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Shane Dawson explains why he privately apologized to Charli D’Amelio

Published: 19/Jun/2020 0:36

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Shane Dawson explained to fans that he had to apologize to TikTok star Charli D’Amelio due to a misunderstanding over his criticism of the short-form video platform.

Shane Dawson and fiancee Ryland Adams have been vocal about their concerns regarding TikTok in the past, with Adams notably calling out many of the site’s viral dance trends for being “wildly inappropriate.”

However, Dawson himself wasn’t under fire due to his thoughts on the platform; instead, the documentarian claimed he’d received criticism after fans assumed he’d thrown shade at Charli D’Amelio during his fiancee’s April 29 vlog.

“It was a 15-year-old girl,” Dawson said in the video. “It was on my ‘For You’ page, and the song said, [redacted], and she was just like [dances]. She lip-synced! What is going on?”

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Instead, Dawson clarified that he had criticized another TikTokker for dancing to a song that contained explicit lyrics.

“Charli, I’ve spoken to, we’ve talked in the DMs,” he explained when he and Adams brought up the topic during their June 18 video. “I had to reach out to her and apologize. People thought I was shading her in one of Ryland’s videos.”

“I don’t think I was,” he continued. “I was talking about a girl I saw on a beach dancing to a song that said, ‘I got two d**ks!’ And everyone thought I was talking about Charli.”

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The YouTuber also made it clear that he has nothing but love for TikTok’s most-followed content creator, who rose to the top of the site over former leader Loren Grey in late March.

As previously mentioned, Adams and Dawson have spoken at length about their issues with TikTok in the past, with Ryland having notably spoken out against offensive trends that have gone viral on the app — including one that made fun of disabled individuals.

Ryland Adams talks about TikTok's problematic trends.
Ryland Adams, YouTube
YouTube star Ryland Adams expressed a few of his issues with TikTok’s viral trends in an April vlog.

“I have a lot of issues with TikTok being problematic to begin with,” he stated in an April 29 YouTube video. “There’s a lot of trends that really offend me in a large way.”

Luckily, it seems to be all love between the app’s reigning Queen and YouTube’s star documentarian, in spite of his concerns about the platform.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.