PewDiePie urges fans to help YouTuber Eugenia Cooney as her video sparks controversy - Dexerto
Entertainment

PewDiePie urges fans to help YouTuber Eugenia Cooney as her video sparks controversy

Published: 4/Feb/2019 0:20 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 0:22

by Virginia Glaze

Share


YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is urging his fans to send support to YouTuber Eugenia Cooney, after her video cosplaying Kingdom Hearts character ‘Kairi’ garnered mass concern from viewers.

While Cooney has been a subject of controversy for years due to her skeletal appearance, her cosplay video shows a dramatic change in her weight, with the bones in her arms and legs clearly visible.

PewDiePie took note of the backlash surrounding the video and urged his viewers to send support her way, as stated during an episode of ‘Pew News’ on February 3.

“I just really want people to send her as much support and love as possible, and I really mean that,” Pewds said of the issue. “I think that’s the only thing she needs right now. I hope that she will listen to people and try and understand where they’re coming from.”

Since then, members of the “nine-year-old army” have flooded Cooney’s comments section with positive messages, urging her to seek help for what appears to be a severe eating disorder that has plagued the YouTuber for years.

While Cooney has yet to respond to the messages, she has previously denied any claims of suffering from eating disorders or body dysmorphia, and encouraged commenters accusing her of promoting anorexia or bulimia to her fanbase to “mind their business.”

Despite Cooney’s previous claims, internet users are coming out in droves with concern for the YouTuber, begging those in her life to take action.

Cooney has yet to comment on her video as of February 3.

Entertainment

KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze

Share


YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.