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PewDiePie roasts YouTube Rewind 2018 in brutal reaction video

Published: 7/Dec/2018 20:43 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 20:46

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube’s most-subscribed creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, spoke out about this year’s YouTube Rewind in a brutal response video on December 7 – and even feels that the site’s community is more unhappy with the platform than ever before.

PewDiePie took issue with the more “political” segment of Rewind, where a group of notable YouTubers gathered around a campfire to praise creators who raised money for charity or spoke out about mental health.

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“You were paid!” Pewds said of the segment, seeming to specifically call out a line said by YouTuber Gabbie Hanna.

“It takes a lot of bravery to be that vulnerable, and I’m so proud of this community,” Gabbie stated.

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“I takes a lot of bravery – and money – to be that vulnerable,” Pewds continued.

He went on to discuss the overwhelming amount of dislikes the video received as opposed to previous years, noting that YouTube Rewind 2018 has a ratio of over two million dislikes to 1,500,000 likes – a massive disparity compared to 2016 and even 2017.

“It was almost like people wanted to dislike it before it even came out, because the community is more unhappy with YouTube than ever,” PewDiePie commented. “Rewind… seemed like a homage to the creators that year. It was something cool to be part of. Now, I’m almost glad I’m not in it, because it’s such a cringy video at this point.”

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While PewDiePie expressed some disappointment that he wasn’t in last year’s Rewind, both he and the majority of YouTube’s audience appear to be displeased by this year’s video – even wondering if it’s possible to make a good Rewind, at all.

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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.