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Sasha Obama’s viral TikToks deleted after internet goes crazy

Published: 26/Oct/2020 16:09

by Georgina Smith


TikTok dance videos featuring the daughter of former US president Barack Obama, Sasha Obama, have been deleted after the videos were discovered and promptly went viral.

When a video goes viral on TikTok, it is sure to spread to the furthest corners of the app, appearing on For You Pages across the globe at an extraordinarily rapid rate.

While the ease of virality may be a huge plus point for some, like Charli D’Amelio or Addison Rae who have built careers of their viral success, for others the sensitive algorithm is a curse as opposed to a blessing.

Being daughters of a former president, Sasha and Malia Obama have been met with extraordinary pressure, living out their teen years in the public eye and very much under scrutiny.

TikTok on smartphone
TikTok has over 800 million users worldwide.

Sasha Obama’s TikTok videos go viral

Malia came under fire in 2017 after videos emerged of her blowing smoke rings, leaving many people upset that she was being treated unfairly, with Ivanka Trump even coming to her defence.

When people initially stumbled upon a video that appears to show Sasha Obama rapping to a City Girls song, people couldn’t quite believe their eyes, and the video began to spread through the app.

As people dug through Sasha’s friend’s account, they quickly unearthed even more videos of them dancing together, sending people into a frenzy. Even JT, half of the duo City Girls, retweeted the video to her Twitter with the heart eyes emoji.

However, after the videos received an extraordinary amount of attention, they were promptly deleted from the account of origin.

Some people have since been leaving comments on the friend’s TikTok account asking why the videos of Sasha are no longer there. “Dang, why’d you take down the TikToks with Sasha,” one user said, another saying “you all over Twitter bruh, you might as well have kept the video.”

TikTok user comments on Sasha Obama TikTok Drama

TikTok user comments on Sasha Obama TikTok Drama

But many came to the defence of the young girls, saying: “Only thing I hate about these videos is that anytime the Obama kids do something by default they get all kinds of scrutiny.”

Another said: “I love to see people having this much fun. She reminds me of me when I was her age. I love it. She is coming into her own power.”

While Sasha has made no public comments on the viral videos, it’s clear that she never intended for them to go this public, simply wanting to have fun with her friend like the vast majority of users on the app.

At the time of writing, one of the reposts of her video has 84,000 likes on Twitter.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.