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True Geordie reveals why Jake Paul is “risking everything” vs. AnEsonGib

Published: 14/Jan/2020 1:39

by Andrew Amos

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Brian ‘True Geordie’ Davis has given his insight on the upcoming Jake Paul vs. AnEsonGib fight, suggesting Paul is “risking everything” for a chance at fighting Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji.

2020 is set to be a big year for YouTube boxing bouts. Logan Paul has made his intentions clear in trying to get an MMA fight off the ground, while Jake Paul has accepted AnEsonGib’s challenge for the first big fight of the year.

Both fighters are coming off wins on their previous cards, with Jake Paul taking down KSI’s brother Oladeji ‘Deji’ Olatunji while AnEsonGib stunned Jay Swingler back in August 2018. 

While the name value isn’t as big as KSI vs. Logan Paul, True Geordie has high hopes for what he believes is the best bout in YouTube history. With so much on the line for Paul, and nothing to lose for AnEsonGib, both parties will be going all out.

Twitter: AnEsonGibJake Paul is set to take on AnEsonGib on January 30.

It’s a stark contrast to the original KSI vs. Logan Paul card where both YouTubers featured. Jake Paul was on top of the YouTube world, and was almost set on turning down a bout against Deji for the sake of fame, but now the tables have turned. 

“Jake was turning down the JJ fight initially, saying ‘I don’t need this,’” said TG. “Let’s not forget Jake was bringing in major views, he might have even been doing bigger views than JJ once upon a time. But the script has been flipped.

“JJ now is one of the biggest guys [on YouTube], Jake’s views have clearly gone down. I know he’s taken breaks and whatever but ultimately, the content has gone in a different direction and people aren’t liking it as much anymore.”

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Jake Paul, who has over 20 million subscribers on YouTube, has built up a new persona on the platform, which has rubbed some fans off the wrong way. 

“People aren’t liking him as much once upon a time,” said True Geordie. “He’s a bit of a villain, and on a platform where how much people like you decide how much they watch you, it hurts your brand when people think you’re a bit of an a**hole. 

However, that’s not to say it’s a bad thing. Going against the grain is what creators are having to do, and every major story has a villain. True Geordie admitted he “likes” that Jake Paul has changed his character on the platform.

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Jake Paul took on Deji in August 2018 and won, but now the stakes are even higher with a fight with KSI on the cards.

It helps build up a story line between YouTube’s villain and one of its biggest underdogs. AnEsonGib went into his fight with Jay Swingler as an unknown enigma, and showed his grit to come out on top.

“He’s the Rocky of YouTube boxing,” he said. “He isn’t the one that everyone thought was the champ or the biggest name, but he’s becoming the people’s champ. 

“It’s one of the biggest rises we’ve ever seen on YouTube. It’s an absolute unlikely hero, and I love him for the fact that he’s gone ‘f**k it, let’s do this,’ especially against a bigger guy.”

YouTube: AnEsonGibAnEsonGib has the whole internet behind him, according to True Geordie.

While Jake Paul’s fan base dwarves AnEsonGib’s, the underdog has the advantage of having almost the entire internet behind him. A loss for Jake Paul is not an option ⁠— in fact, it’s quite possibly career suicide.

“The whole world is probably going to be on Gibbo’s side, outside of the Jake Paul fanbase, people are going to be like ‘if he does this, scenes,’” he said.

“Jake Paul has very little to gain, and almost everything to lose,” he said. “He is risking a lot just to get this fight with JJ. If he loses to Gibbo, who is the smaller guy physically and in terms of YouTube by a mile, Gibbo has then finessed him at this. He has hunted him down and forced this fight on him.

In his mind, the winner has already been made up without a punch thrown. 

“Gibbo has already won by getting this fight. His profile has gone up, his subscribers have gone up, he’s going to make a f**kton of money.

Twitter: KSIJake Paul is looking to avenge fallen brother Logan by setting up a bout with KSI if he beats AnEsonGib.

“You just win by stepping into the ring with Jake, because Jake isn’t a loved personality outside of his fan base. If you do anything to him, you’re a hero, if you beat him, you’re legendary.”

With so much on the line, and a lot to be gained for both parties, there’s never been a more high-stakes YouTube fight, and that’s what’s got True Geordie excited. 

“I think this fight might be the best YouTuber fight yet. I think we are getting a knockout, they aren’t going to play it safe. I feel like between these two, Jake and Gibbo, there’s no mercy there. I think we are getting a knockout, and we will have a decisive fight.”

It will all come down to January 30 for the big bout between the duo, and the internet, including True Geordie, will certainly be watching.

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Charli D’Amelio cries during Instagram Live over 100M follower drama

Published: 19/Nov/2020 20:08

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Internet sensation Charli D’Amelio broke down crying during an Instagram Live broadcast on November 19 while addressing backlash over a comment she’d made about her TikTok following during a YouTube video with James Charles.

The drama started on November 16 after The D’Amelio Family posted a video to their YouTube channel in which they all sat down and had dinner with James Charles, a fellow YouTuber largely known for his beauty and makeup content.

In the upload, Charli’s upcoming 100 million TikTok follower milestone was brought up. “I wish I had more time! Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil,” she said. “Was the 95 [million] not enough for you?” Charles jokingly replied, with the star quickly hitting back with, “I was just saying, like, even numbers,” while smiling and sticking her tongue out for the camera.

Fans of the TikTok sensation were divided over her comment, with some accusing her of being “ungrateful” for the following she has – something she opened up about in a tearful Instagram Live on November 19.

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Charli D’Amelio’s tearful response to TikTok follower criticism

Charli started off her live broadcast by revealing that she’d received some awful comments from critics following the November 16 D’Amelio Family video.

“Seeing how people reacted to this, like, I don’t even know if I wanna do this anymore. Like, this is messed up stuff that people are saying!” she exclaimed through tears. “Like, people telling me to hang myself, people just like, blatantly disrespecting the fact that I’m still a human being is not okay at all!”

“You can hate on me for whatever I’ve done, but the fact that all of this is happening because of a misunderstanding, like, I just feel like that’s not okay,” she continued, before stating that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue making content. “If this is the community that I’m in and the community that I put myself in, I don’t know if I want to do that anymore.”

The 16-year-old then went on to explain why she made the comment in the first place, and revealed that it was because she had a surprise planned for fans. “…I don’t want you guys to think that I don’t care or think that I think you guys are numbers. I was also extremely excited because I do have something really, really amazing that’s going to help out a lot of people,” she said. “…It’s like, a huge thing that I’ve been so excited to do, and I really wanted to share it with you guys.”

According to livecounts.io – a real-time follower counter – Charli has lost almost one million TikTok followers due to the backlash over her original comment during the family video.

It is unclear at the time of writing whether she will be continuing to make content in the future, or whether she will indeed stop making content or at least take a break over the situation. As always, keep it locked to Dexerto for any developments.