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YouTuber baited with classic donation prank during first Twitch stream

Published: 25/Nov/2019 1:30

by Brent Koepp

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A YouTuber’s first Twitch stream backfired when he hilariously fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book with a classic donation prank.

An important aspect of streaming is donating, which is where viewers give money in the hopes that their names are read out loud by the personality during their broadcasts.

However, tricksters have long found ways to abuse this system, and one of the oldest pranks is getting streamers to say inappropriate things when reading out usernames.

Veteran YouTuber ‘TaylorMurka‘ found this out the hard way during his first ever Twitch stream when a viewer hilariously snuck a prank past him.

Instagram: @TaylorMurkaThe comedic YouTuber’s first Twitch stream was on November 24.

Streamer baited with classic donation prank

The YouTuber set up his Twitch channel and did his first stream on November 24, as many of his fans tuned in to watch him play South Park: Stick of Truth which released in 2014.

During his broadcast, he received a donation from someone in his audience looking to troll. “I Swallow C*m,” he read aloud, before he broke into laughter seconds later after realizing the joke.

Showing his sense of humor, he continued to laugh at the donation prank. “That’s hilarious, that’s a great name. That’s a great username!” he exclaimed.

His audience continued to join in on the fun, ribbing the freshman Twitch streamer by trying to get him to fall for other classic jokes, such as when someone asked him if he was going to stream with “Joe.”

“Am I going to livestream with Joe? Who the f*ck is Joe?” he asked, confused by who they were talking about. Taylor continued to talk to his chat about another subject, when the chat replied with the prank.

“Joe Mama!?” he said breaking into hysterical laughter. “Got em! Got em! That’s funny. Joe Mama! You guys are funny, this is fun!” he exclaimed, enjoying his stream.

Despite his audience pranking him multiple times for his first broadcast, TaylorMurka took the whole thing in stride, and joked back and forth with his audience throughout his stream.

The new Twitch streamer is already off to a great start, as he’s already gained 5,000 subscribers in a single day as of the time of writing this article.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.