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PewDiePie speaks out on Markiplier & Jacksepticeye’s clothing line scandal

Published: 2/Dec/2018 19:14

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular gaming YouTubers Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach and Seán ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin are facing major flak for their latest clothing line – and YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has finally given his two cents on the scandal.

Mark and Jack introduced their minimalist clothing line, ‘Cloak,’ on October 19, advertising it as a specialty brand for gamers in comparison to names like ‘Lululemon’ and ‘Nike.’ While many fans praised their latest project, others took issue with the line’s hefty price point and simplistic design scheme.

PewDiePie addressed issue during an episode of ‘Pew News’ on December 2, citing his own experience in creating clothing brands and merchandise in solidarity with his contemporaries.

He explained that producing ‘ethical’ clothing, such as he and fiance Marzia’s brand, ‘Tsuki,’ warrants a high price point, and argued that those looking for cheaper clothes would end up receiving a cheaper product, overall.

“If you want to go to Wal-Mart and buy shirts, just go ahead,” Pewds said. “…it’s not designer, and if you don’t want that, sure, it’s fine, but you’re not gonna get the same quality …or any designs that set it apart.”

PewDiePie went on to argue that ‘Cloak’s’ controversial, minimalistic design “sets it apart” from other brands, and noted that the brand’s widespread criticism largely spread from Mark and Jack’s relatively young fanbase.

However, other YouTubers have likewise criticized the brand, with Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem being among them. KEEMSTAR accused Mark and Jack of “taking advantage” of their fans, calling the ‘Cloak’ brand, “high-priced bs” in a Tweet on November 29.

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Dr Disrespect responds to backlash after roasting mobile gaming

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:00

by Michael Gwilliam

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Legendary streamer Dr Disrespect responded to all the backlash he received after comparing his monstrous gaming setup to that of a mobile gamer’s.

On November 26, the Two-Time made waves on Twitter after he described his $200,000 multi-PC setup and sarcastically asked how people can take mobile gaming seriously.

Now, the back-to-back Blockbuster video game champion responded to everyone who was upset with him claiming mobile gaming wasn’t a serious thing.

In a comedic skit, Doc pretended to play a game on an old flip phone and was clearly struggling.

“Come on, peak. Oh, I would have killed you if I had a better connection. That’s bullsh*t,” he acted before realizing the camera was rolling, causing him to slowly flip his phone shut. “How long have we been live?”

While this opening segment was played for jokes, the theme carried on with Doc talking to ZLaner about the backlash he was receiving.

“I’m getting a lot of heat these days on Twitter. I just explained what my setup was in comparison to a mobile gaming setup,” he said. “I shouldn’t even say anything anymore.”

To this, ZLaner inquired about what exactly Doc had said and if he was implying that mobile gaming was a “laughing joke.”

“Again, I just explained what my setup was,” he doubled down. “And then with all that said, do I take someone playing on a phone seriously? I mean, it was just a question.”

Furthermore, when 100 Thieves star Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter tried to get Doc to participate in a big Among Us stream, he declined, saying it “looks worse than a mobile game.”

While the YouTube streamer may be downplaying his remarks a touch, phrasing them as “just a question,” it didn’t stop some prominent voices from speaking up.

As Dexerto reported, things reached a boiling point when CoD Mobile player Luke ‘iFerg’ Fergie challenged Doc to a $100,000 1v1.

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Dr Disrespect has been seeing success on YouTube.

This wasn’t the only challenge issued either with Elijah ‘Hawksnest’ Jackson offering a $10,000 wager against the Two-Time.

Dr Disrespect didn’t respond to either of the two challenges issued. Either way, it seems like this feud with the mobile gaming community is far from over.