Twitch streamer under fire after partner appears to abuse dog on stream - Dexerto

Twitch streamer under fire after partner appears to abuse dog on stream

Published: 4/Jan/2020 20:06 Updated: 4/Jan/2020 20:17

by Calum Patterson


A Twitch streamer and YouTuber has come under fire after footage appears to show his partner in the background of his stream hitting and dragging a large dog.

YouTuber DwkVideos, real name Donny Klien, who also streams on Twitch, and has 35,000 subscribers on his channel for military-related videos, was broadcasting live via a facecam when the incident occurred.

The woman, sitting on the couch behind Klien, appears to subject a large German Shepherd to a series of attacks, with the clip later spreading on social media.

It’s unclear why the confrontation between the woman and the dog began, but she can be seen throwing a pillow first, before dragging the dog across the room by the scruff of its neck/collar area.

As she appears to attempt to pin the dog down, it wrestles from her grasp and growls back at her.

Hearing the commotion, the streamer asks, “why are you being mean to Bubba? What are you doing to Bubba?”

Some viewers may find footage distressing.

It is difficult to make out the woman’s response, but it appears she explains that she was trying to keep the dog out of the kitchen.

After the clip was spread on social media, users were critical of the use of physical force, with some calling on Twitch and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to take action.

It puts Twitch in a potentially tricky situation, as the streamer himself does not physically engage with the dog. Some have suggested that he should not be punished by the platform for this reason.

However, streamers are typically liable for all content on their broadcasts, regardless of their own involvement.

Dexerto has reached out to Mr. Klien for comment.

Twitch has banned streamers in the past for animal abuse, although sparked controversy after one suspended streamer claimed she was just playing with her dog.

Most infamously, massively popular streamer Alinity was accused of abusing her cat, after she threw it over her head in one instance, and appeared to spit vodka in the cat’s mouth in another clip. PETA called for the platform to punish her, but Alinity was not banned for the incidents, and the SPCA found no wrongdoing after an investigation.


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.