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Viral TikTok accuses Dolan twins of bullying at high school

Published: 7/Aug/2020 11:38

by Alice Hearing

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The Dolan twins were bullies at high school and had “humongous superiority complexes” according to a TikTok that has gone viral.

Grayson and Ethan Dolan are YouTube and internet sensations who rose to fame during the era of Vine in 2013 when they were 13 years old. On YouTube, the twins have more than 11 million subscribers.

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A TikTokker called Justin English (@guacamolethong) posted on Thursday night responding to a video allegedly showing the twins being bullied themselves at school.

Grayson and Ethan Dolan Twins YouTube
YouTube: Dolan Twins
The twins recently said they were “severely bullied” at high school

The creator said: “It’s funny because I went to school with them and no one bullied them. If anything they bullied other people. They had humongous superiority complexes just because of Vine, and quite frankly they were the rudest people in the school.”

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In less than 8 hours since posting, the video has had almost 500,000 views. It created a massive debate with more than 2,600 comments.

In a follow-up video, Justin responded to a comment from a user who asked him why he was trying to “cancel” the twins when they’re “unproblematic.”

He explained: “I don’t think you understand the difference between holding someone accountable for their actions and canceling them.” He added that his intentions were not to cancel them but to call them out on their past actions and show that they haven’t been truthful with their fans.

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The twins themselves have spoken out about being cyberbullied about their appearance. Just last month Ethan Dolan released a short documentary detailing how comments online about his acne had severely affected his well-being and self-confidence.

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YouTube: Dolan Twins
Ethan recently spoke up about his struggles with acne and self-confidence

Ethan and Grayson were also recently forced to address their use of a homophobic slur in an old video that resurfaced in June. They explained that the clip was taken out of context and that the slur they used was an example of what they’d been called in high school, where they claimed they were “severely bullied.”

Ethan said: “We were severely bullied in high school, I’m gonna be honest..we were trying to tell our story about how we were being treated in the most accurate way possible. And by doing that, we used a word that had been used against us a lot.”

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The Dolan twins have not responded to the viral TikTok, at the time of writing.

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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.