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Korean ex-Navy SEAL and YouTuber Rhee Ken is promoted to leader in Ukraine army

  • Former Korean Navy SEAL lieutenant-turned-YouTuber Ken Rhee, 37, has reportedly been promoted to a leadership position in the Ukrainian military.
  • On Monday, Anton Gerashchenko, the official advisor for the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, posted on his Twitter that Rhee was being placed in a “leadership position” given his “special operations experience.”
  • The new rank would give the former Navy SEAL “a lot of leeway in planning missions against [Russian] forces,” added the official.
  • In an interview on Saturday, Rhee also shared that he had been injured while fighting Russian forces in Irpin, Ukraine, and was currently hospitalized.
  • Korean law forbids its citizens from traveling to Ukraine, and violators of the law, including Rhee, risk prison time and a potential fine of 10 million won ($7,913).

Former Korean Navy SEAL lieutenant-turned-YouTuber Rhee Ken, 37, has reportedly been promoted to a leadership position in the Ukrainian military. 

On Monday, Anton Gerashchenko, the official advisor for and former deputy minister at the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, posted on his Twitter that Rhee, a volunteer fighter for the International Legion, was being placed in a “leadership position” given his “special operations experience.” 

YouTuber PewDiePie fulfills longtime dream of relocating to Japan

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  • YouTuber PewDiePie, Felix Kjellberg in real life, has realized his dream of relocating to Japan with his wife Marzia and their pet dogs.
  • The popular Swedish YouTuber documented their journey from London to Japan in his latest video titled, “It finally happened!”
  • The couple rented a private jet so they could travel with the dogs, whose breathing issues prevent them from traveling through cargo.
  • Kjellberg, who has often talked about purchasing a house in Japan back in 2019, thanked his followers for supporting their journey.

Felix Kjellberg, popularly known as PewDiePie on YouTube, has moved to Japan with his wife Marzia and their pet dogs. 

The Swedish gaming streamer, who has over 111 million subscribers on YouTube, documented their journey from London to Japan in his latest video upload published on May 10. 

USC sues YouTubers for ‘Russian mafia’ pranks that scared students, disrupted classes

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  • The University of Southern California has sued YouTubers Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai, neither of them USC students, accusing them of barging into classrooms during live lectures and creating disturbances for YouTube videos.
  • Their most recent “prank” was conducted last month, which resulted in them getting detained by the university’s public safety department.
  • On Friday, a local court granted USC’s request for a temporary restraining order against Kanevsky and Bai to prevent them from entering the campus. The university also sought damages for attorney fees and other costs.
  • Kanevsky, who goes by Eric Kanevsky on his YouTube channel, has apparently deleted videos filmed at USC but kept prank videos staged at other college campuses.

The University of Southern California filed a lawsuit last week against two YouTubers for reportedly staging pranks on the school’s Los Angeles campus.

Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai, neither of them USC students, were accused of disrupting classes and uploading the videos of the disruptions on YouTube.

Logan Paul admits his apology for video showing human remains at Japan’s suicide forest was ‘half-ass’

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  • American YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul has admitted he gave a “half-assed” apology days after receiving backlash against his infamous “suicide forest” vlog in December 2017.
  • “You know character shifts are gradual and they don’t happen overnight. That’s why you see these creators or anyone who makes a colossal mistake and myself included with a half-*ssed apology,” Paul, 26, said.
  • Paul drew widespread criticism online for showing a dead body while filming a vlog during his Japan trip in late December 2017. He posted a video and a written apology days afterward.

American YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul has admitted to giving a “half-ass” apology after receiving backlash for showing a dead body he and his team encountered at Japan’s suicide forest.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani ofThe MMA Hour,” Paul, 26, revealed details about life after he posted his “half-assed” apology online, saying Japan was the “biggest blessing” of his life in hindsight.

Chinese inventor builds 27,000,000mAH power bank capable of charging 5,000 smartphones

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  • Handy Geng, an inventor and YouTuber, created the world’s largest power bank with a capacity equaling approximately 900 power banks.
  • The mega power bank contains a 27,000,000-mAh battery and includes up to 60 charging ports.
  • A video showing how he made the power bank has garnered over 387,000 views since being uploaded on Jan. 29.

Chinese inventor and YouTuber Handy Geng created the world’s largest power bank with the capacity to charge 5,000 phones. 

Geng uploaded a video documenting how he made a 27,000,000-mAh portable charger to his official YouTube channel on Jan. 29. 

Three Asian YouTubers spent a day in America’s ‘most racist town’

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In July 2020, a Los Angeles-based film producer stood outside a Walmart in Harrison, Ark., with a Black Lives Matter sign. Just moments later, he was on the receiving end of hateful remarks ranging from jeers about his actions to explicit declarations of white supremacy.

Rob Bliss, who is white, had wanted to see for himself whether the word about Harrison was true: that it is the “most racist town in America.”

YouTube Challenge Eater Kicked Out of Colorado Restaurant, Accused of Being a ‘Scammer’

Raina Huang, a YouTuber famous for traveling across the country and taking on food challenges, was kicked out of a restaurant in Aurora, Colo., after she was accused of being a scammer.

What happened: Huang went to StevO’s Pizza n Ribs on Sunday to do the OMG 28” pizza challenge, where contestants must finish the pizza in one hour without breaks for $100, according to Denver7.

YouTuber Laoshu505000 Who Spoke Over 20 Languages Passes Away at 39

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Moses McCormick, a YouTuber polyglot known as Laoshu505000 who spoke more than 20 languages including Japanese and Mandarin, has passed away at 39.

McCormick, who had 1.1 million subscribers, died on March 4 from a heart complication, according to The Daily Dot. His family has set up a GoFundMe to have the late YouTuber’s remains transported from Phoenix to his hometown in Akron, Ohio.

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