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YouTuber James Charles will help PewDiePie beat T-Series, on one hilarious condition

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:46 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:14

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and makeup guru James Charles has weighed in on the battle between PewDiePie and Bollywood label T-Series, and is even offering to help – should PewDiePie agree to some terms and conditions, first.

PewDiePie uploaded a video on January 26, where he poked fun at Charles’ signature “sister” catchphrase.

“I realize now, I’ve been tapping out half the market,” Pewds said, jokingly noting that he calls his own fanbase ‘bros.’ “I’ve only appealed to one gender. How discriminatory of me! Everyone, go tell James Charles that bros invite sisters to subscribe to PewDiePie.”

Charles has since responded to PewDiePie’s request – but he’s presenting the YouTube king with a challenge before he fully accepts.

“Hey PewDiePie, after watching your new video today, I’ve consulted with the sisters,” Charles wrote in a Tweet. “They’ve agreed to subscribe – but only after a collab with you being in full glam, so you can DM me when you need help winning 😉”

While PewDiePie has yet to make an official response to Charles’ request, he did retweet his post shortly thereafter, hinting at a possible collab between the two major YouTubers.

PewDiePie’s battle with T-Series has seen involvement from a slew of internet celebs, including the likes of Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach, Justin Roberts, and even Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson, who sent Pewd’s subscriber count soaring after creating a city-wide ad campaign in October of 2018.

PewDiePie is now a little under 300,000 subs ahead of T-Series as of January 26 – leading some fans to wonder if he might accept James’ challenge sooner rather than later.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.