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YouTuber Justin Roberts challenges MrBeast during PewDiePie’s battle with T-Series

Published: 2/Dec/2018 1:10 Updated: 2/Dec/2018 2:27

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Justin Roberts, of ‘Six Figures I was Only Four’ fame, has challenged popular YouTuber MrBeast to see who can make the craziest video advocating for YouTube king ‘PewDiePie.’

Roberts uploaded a video on November 30, revealing that he had bought a billboard in Times Square allegedly worth one million dollars to advertise PewDiePie’s channel in light of his ongoing battle with Bollywood label T-Series.

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Roberts then tagged YouTuber MrBeast in a Twitter reply, challenging him to top his video.

“I challenge you to top this, MrBeast,” Roberts wrote. “KEEP PEWDIEPIE NUMBER #1!”

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MrBeast made major waves across the internet after creating a city wide advertisement campaign to help PewDiePie in the fight against T-Series in late October, buying out every billboard in his city to aid the cause.

MrBeast’s campaign incited a massive surge of subscribers toward PewDiePie, with the YouTube king gaining a whopping 30,000 subs in the hour after the video was posted.

MrBeast returned to fight the Bollywood menace a second time, where he recorded himself saying “PewDiePie” 100,000 times in an 11-hour-long video. 

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While this second campaign likewise saw a surge of subs for PewDiePie, T-Series has since covered major ground, and are now only 80,000 subs away from overtaking YouTube’s biggest independent creator.

YouTubers across the space are scrambling to support the Swede in any way they can, with some even paying celebrities to endorse his channel. 

However, Roberts has made the ultimate challenge to Pewd’s biggest supporter – who has teased that he might even buy a Super Bowl ad in an effort to squash T-Series once and for all.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.