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PewDiePie makes incredible gesture for charity in honor of Keanu Reeves

Published: 17/Jun/2019 18:51 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 18:53

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, like many across the internet, is currently obsessed with A-List actor Keanu Reeves, following his meme-worthy appearance at E3 2019 – but he’s doing much more than making ‘Meme Review’ videos about the John Wick lead.

PewDiePie uploaded yet another video discussing the celebrity on June 17, following his initial ‘Meme Review’ episode discussing Reeves, which gave any and all Keanu memes a 10/10.

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This time, PewDiePie took a deep dive into Reeves’ life story, noting that the actor had experienced a rough past leading up to his current stardom in the mainstream media.

Reeves’ youth saw a troubled relationship with his parents, with his father abandoning his family when he was just three years old and his mother remarrying multiple times, leaving him in the care of nannies and babysitters.

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Later in life, Reeves’ girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth to their stillborn child, later dying in a motor vehicle accident – while his sister fought for her life against Leukemia, ultimately surviving the disease.

Marybel Pape, Wikimedia CommonsKeanu Reeves international fame follows his difficult past, which saw his sister battle with Leukemia – a battle that led him to start his own, secret charity organization to fund research about the disease.
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It was due to these harrowing details that PewDiePie decided to donate all profits made from his video toward the Leukemia Research Foundation – as well as a personal detail from his own life.

“It’s where Keanu donated a lot of money,” Kjellberg explained. “His sister went through Leukemia and she survived. It took my grandad. I thought that could be a nice ending to it, and have a nice Keanu effect.”

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PewDiePie also noted that the now-famous heckler at Keanu’s E3 presentation was offered an early copy of Cyberpunk 2077, who ultimately turned the offer down, asking the developers to donate to charity, instead.

This wouldn’t be the first time Kjellberg has delved into charity by far; in fact, the Swede even orchestrated a massive charity drive for ‘Child Rights and You’ in December 2018, an India-based organization founded to benefit struggling children.

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PewDiePie’s initial goal of £150,000 was promptly surpassed, raising over $246,000 for the charity in the midst of his heated battle with Bollywood music label T-Series, who ultimately took his crown of being YouTube’s most subscribed channel in late March.

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Bryce Hall’s true feelings for Addison Rae exposed by lie detector

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Addison Rae were once the internet’s most buzzed-about couple; but after the two broke it off in September, it’s been unclear whether they might get back together in the future.

It’s been almost a year since ‘Braddison’ took the net by storm; The two influencers frequently appeared in each other’s TikToks and social media posts, quickly sparking rumors that the two were dating on the down-low.

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While they never confirmed their relationship status — with Addison even claiming they were not involved, whatsoever — the two broke off whatever was going on between them “off social media,” leaving shippers in shambles.

However, it’s clear that Bryce Hall isn’t over his pseudo-romance with Rae (who is one of TikTok’s highest-earning creators), as evidenced by a lie detector test taken in collaboration with the Vlog Squad’s Jason Nash.

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It’s worth noting that polygraph tests are not always correct, with a report from the National Academy of Sciences claiming that there is “little basis for the expectation that a polygraph test could have extremely high accuracy.”

That didn’t stop the Sway House from taking the test for entertainment purposes, anyway, prompting Nash to ask the question on everyone’s minds: “Do you want Addison back?”

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Hall initially laughed at the query but openly admitted that he did, indeed, want to get back with the Southern belle — prompting the test proctor to announce that his statement was, in fact, true.

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Needless to say, this caused quite an outrage among the Sway House members, with Josh Richards even getting up from the sofa to run out of the room yelling, “Oh my god! Holy s**t!”

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It’s unclear whether or not ‘Braddison’ will ever be a thing again: Considering that Addison seems to keep her love life close to the chest, as well as being constantly harassed on social media, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the two keep a potential rekindling of their romance off the books.

For now, all fans can do is watch and wait for a response from Rae after Hall’s soul-baring answer to one of TikTok’s most burning questions.