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YouTuber claims he lost his job over videos about PewDiePie

Published: 23/Jun/2019 22:21 Updated: 23/Jun/2019 22:23

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is arguably one of the most popular YouTubers in the world, being the number one most subscribed, independent creator on the site – but he’s suffered plenty of controversies during his career, which have affected more than just himself.

Another YouTuber on the site, going by the name ‘Isaiah Photo,’ claimed that he’d lost a job opportunity due to making videos at the height of the “Subscribe to PewDiePie” train, amid his battle with T-Series in early 2019.

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While Isaiah clarified that he had no personal relationship with Kjellberg, he alleged that his videos on the topic had cost him a client, as shown in a series of emails.

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Isaiah is a full-time freelance photographer, being in the business for over five years, and creates YouTube videos in his spare time as a hobby.

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However, one of his clients did a little digging and discovered his YouTube channel, which he claims he does not cross-promote with his photography business, whatsoever – resulting in their ultimate denial of his services.

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“TBH, we have concerns about associations with PewDiePie, as he has been reported as being something of a racist and anti-Semitic,” one of the client’s emails read. “We have a relationship with Lucasfilm, and their parent company, Disney, canceled their contract with that YouTuber due to his behavior, which we do not support.”

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Isaiah claimed that the emails “blew his mind,” arguing that the mainstream media is responsible for painting big-time YouTubers in a bad light – which ultimately affects other creators on the site.

“That was mind-blowing to me,” Isaiah said of the exchange. “That really rocked the boat. I wasn’t expecting that, at all. I was expecting a, ‘Wow, that’s really cool,’ kind of response. …in the end, it ended up biting me in the butt.”

While PewDiePie has yet to respond to Isaiah’s video on the matter, he has similarly lashed out at the media following his ample controversies, even taking shots at outlets like Vox, in the process.

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Despite losing his crown to T-Series, PewDiePie boasts over 96 million subscribers as of June 23, as a result of his battle with the Bollywood label.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.