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YouTuber forced to change last name because it’s also a homophobic insult

Published: 30/Jan/2019 19:02 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 1:39

by David Purcell


A YouTuber has reportedly been forced to change his identity on the platform as his second name was seen as potentially offensive. 

Rob Dyke – which was this original name – has revealed that YouTube targeted his last name as a potential lesbian slur and he’s since changed his name to Rob Gavagan to prevent further repercussions affecting his channel. 

In a shocking explanation video, Gavagan talks about having to not only to rebrand himself on social media, but how the ordeal has encouraged him to make another big change to his personality as well.

IGNSeveral popular YouTubers like PewDiePie have had their run-ins with monetization rules in the past.

“YouTube was targeting my last name as a slur, which it was” Gavagan says. “So, they decided to demonetise videos and what not, based on the fact that I had my name in the video description.”

Instead of trying to fight back against the website’s monetization team, though, Rob reflected on the situation and has since changed his name legally – he says. 

“Dyke is a slur for a lesbian,” he clarified. “I just felt it wasn’t doing me any favors professionally either. I feel that if I ever want to host a TV show or something like that, I don’t think anyone wants to put ‘Dyke’ across the screen.”

This incident comes just weeks after YouTube clarified their stance on the use of profanity and explained how other unacceptable language which would be a red flag for advertisers if a content creator’s intention was to have their videos monetized. 

Since then, though, a video from popular streamer Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji was found to still have adverts, despite advertising the use of the ‘n-word’ in the thumbnail of his video. 

In YouTube’s clarification video, there was no mention of possible repercussions relating to offensive names – particularly if it is the guy’s real name, which we don’t know as of this time. 


James Charles slays Kylie Jenner’s Halloween makeup with fierce look

Published: 27/Oct/2020 23:06

by Virginia Glaze


Social media mogul and reality tv star Kylie Jenner is known as much for her lipstick line as she is for her over-the-top Halloween costumes, and one of her 2020 looks absolutely “killed” the competition — in part due to the talents of James Charles.

As soon as Halloween rolls around — even during the current health crisis — fans look toward to the crazy costumes that celebrities will pull off, which is almost always a visual treat due to their top-tier budgets and friendships with special effects artists.

Kylie Jenner is one such celeb, who has turned heads across the net for her rendition of a Barbie doll and Ariel from the Little Mermaid — not to mention the time she dressed up as a woodland fairy.

However, her latest costume has taken a more “wild” turn, as inspired by her brand-new Cheetah-themed makeup collection.

Kylie Jenner shows off her fairy costume for Halloween.
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Kylie Jenner has completely floored fans throughout the years with her creative Halloween costumes, one of which was a classic fairy.

Partnering up with YouTuber-slash-makeup artist James Charles, Kylie decided to go full-on big cat, with Charles lending his own talents to deliver some stunning special effects.

Using tissue and liquid latex, James created three fake slash marks on her left cheek, as though Kylie had been scratched by the very Cheetah from her makeup collection.

After applying the rest of her makeup — also using the Cheetah collection — Charles completed the look by using black and red eyeshadows, as well as fake blood, to create a surprisingly realistic facial injury.

It’s clear that no cat scratch is going to get Kylie down, though, as evidenced by how amazingly fierce the entire ensemble came together, which the two showed off in a no-nonsense Instagram photo.

As for Kylie’s actual Halloween costume on the official holiday, she isn’t giving out any hints, preferring to keep it a surprise on the actual day (even though James tried his best to get her to spill the beans).


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Considering the incredible creativity behind some of her most beloved costumes in the past, fans can safely bet that it’s probably worth the wait — especially if this one is anything to go by.