YouTuber pays compensation after 'copycat' death

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The influencer has compensated the family of a dead 14-year-old girl - but denied responsibility.

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Ms Yeah, who has seven million subscribers on YouTube, is known for unconventional office cooking videos. Ms Yeah will cover the 12-year-old's hospital bills, though it is unclear if any more compensation will be included. In the original video, which has now been taken down, Ms Yeah can be seen putting popcorn kernels in a tin can. She then ignites a small flame using an instrument resembling an alcohol burner.

In a post captioned"The darkest day of my life", Ms Yeah said news of the tragedy had caused her"immense pain". She apologised and said she had"let her fans down"."I used only one tin can and an alcohol lamp, which is safer," she said."In [their video] we could clearly see that they used two cans and not a lamp."

 

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I think if you call yourself an influencer and take money for your videos you also should shoulder the responsibility of people copy you and die

Sounds like they accidentally made a device much like a bomb. Adult supervision always.

If people weren’t so easily influenced this would not have happened.

It's about time. People need to understand the power of what they do and take responsibility for it.

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