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RiceGum hits back at claims of ‘clout chasing’ after releasing apology video

Published: 12/Jan/2019 0:57 Updated: 12/Jan/2019 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le is fighting back against accusations of clout-chasing, after using both PewDiePie’s and Ethan Klein’s images in the thumbnail of an apology video.

Klein, of YouTube comedy duo H3H3, took issue with RiceGum’s apology video, claiming that he was throwing other YouTubers under the bus and avoiding responsibility for promoting gambling to his young fans due to partnering with alleged scam website ‘MysteryBrand.net.’

RiceGum hit back at the YouTuber in kind, poking fun at his age and noting his own involvement in the Better Help scandal from late 2018.

RiceGum is continuing to take shots at Klein, further addressing the issue in a vlog published on January 11. Le hit back at claims of ‘clout-chasing’ due to using both Klein’s and PewDiePie’s images in the thumbnail of his apology video, as well as using PewDiePie’s name in the title (which was later removed).

“It makes no sense, because I was responding,” RiceGum argued. “They were talking about me first. [Klein] made two videos using my name, and it got so many views. I use his name and I get no views.”

RiceGum went on to insult both Klein and his wife Hila, who he also took aim at in a previous video responding to the backlash.

“This guy is so old and no one cares about him,” he continued. “I’m done talking about him and his boring-ass wife.”

RiceGum has likewise been accused of giving out expired Amazon gift codes as an apology to fans for partnering with the shady website – although the YouTuber has vehemently denied these claims.

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Mr Beast reveals insane figure behind most expensive YouTube video ever

Published: 27/Oct/2020 6:47 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:52

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is known for some of the most generous giveaways and lucrative challenges on the internet, though the YouTube celebrity has revealed the extreme costs that come with some of his biggest projects.

Mr Beast boasts one of the biggest YouTube channels in the world with over 45 million subscribers. However, his success certainly hasn’t come cheap. Despite raking in tens of millions of views across dozens of videos, production costs have only skyrocketed.

Revealing the secrets behind his channel, Mr Beast went into detail on the latest episode of The CouRage and Nadeshot Show. From the most he’s ever made with one video to the most he’s ever spent.

At the beginning of 2019, Mr Beast and his crew ate a steak worth $10,000 to draw in viewers. That figure pales in comparison to how the year came to a close — December 19, 2019, marks the date of their most costly video and there’s a good chance it isn’t topped anytime soon.

“What’s the most money you’ve ever spent on one video?” Nadeshot asked, putting him on the spot. “The most we spent was probably $1.2 million,” Mr Beast responded without hesitation.

“We did ‘Last to Take Hand Off $1,000,000 Keeps It,’ and then the second place got $30,000.” Third place also got a good chunk of change, and it cost “around $40,000 to set up,” he added.

Given the extraordinary cost of his biggest project to date, it took a bigger hit than perhaps even the crew had planned. “Literally at the end of 2019, our cash flow was low… We had to borrow a little money to keep filming.”

While some videos may see “six-figures” in ad revenue along with sponsorship bonuses on the side, Mr Beast confirmed that a majority of income goes straight back into the channel. “We go hard. We dump it all back in.”

“When we first started scaling up my mum and I would fight all the time,” he said. “She thought I was crazy.” Despite the arguments, things have only gotten more out of hand with Mr Beast’s surging popularity.

Just over $1 million is the biggest video to date. Though Nadeshot was curious what the creator would do with 100 times that. “I would buy a private island, put 100 YouTubers on it, and whoever survives the longest, gets it.” 

A real-world battle royale is his dream video. Only time will tell if this crazy project ever gets greenlit, but if anyone’s going to pull it off, it’ll be Mr Beast.