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YouTube community outraged as Brooke Houts returns after dog abuse video

Published: 11/Mar/2020 18:56

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber Brooke Houts sparked outrage across the net in 2019 after accidentally uploading footage of herself hitting and spitting on her pet dog — and now, the content creator has returned to social media, but netizens aren’t happy with this update.

Houts was met with widespread backlash in August 2019, after mistakenly uploading footage for a vlog that showed the YouTuber striking her pet Doberman Pinscher, Sphinx, and even spitting on the animal.

The accidental upload quickly caught viewers’ attention, who spread clips from the now-deleted video like wildfire across the net — even prompting involvement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD’s Animal Cruelty Task Force investigated the content creator, ultimately ruling that Houts would be able to keep her pet, with TMZ reporting that law enforcement concluded their evidence didn’t “support criminal charges.”

With social media stars like H3H3’s Ethan Klein and Logan Paul putting Houts on blast for purported animal abuse, it makes sense that the YouTuber took a step back from social media — but she announced her return to content creation on March 6 with a video explaining her absence.

According to Houts, she wanted to find the right time to return to making videos, and has been focusing on her physical and mental health as well as joining a church group.

“There was a lot of change that I had to go through before coming back to YouTube,” she admitted. “And I can confidently say that I’ve honestly never been in a better place physically, mentally.”

Despite her uplifting words, commenters are outraged at her return to the platform, and hit out at the YouTuber for mistreating her animal.

“Literally nobody asked where you’ve been,” one user wrote. “You’re disgusting.”

“Lets be real, she’s only back because she isn’t getting the income she used to,” another commented. “Sis, I’m sorry, but you’re genuinely cancelled. You need to find another job.”

“Brooke: Where I’ve been,” yet another chimed in. “Everybody here: I was hoping in jail!”

Brooke Houts, YouTube
Commenters across YouTube are hitting back at Brooke Hout’s return to the platform.

In spite of her attempts at making a comeback, it seems like Hout’s scandal continues to follow her — and there’s no telling if critics will ever forget the disturbing video footage that led to her downfall.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!