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PewDiePie considers going to court over YouTube copyright claims

Published: 6/Apr/2019 0:09 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 0:10

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg might be the most-subscribed creator on the platform, but that doesn’t mean he’s above being copystriked by major companies.

Why is PewDiePie speaking up about copy striking on YouTube?

PewDiePie spoke out on the issue during a video on April 5, where he bemoaned the financial state of videos in which he commentated over episodes of Dr. Phil – and even raised the possibility of going to court over the matter.

“I wanna make Dr. Phil videos, but all of them get claimed by copystrike,” he said of the issue. “I mean, I should probably go to court. I mean, that’s probably hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.”

MrBeast’s copyright troubles

PewDiePie isn’t the only major YouTuber struggling with the site’s copyright system, either; Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has been outspoken on the problem via Twitter, claiming that he has had to push his merchandise in order to remain profitable.

“My ad rates are pretty terrible and with companies taking so much of it, I’ve kind of been getting screwed recently,” MrBeast wrote. “I don’t want to scale back my videos so I’m going to have to promote my merch a lot more so I can keep spending what I do.”

That’s not all – one of his videos had even been demonetized due his crew merely humming a song, although the claimant didn’t even own the tune in question.

PewDiePie’s supposed YouTube income

Despite PewDiePie’s major loss in revenue, the YouTuber recently opened up about his income, appearing to hint that he made around $3,400 per hour in a video on March 29.

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He even gave hints as to his net worth, noting that he was “definitely” worth more than $20 million.

Despite these major numbers, Kjellberg had an enlightening outlook on his personal wealth, claiming that he attempts to live modestly to avoid being “changed” by his monetary success.

PewDiePie, YouTubeWhile PewDiePie didn’t state his exact daily earnings, he hinted that he earns around $3,400 per hour in a 40-hour work week – equaling nearly $7 million a year.

“I obviously didn’t start YouTube to make money,” he said of his wealth. “…Considering how much I make, I try to live modestly, because I don’t want to – I want to live a normal life. I don’t want the money to change my life.”

Following this message, PewDiePie reached yet another record-breaking subscriber milestone, gaining 93 million subscribers ahead of T-Series after the release of his ‘Congratulations’ diss track on March 31.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.