PewDiePie Hits Out at VICE Again For Slander and Weighs in on YouTube Subscription Box Debate - Dexerto
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PewDiePie Hits Out at VICE Again For Slander and Weighs in on YouTube Subscription Box Debate

Published: 29/May/2018 12:41 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has hit out at website VICE once again in his latest video, and also gave his view on the latest YouTube controversy over subscription boxes.

PewDiePie accused VICE of slander on May 25th, after the website and broadcasting company published an article entitled “PewDiePie is Teaching His Audience that Women Are Asking For It”.

The article related to a video which PewDiePie had made responding to Twitch streamer Alinity, who had accused him of portraying a negative image of women to his audience calling her and other female streamers “Twitch thots”.

PewDiePie highlighted the very “promiscuous” content of Alinity’s stream, which VICE then presumed was the reason he felt criticism of Alinity was deserved.

But, PewDiePie explained that the reason he was critical of Alinity was for her open admission of abusing copyright law in order to receive money from videos which used her content under fair use – not because of her sexually suggestive content.

“This whole article is so painfully one sided. It’s offensive because it insinuates that somehow I said it’s ok to harass or sexually assault (or even worse) women, because of what they wear. I never said this.

It’s funny to me how a website that claimed that they know how millennials think and what content they want can be so disconnected from their own audience.”

I said [Alinity] deserves criticism for abusing copyright law – there is something very wrong with that and you should be allowed to be criticized. Yes, it’s the internet and there will be a small percentage of harassment, it’s unfortunate, and I never said anyone deserves that, that’s ridiculous.”

PewDiePie also addressed the concerns which a number of YouTubers have expressed over the new subscription box algorithm, which now presents videos of subscribed channels to users in an order determined by YouTube itself, rather than chronologically.

“That just seems like a terrible idea. YouTube has just changed so many things over the years that none of the creators wanted and none of the users seem to want either, but they always just move ahead with it anyway.

And usually, it’s fine. But the subscription box has been the last bastion, the last stronghold of YouTube that hadn’t been altered and hasn’t been changed. It is so difficult to find videos from a certain person in the recommended tab, home tab, trending tab and all these things that no one really wants.

And in a way they are kind of nice – but just don’t touch the subscription feed. I have to be honest though, a lot of times people get outraged with updates and they’re not really as bad as everyone thinks.”

You can watch PewDiePie’s full video on VICE and YouTube’s subscription boxes below.

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Tony Lopez hits back at grooming accusations after viral TikToks

Published: 22/Oct/2020 15:26

by Georgina Smith

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Tony Lopez has hit out at creators who he says have spread grooming allegations against him for “likes and views,” following accusations that he deleted a viral TikToker’s comment regarding the issue.

The accusations against 21-year-old TikTok star Tony Lopez first emerged in August 2020, when several viral TikToks revealed messages allegedly sent by the star to underage girls, asking them for photographs.

Later that month he released an apology on Twitter in which he claimed he’s “not proud of his past choices” and said he would “hold myself responsible for this mistake,” though did not make any specific reference to the nature of the allegations, leaving many angry.

Tony Lopez
Instagram: Tony Lopez
He has been under fire for several months over the allegations.

In the months following, several new videos containing supposed evidence against Tony Lopez have gone viral. One video that garnered around 250K views and 50K likes appeared to show inappropriate DMs between a minor and the young star. However, the validity of these DMs, and others like it, have been called into question.

Tony Lopez has now hit out at this influx of viral content surrounding the allegations against him, after people claimed he’d deleted viral TikToker AngryReactions’ comment regarding the issue.

AngryReactions uploaded a video of him dancing in front of one of Tony’s comment sections, pointing to a comment he’d posted that read “you tried to have sex with multiple underage girls. You’re sick.”

@angryreactions@tonylopez DONT RUN FROM ME FRIENDDDDDD 😈♬ original sound – Q U A N

Shortly after, Tony’s comments were flooded with people claiming that he’d deleted AngryReactions’ comment. The video to which that comment section was attached has since been deleted.

Before its deletion, Tony posted several comments that addressed AngryReactions claims. “I did not delete AngryReactions’ comment,” he began, “he has done this twice now and deletes his own comment then makes a video as if I did for likes.”

He goes on to hit out at “creators” for “using my situation for likes and views,” also saying that “no one knows the full story, and I have yet to speak about everything properly from my side of this whole thing, yet people speak on it as if they do.”

He ends with a plea for people to “stop using this whole situation for likes. It’s not a joke. Never was a joke.”

Tony Lopez is a TikTok star with over 22 million followers on the video-sharing app. He is yet to specifically address individual allegations that have been made against him.