Twitch streamer banned after destroying phone & placing cat in microwave - Dexerto

Twitch streamer banned after destroying phone & placing cat in microwave

Published: 19/Jun/2020 16:19 Updated: 24/Jun/2020 12:19

by Alice Hearing


A child has been banned on Twitch after he filmed himself trying to ‘charge’ his phone and placing his cat in a microwave.

The child quickly became viral after one of his clips from Twitch was posted on Reddit, titled: ‘Kid charges his phone to 100% in 2 seconds’. In the clip he films himself giggling as he puts his phone in the microwave.

Unsurprisingly, the stream didn’t last too much longer after that, as the screen quickly went green and the broadcast went down, with the device immediately damaged almost instantly after the waves started to hit it.

Other clips from the broadcast have since surfaced, with one video showing the young boy grabbing his pet cat and placing it inside the microwave, even closing the door. Thankfully, he decided not to switch it on following comments from viewers telling him to stop.

Unsurprisingly, viewers were stunned, with many criticizing not only the young boy but his parents for leaving him alone in that situation and allowing him to stream on the platform at such a young age. “Where are his parents?” asked one Reddit user who went on to tag PETA, while another user commented that he was “way too excited to do it.”

Shortly after the clips went viral, they were all deleted from the child’s channel, which has since been banned.

It’s unclear whether Twitch decided that the destruction of the phone, the situation with the cat, or the fact that the boy looks like he is under the age of 13 was the final nail in the coffin of his channel, but Dexerto has reached out to the Amazon-owned platform for confirmation.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.