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YouTube couple Jatie Vlogs explain why they pulled breakup prank on fans

Published: 25/Mar/2020 5:25

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber couple Josh Brueckner and Katie Betzing played a prank on their fans on March 21 about breaking up, but were met with backlash and mass downvotes. Now, they’ve explained why they did it.

Jatie Vlogs sent their near two million YouTube fans into a tizzy after ‘announcing’ they were breaking up, after proposing in November 2019 and recently moving in together.

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The 10-minute video played on fan’s emotions, although it led to a barrage of downvotes ⁠— over 43,000 as of March 24 ⁠— from the wider community.

After the mixed response to the video, the couple issued a statement, in the form of a behind the scenes video, saying that while they are apologetic over people being upset, they believed it was what their fans wanted.

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“If you were upset, I’m sorry. A lot of you guys wanted this and we just wanted to do what you guys wanted,” said Betzing. “We hope you guys take this lightly because it wasn’t meant to be too serious.”

“With that being said…you probably hate us right now for pranking you,” added Brueckner. “We’re sure you guys have sent so much love our way right now, and we appreciate guys for being so supportive.”

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The YouTube couple said they pulled the prank on their fans because they “wanted it.”

The couple have spent a lot of time indoors with the recent lockdowns happening across the world, seeing their fans’ reactions to pranks they’ve done in the past.

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With that in mind, the YouTubers wanted to give back to their community in a way they haven’t done before by playing a little joke on them.

“We just posted our empty house tour video, they’re all expecting the moving in video ⁠— let’s mess with them,” Betzing said. “Let’s move in together, and kind of ‘take a break.’”

“It’s fun to prank you guys. You watch us prank each other, our friends, our family ⁠— you watch us prank everybody, so it’s about time you guys got pranked,” added Brueckner.

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As for the critics who say the two videos ⁠— which have amassed over 4 million views combined and are on YouTube’s Trending list ⁠— were a ploy to rake in views, they’ve dismissed them entirely.

The couple maintains their focus was entirely on their fanbase and what they’ve been asking for, and there was no malice intended.

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In fact, Betzing stated again it was what their fans had asked for. “You can, clear as day, see the comments that were like ‘prank us’ ⁠— [our fans] have been begging us.”

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.