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PewDiePie tests the limits of YouTube’s new harassment policy

Published: 16/Dec/2019 2:05

by Brent Koepp

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Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg took another shot at YouTube’s new harassment policy during his December 15 upload by reacting to some questionable memes.

YouTube’s most popular content creator PewDiePie hasn’t been too thrilled with the video-hosting service’s latest harassment policy – which they rolled out on December 11.

The Swedish star, who has been vocal about his criticisms of the new rules, combated them during his latest upload by reacting to content that pushes the envelope.

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The Swedish YouTuber reached over 102 million followers in 2019.

PewDiePie reacts to edgy memes to combat harassment policy

The popular YouTuber has slammed the platforms harassment policy in the past, calling it “stupid” and arguing that it fails to distinguish the difference between a joke and actual bullying.

Pewds used his latest upload titled “I will get in trouble for this” to test the policy’s limits by reacting to the ‘Cursed Comments’ forum on Reddit, where he read submissions that contained vulgar language, sexual jokes, and taboo subjects.

After reading a submission that had violence in the subject, he mocked the updated rules. “It was a joke, YouTube! It was a joke! But he said it! How am I supposed to interpret it? Oh God, he’s dog whistling to other groups,” the 30-year-old said.

(Timestamp 01:16 for mobile users.)

Each time he read an edgy joke from the Reddit forum, a disclaimer flashed at the bottom of his screen that read “The comments made in this video are purely sarcasm, or hyperbole. Do not take me seriously! PewDiePie does not encourage or endorse anything in this video!”

The YouTube king seems worn down by the platform’s changes, which was demonstrated in his December 14 upload.”YouTube 2019 everyone! It just keeps getting better and better,” he said sarcastically, before continuing. “That’s what I enjoy the most. The step by step improvement that keep occurring!”

He also pointed out that the platform is tough on how it enforces its policies. “The thing I’ve learned about YouTube’s policies is that it doesn’t matter what they say. What matters is how they enforce it. And we’ve already seen how it’s done!” the Swede said.

(Timestamp 00:23 for mobile users.)

PewDiePie recently announced that he is taking a break from making videos on YouTube in 2020, explaining that he’s “tired” – although he said he will clarify more later on what pushed him to this decision.

Despite his frustrations, the popular entertainer has had an incredible year, reaching 100 million subscribers in August, and getting married in the same month. He was also named the most watched channel on the platform in the annual Rewind video.

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Tayler Holder slams claims he cheated on Sommer Ray with Charly Jordan

Published: 27/Oct/2020 2:37

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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TikTok star Tayler Holder has hit back at claims he cheated on Sommer Ray with Charly Jordan and maintained his innocence in a video that went viral on YouTube and Instagram.

Tayler Holder has been through a bit of a roller-coaster ride in recent months. It all started when he made a series of cryptic posts back in July that hinted towards a break-up with Sommer Ray. It kicked up quite a storm, and he confirmed the break-up not long after. 

Then, a little under three months later, rumors that he found a new flame with Charly Jordan began to circulate. The pair confirmed their relationship in an Instagram post of them sharing an intimate moment together.

However, their newfound spark didn’t sit well with Sommer Ray. Even though she said she was “happy for them,” she claimed Jordan lied about something, although it wasn’t clear what she was referring to.

Since then, people on social media have accused Holder of cheated on Ray with Jordan when they were still together. But before the drama reached boiling point, Tayler decided to nip it all in the bud.

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Tayler Holder and Charly Jordan confirmed their relationship with this image.

Tayler Holder claims he never cheated on Sommer Ray

In a video titled, ‘A Message To Sommer Ray,’ Tayler denied that he ever cheated on her with Charly Jordan. “I’m just gonna hit the pinpoints because I don’t wanna make this like an ongoing thing,” he said. “I just wanna get to the point. I just wanna forget about this and I want to move on and be happy in my life.”

“I never cheated on Sommer,” he said.

“I never unfollowed Sommer. Sommer blocked me on countless occasions because of our personal problems that we were having. With that being said, whenever you block someone, it makes the other one unfollow you.”

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Tayler Holder and Charly Jordan were caught having a ‘romantic lunch.’

“This is currently creating a lot of problems with my relationship and making my current girlfriend… feel a certain way and getting attacked a lot on the internet and… I’m just not gonna let that slide because I care a lot about her.”

He also addressed the comments Sommer Ray made about Charly Jordan being a liar. It seems like she was talking about the ‘romantic lunch’ he was accused of having with Charly Jordan.

“Nobody lied. That date that we were on was never a date,” he said. “That lunch was a business meeting for her and some other business people… it got canceled.

“She asked me and a few of my roommates we were with,” he added. “No-one wanted to come so I was like, sure… paparazzi happened to catch us there. It looked like we were on a date.”

Tayler Holder acknowledged the two of them ‘vibed’ and hung out more from that point onward. But he said it wasn’t the intention at all in the very beginning, and definitely wasn’t a date.

To wrap things up, he begged Sommer Ray to stop throwing him and Charly Jordan shade and move on. He also claimed the two of them were never friends before and met two times at most.

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Tayler Holder’s relationship with Charly Jordan has already been tested.

Many thought his words seemed genuine, but it hasn’t stopped people on social media from forming their own opinions. Some believe he did nothing wrong, while others think his explanation is a bit too convenient.

Then, of course, there’s a portion who think they’re all feeding into the drama in typical influencer fashion to stay in the headlines. Either way, it seems like Tayler Holder and Charly Jordan want to move on and bury the hatchet.

Time will tell whether Sommer Ray is willing to do the same.