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YouTube Star Angry Joe Has Been Hacked [UPDATED]

UPDATE

Since our original post, Joe Vargas has taken to Twitter to confirm that he has been in touch with YouTube owners Google, as well as Twitch and Twitter regarding the hack. While the specific details are not yet known, the online personality also confirmed that he now knows who is responsible and how they were able to take control of his YouTube channel.

 

ORIGINAL POST

Joe Vargas, widely known across the YouTube sphere as Angry Joe is considered by many as one of the faces of the YouTube gaming scene – and it seems his account has just been hacked.

Earlier today, an obscure video appeared on the popular channel AngryJoeShow named “@Keemstar raped his daughter”. According to TechRaptor, the video contained a ‘moon man’ wearing shades, and discussed numerous racist topics. The video gained around 25,000 views before being taken down. A screenshot from the video can be found below.

Moon Video

The Twitter account mentioned in the video refers to Keemstar, known for his controversial opinions and reportage of other happenings in the YouTube community on his channel DramaAlert. Whilst this might suggest the video was aimed at the aforementioned YouTuber, no further comment has been given.

Two hours ago, Vargas tweeted that Derelith, one of the employees of the show, was streaming The Division on Twitch. According to TechRaptor, the hack occurred around 15 minutes later, but whether or not it and the stream are related is currently unknown. Vargas’ Twitch account has since vanished, showing a ‘Page Could Not Be Found’ error when access is attempted.

 

The content creator’s Twitter account fortunately shows no sign of having been tampered with, and the YouTuber has just tweeted that he is currently investigating the situation.

 

This is unfortunately not the first occurrence of hacking across YouTube. Just last month, hugely popular Let’s Play YouTuber Mark Edward Fischbach – aka Markiplier – had his channel tampered with. More on this will be posted once more information surfaces.

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Charlie is a platforming romantic from England, that still speaks in a fashion that died with the Elizabethan era. Having been gaming since the days of Crash Bandicoot, he champions the Playstation, and is only a little bit embarassed that Super Mario Land keeps spelling his defeat.

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