Linus Tech Tips cancels WAN Show podcast amid ongoing controversy
Linus Tech Tips has canceled the latest episode of the WAN Show podcast amid ongoing controversy within the company that’s led to a production halt.
On August 14, 2023, Tech YouTuber Gamers Nexus uploaded a video sharing various concerns they’ve had with Linus Tech Tips’ ethics as well as coverage accuracy.
After some back and forth, Linus Media Group issued a full response and revealed that they are halting production on videos for a week.
Linus Tech Tips has also canceled the WAN Show for the week, just hours after an employee stated in Discord that it was set to go on as planned.
Linus Tech Tips employee claimed WAN Show was happening
According to one of the employees of Linus Tech Tips’ Labs Jake Daynes, the popular LTT podcast was going to take place as planned.
“WAN show is sacred. The streak will not be broken,” he said in the company’s Discord server after a user asked about the show’s status.
Linus Tech Tips cancels WAN Show
Just hours after the LTT Labs employee’s message in Discord, Linus Tech Tips revealed the show will be canceled to focus on the ongoing allegations and controversy surrounding the company.
“Heads up, there won’t be a WAN Show this week. Instead, we will continue to focus on addressing issues raised both internally and by the community during our production break. We appreciate you all for your patience,” they said in the post on Twitter/X.
Dexerto spoke with LMG CEO Terren Tong about the ongoing situation on August 17, 2023, revealing how serious ending their decade-long streak of daily videos actually is for the company.
“Jokes aside – we have a decade-long unbroken streak of daily videos. To pull back this dramatically I think shows how seriously we’re taking the community’s feedback,” he told us.