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PewDiePie mocks YouTube apology videos with troll livestream

Published: 11/Jul/2020 23:47 Updated: 12/Jul/2020 16:43

by Brent Koepp

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During his July 11 broadcast, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg trolled his audience by mocking YouTube apology videos. He jokingly “cried” to show viewers how easy it is to “fake” it.

For many, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The Swedish creator has masterfully navigated his way through trends over the years to become YouTube’s top subscribed individual content creator on the platform.

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During his latest broadcast, the star jokingly showed his viewers how to make an “apology” video. The star’s joke follows content creators like Tati Westbrook breaking down on camera to apologize for past mistakes they have made.

PewDiePie mocks YouTube apology videos

During Pewds’ latest YouTube broadcast titled “Apology Livestream,” the 30-year-old told his audience that he needed to get something off his chest.  The star then began to play sad music and joked “I want to apologize. I want to be as honest with you guys as possible,” before putting eye drops into his eyes to mimic tears.

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While it’s unclear if he was referencing Tati Westbrook’s video in his joke, he said several things that were very similar to her video. “I care about you guys so much, and I miss you!” he yelled, before zooming the camera on his face and showing the eye drops running down his cheeks. “I’m so sorry!”

The personality proceeded to add more eye drops, and then joked, “I will work on bettering myself. I try my best, but I’m just human.” He then broke into laughter during his speech and said, “It legit looks convincing. It’s that easy to fake an apology, guys!”

Continuing to mock typical online apology videos, he exclaimed, “These are real authentic feelings that I have, I didn’t mean to kill all those people in Minecraft. It wasn’t my fault! No, I said I was going to be strong.” The YouTuber then zoomed the camera even closer to his face to show off his “tears.”

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Despite not saying Westbrook’s name, several of his lines echoed the makeup personality’s viral video from June. In a previous stream, Pewds gave a critical take on her apology, and said, “That was not an apology, that was just shifting all the blame. It’s f**king bulls**t. I can’t imagine uploading a video saying words that comes from my mouth, and then blame it on someone else. Even if I heard someone else tell me. It’s complete bulls**t.”

While PewDiePie has heavily focused on gaming content in the last year, the YouTuber has used his live broadcasts in 2020 to also react to current events. On July 8, he brought back a live version of his show PewNews.

The creator announced in March that he had signed a major deal with YouTube to stream exclusively on their platform. So far it’s seemed to pay off, as the star consistently pulls in over 100k viewers each time he goes live.

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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.