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YouTuber hits back as fans complain about Jeffree Star breakup coverage

Published: 13/Jan/2020 12:00

by Matt Porter

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Agenda-Free TV host Steve Lookner has responded to viewers who criticized him for covering Jeffree Star and Nathan Schwandt’s breakup on his channel, explaining that he cares about the story and hitting out at those who think they can control what he covers.

Star is one of the biggest beauty creators on YouTube, with over 17 million subscribers and millions of views on every video. The 34-year-old posts beauty and cosmetic videos, but also uploaded vlogs featuring his partner Nathan, even showing off the dream house they were moving to on January 1.

Less than two weeks later, Star uploaded a video on January 11 confirming that the relationship was finished after days of speculation, and after deciding to cover the story on his channel, Lookner faced criticism from his audience who felt that he shouldn’t be focusing on this kind of content.

YouTube: Jeffree StarStar confirmed that he had broken up with boyfriend Nathan on January 11.

With the confirmation sparking discussion across social media, Lookner decided to discuss the news on his Agenda-Free TV YouTube livestream, which sees him cover breaking news and current events in a way which he believes holds no bias, trying to show every side of the story to his audience. While discussing the story on January 11, he received some criticism from his audience for his decision to talk about a subject so far away from his normal content, and after growing increasingly frustrated at the complaints, decided to hit back and explain his decision.

“It’s unbelievable. We’ve got to do a stream like this every once in a while,” he said after reading his chat. “First of all, I’d do it anyway because I care about the story so I’m covering it. Also, it gets rid of the people who treat this channel like their own personal news channel.”

“If I ever report on something that they’re not personally interested in, they’re such babies. It’s like ‘Oh my gosh, you’re reporting on a story I’m not personally interested in. How dare you! He’s a reporting on a story that I’m not interested in, what are you doing Steve!’ Ridiculous. Nobody has anything better to do than watch something they’re not interested in and complain about it. What kind of baby do you have to be to yell at somebody for covering the number one trending story on Twitter.”

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While Lookner’s audience may have been upset at his decision to cover the news, Jeffree Star’s video on the breakup has been viewed 25 million times in just over two days, as fans tune in to hear why the relationship came to an end.

According to Star, the pair separated after family members spread gossip to the media, before discussing how they had fallen out of love, but would always deeply care for each other.

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Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale

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Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

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Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.