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Where is CallMeCarson? YouTuber disappears from social media and Twitch

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:40 Updated: 6/Feb/2021 14:05

by Joe Craven

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Fans of immensely popular YouTuber Carson ‘CallMeCarson’ King have been left wondering where the online entertainer has gone, amid social media silence and a lack of streams and content. 

CallMeCarson is the name adopted by Carson King, a YouTuber and Twitch streamer, best known for his Minecraft videos and streams.

He has amassed a massive online following, sitting at over 3 million YouTube subscribers at the time of writing. His Twitch following is similarly monumental, just shy of 1.5 million. 

However, his social media profiles have lay dormant for the last couple of weeks. There has been no Twitter activity since January 5, and no streams of any kind since the end of December. 

CallMeCarson has been accused of grooming several underage YouTube fans.
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CallMeCarson has been accused of grooming several underage YouTube fans.

What happened to CallMeCarson?

On January 5, accusations emerged of underage grooming, made against the 21-year-old

The accusations were initially revealed in a KEEMSTAR Drama Alert video, and pertain to a then 17-year-old with whom Carson is alleged to have exchanged messages when he was 19. 

Following on from Keem’s YouTube video, traction picked up on Twitter as more accusations were floated. 

‘Slimecicle’, who formed part of the Minecraft YouTube group ‘Lunchbox’ alongside CallMeCarson, commented on the allegations, saying that all members had cut ties with King upon him revealing he had exchanged naked photos with a girl he believed to be 17. 

It seems likely, then, that Carson’s absence is related to the grooming accusations. However, he did not address them in any public capacity prior to his absence from the social internet. 

Whether Carson is behind the scenes trying to right his past wrongs is also unclear, but his audience and much of the gaming community have been left scratching their heads as to his absence. 

Many expected a statement from the YouTuber, perhaps admitting to and apologizing for his alleged actions. As of the time of writing, no statement has emerged from the 21-year-old or his management.

We will keep this article updated as any news from Carson’s camp emerges.

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TikTok star Josh Richards and Mark Wahlberg launch Gen Z production company

Published: 23/Feb/2021 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Sway House member and social media star Josh Richards has partnered up with actor and producer Mark Wahlberg to kick off his very own Gen Z-centric media production company.

Josh Richards is no newbie when it comes to content creation and amassing a large audience; the social media star has garnered over 2.4 million subscribers on YouTube alone, scoring another 24 million followers on his primary platform, TikTok.

However, it seems that the personality behind the smartphone screen is transitioning to broader horizons after partnering with none other than actor Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas production company.

Together, these two giants are forming another media production company with a focus on Gen Z viewers. Dubbed CrossCheck studios, this company aims to “cater to Gen Z content creators across all sectors of entertainment” and is “focused on becoming the premier venue for internet-native creatives.”

 

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Whether or not Richards’ production company will launch full-fledged movies and tv shows remains to be seen, but it has already “put together a full slate of material” and is even “actively scouting new projects.”

“This is a real passion project for me that I’m going to pour my heart and soul into,” Richards said of his new venture. “We’re going to have a lot of fun along the way and build something great together. I would like to thank Mark, Lev and Archie for believing in a 19-year-old from a small town in Ontario. Now, let’s get to work.”

“I am impressed with Josh and all of the things he’s already accomplished,” Wahlberg commented. “We are looking forward to being in business with him and joining forces with CrossCheck Studios.”

With the likes of Charli D’Amelio and her family scoring their very own reality show on Hulu and rumors of Addison Rae potentially creating a song with Nicki Minaj, Richards’ newest partnership marks yet another huge milestone for internet-based content creators moving into the mainstream limelight.

Exactly what kind of content Richards’ company will put out remains to be seen, but it’s certainly exciting to imagine young innovators taking the reigns for a new generation of media.