YouTube apologizes to Cr1TiKaL & Markiplier after backlash over strikes - Dexerto

YouTube apologizes to Cr1TiKaL & Markiplier after backlash over strikes

Published: 2/Sep/2020 21:36 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 0:15

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube stars Cr1TiKaL and Markiplier became the center of drama after YouTube both issued strikes and removed their videos reacting to a viral clip — but now, the platform has reversed its actions and even apologized to the content creators.

The issue began after YouTube hit popular creator Cr1TiKaL with a strike on one of his videos, in which he reacted to a viral clip that showed people dressed as popular cartoon characters getting into a staged brawl.


That’s not all; YouTube later removed the video altogether, claiming it contained “violent and graphic content” — and Cr1TiKaL wasn’t the only one who ended up getting punished over the clip.

After speaking out on the issue and decrying YouTube’s decision on Twitter, Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach was also hit with a strike, and his video, which featured his own reaction to a similar roadside fight, was likewise removed.


This incited a wave of backlash against the platform; however, shortly after the criticisms against them began to go viral on social media, YouTube’s official Twitter account issued apologies to both creators and said that they would take back the strikes.

“We’re not going to die on this hill,” Team YouTube wrote in reply to Cr1TiKaL. “You were right – after (even further) review, your video & others are back up, and these strikes have been removed. This was an over-enforcement of our policies, especially with the added context/commentary, as you originally pointed out.”

“This is definitely not the game we want to play – we’re so sorry for the confusion and frustration here,” YouTube added in response to Markiplier’s tweet. “Your video and others are back up, and the associated strikes have been removed.”


Markiplier has issued his own humorous reply to YouTube’s statement: “I appreciate the reinstatement and apology. I’m willing to accept that mistakes can happen and hope we can work together to minimize the chance that it’ll happen in the future. I’ll take the Spongebob costume off for now…”

Cr1TiKaL expressed similar sentiments over YouTube’s decision, calling their reinstatement of his video “absolutely fantastic news.”

While YouTube has been met with ample criticism over similar situations, many fans are hopeful this most recent repeal of confusing bans points to there being light at the end of the tunnel in regards to similar scenarios.


Noel Miller reveals engagement to girlfriend Aleena and sends fans wild

Published: 13/Oct/2020 15:47

by Alice Hearing


People are over-the-moon after popular YouTuber Noel Miller has gotten engaged to his long-term girlfriend Aleena.

Noel Miller is a former vine star and YouTuber with more than 2 million subscribers. He is a part of the rap group Tiny Meat Gang alongside Cody Ko. He and Cody Ko were also known for their YouTube series “That’s Cringe.”


Noel revealed the amazing news on Instagram with a post of the stunning engagement ring, writing: “My love and support since day one. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

Aleena also shared the same picture of her cupping Noel’s face to show off the ring with the caption “Worth the wait, I love you.”

Noel Miller Aleena engaged
Instagram: Noel Miller
Noel and Aleen have been dating since 2014

Fellow YouTube and internet stars expressed their excitement for the pair in the comments with Kurtis Conner, Danny Gonzalez, and Trevor Wallace all adding their congratulations.

It’s safe to say that their fans are also ecstatic about the news, with several tweets about the couple going viral.. One person tweeted: “THIS IS THE ONLY THING I WILL EVER TALK ABOUT IT ALEENA AND NOEL ARE GETTING MARRIED I AM SOBBING.”

Another person tweeted: “Noel and Aleena deserve the world.”


One fan even posted: “Noel and Aleena are the blueprint for true love, they support and love each other so f***ing much and they’re always in each other’s corner and they always said they didn’t care if they got married or not but Noel wanted to show her how much he loves her and he did it.”

The loved-up couple has been together for at least six years, with Aleena first appearing on Noel’s Instagram in 2014.

Aleena herself is also popular on social media after becoming associated with Noel and has amassed more than 100,000 followers on Instagram.