The Mob’s Classify responds to backlash for smashing PS5 as a prank - Dexerto

The Mob’s Classify responds to backlash for smashing PS5 as a prank

Published: 21/Nov/2020 19:32

by Alan Bernal


100 Thieves trickster Yan ‘Classify’ Shalomov came under fire after smashing a PlayStation 5 just to prank fellow The Mob member Erind ‘Froste’ Puka, as the next-gen console has been increasingly hard to obtain.

Classy pulled a fast one on his friend by switching Froste’s PS5 with another authentic console that was acquired through a reseller. Tempers flared once the prank actually went down, but it was all smiles once the curtain had been lifted.

However, some people online still didn’t like seeing the hammer come down on Sony’s latest PlayStation and have been taking aim at the YouTuber for pulling off the prank in the first place.

The replies to the video eventually prompted Classy to speak about the hate he was getting, addressing those who felt ‘insulted’ by the antics on display.

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“That PS5 prank was simply for a YT video. That’s all,” Classify said.” I only bought one, and from a reseller, and I in no way meant to insult anyone who can’t get one right now by smashing it in the video. I genuinely tried to get a reaction out of my roommate for the video and I did.

“That being said, I understand if your opinion about me changed and if you don’t like me because of that. I apologize.”

He also responded to people calling him “entitled and ungrateful for what (he has) in life,” pointing to how he communicates to his friends and fans about his gratitude on a daily basis.

YouTubers will go to extreme lengths to pull off a juicy bit of content. While the timing of the prank might have hit a sore spot for many, the value of this particular joke came because of the hefty PS5 shortage in the world and how much Froste cherished his.

President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, told TASS about the state of PS5 sales, saying: “Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold… I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand.”

As the holidays near, PS5s are only going to get harder to find. This realization could be why so many took issue, but Classy reassured that he meant no offense with the prank.


Pokimane responds to transphobia accusations after Discord DMs emerge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 2:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Pokimane has been accused of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist after a mod tried to blame her for discriminating against a trans girl, but she apologized and maintained her innocence.

Iman ‘Pokimane’ Anys is normally in the spotlight for the right reasons. However, she’s been caught up in drama lately after leaked documents about her relationship with Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan surfaced.

Pokimane denied the allegations, and it looked like smooth sailing from here on out. But now, another incident has surfaced. It’s a serious one that has thrown her into drama yet again.

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Pokimane has been caught up in one drama after another lately.

Pokimane’s official Discord server has a role exclusive to girls, but users can’t get it unless they confirm their gender by speaking in voice chat. It’s supposed to be a failsafe way to stop male viewers from pretending to be females for trolling purposes.

However, a mod rejected a trans girl from the role. He claimed he was following orders and deflected the blame onto Pokimane. Apparently, the trans girl persisted, which ultimately lead to being banned from the server.

This sparked an uproar on social media. Some people even accused Pokimane of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF). Fortunately, she responded quickly and assured fans that everybody is welcome in her community.

“I’m looking into this with said mod/proof of the conversation that was held between them,” she said. [I] will [also] contact SHSLChris directly to resolve this and to assure she is welcomed properly.”

“Anyone in my community should be welcomed with open arms no matter what gender/sexuality,” she added. “I’m so sorry if anyone was made to feel otherwise, especially by a mod. That is not okay, and I’ll make sure it’s properly handled.”

“Furthermore, I’ve unmodded the person in question,” she said, implying that he acted independently.

“Again, I’m so sorry for this interaction, as it is not something I reinforce/a rule of mine, and is far from representative of my personal opinions, as I truly support the trans community.”

The key takeaway is the mod appears to have acted or interpreted the rules in his own way, and has since been unmodded.

Pokimane also maintained her innocence and claimed she is in full support of the trans community. Whether the affected user will accept her invite back into the Discord remains to be seen.