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Five months ago today, Poe Party chapter 1 was posted. Now it’s less than 700 views shy of 100k, which is still WAY fewer than it deserves, but it’s a cool milestone, so let’s help it get there! If you haven’t watched it yet, this would be an excellent time to find out what I’ve been posting about all these months. And if you, like me, have already seen it several times, you know that there’s never a bad time for a re-watch.

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Less than 700,000 views shy of the 10 million view target! Based on Tablo’s snap, let’s see what happens if we can get Born Hater to 10 million!

I now know why games journalism is such a race to the bottom.

You don’t need to be a writer. You need to be a reactor. The goal is to respond to stimulus as quickly as possible so that other people can receive the same stimulus.

Clickbait BotW title about meaningless info? 700 views in an hour. Synthesis article about the impact of a person on game consoles over a decade? 25 views across a day.

Whatever. I won’t compromise. There’s a market for good writing out there somewhere. I’ll keep developing my style and somewhere along the line I’ll find something that works.

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Hi guys! I’ve realized perhaps the most demanded cc I have encountered in my niche of the simblr world is without a doubt, African hair meshes; that is, natural afros, braids, dreads, twists,...

Just to tell you all that I added 15 new hairstyles to the Afro Hair Gallery, new ones that came hot off the press and older ones I hadn’t seen before. New ones on top. Enjoy. Let’s keep the diversity alive - over 700 page views in just a few days, wow! Thank you! And I will try to make a faster, more efficient system in the future, promise!

YouTube Pulls Controversial Music Video With Graphic Gay Sex After It Racked Up 700,000 Views

Out Australian singer Brendan Maclean explained that his NSFW music video “House of Air” - a controversial clip that stars adult film actors and features hardcore gay sex, urination, bondage and defecation - was born out of a desire to celebrate gay history while smashing “boring” stereotypes.

Even President Donald Trump factored into his creative yearnings (more on that later) with Maclean, 29, describing it as “art” in various interviews. YouTube, however, has just dubbed it inappropriate, yanking it from the site after 10 days, more than 700,000 views and an explanation that “this video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on nudity or sexual content." 

Also shocking is the fact that the video stayed up as long as it did. Facebook pulled it immediately following its Jan. 30 debut but since it remained live on YouTube, that meant many users had time to drop loads of opinions in the comments section. Many of those were, as one can imagine, not very kind if not a bit confused over how it remained active on the site. Others were more direct and some were downright out of line: Maclean said he received death threats and that his email was hacked multiple times.

Read more: Why Luca Guadagnino Didn’t Include Gay Actors or Explicit Sex Scenes in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ (Q&A)

When The Hollywood Reporter checked YouTube on Wednesday morning, the video had received north of 6,000 comments and 25,000 "thumbs down” votes but since the video has now been pulled, those posts are no longer available. A rep for YouTube didn’t respond to a request for comment as of press time. All is not lost: “House of Air” remains live on Vimeo as well as a special website created solely to host the video, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive art from the film. 

Maclean didn’t seem fazed by YouTube’s actions, alerting his 26,300 Twitter followers to the news Wednesday afternoon. (“Degenerate queer” reads Maclean’s official Twitter bio.) “Ah, what a journey. 700,000 views YouTube has finally removed House of Air,” he posted before directing fans to that special website, HouseofAir.info. (The landing page asked users to answer the question, “Are you aged 18 or over?” With a “yes,” viewers were allowed to watch the 3-minute, 57-second video, but if the answer is “no,” the site redirects to another Maclean music video posted on YouTube titled “Stupid.”)

Read more: Italian Broadcaster Rai Apologizes for Cutting 'How to Get Away With Murder’ Gay Sex Scene

He seemed equally relaxed when The Hollywood Reporter caught up with him via email hours later. Responding from a respite on a ranch farm in Victoria, Australia, (where he said he was keeping busy babysitting a rescue pup named Cody while eating a peach), Maclean admitted that he never expected it to have a long life on the video sharing site. 

“We put it on YouTube as a joke. We had bets on when it would be pulled down, nobody won,” he quipped, before getting serious about how the experience has affected his creative instincts. “This was never a 'marketable’ idea, but it was an original one that I cared about. Was it for everyone? Absolutely not. Has it been the most success I’ve had with anything ever? Absolutely. You spend a lot of time as an independent musician worrying about how to appease the vanilla masses, it’s why I called my record with House of Air: funbang1. This whole project has been about looking at topics, sounds and visuals that kind of just entertained me. What a surprise that the advice about not trying to please everybody has been true this entire time, I just had to believe it.”

Read more: Dakota Johnson Talks More Sex Scenes at 'Fifty Shades Darker’ Premiere: “It’s Not Easy!”

What he couldn’t believe was the outrage. 

“I knew people would be 'grossed out’ by some scenes but to see this white hot fury, the homophobia, the anti-semitism - none of us are Jewish anyway, but that’s the alt-right for you - and such kind of shook us all. Some days I just burst into tears, particularly when gay artists said I’d let down the community. I see now that people were mad that we displayed kink and fetish in a joyful manner,” he explained. “For something so pornographic it’s quite happy,  just like the song, and that seems to infuriate people. 'How dare you not apologize for showing sex! You should be ashamed!’ And now I just smile and think, cool, that’s your own issue not mine.”

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YouTube Pulls Controversial Music Video With Graphic Gay Sex After It Racked Up 700,000 Views

Out Australian singer Brendan Maclean explained that his NSFW music video “House of Air” - a controversial clip that stars adult film actors and features hardcore gay sex, urination, bondage and defecation - was born out of a desire to celebrate gay history while smashing “boring” stereotypes.

Even President Donald Trump factored into his creative yearnings (more on that later) with Maclean, 29, describing it as “art” in various interviews. YouTube, however, has just dubbed it inappropriate, yanking it from the site after 10 days, more than 700,000 views and an explanation that “this video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on nudity or sexual content." 

Also shocking is the fact that the video stayed up as long as it did. Facebook pulled it immediately following its Jan. 30 debut, but since it remained live on YouTube, that meant many users had time to drop loads of opinions in the comments section. Many of those were, as one can imagine, not very kind, if not a bit confused over how it remained active on the site. Others were more direct and some were downright out of line: Maclean said he received death threats and that his email was hacked multiple times.

Read more: Why Luca Guadagnino Didn’t Include Gay Actors or Explicit Sex Scenes in ‘Call Me by Your Name’ (Q&A)

When The Hollywood Reporter checked YouTube on Wednesday morning, the video had received north of 6,000 comments and 25,000 "thumbs down” votes, but since the video has now been pulled, those posts are no longer available. A rep for YouTube didn’t respond to a request for comment as of press time. All is not lost: “House of Air” remains live on Vimeo as well as a special website created solely to host the video, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive art from the film. 

Maclean didn’t seem fazed by YouTube’s actions, alerting his 26,300 Twitter followers to the news Wednesday afternoon. (“Degenerate queer” reads Maclean’s official Twitter bio.) “Ah, what a journey. 700,000 views YouTube has finally removed House of Air,” he posted before directing fans to that special website, HouseofAir.info. (The landing page asked users to answer the question, “Are you aged 18 or over?” With a “yes,” viewers are allowed to watch the three-minute, 57-second video, but if the answer is “no,” the site redirects to another Maclean music video posted on YouTube titled “Stupid.”)

Read more: Italian Broadcaster Rai Apologizes for Cutting 'How to Get Away With Murder’ Gay Sex Scene

He seemed equally relaxed when THR caught up with him hours later via email. Responding from a respite on a ranch farm in Victoria, Australia (where he said he was keeping busy babysitting a rescue pup named Cody while eating a peach), Maclean admitted that he never expected “House of Air” to have a long life on the video-sharing site. 

“We put it on YouTube as a joke. We had bets on when it would be pulled down - nobody won,” he quipped, before getting serious about how the experience has affected his creative instincts. “This was never a 'marketable’ idea, but it was an original one that I cared about. Was it for everyone? Absolutely not. Has it been the most success I’ve had with anything ever? Absolutely. You spend a lot of time as an independent musician worrying about how to appease the vanilla masses; it’s why I called my record with House of Air: funbang1. This whole project has been about looking at topics, sounds and visuals that kind of just entertained me. What a surprise that the advice about not trying to please everybody has been true this entire time, I just had to believe it.”

Read more: Dakota Johnson Talks More Sex Scenes at 'Fifty Shades Darker’ Premiere: “It’s Not Easy!”

What Maclean couldn’t believe was the outrage. 

“I knew people would be 'grossed out’ by some scenes but to see this white hot fury, the homophobia, the anti-semitism - none of us are Jewish anyway, but that’s the alt-right for you - and such kind of shook us all. Some days I just burst into tears, particularly when gay artists said I’d let down the community. I see now that people were mad that we displayed kink and fetish in a joyful manner,” he explained. “For something so pornographic it’s quite happy, just like the song, and that seems to infuriate people. 'How dare you not apologize for showing sex! You should be ashamed!’ And now I just smile and think, cool, that’s your own issue, not mine.”

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look at this video with only 700 views of soul punk patrick singing cupid’s chokehold acoustic, and singing travie’s verse bc ah

I am so disappoint in the Pentaholics right now

And you know why?
Because Kevin’s Adele Medley only has 58,000 views.

Assuming a generally consistent rate, this means that the Adele Medley is getting around 11,600 views daily, but you know what? Kirstin and Jeremy’s Disney Love Medley has around 3,600,000 views in total, and an average of 83,700 daily views.

For as much love as this fandom has, especially for Kevin as of late, he is still only getting a fraction of what the other members get. 1/7 in comparison to Kirstin and Jeremy’s Disney Love Medley.

If that doesn’t help you understand just how under-appreciated Kevin STILL is, then let’s take a look at Superfruit’s newest episode which has 323,000 views in ONE WEEK. That’s only TWO days longer than Kevin’s Adele Medley, and still it is a 1:4 ratio.

We all love Kevin, and I’m so proud that we’ve really begun to push for more love toward Kevin, but right now it just isn’t showing.

WTH Mnet & SBS!

..So Mnet decided to delete EXO’s Live performance video that had 700,000 views for no damn reason. Now the re-uploaded video has less than 80,000 views.

Those views count towards EXOs scoring. That is just unprofessional and plain unfair.

Why? they didn’t even improve the quality of the video. not to mention if that WAS the case they could’ve done it earlier but decided that when the video was nearing a million views they needed to delete it and re upload it. And just hours before the views are counted at that. :-)

And now Melon/Inkigayo did not even include EXO in their pre-voting!

Obviously so someone can get a head start…

WTH is going on?! Honestly. this looks like blatant sabotage to me.

Mnet & SBS… Two companies closely tied to YG. Can they be any more obvious??

It’s kinda hard not to be biased when you hold 20% of the shares in one company and were boycotted for not receiving shares in the other like Mnet..

And I think we all know about YGgayo and how close SBS is to YG.

..I wouldn’t be surprised if Mnet is tampering with the votes too at this point with how EXO has all of a sudden dropped 5% in TWO MINUTES.