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PewDiePie slams Lilly Singh amidst news of YouTube’s top earning creators

Published: 10/Dec/2018 0:17 Updated: 10/Dec/2018 0:22

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is no stranger to drama. Following his major controversy over saying a racial slur in late 2017, the YouTuber is now in an ongoing battle with Bollywood label T-Series – and is even picking a fight with another top creator on the platform.

PewDiePie called out popular YouTuber Lilly Singh during an episode of ‘Pew News’ on December 9, criticizing her reaction to Forbe’s Top 10 list of 2018’s highest-earning YouTubers.

Singh posted a Tweet reacting to the news, noting the fact that there were no women on the list and claiming that she had even predicted this development in her Instagram post about last year’s article.

“Two years ago, it was almost even between male and female,” Singh wrote. “Last year it was just me, and this year there are no females at all. …I’m concerned the digital space is going to repeat the mistakes of ancient industries. Hope I’m wrong.”

PewDiePie took issue with Singh’s Tweet, finding the idea that adsense would pay men and women differently “ridiculous.”

“You don’t get paid more or less based on your gender,” Pewds argued. “Adsense pays the same way. If people want to subscribe to you, they do it because they enjoy your videos, not because of your gender. That’s ridiculous.”

The Swede went on to insult Lilly for her comments on the list, calling her a “crybaby” and an “idiot.”

“If you start complaining about this you sound like a crybaby and an idiot, which you are, Lilly Singh, in case you weren’t sure,” he continued.

Singh has since posted a series of Tweets further explaining her position on the matter, firmly holding that she isn’t merely upset that she didn’t make this year’s list, but is rather “pointing out a concerning cultural pattern” within the industry.

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AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.