The Dolan Twins address homophobic slur they said in old video - Dexerto

The Dolan Twins address homophobic slur they said in old video

Published: 21/Jul/2020 23:57

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube stars and twin brothers Ethan and Grayson Dolan have addressed outrage that sparked after an older video of the two surfaced online in June, which showed the pair using a homophobic slur when discussing bullying they’d received in school.

The Dolan Twins are two of YouTube’s biggest stars, boasting a massive following of over 11 million subscribers due to their close, wholesome relationship and soul-baring videos, as well as the odd practical joke and collaborative vlog with other YouTubers.

Despite their general tendency to stay out of drama, the two came under fire in mid-June after an out-of-context video surfaced on social media, which showed the two using a homophobic slur — prompting the hashtag “#DolanTwinsAreOverParty” to trend across Twitter.

The pair have since addressed the outrage just a month later in a Q&A video titled, “addressing assumptions about us,” where they made it clear that they’d been using the slurs an example of what they’d been called in high school, where they claimed they were “severely bullied.”

“There’s a video of us explaining our not-so-pleasant high school experience,” Grayson began. “It was when we were letting our fans know why we were moving to Los Angeles.”

“We were severely bullied in high school, I’m gonna be honest,” Ethan continued. “…we were trying to tell our story about how we were being treated in the most accurate way possible. And by doing that, we used a word that had been used against us a lot.”

The two went on to explain that they’ve since learned how to refer to the word in a way that will not offend others, and reminded viewers that they’d also censored the slur with a beep as it had bothered them, even at the time of filming six years ago.

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“Back then, I had no clue,” Ethan added. “It was six years ago, I was fourteen years old.”

“For anyone that is offended by that video clip, we are very sorry,” Grayson said. “We are not homophobic in any way.”

Thus far, the Twins have been met with ample support from fans after taking the time to discuss the criticism against them in wake of a cancel-culture boom across the online entertainment sphere.


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.