Dr Disrespect returns, Jake Paul & FBI: this week's drama - Dexerto
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What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Dr Disrespect returns, Jake Paul’s home raided by FBI, more

Published: 8/Aug/2020 20:12

by Virginia Glaze

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This week has been another bombshell for internet drama. From streaming star Dr Disrespect finally making his return on YouTube, to PewDiePie stirring up speculation with his leaked Spotify playlist, there’s a ton to catch up on — and we’ve got all the tea you need to stay up to date.

So… what’s brewing?

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Dr Disrespect returns to streaming on YouTube

Dr Disrespect looks into the camera.
Twitch: Dr Disrespect
Streaming sensation Dr Disrespect surprised everyone by broadcasting on YouTube in his huge return to the internet.

Who’s involved? For those not in the loop, Dr Disrespect — real name Guy Beahm — is a massive name in the online streaming world, standing as one of the most popular broadcasters of all time thanks to his insane production quality and humorous persona.

What’s the tea? Dr Disrespect shocked the net after Twitch permanently banned him from their platform in July — an instance that the Doc later revealed he had no explanation for.

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With one of Twitch’s top streamers permanently barred from broadcasting on the site, fans and critics alike waited with bated breath to find out what was next for the star — and now, it seems that he’s making his comeback in a surprising way.

Where is the Doc streaming now? Dr Disrespect went live in an unexpected Instagram broadcast on August 6, which led to another impromptu stream on YouTube. The Doc’s stream was full of humorous quips at his exile from Twitch as well as his fellow streamers, and he later revealed that he’d be streaming on YouTube the very next day.

While the Two-Time champ has not made any exclusive deals with any platform so far, it seems that he will be taking to YouTube as his primary streaming platform for the foreseeable future, and has already raked in a seriously impressive amount of views in his cryptic comeback broadcast.

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Read the whole story here.

Jake Paul’s home raided by the FBI

Jake Paul talks to the camera
Jake Paul, YouTube
Jake Paul shocked the net after his Calabasas mansion was raided by the FBI on August 5.

Who’s involved? Jake Paul is one of YouTube’s more divisive personalities, having been involved in a slew of scandals from accusations of scamming his young fans to even being involved in an Arizona looting.

What’s the tea? Despite his controversial history, the entire net was shocked to find that the Team 10 founder’s Calabasas mansion was raided by none other than the FBI on August 5, with agents confiscating a “small militia’s” worth of guns from the residence.

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While no arrests have been made in wake of the raid, reports have confirmed that the search is involved with Paul’s appearance at the Arizona looting a month prior — but some fans feel it could likewise be connected to his manager (of sorts), Izadi Armani, whose famed Graffiti Mansion was likewise raided.

Read the whole story here.

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PewDiePie’s Spotify playlist stirs up controversy

PewDiePie talks to the camera beside the Spotify logo.
YouTube: PewDiePie / Spotify
PewDiePie came under scrutiny after a leaked screenshot of his private Spotify playlist leaked online.

Who’s involved? While YouTube is home to a plethora of famous personalities, none boasts such a massive presence as PewDiePie, the site’s most-subscribed independent creator. Garnering over 100 million subs, PewDiePie is as controversial as he is famous — and it seems like the internet can’t get enough of bringing up his divisive past.

What’s the tea? On August 4, screenshots surfaced of PewDiePie’s private Spotify playlist, which featured such hyperpop artists as Kero Kero Bonito, Rina Sawayama and even rapper Rico Nasty. Many of the artists in Pewds’ playlist identify as LGBTQIA+ — and while it’s certainly a diverse lineup, quite a few critics were pressed at his music picks.

Some fans urged PewDiePie to stop listening to their music, claiming that he’s previously held anti-LGBTQ+ opinions, while others argued that the YouTuber was allowed to listen to whatever he wants — but the tables quickly turned after the artists themselves got involved.

American electronic artist ‘Gupi’ reacted to the drama, writing in a pointed Tweet that they did not want PewDiePie to listen to their music and even asked that Spotify allow artists to block certain users.

Gupi Tweets about PewDiePie.
Twitter: gupimusic
Music artist gupi decried PewDiePie for listening to their music and asked that Spotify introduce a feature for artists to block certain users.

How did PewDiePie respond? The YouTuber reacted to the hullabaloo in an August _ video, where he sarcastically blasted the musicians’ responses to his playlist in a scathing reply. “But you literally went through what I listen to and then went “I don’t want you to listen to me!” Jeez, you sound like a baby a*s b**ch!”

Read the whole story here.

Pokimane announces an extended break from streaming

Pokimane talks to her viewers.
YouTube: Pokimane
Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys announced an unexpected hiatus from streaming.

Who’s involved? Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is another massively-famous Twitch streamer, standing as one of the site’s most popular female broadcasters due to her humorous reactions and interactions with fans.

What’s the tea? While Poki has been hinting at taking a break for some time, the star finally announced that she would be stepping back from both streaming and social media on August 5, revealing that she will be taking a month-long hiatus from the net.

This development follows controversy surrounding her choice to keep her love life online, with YouTuber ‘LeafyIsHere’ spreading rumors that she secretly has a boyfriend (although her own response to the drama was decidedly unbothered).

Although it’s unclear if Pokimane’s choice to take a break was influenced by Leafy’s video, fans are understanding of her decision and are anxiously awaiting her return. (Sorry simps — looks like Barack’s her man, now.)

Read the whole story here.

Ninja streams on Twitch for the first time since Mixer shutdown

Ninja broadcasts on Twitch.
Ninja / Twitch
Streaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins made a surprising return to Twitch in August, in spite of his past beef with the platform.

Who’s involved? Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is yet another massively popular streamer, having risen to fame on Twitch in association with Fortnite before heading over to the platform’s competitor, Mixer.

However, when Mixer announced its unexpected merge with Facebook Gaming in June, Blevins was just as beside himself as everyone else who’d made their home on the site — and while he streamed on YouTube following the shutdown, hadn’t made any long-term commitments with another platform.

What’s the tea? Instead, Ninja shocked the internet by returning to Twitch in a surprise broadcast on August 5, in spite of his former beef with the site (and their apparent deletion of his channel for a short while). Returning to his roots, Ninja went live with a game of Fortnite, leading fans to speculate about the specifics of his potential exclusivity with the site — although no such agreement has been filed.

Read the whole story here.

From top streamers making big comebacks to YouTubers stirring the evergreen pot of controversy, this week was chock full of drama, once again. Why do you think the FBI raided Jake Paul’s Team 10 mansion? Do you agree with the arguments surrounding PewDiePie’s Spotify playlist?Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!

Stay tuned to Dexerto for another round of What’s Brewing next week!

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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.