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PewDiePie speaks out on Logan Paul’s “going gay” controversy

Published: 19/Jan/2019 23:30 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 23:35

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has spoken out on the controversy surrounding YouTuber Logan Paul, who claimed that he would be “going gay” for the month of March as part of his New Year’s resolution.

PewDiePie addressed the issue during an episode of Pew News on January 17, feeling that those angered by Paul’s statement were misunderstanding his intent.

“I get kinda why people are upset,” Pewds said of the debacle. “Yes, being homosexual is not a choice – but I also think that’s not what he was saying.”

Pewds went on to compare Paul’s statement to such challenges as “No Shave November” and decried the outrage around the incident, which he called a “stupid joke.”

“…I don’t know, man,” PewDiePie continued. “‘Male Only March.’ Was that it? It’s such a stupid joke. Is that really worth getting that upset about?”

Logan Paul responded to the backlash resulting from ‘Male Only March’ on Twitter shortly after the offending episode went live, claiming that he will further discuss the issue on his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast – as soon as he recovers from his recent tonsillectomy.

“Very poor choice of words… my fault,” Paul wrote. “Let’s get together and talk about it on my podcast next week?”

Logan isn’t the only Paul brother in hot water, either; Jake Paul has likewise been at the center of controversy, after uploading a contentious video participating in the ‘Bird Box Challenge,’ where he walked into oncoming traffic – and even drove a vehicle – while blindfolded.

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.