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What is #VoxAdpocalypse? YouTube’s latest controversy explained

Published: 5/Jun/2019 22:22 Updated: 5/Jun/2019 23:04

by Eli Becht

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Following the controversial move of YouTube saying Steven Crowder’s attacks against Vox Media journalist Carlos Maza didn’t violate Terms of Service, #VoxAdpocalypse began trending as many creators reported that their channels were being demonetized.

Making your living from YouTube can be pretty tough to do considering how volatile the platform is, and things appear to be getting even harder now following the latest string of controversy.

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Maza flagged YouTube to Crowder’s channel with a video showcasing all of the times he said racist and homophobic insults directed at him. YouTube went through his channel and deemed that while the videos were inflammatory, they didn’t break TOS and were able to remain on the platform.

The decision sparked outrage from Maza and members of the LGBTQ+ community as they felt YouTube didn’t actually care about them, despite YouTube openly celebrating Pride Month.

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“I don’t know what else LGBT people are supposed to do,” Maza quote-tweeted in a reply to YouTube’s decision. “I compiled the clips for them. I sent them everything. Publicly begged them to pay attention. It’s never enough. Because YouTube does not give a fuck about protecting marginalized people. It never has.”

Who is Steven Crowder?

All of this stems from Crowder’s prolonged attack on Maza, and it looks like it could have some serious repercussions for YouTubers all across the platform.

Crowder is a YouTuber with more than 3.8 million subscribers, and he calls himself ‘the number one conservative late night comedy show’, according to his About section on YouTube.

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He maintains that if his channel were to be taken down, you’d have to remove other late-night hosts from YouTube such as Stephen Colbert, a host well-known for his criticisms of President Donald Trump.

While his channel was able to remain on the platform, it was demonetized – but the door is open to get that monetization back.

He says YouTube sent him an email saying the following things violated the monetization guidelines: use of his “Socialism is for f*gs” t-shirt, his 2017 video titled “#204 TRANS TROOP BAN, OH NO!!”, and his 2015 video titled “Muslim Rape in UK Exposed by Toni Bugle.”

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This was revealed by him in his live show held on June 5.

Crowder also said he spoke with YouTube, and deduced another adpocalypse was upon us. This means he believes advertisers will be pulling their ads from YouTube, making it difficult for creators to bring in any revenue.

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“Just spoke with YouTube,” he tweeted. “Confirmed, the second Adpocalpyse IS here and they’re coming for you. More details to follow. Stay tuned.

Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR‘ Keem says channels have already become demonetized as a result of this situation. Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called YouTube a ‘joke’ over what has transpired so far.

“If YouTube is now going to police insulting speech — not violent speech, not incitement, not actual fake news — because a virulently censorious, radical activist masquerading as a journalist complains about being insulted, they’re a joke.”

This will definitely be something to keep an eye on and see how YouTube responds moving forward.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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