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Shane Dawson responds amid Jeffree Star & James Charles controversy

Published: 21/Jun/2020 9:52

by Joe Craven


Popular American YouTuber Shane Dawson has responded following allegations he and Jeffree Star were ultimately behind last year’s ‘dramageddon’, which saw Tati Westbrook level numerous allegations at James Charles.

The amount of drama in YouTube’s beauty scene is becoming difficult to keep track of. Jeffree Star, among others, is facing unsavoury allegations from a host of his ex-employees and friends. It is one of his ex-models – Kameron Lester – who has played a major part in this ongoing controversy.

Lester, in a lengthy Instagram TV broadcast, levelled multiple allegations against Star, including the fact that the make-up mogul was regularly in contact with Shane Dawson. Their conversation allegedly settled on James Charles, and their feelings regarding the YouTuber.

Kameron Lester posing
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Lester previously modelled for Jeffree Star’s make up companies.

The conversations Lester references have caused many to settle on the idea that Star and Dawson were behind Tati Westbrook’s video on James Charles – entitled ‘BYE SISTER’. The video ‘exposed’ James Charles, but Charles has since responded and Westbrook retracted a host of allegations.

Now, responding to the accusations that he was part of the campaign against James Charles, Dawson has attacked the beauty industry on YouTube, and defended himself on multiple fronts.

While he admits to knowing that Tati Westbrook was going to make the video on Charles, he refutes that he was a motivating factor behind it. He also states that he has never “tried to ruin a career or make someone look bad in my 15 years on YouTube”.

The screenshots from the deleted tweet can be found below:

Dawson essentially stated his desire to remove himself from any future drama, and that he did not warn Charles about the video. However, he stated that the pair have discussed the matter in private and he will not make the conversation public.

Furthermore, he hit out at YouTube’s beauty and make-up scene, claiming it is full of people who have become “obsessed with looks, money, power, fame, screenshots and subtweets”.

He has since explained why he deleted the tweet, stating that: “But I don’t want this energy in my life or on my timeline. I’m too sensitive for this shit and I’m done.”

Jeffree Star, for his part in the ongoing drama, defended himself on the Mom’s Basement Podcast, asking why he would try and “drag” James Charles, when he has no need to.

As much as this drama seems to be dragging on, it doesn’t seem that we’ve heard the end of it yet.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.