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

Published: 12/Sep/2020 22:51

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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Charli D’Amelio possibly appearing in new Doja Cat music video

Published: 1/Oct/2020 22:37 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 22:42

by Virginia Glaze

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As music artists Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha gear up to film a music video for their upcoming song, some eagle-eyed fans have found photos that might hint at involvement with TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio in the project.

Doja Cat is one of the music biz’s hottest new artists, famously going viral in 2018 for her memeable “B**ch I’m a Cow” (otherwise known by its real name, “Moo!”) music video.

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Since then, Doja’s original works have become wildly successful, with the star creating a track for the Birds of Prey film and even getting features with the likes of Gucci Mane for her wildly popular song “Like That.”

It seems that the star is gearing up for yet another hit song in collaboration with singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, which is rumored to be titled “Baby, I’m Jealous.”

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The two were seen on the set of an upcoming music video for the unreleased track, with both dressed in eye-catching costumes as captured by paparazzi photographs — but that’s not what has the internet in a tizzy (at least, not TikTok fans).

A photo circulating across social media shows Charli D’Amelio, TikTok’s most-followed content creator, posing with Doja Cat and Bebe Rexha for a fashionable pic, wearing a seriously stylish pair of sunglasses and a bright yellow jacket.

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She isn’t the only influencer present in the pic, either; YouTuber and beauty guru Nikita Dragon is also in the group photo, as is TikToker Avani Gregg, who is part of the Hype House content creator group.

This isn’t the first time Doja Cat and the TikTok world have collided, by far; the artist even conscripted the talents of TikToker Haley “yodelinghaley” Sharpe for her “Say So” music video in February, who’d created a viral dance for the popular song that quickly became the new hotness on the app.

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Doja has even appeared in a video with YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles, who applied her makeup during a hilarious Q & A session.

While the music video has yet to drop, fans of both Charli and Doja are on the edges of their seats waiting for the upload — whenever that may be.