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Sky Williams allegedly lied about father’s cancer & owes $350K

Published: 8/Jul/2020 20:53 Updated: 9/Jul/2020 10:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros content creator and tournament organizer Sky Williams is under fire for allegedly lying about his father’s cancer and apparently owes the community over $350,000.

The disgraced content creator has already had a slew of accusations over incidents that are said to have occurred at the “Sky Mansion” involving multiple Smash personalities. Now, he’s being accused of lying about his father’s cancer too.

In a massive Twitlonger, Spencer Samuelson claimed that Williams not only owes him $55,000, but obtained the cash in a nefarious way.

“Sky and I go way back to the Brawl days, I’ve known him since 2008,” Samuelson wrote. He said that in 2017, Sky approached him completely out of the blue claiming he was in debt to the IRS.

“He told me he would go to prison and his career would be over unless he received a significant amount of money. After several back and forth messages, I eventually agreed to lend him 55,000 dollars,” Samuelson said. “Instead of taking the money I lent him to pay off his debts he decided to use it to rent out the infamous Sky Mansion. That place only exists because I funded it not knowing the kind of person he had become.”

According to Samuelson, Williams never paid back a cent. Additionally, he alleges that Sky spent money that had been loaned for his dad’s cancer treatment on “cosmetic penis surgery” and that his dad was never sick to begin with.

What’s more, Samuelson claims that instead of paying him or other people he owes money to back, the Smash star would use the capital to “treat his roommates to free dinners, free video games and even free trips to Vegas which included him buying a couple roommates hotel rooms.”

Spencer isn’t the only person that Sky owes money to either. Multiple major names including Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles and League of Legends caster Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare, the latter of which “confirmed” Williams’ debt at around $360,000.

In a series of tweets late at night on July 7, Williams claimed he was, in fact, in debt and had no savings or credit.

“I still think it’s my duty to release the full and complete statement of the ‘Sky House’ and the activities therein,” he wrote. “Nothing will ever justify the pain I’ve caused, but my hope is that it shows you that I am not a monster, though I’ve caused the same pain as one.”

Williams has claimed he will be posting a large Google Doc addressing the allegations: “It’s taking a long time because this isn’t a document about defending me, its about the raw truth – and making sure that everything I’m saying is just the facts of the matter takes a LOT of time, but I’m getting it done.”

In any case, Sky’s story is just the latest in a series of accusations that have rocked the Smash scene in recent weeks. Notably, Smash legends Nairoby ‘Nairo’ Quezada and Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios confessed to allegations against them and have since gone dark on social media.

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PewDiePie finally responds to YouTube “shadowban” glitch

Published: 26/Oct/2020 20:32

by Brent Koepp

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On October 26, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg responded to a glitch that omitted his YouTube channel from searches a few days before. The bug sparked widespread speculation that he had been “shadowbanned” by Google.

The YouTube community was rocked on October 19 when rumors began to spread that the platform’s largest content creator, PewDiePie, had been shadowbanned. However, it was quickly clarified to be a bug and his account was fixed.

The Swede addressed the drama in his first video back since the glitch. While the star believed that people were too quick to jump to conclusions about him being banned, he did have questions for Google as to why his channel was the only one affected.

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The YouTuber reacted to fans joking about the “shadowban” glitch.

PewDiePie responds to YouTube after “shadowban” glitch

Fans of the personality became concerned on October 19 when his channel disappeared from searches on YouTube. His latest video tanked in views as no one could see it without a direct link. Google then released a statement and said it was an error before fixing his channel hours later.

Responding to the incident, Pewds revealed that he didn’t think he was shadowbanned as his account had been having issues for days. “People started noticing my video wasn’t getting any views. And it just went everywhere. There was a bunch of news for it!” he said, before he joked, “Shadow ban! They creep from the shadows and they ban you!”

Despite not being overly concerned, Kjellberg did find it peculiar that it mainly impacted his channel and nobody else’s. “I didn’t think they shadowbanned me, I just assumed it was a glitch. But it begs the question, how does that happen? How did it happen? It didn’t happen to anyone else. I asked around.”

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The popular entertainer later joked about YouTube trying to explain the glitch, after reacting to a fan submission on Reddit. “We shadowbanned our biggest creator! Yeah, yeah it was weird. It was weird, what in the world,” he said.

To add salt to the wound, Pewds celebrated his birthday on October 24, but instead of well wishes from fans, his subreddit was flooded with users concerned that he had been shadowbanned by Google. It should also be stated there is no confirmation that the company even does bans in this manner.

At the time of writing, the star’s account is back to normal, and his uploads are getting millions of views again. If nothing else, the incident shows just how many people love the 31-year-old entertainer. Viewers were quick to rally together for the content creator – further proof that Kjellberg is the king of the platform.