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This PewDiePie Fortnite skin is exactly what he needs to beat T-Series

Published: 6/Dec/2018 16:05 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 13:51

by Calum Patterson

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A very creative PewDiePie fan has created the best likeness of the YouTuber in Fortnite, complete with his own merch and emote, saying it is the “last chance to beat T-Series”.

PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, has been the most subscribed YouTuber on the platform for years, but is now facing competition from an Indian record label and production company, T-Series.

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Although PewDiePie has been holding on to his spot, just, T-Series is catching up fast, and it’s predicted that the Swede will lose his crown soon.

However, fellow YouTubers and fans alike have rallied in an effort to keep him at number 1, and one such suggestion from fans was that Epic Games give him his own skin in Fortnite, which players must subscribe to his channel to receive.

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Of course, it was unlikely that Epic would ever show such favoritism to a YouTuber, especially one who doesn’t even play Fortnite, but that didn’t stop a creative fan from making a fully-fledged PewDiePie skin.

Reddit user u/Samarskiy shared his creation to the ‘Pewdiepiesubmissions’ subreddit, where it quickly garnered lots of attention, with even the YouTuber himself complimenting on how good it was.

*CONFIRMED* PewDiePie is in Fortnite. This is his last chance to beat T-series from r/PewdiepieSubmissions

Samarskiy also shared an image of how it would look in the Fortnite items locker, where PewDiePie fans hope it could be for real one day.

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Fortnite’s total player base recently hit over 200 million, so there’s no doubt that if a PewDiePie skin was added to the game with the requirement of subscribing to his channel, he would take back control in the race vs T-Series.

PewDiePie acknowledged the creation in his latest video, which was uploaded on the same day as Fortnite’s Season 7 released – although unfortunately for him, no such skin was anywhere to be seen with the new update.

PewDiePie is currently leading T-Series by around 400,000 subscribers at the time of writing, with the gap having been less than 40,000 at one point.

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YouTubers like MrBeast have been doing their upmost to keep PewDiePie, an independent creator, ahead of the corporate giant which is T-Series.

Team 10 member Justin Roberts even claims to have paid $1 million for a giant billboard to go up in Times Square, New York, telling passers by to subscribe to PewDiePie.

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Who is Hair by Chrissy? Viral TikTok salon drama explained

Published: 15/Oct/2020 13:26

by Georgina Smith

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A popular TikTok hairstylist has turned off comments on all platforms after claims of discrimination went viral, leading to people review bombing her Yelp page. But who exactly is Hair by Chrissy and why has she gone so viral?

Video sharing app TikTok is the perfect breeding ground for virality, with videos going from nothing to hundreds of thousands of likes overnight, trends sweeping its huge user base with its spookily smart algorithm.

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But many users have found themselves coming across huge talking points that have seemingly sprung out of the blue, and one of those phenomena is Hair by Chrissy who has found herself ‘cancelled’ overnight. But many are confused as to exactly who she is and why there are so many videos springing up about her.

Hair by Chrissy is a hair stylist TikToker, with a relatively sizable following of 1.5 million. She has previously styled huge TikTok stars such as Dixie D’Amelio and Cynthia Parker, and owns Habit Salons in both LA and Arizona.

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@hairby_chrissyDark Licorice 🖤 @dixiedamelio w/ Habit extensions 😎 @hairbycindy @hairbybrittah♬ Be Happy – Dixie D’Amelio

Chrissy initially caught some backlash when salon customers emerged with reviews claiming that that the salon was not enforcing the use of masks, in an apparent flouting of recent regulations.

As this criticism began to brew, viral TikToks started to pick up traction that documented the many reviews that had flooded Habit Salon’s Yelp page, claiming that Chrissy had been discriminatory to people of color.

The reviews alleged that Chrissy “doesn’t do ethnic hair” and many viral TikToks claim that the salon has been deleting reviews that in particular call out alleged incidents of misconduct by staff members against people of color.

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Comment on Hair by Chrissy's Yelp! page

Comment on Hair by Chrissy's Yelp! page

One particularly scathing review claimed the salon provided “mediocre hairstyles by an entitled anti-masker. Definitely not worth anyone’s time. Extensions don’t look blended at all and she doesn’t give a crap about you unless you have TikTok followers. This old lady is cancelled.”

Yelp itself even ended up freezing the salon’s review pages due to the “increased public attention,” the viral drama starting to appear on people’s For You Pages globally.

Yelp! freezes Hair by Chrissy's salon's page
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Yelp were forced to step in after the review bombing began.

Hair by Chrissy herself has now turned off comments on all her social media platforms to deflect the hate, but continues to post videos and images to her various accounts. She even reposted a video from her former videographer claiming she’s one of the most “talented and hardworking people he knows.”

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That hasn’t stopped memes about the bizarre incident to flood both TikTok and Twitter, with many joking they are on “Hair by Chrissy TikTok” and saying “Hair by Chrissy on TikTok said I see your White House garden party and I raise you an indoor salon with no masks and questionable aesthetics.”

At the time of writing there has been no formal response to the outrage from the popular TikTok stylist, and they continue to post as normal.

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