Ethan Edward Klein, once the face of a YouTube renaissance, now does a mediocre podcast with his wife Hila Hakmon where he says stupid shit. And that stupid shit as of recent, has started to bite him in the ass. Most of his audience are only now learning how much of a drama magnet Ethan is, but for some people, this has always been the case. Let's take the time to pinpoint down his more exceptional moments.
Ripping off Sam Hyde
We all know who Samir Al-Hajeed is, right? Well, your boy Ethan had some beef with Sam. Just watch this clip from the previously mentioned mediocre podcast:
Oof, ouch. There's some praise here and there, but for the most part, Ethan and Hila sound like Sam shot their kid and got away with it (which, knowing Sam, wouldn't be out of the ordinary). Why's that? Well, Ethan uploaded this video right here:
Notice something? If you're particularly familiar with the Hyde lore, you'd catch some striking similarities between that video and this video right here:
If you take a closer look, you'll realize that these two videos are only a couple months separated from each other. Sam's was made in January of 2013, Ethan's was made in June of 2013. Looks pretty suspicious, right? If you're not convinced Ethan's ripping off Sam, you should take it up with Ethan himself, because the current description of his video kinda disagrees with you:
Well, shit. All deniers of collusion are stopped by that one image, halted.
Sam and Ethan had quite the discussion on Reddit about this issue, lemme tell ya:
Unfortunately, a majority of this conversation is unarchived and unobtainable. As of writing this, Reddit has banned the Million Dollar Extreme subreddit, the grounds by which these two men talked. But here's Ethan's Reddit overview, which includes his comments toward Sam. Here's it's archive, too.
Ethan uses some nice, juicy buzzwords to describe Sam and his fanbase. Anyone who's not a school principal that uses "toxic" to describe a person or community is probably an asshole. C'mon, Ethan.
But no worries, Sam has come out and said that while Ethan undeniably ripped him off in that instance, everything else he's done is fairly original and that, even then, what Ethan's done is basically potatoes compared to what Adult Swim's done.
By the way, he said that under this video, which is where I got a good amount of the information about this from:Sam Hyde said:
Now, you might be saying...
This section serves as an introduction to just how badly Ethan can respond to criticism. You saw that clip, right? It gets worse, trust me.Hypothetical Kiwi Farms user said:Now, wait a minute. Diabeetus Chandler, you can't be serious. This Ethan and Sam drama was way back in the day, literally last year. I'm gonna give this a late rating, sorry buddy.
This is the point where a lot of people's opinions on Ethan sank immeasurably. So a while back, PewDiePie said nigg—
Ethan turned his back on PewDiePie when this happened, on (again) his mediocre podcast.
I'm not going to archive an entire podcast because I refuse to carry an hour long video on my computer. But, I will link and archive this video by Kavos, who's admittedly a faggot, but he provides the necessary clips outlining this incident:
So, like Kavos said, Ethan does this podcast about PewDiePie. He gets a bunch of backlash for being a hypocrite, saying the word himself and actively enjoying it. Keemstar and Scarce report on this on their separate shows. Then, Ethan makes another podcast where he basically airs out his dirty laundry, and shits on Keem and Scarce for criticizing him. He also has two bobbleheads with him, sucking his dick.
This perfectly illustrates why Ethan deserves a thread. The dude can't take criticism. He acts impulsively, and then shits on you for calling him impulsive.
But ooh boy, wait a minute. Now it's time to get to the recent drama, with even more incriminating shit on Ethan.
I'm going to cite the PewDiePie drama as the official downfall of Ethan and his likability. Because nowadays, oh man, he's not doing well.
He pissed off a bunch of Indians when he said some exceptional shit about an Indian music video channel:
If you think Ethan pissing off Indians is where it stops, nono. Absolutely not. This is only proving that Ethan causes drama every fucking week, even before now.
So, Ethan hasn't uploaded on his main channel in a while in favor of making more podcasts. Fans have just barely tolerated this. But then, the main channel has an upload, and what is it?
AN AD FOR A FUCKING MOBILE GAME
At this point, fans had enough of Ethan's bullshit. They didn't upload regular content for such a long time, and here they are, with an advertisement. So, after backlash, Ethan came back with this video:
Even though he had made this exact video before, with the exact same points and everything:
Ethan brings up how he has depression a lot, especially when pitted against accusations of ignoring his main channel and just being bitter in general. It really makes you think. It makes you think about all this, and whether or not Ethan's all that credible.
Why Ethan is a Lolcow (and closing statements)
Well, as we've learned from this post...
- Ethan's awful at taking criticism.
- Ethan always starts shit on his podcast, almost every single episode.
- When he's called out for not uploading on his main channel, he recycles the same reasoning over and over again.
- His content has become incredibly mediocre.
Papa bless, gentlemen.