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RiceGum responds to allegations of scamming fans with expired Amazon codes

Published: 10/Jan/2019 19:03 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 19:14

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le is hitting back at rumors claiming that he provided his fans with expired Amazon gift codes as an apology for partnering with a possible gambling site.

RiceGum was called out for the alleged Amazon scam in a video by YouTuber ‘Good Day Sir’ on January 6, where they called the company’s customer service branch to find that four of the codes in question had already been claimed in May of 2018.

Drama Alert’s Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem went on to discuss the issue in a video on January 9, where he reportedly called RiceGum to verify the scandal. According to KEEMSTAR, RiceGum vehemently denied any claims of giving out expired codes – and even sent a screenshot of an alleged message from Amazon as proof.

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“He said Amazon’s wrong,” KEEMSTAR said of his call with RiceGum. “He said he has proof that the codes were not used.”

While RiceGum has yet to make a statement on the matter via his social media accounts, the YouTuber expressed remorse due to his involvement with reported gambling and scam website, acknowledging that he shouldn’t have promoted the service to his relatively young audience.

RiceGum isn’t the only YouTuber in hot water for partnering with the brand, as Jake Paul was also slammed for promoting the site. Paul responded to the backlash with a simple Tweet warning his audience about the dangers of gambling, which garnered ample scrutiny from his critics.

RiceGum is set to speak further on the issue in an upcoming episode of Drama Alert on January 10.


David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing


After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.