Tayler Holder and Zach Clayton apologize after massive TikTok backlash

Published: 22/May/2020 12:04 Updated: 22/May/2020 12:12

by Jacob Hale


TikTok stars Tayler Holder and Zach Clayton have come out and apologized after receiving huge backlash for a post that some deemed to be racially insensitive.

With an expansive generation of young adults gaining mass fame thanks to TikTok, a lot of them have been thrust into the public eye where the mistakes they make are more evident than ever.

Now, a TikTok posted by Zach Clayton and Tayler Holder has come under fire, forcing the stars to apologize for the way “it came off.”

On Thursday, May 21, Clayton posted a now-deleted TikTok depicting himself and Holder singing and dancing to a song. He picked up their friend, Jeff, from out-of-shot as a racial slur was used in the song.

While they obviously didn’t think this would be much of an issue, it did turn out to cause a stir among fans, and they were pushed to respond after facing backlash.

After realizing that some weren’t seeing the TikTok in the same innocent way he did, Clayton posted a tweet apologizing for the post.

“I would like to apologize for this coming off the way it does,” he started. “It was Jeff’s idea to pull him up for that part… never meant for it to come off in a rude disgusting way.”

He added that he has “got love for everyone no matter what,” and he clearly didn’t expect to face backlash for this post, especially since it was Jeff’s idea.

Holder didn’t put out his own statement, but he retweeted Clayton’s in agreement with what had been said, also obviously not realizing the potential backlash that would come from the clip.

While their explanation seems innocent enough, they’ll definitely think twice before posting something similar, especially when accusations surrounding topics such as racism crop up.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.