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YouTuber Drew Gooden blasts Lilly Singh’s “terrible” late night show

Published: 29/Nov/2019 23:14 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:53

by Virginia Glaze

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Top YouTuber Lilly Singh, aka “Supawoman,” has made the jump from social media star to late night television host – but not everyone is impressed with her new show, one of whom is popular YouTuber Drew Gooden.

Singh debuted her show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” in September, marking one of the biggest jumps to mainstream media that the YouTube community has seen thus far.

However, critics across the net are at odds with her role as a late night TV host, with some finding her jokes unfunny, and in Drew Gooden’s case, a veritable “trainwreck.”

Gooden, a popular YouTube video-essayist with over 1.7 million subscribers, dissected Lilly’s new show in a video on November 29, where he criticized Singh for telling the same jokes about race and gender over and over again.

“My standpoint is simply from a comedic angle – using the same joke over and over again shows a lack of creativity,” Gooden explained. “This is the same reason why a lot of people tend to not like Amy Schumer, because there’s very little variety in her material and it gets stale quickly.”

Drew Gooden, YouTubeYouTuber Drew Gooden raised some criticisms regarding Lilly Singh’s late night show.

While Gooden congratulated Singh on being the first woman of color to host her very own late night show, he isn’t alone in his sentiments: he evidenced a slew of YouTube comments with the same issue, and even went on to point out that editors seemed to cut in “fake laughter” after her jokes for added effect.

“In addition to these problems with the audience, the show is overly scripted that it leaves no room for authenticity,” he continued. “The core of this show should be the celebrity interviews. It should be impossible to mess these up. And yet, they do.”

Gooden isn’t the only major YouTuber taking issue with Singh’s show and “over used” jokes about race and gender, either – YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg likewise Tweeted about the matter on the same day.

“I’m so thankful whenever I’m reminded that NBC decided to put a bisexual woman of color as their host of a late late night show,” he wrote, adding a sarcastic smiley face.

While this wouldn’t be the first time Singh’s show has come under fire, the criticism follows a slew of other top YouTubers making their way out of the space, from KSI’s song breaking into the UK Top 10 and Logan Paul hoping for a career in professional fighting.

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Trisha Paytas quits “toxic” social media after apologizing to James Charles & D’Amelios

Published: 9/Jan/2021 23:27

by Theo Salaun

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No stranger to drama, influencer Trisha Paytas has apologized to James Charles, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio before claims that she will delete her social media profiles due to toxicity.

Nearly 700,000 followers on Twitter, 3.9 million on TikTok and nearly 200,000 on her backup Instagram (her original was deleted), Trisha Paytas boasts an enormous social footprint on the internet. But, following another string of drama with some of the world’s biggest influencers, she is planning to disable it all.

Absolute, unrelenting candor has become a staple of the Paytas presence. From David Dobrik and Ethan ‘h3h3’ Klein to, more recently, James Charles and the D’Amelio sisters, Paytas is more familiar with web beef than a podcast advertisement for Omaha Steaks. Within months of the latest drama, though, the outspoken influencer is toning it down and stepping back.

In a video posted to her TikTok account on January 8, Paytas let fans (and haters) know that, due to toxicity, she would be closing off her presence on social media. Simultaneously, she made a brief apology to Charles and the D’Amelio sisters.

Front camera on, makeup off and set in a dark room, Paytas breaks her traditional, eclectic, TikTok grid with the brief video explaining her need to leave social media. To start the video, she quickly updated fans on her plans moving forward: “I’m leaving the app, for real. I’m leaving social media. It’s a really toxic place and I wish you all well.”

Then, she added on a succinct apology to the massive influencers who have been involved in her recent beef: “I want to apologize to Charli, Dixie and James.”

Trailing off with an “um” after the apology, Paytas cuts the video off and provides no further elaboration. Instead, the next day she posted two videos following her traditional content, one about new sunglasses and one about grilled cheese. And, finally, she posted a final video explaining her plans.

While Paytas has yet to delete any of her social media profiles, she confirms on TikTok that it remains her intention. Instead, she promises fans that they’ll still have some limited access to her content: “You can find me on YouTube, I’m going to be focusing on me, my family and my fiance.” 

Charles and the D’Amelio sisters haven’t responded to the apology while fans are reluctant to believe the accounts will be deleted. Regardless, Paytas leaves her viewers with a simple message: “For those of you showed me love, thank you. For those of you who showed me hate, you win.”