News culture Famous YouTuber accused of plagiarizing Squeezie speaks out
Published on 26/12/2022 at 14:09
While content creators always try to design original and entertaining shows for their viewers, sometimes a few concepts are similar to each other. Unfortunately in this kind of case, it is not uncommon for the public to start crying plagiarism quite quickly…
Which of us inspires the other? “It was a treat to read your comments”
Which of us inspires the other?
In recent months, the famous YouTuber Squeezie has chained several videos of the same concept which have been particularly successful on the internet: the famous “Who is the impostor?”. Released on June 5, the first of them featured Squeezie, Mister V and Jonathan Cohen on the occasion of the release of La Flamme on Canal +. The three of them then had to face several strangers who claimed to have something in common (a job, a passion, etc.), but one of them was actually a liar and an acquaintance of Squeezie, Mister V or Jonathan Cohen. The goal was then to find the impostor or to protect the latter, a bit like in a game of Among Us.
Almost three months later, on August 27, YouTuber Mastu released a video titled “The Cheating Game 2” that he had shot with Theodort. Since the concept of the latter was very similar to the Squeezie video, Mastu had to endure a wave of comments accusing him of plagiarism. A situation that ended up annoying the latter, until he decided to talk about it in his last video, where he already returned to the harassment he suffered from his own fans.
It is not without a touch of humor and irony that Mastu therefore addressed this situation in his latest video. Talking about the timing of ‘The Cheating Game 2’ release, he says that “It was a treat to read (the) comments”, before listing a whole series of posts accusing him of plagiarizing Squeezie .
If he admits that this kind of reaction is part of the “internet game”, he especially takes the opportunity to put the dots on the i’s by recalling that his video was only the sequel to another, released well before that by Squeezie. It is therefore absolutely impossible that Mastu was inspired by the latter. The author of “The Fraud Game” also takes advantage of his video to announce that he was not inspired by Jubilee or Océane either (who also produced this kind of content), since he did not did not know at the time of the release of his first video of the series.
Regarding the many remarks he had to suffer, Mastu explains them by saying that “people do not take the time (to check the dates)” and that they “speak without knowing”. He finally ends the subject by saying:
I know it’s in my job as a YouTuber and I should just ignore it, but it really drives me crazy.
A story that allows us to remember that certain concepts can look alike or even be perfectly identical without it being plagiarism, and that it is increasingly difficult to be perfectly original on the internet. And if some might imagine that Mastu and Squeezie took this story badly, the first also takes advantage of his video to ensure that it is not so, no drama between YouTubers on the horizon. If you want to learn more about the subject, we invite you to watch Mastu’s video directly below: