Whilst booth babes were a hot topic at Eurogamer Expo this year, the sexual discrimination message they project to some doesn’t remotely compare to a series of sexual harassments shown in a YouTube video from a seemingly Razer sponsored attendee, YouTuber KSIOlajidebt.


KSI turned the video “private” at 23.50 on 5th Oct. This is a fan re-upload.

In a video titled “KSI being awkward in Eurogamer”, YouTuber KSIOlajidebt (real name Olajide Olatunji) sexually assaults a spokesmodel before naming another “Massive Tits” and asking a series of inappropriate questions to female attendees, including the absolutely vile “What are you doing not fingering yourself?”.

The spokesmodel who was motorboated, glamour model Brandy Brewer, stated on Twitter “Look I’m not 14 yrs old and @KSIOlajidebt is hardly Jimmy Saville I consented to the motorboat it’s called comedy……relax” however none of the other women in the video appear to have consented.

Booth babes and spokesmodels such as those seen in the video agreeing to be motorboated unfortunately have to put up with this sort of harassment from idiots like KSIOlajidebt (though they certainly shouldn’t), but walking up to expo attendees and asking them sexually inappropriate questions and making suggestive movements is just plain wrong.

Unfortunately, KSIOlajidebt is somewhat of a YouTube celebrity with just over 650,000 subscribers and over 213 million views. He also appears to be affiliated with PC hardware manufacturer Razer, having made several CultofRazer videos on YouTube. Judging from the majority of comments on the video, his fanbase support his behaviour – even going as far as to blame his actions on his victims.

One commenter stated “Judging by the girls crappy accent and sluttish attitude I’d say this in the UK, therefore I’m not surprised that these wenches let a random black guy walk up to them and do whatever he pleases.” whilst others just call the females in the video “sluts”, that “this is hilarious” and that “KSI IS MY HERO”.

KSI - "A man's man"

UPDATE 1: Tom Bramwell and Ellie Gibson from Eurogamer have stated that KSI will be banned from all future shows.

A representative from Razer commented on the matter by stating “KSIOlajidebt is a pro gamer in the UK that Razer invited to the Eurogamer Expo to shoot some community videos for our site. After KSIOlajidebt was done with his work for Razer, he went on to shoot video on his own for his own channel, outside of Razer’s input or approval, during the show. The resulting video was not and is not content with which Razer wishes to be associated.”

UPDATE 2: Olajidebt has “apologised” on Twitter stating “Just want to apologise to the people I may have offended with the “awkward in eurogamer” video. My intent was never to sexual harass.”

UPDATE 22/11/13: Following KSI’s involvement with the Xbox One launch event in London, Matt Lees of VideoGamer.com put up this superb video explaining why brands really need to reassess their involvement with KSI. It was shortly removed due to a copyright claim from KSI.

You can also find an article on the subject of why brands need to reassess working with KSI as well as a recent statement from his manager here.

UPDATE 3/8/14: For some peculiar reason, almost two years after the incident, KSI has published a Q&A Sunday video with Brandy Brewer. The first question is “have you ever had a threesome”, the second is whether she can touch her elbows together, and KSI repeatedly calls her a slut in the voice over, so you can probably imagine what to expect…

What are your thoughts on KSI’s actions and Eurogamer Expo and brands endorsing this sort of behaviour? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.

Categories: Eurogamer Expo, Expos, News
97 comments
KSIIIIIII
KSIIIIIII

KSI has over 650,000 subs? :)) dude he has over 10 million.

OmarJamal1
OmarJamal1

I personally like KSI's content. However, I like to clarify that I'm not a 14 year old fanboy and I can still enjoy his content whilst being somewhat disturbed by his behavior. I mean, first of all, the guy was a teenager at that time and teenagers are known for doing very stupid things, and saying some very offensive things - this might be somewhat too much and overboard but I'm pretty sure that some teenagers his age wish that they could do what he did. However, I don't view KSI's acts as something that would be considered unforgivable - he didn't do anything to these women that would be considered as sexual harassment (he motorboated some of them, but he at least asked them if he could).

Was his behavior inappropriate? Yes, absolutely.

Was it behavior that could possibly put him in jail? No, it's not. Otherwise these women would've filed a report against him and who would miss the opportunity to make a few dollars out of a lawsuit.

Should he be banned from the expo? Yes, and until he has shown that he has grown up, he won't be allowed to attend.

Is his behavior going to affect my opinion on his videos? No, not really. It might affect my view of him as a person but not as an entertainer (he did kind of apologize for his actions, but then again, I'm not big for apologies). It's kinda assholish of him though to make a copyright claim on Videogamer.com's video - this is to me an attack against freedom of expression.

Will I unsubscribe from KSI's channel? No not really. I don't let personal issues affect how I consume another person's content.


As for his content, I'm pretty aware that it's hardly quality content and I will say that I do understand why someone won't like his content, but it's entertaining and it helps let off some steam - he's the kind of guy that I enjoy when I take off my thinking cap, disable my intellect, and feel like mindless entertainment - it's not a bad thing to like such content. I also acknowledge that there are people who deserve to be more famous than he does, but I can't really blame him for being so popular. I like the guy's content, and I enjoy his very explosive and charismatic personality - yes, he is oftentimes a little bit too over-the-top but that's what I really like about him: the fact that he isn't very afraid to say what's on his mind, even when it's really bad.

TheMetalWhovian
TheMetalWhovian

KSI was cool until FIFA 13. In his old bedroom, with the Race To Division One videos, FIFA Funnies videos... When he actually made good content on FIFA. Since then, he's gone hugely downhill and how he has almost 8 million subscribers is, quite frankly, beyond me.

TheDragonL0rd
TheDragonL0rd

First, they agreed to it. If someone agrees to sex is it called rape? The answer is no, just to clarify it for all the ignorant people who read this(not saying everyone who reads this comment is ignorant). And as for the questions, they are questions. Asking questions dealing with sex is not sexual harassment. The ignorance in this article, the author, and the comments agreeing with the article are quite hilarious though. So thank you for making me laugh at all of the ignorance on this page.

TheDragonL0rd
TheDragonL0rd

And if you don't like the videos, then leave. It isn't harassment in any way but if you don't like the videos then just don't watch them. Simple solution is simple.

And just to add, even the people who DID seem awkward, their faces could not have been in the video without their consent. But no one's face was blurred out. There is no need to reply because I stumbled upon this site and I am probably never coming to it again. Not because of this ignorant article, but because I just do not want to.

meatpod
meatpod

Our culture is broken when people think being rude and sexually harassing people is "comedy" and they actually laugh at it. There were some funny moments in the video, but a lot of it left me uncomfortable and feeling bad for some of the people. I know some of the girls were laughing in discomfort. Some of them were cool with the "humor" but a lot of them looked uncomfortable and scared. The one even tried to walk away and he even kept hounding her.

Tazaty
Tazaty

OMFG you are soo fucking boring, he is a funny guy and you take thing soo fucking seriously, fair enough he did some stuff wrong, but you dont have to antagonize him like that just because he was being funny. I mean the title of 'YouTube Celeb KSI Sexually Harasses Attendees At Expo' sounds fucking ridicules. Just Fuck you!

BenMeetsWorld
BenMeetsWorld moderator

@Tazaty Not finding sexual harassment funny makes me boring? That's fine with me.


And you're quite right, the title 'YouTube Celeb KSI Sexually Harassess Attendees At Expo" does sound ridiculous. You would imagine that anyone would be able to attend an expo or simply go about their daily life and not be sexually harassed by anyone.

GingerBagels
GingerBagels

@BenMeetsWorld @Tazaty Oh Ben girls wont love you because you are against men who joke around with them like this. Take the joke and realise that sexual harassment and having a laugh are different, he only touched one who agreed to it and he even double-checked "are you sure?"
Stop being a pussy and get some pussy, Unless you're gay, which is also fine.

hanigan798
hanigan798

She said he could motorboat her and you can't just kick him out of you tube coz he's worked hard to be there and that's his job he's just a comedian on you tube.

BenMeetsWorld
BenMeetsWorld moderator

@hanigan798 So what about all the other people he went up to? 


As I mentioned before, everyone who comes to his defence always brings up Brandy Brewer (who did consent) but they all seem to overlook the other incidents.

brfkey
brfkey

@BenMeetsWorld @hanigan798 If their faces weren't blurred out in the video then he had their consent. If the other girls beside Brandy had a problem with what he was saying and being filmed they wouldn't have been shown.

Anal Beads
Anal Beads

This is bloody ridiculous...some people need to get a sense of humor don't ya think? Those "booth babes" were quite fine with the whole awkwardness and hey it looks like she enjoyed that motorboat

BenMeetsWorld
BenMeetsWorld moderator

@Anal Beads What about the regular attendees? Did the girl he asked "why aren't you fingering yourself" look "fine" with the "awkwardness"?

0427123
0427123

While everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions, judging a man by his youtube comments is the most idiotic thing one could possible do. Especially with such a large fanbase, the portion of preteens and otherwise immature children would me immesurable. Those who think it's cool to swear and and call women words like slut or wenches, they watch too much porn. Or something. Just walking through any college in Australia you would be astounded how many times you hear "oh you facking cunt" in a single day. This is not even considering the amount of "trolls" on the internet you go around being generally rude or otherwise riling arguement purely for the reactions. I've seen songs with the topic of WW2 go into arguements about ethnics and nazis, and others much worse. If you don't like KSI then don't bloody go watching his videos just to write a hate article on him.

familyman14
familyman14

TBH he's a childish irresponsible pervert who never age restricts his videos (its right in the upload for gods sake) even now 29 1 14 he's showing his 14 year old fans how his girlfriend gives him a blow job !!!

you tube should remove him, and his parents are to blame 100% one sick family

oh and as for the spokes model

Brandy_Brewer , well more like spokes slut, perverter of children

TRamit
TRamit

I have no problem with crass humor, he got away with what most people can't, like it or not that's some skill, if you had asked that woman to motorboat, lets be honest most would get turned down.


But he's the type of jerk that tries to copy right flag people who are critical of him, which is the mark of the permanent victim types, the thin skin types, the types who silence dissent, oddly enough he's in the same boat as those feminist types, like the anita sarkeesians who go around trying to trample dissent, and that's why he needs to go away.

derk03
derk03

I blame "E-Sports" and the culture that came along with it. Gaming had a whole different feel even as little as 5 years ago. "E-Sports" has created a douche-bag atmosphere in the gaming community. similar to high school sports.

Steven
Steven

Ben Cordell is an idiot! The spokesmodel was right. It is comedy. You, Cordell, are a dry shrivelled up ballsack, who has no taste in comedy. KSI'S job is to be entertaining and so he does what he does for his fans and clearly does not sexual harrass them!

d34di3
d34di3

I see one idiot here - its you Steven.

SimonEdwards1
SimonEdwards1

@Steven No, this guy isn't a comedian. He's using easy shock tactics to try and get a reaction. The guy is clearly an idiot and doesn't deserve the attention he's getting. You just sound like a pathetic loser who's come on here to have a go at Ben, rather than adding something worthwhile to the discussion. Go home internet warrior, no one cares for you

familyman14
familyman14

@Steven you fool, grow up

kids are being corrupted by him

if he wants to act like a monkey then do it in a over 18 show

0427123
0427123

@SimonEdwards1 So what the only viable and worthwhile point in any discussion is your opinion? You ridicule him on coming here to have a go at the author, while the author himself has gone to great lengths to write and even update this article purely to put down someone he doesn't like? I can really see your wise wisdom, o great one.

liam64
liam64

@familyman14 u rascist bitch all he does is have abit of fun im mean you must not know about the new generations at all 

GingerBagels
GingerBagels

@SimonEdwards1 "I don't personally like this type of content, therefore it definitely isn't comedy" pretty much what you said, people like different things, this is obviously a puff piece where Ben just wants to post his own ideologies and views onto the story and he is obviously whipped or a pussy if he's so concerned with this being "sexual harassment" when it isn't.

Rich
Rich

How is this entertainment! I surprised nobody punched the guy. What a moron with no respect for anyone. A cheap disgusting way to get exposure, this right here is everything that is wrong with the internet! I'm sure all his 12 yo fanbase will love it though, how pathetic

Amza
Amza

Trying to get views for your site, BRILLIANT.(not) Your a f*cking retard Ben Cordell you ugly wanker. You should go and probably try and get views from KassemG, he got consent from Brandy, he didn't ask any of the other girls on there to Motorboat them, and NEVER did. Seriously "People like you need to be taken outside and shot" - Jeremy Clarkson... NOW FUCK OFF :)

Ben N
Ben N

Can not believe there are people not only defending this KSI guy but attacking StickTwiddlers for this article! Some of KSI's actions aren't that bad but speaking to random people in the manner that he does in many of these cases is not acceptable and certainly is not any more acceptable just because it's funny. He's lucky he didn't get physically thrown out of there.

MRL20
MRL20

Pretty sad. There are real issues out there of people being being abused and assaulted. But news sites would rather make fake controversy and harass some man over silly videos he made in an attempt to get views. If it was some woman making sexual jokes about guys everyone would be laughing and no one would care.

yumsyums
yumsyums

Is hiring "booth babes" part of the project on tackling sexual discrimination?

Anonymous
Anonymous

The guy he wrote this is one hell of an idiot himself.

Chris
Chris

For those confused, the OED.com definition of sexual harassment is: "sexual harassment n. harassment (typically of a woman by a man) in a workplace or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances, obscene remarks, etc." If he meant to or not is a different thing, but it really can be classed as sexual harassment.

Alice
Alice

The booth babe was ok with the motorboating, which is fine, but is a public area of an event open to children the right place for this? The members of the public are quite clearly NOT ok with this either. The blonde girl's body language is extremely defensive and she moves to be back in the group of her friends straight away, putting them between herself and him. It's not ok to make someone feel threatened and uncomfortable like this. Being interviewed out of the blue often makes people nervous anyway, but to add the sexual element to it is just too much and not needed. Other sections of the video show that he obviously can be funny and quick-witted, it's just gone too far here.

Flash
Flash

Whoever wrote this article and whoever thinks the KSI video was Harassment is an utter moron, who needs to get a life. KSI > You

jphj
jphj

This is no way harassment its a fucking JOKE... If he had rapped them or something then yeah i would understand. You clearly dont understand the meaning of a joke you sad fuck. + Ksi can sue you for using his video without permission.

SpeedSketch97
SpeedSketch97

This is just sad. The video was a joke and the girls gave consent, stop making it sound like rape. Ben Cordell, you should remove this and write about something more worthwhile.

branle
branle

Why is there no articles about Kassemg's antics? Jealousy is a disease. You need help.

The Doctor
The Doctor

now kotaku done a story too ? wow internet just wow

your just as bad
your just as bad

And by making Youtube comments like "One commenter stated “Judging by the girls crappy accent and sluttish attitude I’d say this in the UK, therefore I’m not surprised that these wenches let a random black guy walk up to them and do whatever he pleases.” part of your article. You undermine your credibility and any claim to legitimate jouranlism. Nice job.

Jesus
Jesus

Hahahaha that video was awesome I'm actually gonna sub to this guy he's a legend and has balls to do that stuff

The Doctor
The Doctor

I think this pretty much takes the cake in terms of blowing things out of proportion, and before i get into this I AM NOT a ksi fanboy i watch his fifa vids from time to time and i will agree with you on your point that his being awkward videos are a bit to 'insulting' for my liking yeah they're are quite OTT but this is utterly ridiculous. The biggest gripe i have with this whole thing (that i only found out because i saw him and kassemg talking on twitter which i thought was interesting) is that YOU not the people he talked to YOU took offence, there are people in this world who can take a joke and kudos to the girls for being good sports even though i agree the questions were a bit too 'full on' but to go to all this effort to even get him banned from euro gamer is utterly ridiculous and pathetic. A boy being sexist to a girl ? this is the internet, you must be new here, don't take off your shoes because i don't think you'll be around too long if you can't stand this. He's 19 and his life pretty much revolves around the internet and we all know what the internet is like even youtube stars like PhillyD are a little misogynistic (he goes about it in a more polite manor though) at times. Have you ever seen a kassemg video ? thats where he gets this kind of idea from, and girls still love his videos. You going to go after him next ? no of course you aren't. i get it you're an upstart gaming website and times are tough (hell i would have no idea what this site is without this) but going after 19 year olds having a laugh, albeit a little strong is disgusting ESPECIALLY since the people he did it to have no problem with it. There are a lot of upstart gaming websites out there and it's a shame to see one resort to this, i get it you felt offended and thought something was wrong and you wanted to share it (just as i am doing with this post) but you went about it in a god awful manor.

Ryan
Ryan

This article is a load of rubbish, you’re trying to make this into such a big deal when it shouldn’t be, Eurogamer has already confirmed that there won’t be any ‘Booth Girls’ next year, so we should leave it at that. Any of those girls in that video who were uncomfortable could of said to him to stop recording and that they don’t want to be in this video of his, and I'm sure he would of respected that and delete the clip. However they didn’t say anything, and agreed to talk.

JamieTyler
JamieTyler

If people actually done some research instead of reading an EXTREMELY biased review, how about you check the "victims" twitter, which includes tweets like "Look I'm not 14 yrs old and @KSIOlajidebt is hardly Jimmy Saville I consented to the motorboat it's called comedy......" If your so called "victim" isn't affected by it, who are you to decide it's a bad thing? If a girl was to go up to a boy and do something sexual, not a single thing would of been said. @Brandy_Brewer for all you morons thinking they know it all.

Adam
Adam

Really?!? Get a life....

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