YouTuber under fire for dramatic Coronavirus prank - Dexerto

YouTuber under fire for dramatic Coronavirus prank

Published: 6/Feb/2020 23:23 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:23

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber and prankster “kmoorethegoat” has sparked backlash across social media after uploading a “practical joke” video capitalizing on current panic surrounding the Coronavirus.

The current Novel Coronavirus outbreak, which was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, was recently declared a Global Health Emergency by the World Health Organization on January 30.

With countries like the United States imposing travel bans on those making their way from the Chinese Wuhan province, citizens worldwide have begun to panic about potentially contracting the virus, which has claimed a reported 634 lives.

Despite the severity of the situation, some online content creators are taking advantage of the hysteria surrounding the illness, including YouTuber “kmoorethegoat.”

Kmoore uploaded a video “pranking” bystanders in public on February 5, where he and a group of actors rushed to “apprehend” other performers who pretended to be infected with the virus.

Although he prefaced his video by claiming that his “practical joke” was merely for comedic purposes and not intended to offend, commenters across the net are sounding off in shock that he would make light of such a serious situation.

“Not a good look bro,” one critic wrote. “This one hits too close to home. People are actually dying from this, and you think it’s a joke.”

“Nah bro, this ain’t it,” another commented. “You’re gonna offend a lot of people with this. A lot of people are dying from this.”

Drama Alert’s “KEEMSTAR” likewise posted a screenshot of the video, which caught similar flack across Twitter.

“Disgusting,” gaming icon and streaming star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins said of the matter.

“That’s just wrong, making a prank out of a Virus that’s killing people,” another user chimed in.

Kmoore isn’t the only YouTuber coming under fire for a Coronavirus “prank” video, either: Instagrammer James Potok caused a plane to return to the airport after claiming he had traveled from Wuhan and was “not feeling too well.”

Hoping to make a viral video, Potok was met with outrage, which has since earned him a charge of mischief and breach of recognizance — a punishment that acts as a valuable lesson for those who might hope to copycat the idea.


Pokimane releases her own Fedmyster document to “put drama to rest”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 2:01

by Theo Salaun


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has conclusively responded to recent leaks about OfflineTV drama from Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan. In her own extensive document, the popular streamer shares her side of the story with texts and other sources.

The drama surrounding Fedmyster and the OTV house bubbled, then simmered, then boiled back up with a thorough document which was leaked, then shared by Fedmyster to give his side of the story. 

Fed, who has been accused of numerous improprieties, used texts and messages to provide evidence of his perspective and show some humanity. In the end, he tried to clarify for the public that the matter was resolved: “We both made mistakes and have owned up to them privately. I hope everyone reading will try to move on from all this as we certainly have already.”

But Poki immediately appeared perturbed by the leaked document, which included flirtatious messages between them as a means of demonstrating that Fed had been led on. In a brief Twitch stream, she noted Fed’s “manipulative” behavior and discomfort with private messages being leaked publicly.

Now, she’s gone a step further and shared her own doc to share her side of things and hopefully shut down any more need for gossip.

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Instagram: Fedmyster
Pokimane and Fedmyster’s relationship is a long, complicated one.

In an 11-page document, including pictures of messages between herself and Fedmyster, as well as with other people, Poki clarifies context and attempts to remove biases that she felt Fed had pushed.

While understandably uncomfortable with private conversations being leaked, the streamer indicates that she is compelled to share her side because of Fed’s document: “Looking back, I would’ve done a lot of things differently, and know for a fact that neither of us handled the situation perfectly. However, our private convos heavily lacked context, and I’m not okay with how they’re being misrepresented.”

In one such example of giving context, she explains how one of the more egregiously received examples of flirting was actually misconstrued to suggest that she wanted to be alone with Fed in a hotel room.

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys
A screenshot of Poki’s doc shows how Fed’s leaks lacked context.

Unwilling to be abdicated of responsibility for the complicated relationship, Poki asserts that she regrets many of her messages and actions.

Similarly, she contends that Fed’s “feelings are valid and a good reminder to me that what one person thinks may be going on in a friendship, don’t always match up with the other person’s expectations.”

The document tackles every issue brought up in Fed’s document, including the two’s relationship as well as drama with Yvonne, OTV, and Jodi.

But, ultimately, these are private matters and the additional context simply proves that Fed’s account may have misled in that it failed to account for other perspectives.

Poki’s hopes are that this new context will finally help “put drama to rest.”