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YouTuber parents under fire for vlogging child’s school report card

Published: 1/Feb/2020 0:32

by Virginia Glaze

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Family-oriented YouTubers and parents “Daily Bumps” are receiving a wave of backlash online, after uploading a video reacting to their son Oliver’s school report card.

Family channels are the new wave on YouTube, with many groups, such as the “ACE Family,” boasting millions of subscribers for giving viewers an inside look at their daily lives.

The Lannings, known by their online moniker “Daily Bumps,” are one such family channel, having amassed over 4.96 million subscribers thanks to their videos and original music.

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Family channel “Daily Bumps” are receiving backlash online for vlogging their son’s school report card.

However, it’s not Lanning family patriarch Bryan’s new four-song EP that’s sparking outrage over the family: instead, internet users are collectively mocking a video the group uploaded on January 29, which included a reaction to their oldest son Oliver’s report card.

The video in question, since retitled “LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL!” features mother Missy Lanning reading Oliver’s grades aloud, which included scores for his behavior with other students as well as projects in the classroom.

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While the vast majority of Oliver’s grades were positive, the video has since gone viral across Twitter, with users noting the ridiculousness of using a child’s grades for content that will be viewed online by millions.

“Imagine coming home with your report card and your parents do a react video,” reporter Taylor Lorenz said of the upload.

Her Tweet caught fire across the social media platform, with other commenters weighing in with such takes as, “Oliver’s parents might want to consider the videos Oliver will be recording about them when he’s a teenager.”

Still others were concerned about the mental impact this could have on family vloggers’ children in the future, with one user writing, “Imagine the damage we’re doing to our children by parading them all over the internet without their consent. We won’t know for another decade or so.”

In spite of the Twitter backlash, it seems that the Lannings’ video has been met with relative praise from their fans on YouTube, garnering over 4.2k likes on the upload at the time of writing.

Opinions aside, the issue raises a unique dilemma: how will vloggers’ children react to being constantly filmed and recorded in the near future?

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.