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Shane Dawson loses 400,000 YouTube subs following apology video

Published: 28/Jun/2020 12:38

by Connor Bennett

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Shane Dawson has seen his YouTube subscriber numbers take a tumble, losing 400,000 subs since June 23 as fans continue to walk away from his channel.

Ever since joining the platform all the way back in 2008, Shane Dawson has been creating original content – rising to stardom through the years. However, his channel is currently in the midst of freefall when it comes to subscriber numbers.

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The exodus of fans began on June 23, with 100,000 deciding to unsubscribe. On June 26, the 31-year-old uploaded an apology video where he addressed claims that a number of his previous uploads were racist, as admitted that he was ashamed that he had mocked racial stereotypes and even used blackface. 

Since then, the number of fans who have decided to walk away from his channel has only continued to grow.

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Shane Dawson, YouTube
Dawson uploaded an apology video on June 26, addressing the claims put against him.

According to SocialBlade, a website that tracks social media stats and YouTube subscriber numbers, Dawson has lost 100,000 subscribers each day since his apology video was uploaded. 

The exit of fans has also seen his channel even dip below 23,000,000 subscribers. However, plenty of viewers are still watching his videos. On June 28, the channel gained 1,331,856 new video views – though, he had lost 1,194,593,422 on June 27, presumably as videos were being deleted. 

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Dawson has been losing an average of 100,000 subs per day.

While many fans may have unsubscribed following the racist allegations put towards Dawson, the YouTuber also came under fire from Jaden Smith on June 27.

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The musician and actor tweeted that he was “disgusted” that Shane had ‘sexualized’ his sister, Willow Smith, who happened to be 11-years-old when Dawson made his joke – with his post getting over 855,000 likes and 144,000 retweets. 

It remains to be as seen to whether or not even more fans will unsubscribe from Shane Dawson in the coming days, or if the current exodus is the biggest bit of backlash that he will face. 

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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