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PewDiePie gushes over Keanu Reeves’ E3 appearance, teases Meme Review collab

Published: 14/Jun/2019 21:17

by Virginia Glaze

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Hollywood star, action hero, and beloved celebrity Keanu Reeves made an appearance at E3 2019 to announce his role in the upcoming ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ video game – a development that YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg found “breathtaking.”

Keanu’s on-stage stint for the title provided a slew of meme-worthy moments, thanks to his appearance in the game’s trailer and an audience member heckling him on stage.

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This wholesome heckling moment saw Keanu return the favor, calling the heckler (and the audience at large) “breathtaking” – an encounter that has since turned into a widespread meme, which PewDiePie rated 10/10.

PewDiePie discussed Keanu’s E3 presentation during an episode of his ‘Meme Review’ show on June 14, admitting that he harbors a deep love for Reeves’ films and noting that he has the “perfect response” to every question.

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“Keanu Reeves’ demise will be his virtue,” Kjellberg jokingly said of the actor. “…the day Keanu Reeves gets outed for [being] a bad person is the day the world is over. ‘Cause I don’t want to live in it anymore.”

This episode of Meme Review might have teased a potential collaboration, as well; PewDiePie reacted to a meme that petitioned for Keanu’s appearance on the show, with the YouTube king appearing to heartily agree with the idea.

Keanu’s potential appearance on the show wouldn’t be the first time a celebrity has been a Meme Review host, by far; Tesla CEO and tech millionaire Elon Musk hosted the show in late February, in an attempt to thwart T-Series’ impending status as YouTube’s most subscribed channel.

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Keanu wasn’t the only celebrity in attendance at E3, either; comedian and actor Jack Black likewise made an appearance at the event, as well as Elon Musk, who showcased a special game for Tesla cars using the vehicles’ steering wheels.

Reeves’ involvement with Cyberpunk 2077 marks yet another celebrity cameo in upcoming video games, with the likes of Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelesen showing up in Hideo Kojima’s mysterious Death Stranding title.

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While Death Stranding is slated for a November 2019 release date, fans won’t get to see Cyberpunk 2077 – nor Keanu Reeves’ performance in the game – until April 16, 2020.

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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.