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Tyler Oakley slams Jake Paul & TikTok stars for controversial parties

Published: 19/Aug/2020 12:48

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber Tyler Oakley has called out influencers including Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau for breaking health guidelines with parties in an outraged YouTube speech.

Tyler is a long-time YouTube creator with more than seven million followers who gained popularity for his relatable vlogs and political activism. On Tuesday, August 19 Tyler uploaded a vlog to his channel addressing the actions of internet stars in the US in the last few months.

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Popular TikTok and YouTube stars have been under fire for continuing to party and host large gatherings with seemingly no regard for the current global situation.

In the week before Oakley’s video was set live, LA creators had multiple parties at their mansions including huge stars such as Bryce Hall and members of the Sway House, Elijah Daniel at the Alt House, and the Hype House.

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Tyler felt that he couldn’t stay quiet any longer, saying: “I get on Instagram. I see people’s stories and it’s like they’re acting as if we live in a pandemic-less society… You have people just throwing parties, living their lives as if people won’t probably die from their really inappropriate actions.

“They’re talking about how they have to go on and live their lives and they still have to go make money so like they can’t stop hanging out with people… How dumb do you have to be to post it on your Instagram story and to act like this is appropriate behavior?

“I see somebody like Jake Paul acting like a f*****g idiot and I’m like can we all just stop giving platforms to people who do not rise to the challenge of using their platform for good?”

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This comes after Tyler called out members of the Hype House and friends on Twitter for attending a giant birthday bash for Larri “Larray” Merrit’s 22nd birthday in July.

Tyler tweeted: “If your favorite influencers are at huge house parties during a pandemic (& are dumb enough to post it on social media)… They are bad influences. Unfollow them.”

Some stars have posted apologies, but for now, these party-goers show no signs of stopping.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.