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Tana Mongeau unbanned from VidCon after TanaCon debacle

Published: 21/Jan/2020 16:34 Updated: 21/Jan/2020 19:55

by Connor Bennett

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Popular YouTuber Tana Mongeau has revealed that her long-standing dispute with VidCon is over, as she will be attending the London version of the event in late February.

Back in 2017, Mongeau attended VidCon after being invited, but wasn’t listed as one of their “featured creators” – something she claimed prevented her from entering exclusive areas and didn’t have security around her as she traveled across the event floor.

In response, Tana launched TanaCon in 2018, and ran her event on the same weekend as VidCon. However, it never exactly went as planned, as 15,000 unregistered fans turned up, ultimately shutting down the convention.

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Tana Mongeau turned her YouTube success into an MTV show.

 

However, fans received some surprising news on January 21 as the official VidCon Twitter account tweeted that Tana would be hosting a meet-and-greet at the upcoming VidCon London event. 

“Wait so yeah!!! VidCon London,” the YouTuber Tweeted. “I found out I could actually attend less than 12 hours ago and am definitely in shock… Something I never thought I’d be able to do in America let alone London. Thank you guys for another mind-blowing opportunity like this and welcoming my growth.”

The former Mrs. Jake Paul followed it up with a second tweet, gushing about her excitement of traveling to the UK and meeting fans from overseas.

“Can’t wait to hug all of you in London, and celebrate some really special stuff with you,” she continued. “Thank you VidCon for not only welcoming me back once but twice.”

Even though VidCon London doesn’t kick off until February 20, Tana’s inclusion means she joins a stacked cast of creators heading to the event that’s being held at the ExCeL Centre. 

Fellow YouTube stars like Ali-A and Jacksepticeye will also be in attendance, but there is still plenty of time for others to be announced – though, not many of them will have had such a fraught history with the event as Mongeau. 

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.