screamed.

The Swede then said he was frustrated because he didn’t know how to explain what it was. “Seriously I was like, “why am I the only one talking about this?” I don’t know how to describe it either. They are just like dots blinking, and I don’t know what they are! Godammit, schools teach you nothing!”

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(Timestamp of 2:38 for mobile viewers.)

PewDiePie then decided to look up what the medical definition for what it was, and unsurprisingly, the definition was quite wordy. “You know what I’ll Google it. Science section of Meme Review happening right now!” he declared, as he clapped his hands together.

“What are the lights that shine when I stand up too quick?” the Swede typed into Google search. “Orthostatic hypotension, alright cool, I don’t care. Can you just explain what it is?”

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Still confused about the actual definition upon finding the answer, the YouTuber said “It’s blood rushing to your head. Alright I can’t find the answer, so there must be a conspiracy. Alien reptile lights. Alright!”

The Spongebob Meme

The meme that kicked off Pewds’ medical journey to find answers is called ‘Ight Imma head out’ and was a screenshot taken from the Spongebob Squarepants episode ‘The Smoking Peanut’ which aired on the animation channel Nickelodeon in 2001. 

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It gained popularity this year, and centers around the cartoon character standing up to leave. The Swede reacted to a variation of it about being dizzy and seeing lights when getting up too quick to leave, which he had experienced growing up.

YouTube: PewDiePieAn example of the ‘Ight Imma head out’ meme which sparked his childhood memories.

As of the time of this article, PewDiePie has over 101 million subs on his YouTube channel, and continues to get tens of millions of views daily, largely fueled by his wildly popular Minecraft series.

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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.