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YouTuber James Charles slams media criticism of his show-stopping meet & greet

Published: 31/Jan/2019 19:29 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 19:40

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and makeup mogul James Charles is lashing out against widespread criticism of his Birmingham meet and greet, which ended up causing a gridlock due to the mass amount of fans drawn to his appearance at the city’s Bullring shopping center.

A reported number of 8,000 fans crowded all three floors of the shopping mall on January 26 to get a glimpse of Charles, who held a meet and greet event for the opening of a new Morphe makeup store.

However, a few media outlets were highly critical of the incident, with some even calling Charles “virtually unknown” – despite his 13 million YouTube subscribers and three million Twitter followers.

Daily Mail / Philip DeFranco, YouTubeSome media outlets criticized Charles’ internet fame, calling the YouTuber “virtually unknown.”

In fact, Radio host James O’Brien expressed some disdain towards Charles’ popularity on his show ‘Leading Britain’s Conversation’ – to which Charles had a surprising reaction.

Charles himself popped onto the show as a suprise guest to educate O’Brien as to his internet fame, ending their call on a positive note that had the host calling their conversation a “lovely moment.”

Charles likewise hit out at the backlash via Twitter, writing, “It actually blows my mind that so many news outlets refuse to recognize the success of YouTubers, when there are creators pulling the same number of viewers in one month that these outlets are proud to pull in an entire year.”

Regardless of the media’s varied reactions, Charles’ explosive appearance in the Birmingham mall stirred up an important conversation regarding the changing state of who is considered “famous” in modern society.

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KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.