Popular YouTuber Ethan Klein of H3H3 responds to widespread criticism - Dexerto

Popular YouTuber Ethan Klein of H3H3 responds to widespread criticism

Published: 17/Nov/2018 20:13 Updated: 17/Nov/2018 20:31

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube duo Ethan and Hila ‘H3H3’ Klein have seen massive amounts of criticism following their hiatus from their main channel – and Ethan has finally responded to the backlash in a recent episode of the H3 Podcast on November 16.

Ethan began by admitting that he had “slipped into a very unhealthy place” regarding his mental health, claiming that his wide acceptance on YouTube early in his career had caused him to feel “overconfident.”

“People had me on a very high pedestal back then,” he recalled. “…there’s no doubt, at the time, that it started to go to my head. I’m pretty sure that I started to become more arrogant and overconfident.”

He claimed that this overconfidence and a feeling of “infallibility” led him to make “a lot of mistakes,” to which he reacted defensively when he was called out – even so far as having what he called a “psychological shutdown.”

He then stated that his reaction to this criticism had forced him into a depression, claiming that his “ego was shattered,” which then affected his ability to create content.


In addition, Ethan cited the H3 Podcast’s live format as a struggle for him, noting the differences between editing a video as opposed to hosting a live show. The H3 Podcast has been criticized for misinformation, to which Ethan admitted his guilt, along with claims of “throwing friends under the bus,” among other allegations.

While not directly addressed in Ethan’s statement, censorship on the H3H3 channel has also been an issue with fans, as pointed out by YouTuber Memology 101 on November 16. They discovered that the name of YouTuber Gokanaru was being censored in comments on H3H3’s videos after Gokanaru uploaded an hour-long video criticizing Klein in late October.


Pokimane slams Fedmyster’s second OfflineTV document: “Who asked?”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:27

by Virginia Glaze


⁠Former Offline TV member Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan has released yet another lengthy Google Doc regarding the accusations of misconduct against him from OTV streamers, claiming he wants to “move on” from the drama.

Fedmyster was released from OTV in June 2020, after streamers LilyPichu, Yvonne and Pokimane levied accusations of harassment and inappropriate conduct against him.

Following these accusations, it seemed that all was resolved, with Fed having been removed from the group as a result; but a Google Doc seemingly leaked from the disgraced streamer in late November, which set off a chain reaction of outrage across the internet.

In the leaked November document, Fed appeared to accuse Pokimane of not being honest about their relationship to her viewers, and included screenshots of private text messages between them.

While Pokimane went on to respond to this document, saying he’d admitted his guilt, Fedmyster released yet another lengthy statement on December 1, claiming that he had actually never intended to release the original Doc. Instead, he explained that it had actually been a “form of therapy for myself, to address my concerns about the way Poki portrayed me in her stream.”

Fedmyster also purported that a formerly-trusted member of his community had leaked the document, leading to a “violent breach of my trust and against my wishes as I’ve been working hard to grow, heal, and move on from everything.”

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Instagram: Fedmyster
The leaked document of Fedmyster’s in November had been titled “My Truth,” and mostly centered around his relationship with Pokimane.

The former streamer likewise addressed allegations that he had attempted to get Yvonne fired from the group due to her accusations against him. Denying that he had ever wanted her kicked from the crew, he claims that his concerns were due to her “lack of excitement and willingness to help with OfflineTV projects when it’s the only reason she’s in the house.”

He included several other explanations regarding his text messages with Pokimane, as well as his portrayal of Jodi toward Poki, who he apologized for, “painting her to Imane in such a poor light.”

Fedmyster ended his document by claiming that he wants “to move on and start a new chapter in my life,” hoping to put the issue to rest once and for all.

Pokimane has since responded to the document with a scathing tweet, writing, “Who asked lol.”

Fedmyster’s long document has been met with similar reactions from readers online, marking yet another episode of an ongoing incident between some of Twitch’s top content creators.