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Zara Larsson calls out James Charles amid Tati Westbrook controversy

Published: 12/May/2019 7:02 Updated: 12/May/2019 9:00

by Joe Craven


Famous Swedish singer Zara Larsson has called out under-fire YouTuber James Charles for “hitting up” her boyfriend, despite knowing that he is heterosexual.

Larsson’s criticism occurs after controversy surrounding Charles and ex-friend Tati Westbrook. Since Charles advertised a rival vitamin brand to Westbrook’s on his Instagram story, the two have been at odds.

The dispute prompted Westbrook to make a video effectively ending their friendship, as well as calling Charles out for trying “to trick a straight man into thinking he’s gay, yet again”. This has, understandably, led to considerable community condemnation towards Charles and now, Larsson has chipped in.

Instagram: Zara Larsson/Brian WhittakerLarsson and Whittaker have been together since 2017.

On May 11, after Charles posted an apology video in response to him losing upwards of 1 million YouTube subscribers in a 24 hour period, Larsson responded to a clip from Westbrook’s original video, in which she calls Charles out for trying to manipulate heterosexual men into thinking they’re homosexual.

“It’s really disgusting,” says Westbrook in the clip, “to manipulate someone’s sexuality, especially when they are still emerging into adulthood… You are using your fame, your power, your money to play with people’s emotions.”

In response, Larsson tweeted that she was “cackling cause he [Charles] hit up my boyfriend in the dms several times knowing damn well he’s straight”.

The tweet has gained considerable attention given the high-profile nature of the controversy surrounding Charles, amassing over 450,000 likes at the time of writing. Larsson has been dating British model Brian Whittaker since 2017.

The singer has since clarified her comments, stating that she was considering deleting her original response. “I feel like deleting this cause I checked and it wasn’t several times, only one dm and some comments under pictures,” she explained.

Twitter users did not allow this to vindicate Charles though, with one arguing that “it’s the same principle”, while another went for “still happened and he knew he was straight. but thank you for clarifying queen”.

Charles is, understandably, facing significant backlash over his alleged behaviour, with community members resilient not to accept his apologies. His YouTube video from May 10, entitled ‘tati’, currently sits at over 1.5 million dislikes, making it – at the time of writing – one of the top 20 most disliked videos on the site.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
Epic Games
It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.