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PewDiePie slams YouTube for release of Logan Paul’s YouTube Red movie

Published: 20/Oct/2018 21:57 Updated: 20/Oct/2018 21:58

by Virginia Glaze

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The current king of YouTube, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, has called out the platform for releasing controversial social media personality Logan Paul’s long-shelved YouTube Red movie, The Thinning: New World Order.

He noted that Paul’s movie had been placed on hold ten days after the release of his infamously offensive vlog, where he filmed a deceased person in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘suicide forest’ – while Felix’s own show had been canceled just after news broke of his anti-semitic comments in a prank video.

“It’s kind of amazing how a billion dollar company can be so inept at leadership,” he stated of the situation’s disparity. “If you want to be taken seriously, you need to apply the same rules for everyone.”

Felix also called out YouTube’s statement regarding the movie’s release, which claimed that the company had decided to publish the film ‘out of fairness to the fans who have been asking for the sequel.’

“Thank you, YouTube, for your fairness,” he said sarcastically.

However, he expressed a sympathy for Logan Paul’s situation, claiming that he hadn’t wanted his movie to be cancelled despite the controversy surrounding his vlog.

“Punish Logan for what he did, punish me for my mistakes, but to punish everyone involved in these projects… they’re so massive, it doesn’t make sense,” he said. “It just isn’t fair to everyone else involved.”

He also noted that the difference in treatment between the two YouTubers could stem from PewDiePie’s name being directly attached to his show, Scare PewDiePie.

PewDiePie stated that he believes in the YouTube Red program despite this controversy, and feels that the project has ‘a lot of potential.’

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LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton

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Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

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xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.