Tyler Oakley slams viral star Lohanthony for disturbing videos - Dexerto
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Tyler Oakley slams viral star Lohanthony for disturbing videos

Published: 3/Sep/2020 12:08

by Georgina Smith

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Viral star Lohanthony was known for being open about his sexuality online in a time where it wasn’t so accepted. But in a disturbing turn of events, the star has returned to YouTube with a series of videos seemingly promoting conversion therapy, with Tyler Oakley making an entire video dedicated to the return.

Anthony “Lohanthony” Quintal became known on the internet for his zany personality, going viral with a video of him twirling his leg saying “calling all the basic b*tches.” He gained a decent amount of traction on the video platform Vine as a younger teen.

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After a few years of relative silence, the now 21-year-old returned in late August, but not as the same Anthony people remembered him as. In his first video uploaded on August 18 entitled “why Christ? My testimony to Jesus,” he announced that he’d been “feeling a shift in his life for a while” and that “Jesus found him.”

In a later video entitled “Jesus delivers: surviving sexuality,” Anthony goes into detail about his relationship with his sexuality now saying, “it’s no coincidence that through pursuing my same-sex attraction, I was also addicted to alcohol, I was also addicted to weed.”

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The 40-minute long video that has garnered over 130,000 views now has more dislikes than it has likes, and a video of him reading some scriptures a week later has an even worse like to dislike ratio, the comments now disabled.

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YouTuber and LGBTQ+ activist Tyler Oakley was compelled to make a whole video about the distressing subject matter on September 1, titled “Calling All the Anti-Gay B*tches” in reference to Anthony’s viral video.

“I did not see Lohanthony denouncing being gay on my 2020 bingo card, but here we are,” he said. “Lohanthony was one of the early super-gay, unapologetically himself influencers.”

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Tyler described the situation as “complicated” and said that “to equate all of same-sex attraction to sin, or something that needs to be withheld or repressed, is playing into the exact approach of anti-gay people.”

While he expressed that he would not usually give a situation like this air time, he explained that the existence of many US states which have yet to ban conversion therapy, and a vice-president who supports it means that it is “life or death” situation for LGBTQ+ kids across the country, and needs to be addressed. He does say that “his heart breaks” for the young star.

Lohanthony has yet to respond to Tyler’s comments.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.