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YouTuber slammed for his defense after wasting 100,000 paper towels

Published: 16/Jan/2020 17:36

by Jacob Hale

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A YouTuber who used 100,000 paper towels for an experiment in a video was criticized for its environmental impact – and is now under fire for his defense of the video.

YouTuber Tyler Oliveira has over 500,000 subscribers at the time of writing, with most of his content being a variety of vlogs and challenges that get millions of views.

He grew impressive amounts throughout 2019 and is on his way to being a major name in the YouTube space, but he is now being slammed for defending his use of 100,000 paper towels by people conscious of climate change and environmental issues.

Tyler Oliveira visits Chernobyl
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Tyler has done a variety of different challenges, including a 24-hour trip to Chernobyl.

On January 10, Oliveira posted a video titled “Can 1,000,000 Paper Towels Absorb A Swimming Pool,” with the premise being very clear. He threw a bunch of paper towels into his pool and tested the results.

While he likely thought this was just an innocent challenge video, many fans commented on it condemning his use of so many towels, including comments about how fellow YouTuber MrBeast ran a campaign to plant 20 million trees – and now Oliveira seems to be doing the opposite.

However, his defense of the video is what has really made headlines, hitting out at the critics and calling out those who have questioned his actions.

In his statement, posted as a comment on the video, Oliveira explains that while he understands some people’s frustrations with his use of so many paper towels, “these paper towels existed independently of whether or not I would have used them.”

He then questions his detractors’ use of paper and wood, as well as the fact that they are “largely doing nothing to benefit the environment.”

He offered three “facts” to the naysayers, saying the following:

  1. “The house you live in as you watch this video, is, largely, made of wood. Trees, in fact.
  2. “You probably use enough toilet paper throughout your lifetime to compare to 10x of what we have done with this pool here.
  3. “You are, largely, doing nothing to benefit the environment you so savagely condemn me for single-handedly destroying with 100,000 paper towels.”
Tyler Oliveira apology for paper towelsOliveira called out his critics, questioning what they were doing to help the environment.

In the responses to this comment, a number of people have called him out for his “poor response” to the criticism, while others went so far as to say they were disappointed by this “garbage” video.

Oliveira’s final point is that “most criticizing this video’s existence have failed to reflect on their own respective impact, and are just as guilty,” and it’s not likely we’ll see him address the controversy much further than this.

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Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.