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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


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.


Larray, Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards: full results and winners

Published: 29/Nov/2020 3:15 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 3:24

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room have used their 1.8 million followers to crown the best of the platform on November 28, and there were two names constantly popping up: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The TikTok Room Awards Show for 2020 was the drama page’s first attempt at trying to determine who the best creator on the platform was, and it was a hit.

With plenty of competition, hundreds of thousands of fans voted for their favorite creators. However, as with any award show, only a handful can be recognized.

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Charli D’Amelio picked up three TikTok Room awards, but missed best female TikToker.

Larray and Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards

While creators like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, Jacob Sartorius, and Bryce Hall tried to rally their fanbases to vote by getting behind the project, two names popped up time and time again: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The former won three awards, including Best YouTuber, Funniest TikToker, and Best Diss Track. He wasn’t the only multi-award male winner, with James Charles picking up Best Makeup and Most Achieved, while the Wright brothers Jack and James got another three awards between them.

Vinnie Hacker only picked up one award for the night, but it was the biggest for the men: Favorite TikToker.

On the Female side of the awards, Sienna Gomez and Charli D’Amelio were dominating the categories. Gomez picked up seven awards, including Most Positive, Kindest TikToker, and Least Problematic. She also bagged the biggest prize of them all: Best TikToker.

The younger D’Amelio sister, who hit 100 million followers on TikTok on November 22, also picked up three awards, including Most Achieved.

What were the categories, and who were the winners?

The TikTok Room awards consisted of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Best style (female): Avani Gregg
  • Best house: Sway Boys
  • Best YouTuber: Larray
  • Best song: Jaden Hossler (Angels and Demons)
  • Best style (male): Chase Hudson
  • Most positive: Sienna Gomez
  • Most active with fans: Charli D’Amelio
  • Best makeup: James Charles
  • Best fandom: Sienna Mae
  • Best group/duo: 4freakshow
  • Best diss track: Larray (Cancelled)
  • Best hair: Devyn Winkler
  • Best clapbacks/comebacks: James Charles
  • Best dance creator: Haley Sharpe
  • Most talented musician: Jaden Hossler
  • Kindest TikToker: Sienna Gomez
  • Best role model: Sienna Gomez
  • Most achieved (male): James Charles
  • Most achieved (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Least problematic (male): Jack Wright
  • Least problematic (female): Sienna Gomez
  • Best dancer (male): Jack and James Wright
  • Best dancer (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Funniest TikToker: Larray
  • Best ship: Sienna Gomez and Jack Wright
  • Best couple: Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck
  • Favourite TikToker (male): Vinnie Hacker
  • Favourite Influencer (female): Sienna Gomez