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YouTuber Deji Gains 115K Subs After Accusing Brother KSI of Physical and Mental Abuse

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  • Deji posted a video accusing his older brother KSI of subjecting him to physical and emotional abuse throughout their YouTube careers.
  • KSI has lost over 60,000 subscribers since the video was shared, while Deji has gained over 115,000.
  • KSI briefly responded on Twitter saying he has seen the video and will reply soon.

Allegations of Physical Abuse

YouTuber Deji posted a 46-minute-long video on Saturday alleging physical and mental mistreatment by his brother and fellow YouTuber KSI.

Deji and KSI, who is also known as JJ, have been active on YouTube since 2012. In his video, Deji claims that since then, he has been subject to acts of abuse that were used on camera for laughs.

Deji says that all the actions started small, first citing a prank called “Slap Deji” where KSI would slap Deji across the face. Deji claims that at the time, he thought all of this was funny, as everyone in the comments saw it as just a joke.

“But through the progression of the videos that we did, on my brother’s second channel, it slowly progressively started to get more violent,” he said. “From throwing controllers to throwing bottles, belts, even chairs.”

He also included clips of a game the two played called “FIFA Slavery.” In this game, any time someone scored in FIFA, they got to hit the other person with a belt. The clips show Deji getting hit repeatedly.

In addition to this physical mistreatment, Deji says there was mental mistreatment as well. He starts off by citing examples of KSI interfering with his interactions with girls.

Deji claims that his brother once slept with a girl he knew Deji was interested in. He also said that KSI would constantly insert himself in situations with girls and make an effort to embarrass Deji when he was speaking to them.

Tensions Surrounding Diss Track Drama

He then goes on to lay out what seemed to be the bulk of the mental mistreatment, which was allegedly all started by a series of videos and diss tracks that began in November 2018.

In a “Family Fortunes” video, KSI asks the players to name a dead YouTube channel. One of KSI’s friends, Randolph, responded “Deji.”

This upset Deji, prompting him to make a video where he mocks Randolph.

“You are the Sidemen’s, as well as JJ’s bitch,” he says in the video. “You Are JJ’s cameraman. He pays your salary. I mean, you spend more time with JJ than you do your own wife.”  

Deji says that he regrets saying this now, but claims it prompted Randolph to make a diss track. In the track, Randolph states that he paid for Deji’s taxis and calls him the “poorest rich man that I know.”

“Deji, tell me are you braindead,” Randolph says on the track. “Because you still live with your parents.”

KSI then made a video reacting to the diss tracks where he laughs and says “that’s true” to many of the claims Randolph makes. Deji says he was upset by his brother siding with his friends instead of him.

Deji then says he called his brother on the phone to express this, to which KSI said it was just “a bit of banter.” KSI later texted him and told him it was actually helping his channel.

Screenshot from Deji’s “bye.” video taken by Rogue Rocket.

Deji then did a video where he said KSI paid for his friend’s wedding. He said that looking back, he should not have spoken about the finances behind the wedding. He claimed he was speaking out of anger.

“I was angry,” he said. “Considering my brother…I just felt alone. I felt alone and angry, and I thought my brother clearly doesn’t support me, so why do I care?”

After this, Randolph posted another diss track that included what Deji says was private footage of KSI and Deji. Deji also said that KSI saw the video before the video was posted. Deji claims his brother did nothing to stop the video from being uploaded.

“This sparring footage was for his eyes and my eyes just so I could get better,” Deji said. “And then for me to see it in his diss track, you can understand how I was feeling.”

He also said that the diss track included false accusations against him, including getting a woman pregnant. He said that this was a lie.

This ultimately led to Deji making a diss track about his brother called “Unforgivable.” Deji says he got permission from KSI before he posted it.

The situation around this diss track started to escalate after an incident between the two on Christmas of 2018.

KSI went to Deji’s house to talk, but things got heated.

“As I locked myself in my office, he threatened to smash the door, saying he would smash the door down,” Deji claimed. “Obviously my parents stopping him. For the safety of my parents, and due to his behavior, I asked if he could leave my house, or I would call the police.”

According to Deji, KSI ended up recording this incident and posted it on Twitter. Deji says his post made him look like the bad guy because no one had the context of what was really happening. The tweets have since been removed, but KSI has a larger following that Deji, which Deji claims worked against him.

In several videos, KSI also spoke negatively of Deji and as a result, Deji claims people turned on him and he lost subscribers. He says this brought him to a “dark place.”

“I honestly thought what was the purpose,” Deji said. “What was the purpose of me living?”

Deji says he then asked KSI to stop talking about him in videos. KSI responded by asking for him to take the “Unforgivable” diss track down. Deji ended up putting the diss track on private on January 6. In addition to this, KSI texted Deji to say that he would not mention him in any more videos.

Screenshot from Deji’s “bye.” video taken by Rogue Rocket.

However, Deji showed videos of KSI still making fun of him by laughing at memes like this.

Screenshot from Deji’s “bye.” video taken by Rogue Rocket.

According to the video, their mother even got involved, and asked KSI if Deji could re-upload the diss track, which he ended up putting back on the channel.

Screenshot from Deji’s “bye.” video taken by Rogue Rocket.

Towards the end of his video, Deji says that KSI would constantly make jokes about trying to get his fans to ask him to delete his channel, as well as making other cracks about his YouTube presence.

He closed the video by saying he posted it just to get his side of the story out, but does not want everyone to harbor ill-will towards KSI.

“This is me finally standing up for myself and not letting my brother bully me anymore,” he said.

“I don’t want any negativity towards my brother from what you’ve heard in this video please.

KSI Responds to Allegations

Since this video was posted, KSI has been losing subscribers, while Deji has been gaining them. According to Social Blade, Deji is up over 115,000 subscribers. Many have also commented on Deji’s video with support, some even apologizing for not seeing his side of the story sooner.

KSI has not made a video in response yet, but based on a series of tweets he suggested one may be coming soon.

He initially responded on Sunday with a meme and posted a string of tweets about the video and the subsequent subscriber loss.

He also posted screenshots of a text of Deji telling him he loves him, as well as potential plans to do a Reddit video.

On Tuesday morning, he tweeted several times alluding to an upcoming video. In a now-deleted tweet, he asked for anyone with a story about Deji to DM him.

Source: @KSI
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Shane Dawson Says Hurtful Comments Are the Reason He Doesn’t Upload More

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  • Shane Dawson uploaded a video to his new YouTube channel dedicated to makeup videos and other “random” posts.
  • Shortly after his latest video went live, Dawson shared a comment someone left about his weight, saying that comments like these are what keep him from uploading more. 
  • After a flood of support, Dawson apologized for posting the screenshot and said he was taking a break from the internet.

Shane Glossin 

Long-time YouTuber Shane Dawson opened up on Wednesday about negative comments that make him hesitant to upload more content. 

As you probably already know, Dawson has a massively successful channel with over 23 million subscribers. And while fans love when he drops a new docuseries, he regularly hears complaints that he doesn’t upload enough. 

At some point during the process of his recent makeup collaboration with Jeffree Star Cosmetics, he was inspired to create a new channel, ShaneGlossin, which is named after a lip gloss included in his collection. Dawson does already have a second channel, Shane Dawson TV, though he hasn’t uploaded through that account in several years. 

In January, Dawson made his followers aware of the third account, calling it a low-pressure place to post makeup videos and other random content. 

Shane Tweets About Negative Comments

While his main channel has remained inactive over the past two months, Dawson has uploaded a few videos to his new channel, which currently sits at just over 3 million subscribers. On Wednesday, he uploaded a light-hearted video about his bedazzling obsession and shortly after the video went live, he shared a screenshot of a comment someone left under it.

The comment he shared read: “I love Shane but it’s a damn shame to watch him putting all this weight back on while everyone around him laughs and enables it.”

“Hey Shane why don’t u post more? Why don’t u upload more? Well… this 🙃,” Dawson wrote in the tweet that accompanied the screenshot. “You would think after 13 years on youtube comments wouldn’t get to me but damn… they still feel like the very first time haha.”

It’s no secret that for years, Dawson has been open about his weight insecurities, body image issues, and mental health struggles. After sharing the comment, fans quickly flooded him with messages of love and support. 

In a follow-up post, Dawson apologized for sharing the screenshot “Thanks for the nice tweets. I appreciate it a lot,” he wrote. “Sorry I got sensitive and posted that. I usually just ignore stuff but I’m just in a weird headspace lately :/ I think I’m gonna take a break from the internet for a bit. Thanks for being supportive and having my back.” 

While Dawson has been met with kindness from friends and fans, his post highlights the impact hate comments on social media can have on a person, no matter how big or small their following.

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Ninja Sparks Conversations About Dealing With Gaming Losses

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  • Ninja tweeted that the phrase “it’s just a game” signals a weak mindset and was critical of players who are not angry after a loss. 
  • Some saw it as a message about improvement and taking the game seriously, while others used it as an opportunity to make jokes. 
  • But many said the comments send a bad message to his young audience and argued that you do not need to become angry to learn from a loss.

Ninja’s Message 

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of the Internet’s biggest gamers, called out players who aren’t angry after a loss, sparking conversations about healthy ways to deal with failure. 

On Tuesday, Ninja tweeted, “The phrase ‘it’s just a game’ is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, you’ve lost twice.”

“There’s always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle,” he added.

Reactions 

Many interpreted his tweet as an inspirational message about taking gaming seriously and agreed with him. 

Others used it as an opportunity to crack jokes about his intense remarks, including Lil Nas X and KSI.

But plenty of others thought his comments actually sent a dangerous message about dealing with and learning from failure. 

Gaming YouTuber Ohmwrecker, also known as MaskedGamer, disagreed with Ninja. In a response tweet, he said, “You don’t have to be a sore / salty loser and get all toxic to learn from a loss. I feel strongly losing helps you get better, especially in competitive games.  Anyone doing anything competitive should find value in a loss, but don’t need anger to benefit.”

He also said it actually was weak to suggest that managing your emotions is “losing twice” and accused Ninja of trying to justify his own internal challenges.

Thousands of other users chimed in expressing similar sentiments about managing emotions.

Ninja Says He Never Suggested Violent Rage Was Appropriate 

In a now-deleted tweet, another person called Ninja’s stance disappointing, “particularly from someone with an audience who will take this as ‘it’s ok to smash my keyboard/scream at my loved ones/punch a hole in the wall just because I lost a game.’”

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Ninja responded to that user with, “Where in this tweet do I say punch a wall and smash a keyboard/rage? It’s the way you perceived the message 🤔”

When someone argued that Ninja was essentially telling kids to keep playing until they win otherwise they are failures, Ninja said, “‘There is always room for improvement, never settle’ is bad advice?”

The wave of backlash doesn’t seem to have changed Ninja’s mind about his long-running issue with people who say “its just a game.” One user even shared a clip of Ninja once commenting on this topic. “Imagine telling Lebron James, Tom Brady, that when they’re pissed off after losing a game that ‘its just a game,” he says in the clip. 

“Are you kidding me? You’re so stupid. It’s the competitive nature bro. It’s about respect bro. It’s about pride. It’s so much bigger than a fucking video game, and anyone that ever users the excuse ‘it’s just a game’ is a horrible human being and is lazy.” 

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Jake Paul Criticized for Tweets About Anxiety

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  • YouTuber Jake Paul tweeted, “remember anxiety is created by you,” before advising his followers who might be struggling to remind themselves to be happy, relax their minds, and talk to a friend. 
  • Many found his comments insulting and dangerous, but others defended him for what they felt was a well-intentioned tweet with advice that some might find helpful.  
  • In a follow-up tweet, Paul opened up about his own anxiety issues and explained that he was trying to say there are ways to help cope, but he eventually deleted that post along with his initial tweet.

“Anxiety is Created by You”

Internet users are slamming YouTuber Jake Paul over a tweet about mental health that many found dangerous and insulting. 

On Monday the 23-year-old tweeted, “remember anxiety is created by you. sometimes you gotta let life play out and remind yourself to be happy & that the answers will come.”

“Chill your mind out,” he added before recommending that those struggling “go for a walk” or “talk to a friend.” 

@jakepaul

Backlash 

The tweet prompted thousands of responses from internet users. Many, of course, joked that Paul had “cured” their anxiety. 

Meanwhile, others fired back with more serious responses, including people who suffer from anxiety themselves. 

Fellow YouTubers like Sierra Schultzzie also chimed in writing, “This is actually really harmful. Anxiety can be incredibly physical as well as mental. Mental illness is not the fault of the sufferer.”

“Please delete this, you are doing actual harm to your followers who very well may need to be seeking professional help for their problems,” she added.

Colleen Ballinger tweeted, “telling people with anxiety to just stop having anxiety does not help them with their anxiety.” 

Andrea Russett wrote, “i can’t believe i’m paying $200 an hour for therapy when i could just remind myself to be happy.”

Paul Tries to Clarify 

After seeing some backlash, Paul went back to Twitter with a follow-up post to expand on what he meant. “What I meant is that your anxiety can build up if you let it,” he wrote, “it doesn’t just go away.”

“Mine never does but there’s days where it’s really bad and then there’s days when it’s not as bad so if anxiety starts to build up there ARE ways to help it chill out.” 

@jakepaul

In another tweet, he wrote: “everyone is clowning my tweet but not it’s spreading more awareness about anxiety which I didn’t even know was a thing till I was 18 but had it my whole life & never knew how to deal with it.”

“If u think u have it or wanna deal with it try reading this,” Paul added along with a link to an article about coping with anxiety from Healthline.com.

In response to those comments, more influencers explained what exactly their issues were with his initial post.

Taylor Nicole Dean said, “ur tweet spread bAD info about anxiety bc it can stop people from getting help when it’s needed thinking they can just walk it off and chill :/ it was also a lil insulting to those who deal with it.”

Sky Williams responded by telling Paul his tweet was dangerous to his young audience. “Anxiety is bad enough as it is, but now you’re trying to make it seem like its our fault that we feel anxious. it’s just so invalidating and shortsighted. You should delete it.”

Paul eventually deleted his initial post as well as his follow up tweet, but left up think link he shared about coping with anxiety. 

Some Defend Paul

Despite the widespread backlash against Paul, many felt that his tweet was well-intentioned and could be helpful advice for some. 

Others argued that he shouldn’t be attacked for trying to share advice that has helped him. Instead, those who took issue with his phrasing or message should use this as an opportunity to educate.

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