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YouTube suspends NELK Boys for “creating large public health risk”

Published: 12/Sep/2020 22:51

by Alan Bernal


YouTube has suspended the NELK Boys from the Partner Program after viral videos showed the group participating in massive parties that created “a large public health risk.”

While the video publishing platform typically has no problems with the NELK Boys’ brand of content, the YouTubers have been found to encourage behavior that goes against social distancing guidelines across the country due to the ongoing public health crisis.


“If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our ecosystem we take action to protect the community,” the Team YouTube account wrote. “We suspended the NELK channel from the Partner Program because they encouraged large numbers of people to disregard social distancing guidelines, creating a large public health risk.”

Among other things, the Partner Program lets YouTubers take full advantage of the site’s content creator features as well as a bevy of monetization schemes including ad revenue and channel memberships.


A suspension from the program cuts right into the net gains that a content creator could stand to make with every upload.

YouTube’s ruling is in relation to the videos that emerged on September 9 of an enormous party at Illinois State University. Videos show crowds of students filming, drinking, and generally avoiding the town’s social distancing mandates.

A few ‘pop-up parties’ were dispersed on the night the NELK Boys were in the area, according to the town of Normal’s Chief of Police, Rick Bleichner. Local authorities found at least three different sites where crowds gathered throughout the night, with about 200 people at the final location, per The Pantagraph.


Normal Mayor Chris Koos, Illinois State University President Larry Dietz, and Bleichner agreed that identified students involved in the parties would have to face some sort of action for their involvement. Additional details weren’t disclosed but the NELK collective might also face consequences from the town for inciting the large gatherings, according to Koos.

The NELK Boys were also previously criticized after forming large ‘gym protests’ to open up Los Angeles facilities. YouTube briefly banned the channel from uploading videos for a separate incident that found one of their uploads to violate the “harmful and dangerous” policies of the site.

The infamous party boys have been facing a few infractions to their name, and while some people think NELK can’t ever be canceled, they’re starting to rack up penalties from their main platform.


Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.


However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.


“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.