“Techno’s cancelled. Everybody spread the word, Techno is cancelled." James says. "#Technoisoverparty. Everyone spam it. Technoisoverparty."
11 July 2019 by Fonticha Tran
James Charles, popular Beauty YouTuber, was invited to #MinecraftMonday by YouTuber Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem and paired up with Vikkstar123 for Week 3.
However, midway into the stream, James loses his cool when another YouTuber who goes by the name 'Technoblade' appeared to have cheated.
But let's rewind. First of all, what is #MinecraftMonday?
Here's the gist:
Minecraft Monday is an event set up by popular YouTuber Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem, with other popular YouTubers and Twitch streamers such as Ninja, PewDiePie and Mongraal also participating.
It was on July 8 at 4pm EST and streamed live on Twitch on their individual channels. The participants played Minecraft game modes, including The Hunger Games (SG4), TNT Run, Run From Lava, Battle Arena, Parkour Race and more.
James actually had a pretty decent first half of the stream, with even Twitch streamer Pokimane popping into his chat, (read more here)...
...But then what is Sister James without a little sprinkle of controversy?
Because it’s not long before James started to dive headfirst into it. And not just one, but a few.
Apparently, James isn't a fan of holding his opinions back.
And here's where it goes downhill.
It started when he started talking about the tournament winnings. James said:
“I really truly believe that anybody who wins this, if they’re a content creator should be donating the money.”
So, why is this a problem?
Well, first of all, it's a dream job for many to become content creators or professional gamers. But for most of these people, the harsh reality is that they often earn little to nothing. It's a hard life and this study find that 96.5% of YouTubers don't earn enough to cross the poverty line while this article shows that despite there being over 2 million unique broadcasters, only around 150,000 are Twitch affiliates, i.e., when the point where they can have the option for people to subscribe to them.
James is very fortunate to be one of the top 1% who is able to make a great career in YouTube, but it seems that he forgets that not everyone is well off as him. So to these people, the tournament winnings are a way of earning some money and building a more viable career.
And his controversy doesn't stop there. Soon after, James performed badly in a round called 'TNT Run'. In his rage, James said:
“I’m f**king suing. My lawyers will be f**king in contact with this immediately. F this sh**." (rages)
And then in another round, when there was an 'invisibility bug' that caused some players to be invisible, and so everyone had to relog to reset, James didn't manage to get in due to an error.
James let his annoyed feelings known by typing in chat: "Invisibility is homophobic." We're not sure, but is this a word that should be casually thrown around?"
Then finally, James lost it when Technoblade, a gamer who has over 770,000 subscribers on YouTube, snatched a win.
Unfortunately, Technoblade seemed to get this win by using the /top command (a command that brings the player to the topmost block), allowing him to get on top of Vikkstar and eliminate him.
Although the code was available in the game, it was an unspoken rule that it shouldn't be used in good faith. The purpose of the code was to help a player who got stuck underground as this command would help them get back up.
So the other players weren't so happy about this ending, but nothing was compared to James' annoyance. While the others were typing in 'GG', i.e., good game, in the game chat, James decided to type in:
"Techno using /top is ridiculous. Not GG."
He then proceeded to say to his viewers, “Techno’s cancelled. Everybody spread the word, Techno is cancelled. #Technoisoverparty. Everyone spam it. Technoisoverparty.”
Viewers could hear stunned laughter from Vikkstar.
And then James' viewers started to spam the hashtag. Alarmingly, some even took to Twitter with the hashtag.
Others, however, called him out for starting drama.
James starting twitch drama
JAMES PLEASE NO, DO NOT GET INVOLVED
joins minecraft and instantly gets into drama lmao
Throughout this, James kept an eye on his chat and decided to defend himself:
"People in my chat are like, 'oh my god, you’re salty', it's like I'm not salty cos I knew I wasn’t going to win, so it's not like I’m angry I didn’t win, but that is ridiculous. I agree with Vik, that’s a sad move."
When Vikstar123 heard this, he immediately tried to cool things down by saying:
"I mean, It’s fine, I’m over it now. I’m over it.
"Just in that moment I wasn’t happy and some people understand that, and some people won’t. It’s fine, we're moving on guys."
It seems like it the whole Tati Westbrook drama was just forgotten, but it seems that James just can't keep away from controversy.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.