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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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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.