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Popular YouTuber Chris Sails banned from social media in midst of assault case

Published: 3/Feb/2019 21:52 Updated: 3/Feb/2019 22:00

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Chris Sails has been banned from using social media by a Texas judge, and is currently out on bond in an ongoing case of assault against his ex-girlfriend, actress Parker McKenna.

The judge barred Sails from the use of his YouTube channel, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, according to court documents obtained by UK news outlet The Blast.

Sails is likewise forbidden from leaving the state of Texas, and will be monitored via GPS until the end of February.

Houston Police DepartmentYouTuber Chris Sails has been banned from using social media, following his assault on ex-girlfriend Parker McKenna.

The YouTuber was arrested in October of 2018, after assaulting McKenna in September. 

Following a call to the couple’s apartment, police accused Sails of third-degree felony assault, with McKenna alleging that Sails had snapped after seeing a message sent to her from another man on Instagram.

GossipOnThisPhotos of Parker McKenna’s wounds surfaced on social media in September, preceding Sails’ eventual arrest in October.

McKenna went on to claim that Sails had both slapped her with an open palm and punched her in the face, repeatedly hitting her on her torso and other areas of her body – resulting in “golf ball sized bruises.”

McKenna likewise alleged that Sails had choked her with both hands, with law enforcement noting that he had slammed the back of her head against a concrete surface during the strangulation.

8satireMcKenna filed a restraining order against Sails, barring the YouTuber from coming within 200 feet of the actress.

McKenna filed a restraining order against Sails shortly thereafter, which forbids the YouTuber from coming within 200 feet of the actress.

Sails boasts over 2.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, and is known for both his vlogs and his music career.

TV + Movies

Ellen Page starring in controversial new movie about sexism in esports

Published: 31/Oct/2020 17:04

by Luke Edwards


Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page is set to star in an esports feature film ‘1UP’. The comedy features an athlete who, with the help of a veteran coach, forms an all-female esports team after she’s forced out of her college’s roster.

Page won an Oscar nomination for playing the title character in the 2007 hit ‘Juno’ and has appeared in movies like Inception and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also featured alongside Willem Dafoe as telepathic teenager Jodie in the 2013 game Beyond: Two Souls.

The new movie, 1UP, is set to include Paris Berelc as the excluded gamer. Berelc is probably best known for her role in Adam Sandler’s spooky comedy Hubie Halloween.

This is Buzzfeed Studios’ first-ever feature-length film, so they’ll be desperate to make sure it’s a hit to put their name on the map as a legitimate studio.

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Ellen Page was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 2007 movie Juno

What we know about ‘1UP’ so far

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Berelc’s character, Vivian, quits her college esports team after being subject to sexism from her male teammates. With the help of Page’s “enigmatic coach”, she assembles an all-women’s team to compete with the boys.

Which esport the movie is set around remains in question, but it’s all part of Buzzfeed’s mission to create “socially relevant” movies for “millennial and Gen Z audiences.”

Studios creating movies like this is another sign of esports moving further into the mainstream – provided it’s successful, of course. But, whether this movie is a very positive reflection on esports or not remains to be seen.

Reactions to ‘1UP’

The premise has provoked some controversy, with some fearing the comedy elements could detract from a serious issue.

Games and comics writer Zoë Quinn sarcastically labeled it “fun” – when the topic at hand isn’t.

Production is expected to begin in November, meaning we’re going to be waiting a while to see it on our screens. Regardless, as one of the first major feature films based around esports, it’s going to be worth keeping an eye on.