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PewDiePie gives doubtful update on Elon Musk possibly hosting ‘Meme Review’

Published: 2/Feb/2019 22:53 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 23:00

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has given an solemn outlook on the possibility of his ‘Meme Review’ show being hosted by Tesla CEO and tech millionaire Elon Musk.

While it seemed that Musk was hell-bent on hosting the show, PewDiePie isn’t so sure that the collaboration will actually come to fruition, as stated during an episode of ‘Meme Review’ on February 2.

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PewDiePie appeared to tease Musk’s appearance on the show before ultimately shutting it down – even joking that fans would have to wait until “the next millenia.”

“I guess we will check the next millenia to see if he can appear on ‘Bonus Meme,’” Pewds said of the issue. “…yeah, he’s never coming on.”

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Musk made waves across the internet after tagging PewDiePie in a hilarious Tweet on January 27, where he was pictured holding one of his infamous flamethrowers aloft, with the caption, “Host meme review?”

While PewDiePie’s response hinted that the collab could drastically boost his subscribers in light of his war with Bollywood label T-Series, it looks like Musk’s ‘Bonus Meme’ segment may never come to light.

Musk wouldn’t be the first celebrity to make an appearance on the show, should he end up accepting in the future; conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro hosted ‘Bonus Meme’ in November of 2018, after which PewDiePie made an attempt to invite controversial rapper Tekashi69 onto a later episode.

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However, Tekashi currently faces an extended time in prison, while Elon Musk is still giving PewDiePie the silent treatment – for now.

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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.